Top 10 Best Public Middle Schools in Tennessee (2024)

The top ranked public middle schools in Tennessee are Central Magnet School, Merrol Hyde Magnet School and Thurman Francis Arts Academy/magnet School For The Arts. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public middle schools are Thompsons Station, Signal Mountain and Brentwood.
A school's overall testing rank is based on a it's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. The average percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Tennessee is 31%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 37%.

Top Ranked Public Middle Schools in Tennessee (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Central Magnet School
Magnet School
(Math: 98% | Reading: ≥99%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 98% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Grades: 6-12
701 East Main St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 904-6789
Rank: #22.
Merrol Hyde Magnet School
Magnet School
(Math: 97% | Reading: 95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 97% (Top 1%)
Reading: 95% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-12
128 Township Dr
Hendersonville, TN 37075
(615) 264-6543
Rank: #33.
Thurman Francis Arts Academy/magnet School For The Arts
Magnet School
(Math: 94% | Reading: 93%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 93% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-8
221 Todd Ln
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-6715
Rank: #44.
Meigs Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85% (Top 1%)
Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
Grades: 5-8
713 Ramsey St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 271-3222
Rank: #55.
Brentwood Middle School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
5324 Murray Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 472-4250
Rank: #66.
Martin Luther King Jr School
Magnet School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 71% (Top 5%)
Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
Grades: 7-12
613 17th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 329-8400
Rank: #77.
Sunset Middle School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80% (Top 5%)
Reading: 73% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
200 Sunset Trl
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 472-5020
Rank: #88.
Fred J Page Middle School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 74% (Top 5%)
Reading: 76% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
6262 Arno Rd
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 472-4760
Rank: #99.
Woodland Middle School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 73% (Top 5%)
Reading: 75% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
1500 Volunteer Pkwy
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 472-4930
Rank: #1010.
T. W. Hunter Middle School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80% (Top 5%)
Reading: 66% (Top 10%)
Grades: 6-8
2101 New Hope Rd
Hendersonville, TN 37075
(615) 822-4720
Rank: #1111.
Mill Creek Middle School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 68% (Top 5%)
Reading: 69% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
200 York Trl
Nolensville, TN 37135
(615) 472-5250
Rank: #1212.
Montgomery Ridge Intermediate School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 68% (Top 5%)
Reading: 68% (Top 5%)
Grades: 4-7
835 Montgomery Ln
Maryville, TN 37803
(865) 980-0590
Rank: #1313.
Maxine Smith Steam Academy
(Math: 60% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60% (Top 10%)
Reading: 79% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
750 E Parkway S
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 416-4536
Rank: #1414.
Farragut Middle School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70% (Top 5%)
Reading: 65% (Top 10%)
Grades: 6-8
200 West End Ave
Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 966-9756
Rank: #1515.
Chattanooga School For The Liberal Arts
Magnet School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 68% (Top 5%)
Reading: 65% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-9
6579 East Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 855-2614
Rank: #1616.
Grassland Middle School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 67% (Top 5%)
Reading: 64% (Top 10%)
Grades: 6-8
2390 Hillsboro Rd
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 472-4500
Rank: #1717.
Robert E Ellis Middle School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 72% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60% (Top 10%)
Grades: 6-8
100 Indian Lake Rd
Hendersonville, TN 37075
(615) 264-6093
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Coulter Grove Intermediate School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 62% (Top 10%)
Reading: 66% (Top 10%)
Grades: 4-7
2025 Sevierville Rd
Maryville, TN 37804
(865) 982-6345
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
University School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 61% (Top 10%)
Reading: 69% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-12
1 Alexendra Dr
Johnson City, TN 37614
(423) 439-4333
Rank: #2020.
Station Camp Middle School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 71% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60% (Top 10%)
Grades: 6-8
281 Big Station Camp Blvd
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 206-0116
Rank: #2121.
Legacy Middle School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 61% (Top 10%)
Reading: 68% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
2380 Henpeck Ln
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 472-4000
Rank: #2222.
Hillsboro Elementary/ Middle School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 61% (Top 10%)
Reading: 63% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-8
5412 Pinewood Rd
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 472-4560
Rank: #2323.
Signal Mountain Middle/high School
Magnet School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 55% (Top 20%)
Reading: 70% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-12
2650 Sam Powell Trl
Signal Mountain, TN 37377
(423) 886-0880
Rank: #2424.
Chatt High Center For Creative Arts
Magnet School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 53% (Top 20%)
Reading: 72% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-12
1301 Dallas Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 498-7365
Rank: #2525.
West Collierville Middle School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 61% (Top 10%)
Reading: 60% (Top 10%)
Grades: 6-8
935 S Colbert St
Collierville, TN 38017
(901) 854-2345
Rank: #2626.
Heritage Middle School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 60% (Top 10%)
Reading: 61% (Top 10%)
Grades: 6-8
4803 Columbia Pike
Thompsons Station, TN 37179
(615) 472-4540
Rank: #2727.
Discovery Virtual K-8 School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 55-59% (Top 10%)
Reading: 60-64% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-8
1320 West Main St, Suite 202
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 472-5300
Rank: #2828.
Thompson's Station Middle School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 58% (Top 10%)
Reading: 60% (Top 10%)
Grades: 6-8
2638 Clayton Arnold Rd
Thompsons Station, TN 37179
(615) 472-5350
Rank: #2929.
Valor Voyager Academy
Charter School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 64% (Top 10%)
Reading: 55% (Top 20%)
Grades: 5-8
4531 Nolensville Pike, Suite 1
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 823-7982
Rank: #3030.
Houston Middle School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 57% (Top 10%)
Reading: 60% (Top 10%)
Grades: 6-8
9400 Wolf River Blvd
Germantown, TN 38139
(901) 756-2366
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Arlington Middle School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 61% (Top 10%)
Reading: 55% (Top 20%)
Grades: 6-8
5470 Lamb Rd
Arlington, TN 38002
(901) 867-6015
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Gladeville Middle School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 57% (Top 10%)
Reading: 57% (Top 10%)
Grades: 6-8
8275 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
(615) 444-3282
Rank: #3333.
Collierville Virtual Academy
(Math: 50% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 50% (Top 20%)
Reading: 67% (Top 5%)
Grades: 3-12
145 W. Poplar Ave
Collierville, TN 38017
(901) 861-7000
Rank: #3434.
Lakeland Preparatory School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 57% (Top 10%)
Reading: 56% (Top 20%)
Grades: 5-8
5020 Lions Crest Dr
Arlington, TN 38002
(901) 867-5412
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
Riverdale Elementary School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 56% (Top 10%)
Reading: 57% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-8
7391 Neshoba Rd
Germantown, TN 38138
(901) 756-2300
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