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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
1430
19 responses
Average ACT
30
327 responses
AP Enrollment
89%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    A-
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.44 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.44 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 142 responses
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  • Class trips
    18%
  • The Spoon Game
    17%
  • Pep Rallies
    16%
  • All the extreme nerds ditch the pep assembly
    14%
  • Powder Puff games
    11%
  • 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.48 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.48 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.48 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,670
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.61 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.61 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.61 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$8,897/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.64 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.64 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.64 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 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.
The college readiness factor is absolutely there. There are many AP and dual enrollment opportunities to choose from. However, the extreme lack of diversity can be quite discouraging, and the lack of aid minority students get from counselors and administration, especially with scholarship opportunities needs to change. Don’t expect much help there, in my personal experience, I was disqualified from the one scholarship opportunity the school turned me on to because my guidance counselor messed up my application. Luckily, I had other opportunities lined up to cover the loss.