A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Central Magnet School is an elite, public, magnet school located in Murfreesboro, TN. It has 1,230 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 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
99%
Average SAT
1430
14 responses
Average ACT
30
276 responses
AP Enrollment
89%
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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.41 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.41 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 133 responses
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  • Class trips
    17%
  • The Spoon Game
    16%
  • Pep Rallies
    16%
  • All the extreme nerds ditch the pep assembly
    14%
  • Powder Puff games
    11%
  • Basketball Games
    11%
  • Going to the Library
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,230
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.58 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.58 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.58 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
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.61 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.61 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.61 responses
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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.
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I graduated from Central in 2015. I graduated in 3 years, instead of the traditional 4 years. I was involved in the music program. I enjoyed my time in the music program. Unlike other schools, students can have a relationship with their teachers. I am still in contact with some of them. Students are surrounded by brilliant, high-achieving students. This school has certain requirements unlike like regular public high schools in TN. Students are required to do community service, fulfill certain academic credit requirements, and do a senior thesis (unless you are in mechanical engineering or biomed). Central prepared me well for college. I would choose it again if I had to.
During my attendance at Central Magnet -almost 4 years- I have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge from the excellent teachers and staff that use their every moment to ensure that the number 1 school in the state of Tennessee, its main flaw is that the constant stress of maintaining this higher status results in the cost of denying students the ability to enjoy their high school career and teenage years. The school itself, which is highly focused on the academic aspects, doesn’t contain a highly diverse population in terms of ethnicity. Despite the low levels of diversity and constant strive for greatness, the atmosphere at Central Magnet has provided me with the necessary skills and determination required for college and the workforce.