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  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
    C+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Central Magnet School is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Murfreesboro, TN. It has 1,249 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 93% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1390
50 responses
Average ACT
31
532 responses
AP Enrollment
98%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$58,391
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$997
National
$949
Median Home Value
$215,800
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
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.59 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.59 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 194 responses
  • The Spoon Game
    19%
  • Pep Rallies
    16%
  • Class trips
    16%
  • All the extreme nerds ditch the pep assembly
    12%
  • Powder Puff games
    9%
  • Basketball Games
    8%
  • 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
1,249
Free or Reduced Lunch
3%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.63 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.63 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.63 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,894
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.76 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.76 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.76 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
$10,367/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.79 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.79 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.79 responses
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Central Magnet School has allowed me to feel immensely prepared for college. Due to the various AP and Advanced Honors courses that I was provided, I have been challenged and taught more than just state standards. I have been taught how to handle a large workload and build lasting relationships with fellow students and teachers. The staff members are understanding, and they treat the students with respect and courtesy. I am so thankful for the opportunity to have attended the number one high school in Tennessee!
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As a student who has attended Central Magnet for 7 years, I can confidently say that it was the perfect decision for my education. The school is filled to the brim with some of the brightest and best peers the school system has to offer. Most of the teachers hold real passions for the subjects they teach and are always willing to support the students however they can. This, however, does not mean that Central is the perfect school for everyone. The classes will push you intensely, and the teachers will not accept anything they feel is below your best effort. The student body has immense pressure on it to perform especially on standardized tests. The standard of excellence the school holds does lend itself to creating great students, so if you think you're up for the task, I highly recommend Central Magnet School.
Lovely school! It is very challenging and maybe not for kids who want to keep a 4.0 without much work, but it makes up for it with good classes, teachers, and learning environment. Not very friendly or accommodating towards trans kids, but the GSA is alright, and it's to be expected in TN.