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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Central Magnet School is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Murfreesboro, TN. It has 1,223 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
Address
701 East Main St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Telephone
(615) 904-6789

Central Magnet School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1440
23 responses
Average ACT
30
369 responses
AP Enrollment
98%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$53,241
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$925
National
$949
Median Home Value
$186,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
98%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.47 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.47 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 153 responses
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  • Class trips
    18%
  • The Spoon Game
    18%
  • Pep Rallies
    16%
  • All the extreme nerds ditch the pep assembly
    13%
  • Powder Puff games
    10%
  • Basketball Games
    10%
  • Going to the Library
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,223
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.51 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.51 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.51 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,670
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.64 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.64 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.64 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,897/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.67 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.67 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.67 responses
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Being at central has really prepared me for college, it’s worth the harder courses and some more homework. The only times I wish I were somewhere else are when I fall behind and don’t manage my time well, but that’s my fault and the school can’t control it! I love being right next to MTSU and at Central we get more benefits that will guide us in college.
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I've been in a magnet school since kindergarten to eighth grade. My middle school basically pushed for all of us to attend Central Magnet School, even though it wasn't in any way affiliated to the middle/high school. Although I wish Central was solely a high school so more students could attend it, the middle schoolers are very entertaining to watch run around the halls with the "big kids." One problem is I wish more children of color attended Central. Because classes are so small, we are truly one big Tiger family, and that's what I love the most about Central. Becoming a Tiger means receiving incredible education;we are prepared for college from day one. The teachers believe in us and are more than willing to help us reach our full potential. The stress and the sleepless nights are honestly worth it at the end of the day. As our motto always reminds us, "Always My Best."
I graduated from Central Magnet school in the spring of 2015, making me one of the 208 of us of the school's third graduating class. Central's classrooms are special, in that while teachers are given creative freedom to explore subjects with their students how they see fit all testing is equally challenging and productive. Courses, especially AP courses, require integrative thinking and grit. Had Central not pushed me to delve into my best self I would most likely not be succeeding in college today. Central Magnet gave me another family at school. Central's academics challenge a student's minds, but all extracurricular activities, athletics, and arts programs nourished the creative soul. Being part of many clubs and attending sporting events only added to a well-rounded education. I would highly recommend this school to a young, over-achieving scholar embarking on a journey to change the world.