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Supporting education is an investment in the future of the Nashville and Davidson County. Metro Government has made investing in the operations and facilities of public education a top priority. Below you will find performance information for Metro Nashville Public Schools.

Educating Future Leaders - Education

Measure Source 2010 2011
MNPS graduation rate MNPS 82.9% 76.2%
MNPS 9-12 ACT composite score MNPS 18.1 18.1
MNPS 3-8 TCAP math score MNPS 44 45
MNPS 3-8 TCAP reading/language score MNPS 43 44

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is a consolidated city-county school district, serving more than 79,000 students who reside in Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee. The school district covers 525 square miles, including the state capitol, Nashville, and surrounding cities and communities. The urban school district is the 2nd largest in the state and ranks in the nation's 50 largest school systems. During the 2010-11 school year, the district employed 10,200 certificated and support staff, including 6,372 certificated staff (teachers, administrators, coordinators, etc.) and 3,828 support staff (maintenance, operations, clerical staff, bus drivers, therapists, etc.). MNPS teacher credentials are quite impressive, with 61% holding a master’s degree or higher, and 99.75% highly qualified in at least one subject area.

Throughout 2010-2011, MNPS focused on transforming teaching and learning for students. Some of the biggest changes include:

  • Magnet School Assistance Program that converted six schools into thematic magnets,
  • Further implementation of The Academies of Nashville college and career readiness program in zoned high schools,
  • A higher rate of inclusion for English Learners and students with disabilities in general education classrooms,
  • Increased supports for economically disadvantaged students
  • Better support for teachers and school staffs, including ongoing professional development and professional learning communities, and
  • A completely revised approach to middle school teaching and learning.