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Overall Niche Grade
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  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 903 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 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
82 responses
Average ACT
29
317 responses
AP Enrollment
62%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$49,891
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$902
National
$949
Median Home Value
$174,600
National
$184,700

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.43 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.43 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 125 responses
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  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Battle of the Bands
    17%
  • Ghost Tours
    15%
  • Pep Rallies and Guest Speaker Events
    13%
  • The plays and musical theatre productions
    11%
  • 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
903
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.49 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.49 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.49 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,436
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.9%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.62 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.62 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.62 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,689/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.67 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.67 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.67 responses
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Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School Reviews

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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 is the only school in downtown Nashville, which creates a school environment like no other. Because it's a magnet school, the kids are from all over Nashville, creating a diverse environment. This means many different perspectives that can be given during class and simply throughout the day with discussions. There's a high pressure to take AP courses and our pass rates are higher than average. This rigor helps us develop important study habits and gets us more college credits, impacting us far into the future. It's a good thing to have a driven student body because it makes everyone have a desire to succeed and actually participate in academics, sports, and clubs. The teachers feed off of this energy and put a lot of effort into their lessons and attention to the students. Although it's a competitive environment to be in, the pressure makes us closer as peers and makes us more likely to succeed.
I love the teachers there and the type of environment that they create and promote. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Hume-Fogg, especially working in the theater department. The professionalism with which we put on our productions doesn't at all detract from the enormous amount of fun I have putting them together. There however is an apparent lack of diversity and some teachers have certain mindsets of promoting only rigorous academics.