University School serves 594 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
University School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 61% (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 67% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Tennessee state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 37% (majority Black).
University School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
University School's student population of 594 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
University School is ranked within the top 10% 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 University School is 0.26, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (TN)
Overall Testing Rank
#103 out of 1705 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education
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