Top 10 Best Tennessee Special Education Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 15 special education public schools serving 1,930 students in Tennessee.
The top ranked special education public schools in Tennessee are Shrine School, West Tennessee School For The Deaf and Harris-hillman Special Education. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Tennessee special education public schools have an average math proficiency score of 19% (versus the Tennessee public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 20% (versus the 37% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Tennessee public school average of 40% (majority Black).

Best Special Education Public Schools in Tennessee (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Shrine School
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4259 Forest View Dr
Memphis, TN 38118
(901) 416-2400
Grades: PK-12
| 125 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
West Tennessee School For The Deaf
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
100 Berryhill Dr
Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 423-5705
Grades: PK-6
| 28 students
Rank: #33.
Harris-hillman Special Education
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1706 26th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 298-8085
Grades: PK-12
| 456 students
Rank: #44.
Ft Sanders Education Development Center
Special Education School
(Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
501 S Twenty-first St
Knoxville, TN 37916
(865) 594-5035
Grades: PK
| 353 students
Rank: #55.
Tenn School For Blind
Special Education School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
115 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 231-7300
Grades: PK-12
| 113 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Murrell At Glenn School
Special Education School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
322 Cleveland St
Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 298-8070
Grades: K-8
| 32 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Tennessee School For Deaf Elementary School
Special Education School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2725 Island Home Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 579-2500
Grades: PK-6
| 40 students
Rank: #88.
Knox Adaptive Education Center
Special Education School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5719 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 909-9020
Grades: PK-12
| 52 students
Rank: #99.
Cora Howe School
Special Education School
(Math: 11-19% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1928 Greenwood Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 612-2545
Grades: K-12
| 64 students
Rank: #1010.
Tennessee School For The Deaf Upper School
Special Education School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2725 Island Home Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 579-2500
Grades: 7-12
| 78 students
Rank: n/an/a
Avon School
Special Education School
310 Avon Rd
Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 416-2124
Grades: K-12
| 183 students
Rank: n/an/a
Fair Garden Family/community Center
Special Education School
400 Fern St
Knoxville, TN 37914
(865) 594-1320
Grades: PK
| 145 students
Rank: n/an/a
Palmer Early Learning Center
Special Education School
1609 Ft Henry Dr
Kingsport, TN 37664
(423) 378-2160
Grades: PK
| 115 students
Rank: n/an/a
T Lawson Early Childhood Education Center
Special Education School
550 East Gate Rd
Sevierville, TN 37862
(865) 428-5793
Grades: PK-K
| 124 students
Rank: n/an/a
Tennessee School For The Deaf Nashville
Special Education School
115 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 231-7300
Grades: PK-4
| 22 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked special education public schools in Tennessee?
The top ranked special education public schools in Tennessee include Shrine School, West Tennessee School For The Deaf and Harris-hillman Special Education.
How many special education public schools are located in Tennessee?
15 special education public schools are located in Tennessee.
What is the racial composition of students in Tennessee?
Tennessee special education public schools minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Tennessee public schools average of 40% (majority Black).

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