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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  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 85,598 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 19% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.
Address
2601 Bransford Av
Nashville, TN 37204
Telephone
(615) 259-4636
Website

Metro Nashville Public Schools Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
19%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1240
265 responses
Average ACT
24
2,395 responses
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
85,598
Free or Reduced Lunch
70.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,436
Teachers in First/Second Year
19%

Finances

Total Expenses
$860,543,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,689/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    5%

Metro Nashville Public Schools Reviews

58 reviews
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Overall my experience with MNPS has been average since I’ve joined them. I like how diverse our district are compared to others. I have the chance to engage with people of many different cultures, which is awesome! However there are things that need to change, one of which being college readiness. I feel like the only schools that actually prepare students for college readiness are academic required schools, so if you don’t attend one of the 2 academic required high schools (MLK and Humm Fogg) then you are out of luck. I attend one of the 2 academic required schools and I can say that they definitely prepare us for college, but when I hear students that attend other high school talk about how they weren’t prepared for state tests, ACTs and/or SATs it saddens me because I know that MNPS is capable of so much more!
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My experience with Metro hasn't been the best. I was first put in Metro when I started elementary school. From what I can remember, those were great years. My teachers were willing to help me and I made life long friends. During 5th and 6th grade, I went to a charter school, and then back to Metro for middle school and high school. The transition back to Metro was not tough because the work load and quality wasn't as intense as my charter school. I noticed that the teachers weren't as hands on with students like my old school. I felt that was unfair to the students and teachers. They should've been properly equipped with the necessary training to lead students to their chosen life goals. Going into my senior year, administration has tried to implement training for teachers to be more humanistic in their classrooms. During the first week of school, my school did Royal Introductions, which included building morale among classmates and teachers.
I very much enjoyed the diversity within Metro’s district, and also the academies that were at hand for us students to choose. Some things I would change is how they go about preparing for college and for the ACT, how they distribute snow days, and also the lunching!