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-
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
1410
13 responses
Average ACT
30
263 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.40 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.40 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 132 responses
Report
  • 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%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.44 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 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.57 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.57 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.57 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.60 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.60 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.60 responses
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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.
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The teachers at Central Magnet School are fantastic! As with most schools, there are a few teachers now and then who do not put forth the same effort as the others, but overall the teachers and the staff do their best to prepare their classes for college. Each teacher has his/her own teaching style, but they all give their time and energy to helping their students and are always ready to assist on any assignment. The teaching environment at Central Magnet is something that encourages everyone to step outside his/her's comfort zone and be the best he/she can be.
Central Magnet school is often described as what all public schools should be. The staff truly cares about the success of each and every student, and the curriculum is reminiscent of a college prep school. Sports and extra curricular activities are more than plentiful with over one hundred school school clubs that each meet at least once monthly. From gardening to competitional robotics, the school can accommodate students with any interests in a friendly and compassionate environment.