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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Metro Nashville Public Schools is a public school district located in Nashville, TN. It has 84,667 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 26% in reading.

Metro Nashville Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
26%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1220
414 responses
Average ACT
24
3,582 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
84,667
Free or Reduced Lunch
48.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,961
Teachers in First/Second Year
19%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$13,495/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$58,906
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,499
National
$949
Median Home Value
$226,100
National
$184,700

Metro Nashville Public Schools Reviews

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Metro Nashville Public Schools overall is great. They have the Academies of Nashville, where students can choose a pathway and have an opportunity to have industry certifications straight out of Highschool. For example my academy is Health Management, but my pathway is Rehabilitation Careers and I love it! Everything is very hands on and it’s a great way to figure out what you want to pursue as a career. There are different Academy’s at each metro Highschool. Some of the academies at my school include: Health Management, Architecture & Construction, Arts&Communications and Law.
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I had the privilege of attending Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School. It was well funded. Majority of the teachers/classes were really thorough and taught well. Rather accepting community of students. Predominantly white, but there was a little bit of diversity. Many students enrolled in other public schools don’t get the opportunity to have the good experience I did!
I am a current senior at Overton High School, and I love it! The advanced academics here are really good, and I know that they will prepare me well for college next year. Lots of kids from my school go on to very prestigious universities. The diversity of our school is amazing, and I love learning about different cultures everyday. I think a school like Overton really prepares you for the real world.