Thurman Francis Arts Academy/magnet School For The Arts

221 Todd Ln
Smyrna, TN 37167
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Thurman Francis Arts Academy/magnet School For The Arts serves 673 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Thurman Francis Arts Academy/magnet School For The Arts placed in the top 5% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 71% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Tennessee state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 40% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 673 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 29%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in TN
  • Math Proficiency
    : 80% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TN Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Thurman Francis Arts Academy/magnet School For The Arts ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:

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School Overview

Thurman Francis Arts Academy/magnet School For The Arts's student population of 673 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 19% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
673 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
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School Rankings

Thurman Francis Arts Academy/magnet School For The Arts is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,705 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Thurman Francis Arts Academy/magnet School For The Arts is 0.47, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (TN)
Overall Testing Rank
#36 out of 1705 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
7%
12%
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Black
16%
22%
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White
71%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.47
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TN Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 673 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 29%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 80% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TN Dept. of Education

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