A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  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
Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School is an elite, public, magnet school located in Nashville, TN. It has 915 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
Address
700 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
Telephone
(615) 291-6300

Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1310
78 responses
Average ACT
29
295 responses
AP Enrollment
62%
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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
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.40 responses
Poll
88%
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 120 responses
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  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Ghost Tours
    16%
  • Battle of the Bands
    16%
  • Pep Rallies and Guest Speaker Events
    13%
  • The plays and musical theatre productions
    10%
  • Spirit Week!
    8%
  • Forming a club and watching it grow
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
915
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.46 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.9%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.59 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.59 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.59 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,689/ year
National
$12,239
95%
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
95%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.64 responses
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Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet is a unique high school with a rich history of learning and academic excellence. The teachers are the best in the state and teach a variety of classes that adhere to college-level liberal arts curriculum. The student body reflects the ethnic, religious, and class diversity of the surrounding Nashville area. The students are also very connected with the school through extra-curriculars such as sports, clubs, and musical programs. However, the administrative and guidance departments have some problems. When approached by students that experience bullying or various forms of harassment by other students, the administration has done nothing for the victimized students to feel safe. Instead, they have pushed such problems aside and dismissed reports of threatening behavior. The guidance department is also poorly-equipped to deal with these problems and is mainly focused on forcing Hume-Fogg students toward college.
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Hume Fogg was a great school during my years in Highschool. The downtown scene played a major role during these critical and demanding 4 years. Hume Fogg is a very challenging school that pushes one to excellence from the time that they enter until long after they leave. Hume Fogg's workload is very stressful. Late nights and early mornings are a must and it can be challenging to balance social and school life but they provide you with the essentials to get things done. The teachers are alright there are a few great teachers such as Dr. Carter, Mrs. Parsons, Mr. Hedglin, Mrs. Snider, Dr. Chinoda, and Mrs. Halbrook just to name the few. If you're looking at the sports aspect of the school i would suggest another school because Sports and Hume Fogg are polar opposites.
I transferred to Hume-Fogg my sophomore year, and it's been everything I could ask for in a school. Caring teachers, great academic programs, amazing liberal arts coursework, and of course, a friendly, diverse student body. I felt instantly welcomed and made friends easily. One of the music programs there is actually the best in the state of Tennessee, and I feel honored being able to make music alongside some of the most hard-working individuals I have ever met. Hfa also offers a variety of Honors and AP courses to choose from, allowing you to further explore your areas of interest and experience new things. The sports division is as competitive as it gets, training vigorously, and everyone one the team supports each other. Overall, I think Hume-Fogg is a great place for students seeking a challenging school environment, a diverse student body, or a challenging sport or music program.