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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 2012 2013
MNPS graduation rate MNPS 82.9% 76.2% n/a n/a
MNPS 9-12 ACT composite score MNPS 18.1 18.1 n/a n/a
MNPS 3-8 TCAP math score - proficient or advanced MNPS 44 45 n/a n/a
MNPS 3-8 TCAP reading/language score - proficient or advanced
MNPS 43 44 n/a n/a

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is a consolidated city-county school district, serving more than 82,000 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 2013-14 school year, the district employed 10,120 certificated and support staff, including 6,326 certificated staff (teachers, administrators, coordinators, etc.) and 3,795 support staff (maintenance, operations, clerical staff, bus drivers, therapists, etc.).

Highlights and achievements for the 2013-2014 school year

Academies of Nashville receive national ‘model’ designation

Nine Metro high school academies have received the national model designation from the National Career Academy Coalition. McGavock and Hillwood high schools both have “wall-to-wall” model academies, meaning all of the schools’ academies have achieved model status. Cane Ridge High School’s Academy of Architecture and Construction and Overton High School’s Academy of Engineering have also received model academy designation. Glencliff and Antioch high schools have nationally-certified academies.

District academic achievement

Students in Metro Nashville Public Schools are achieving at higher levels in nearly all areas tested, and the district’s achievement gaps are smaller than those occurring statewide for 13 of the 16 measures calculated, according to 2013 testing results. Overall, students improved in all grades tested in math, with high schools showing the most dramatic increases.

Hillsboro High School graduates receive $9 million in scholarships offers

The Hillsboro High class of 2013 received more than $9 million in scholarship offers and 30 students earned the full IB Diploma. Students also earned 337 IB certificates by scoring 4 or more (out of 7) on an IB assessment, the score at which many colleges offer credit.

Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School opens recording studio

Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School opened a state-of-the-art recording studio in 2013, Relentless Entertainment. Students use it to record songs for the nation’s only student-run record label, operated through Warner Music Nashville. Pearl-Cohn also boasts a full television studio that produced two student Emmys in 2013. Last year’s graduating class took home $1.7 million in scholarships, and one graduate worked with billionaire Richard Brason in his young entrepreneur program in the Virgin Islands.

Meigs Magnet Middle is national Blue Ribbon School

Meigs Magnet Middle School is a Tennessee Reward School and was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2013. Meigs has a direct pathway to Hume-Fogg Magnet High School, meaning students who qualify can move directly into prestigious Hume-Fogg without having to apply. Meigs offers several courses for high school credit – including foreign languages – and this past fall sent seven students to the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt.

For more information on Metro's Performance, please contact Rebekah Stephens at 615-862-6539 or contact the department directly.