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Hume Fogg High SchoolMetropolitan Nashville Public Schools is a consolidated city-county school district, serving more than 82,800 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 42nd 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.). Metro Government has made investing in the operations and facilities of public education a top priority because supporting education is an investment in our future.

Below you will find performance information for Metro Nashville Public Schools.

Measure Source 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
MNPS graduation rate MNPS 82.9% 76.2% 78.4% 76.6% 78.7%
MNPS 9-12 ACT composite score MNPS 18.1 18.1 18.4 18.2 18.4
MNPS 3-8 TCAP math score - proficient or advanced MNPS 27 33 39 43 45
MNPS 3-8 TCAP reading/language score - proficient or advanced MNPS 35 39 41 40 41

Highlights and achievements for the 2013-2014 school year

Academies of Nashville Receive National Attention

In 2014, an additional five Academies earned “model status” from the National Career Academy Coalition, the highest designation for a high school academy, taking the total academies with “model status” to 14. The new academies to earn this distinction are:

  • The Academy of Community Health, Whites Creek High School
  • The Academy of Automotive Technology and Design, Antioch High School
  • The Academy of Hospitality and Marketing, Antioch High School
  • The Tennessee Credit Union Academy of Business and Finance, Antioch High School
  • The Academy of Teaching and Service, Antioch High School

With this designation, Antioch joins Hillwood and McGavock high schools in having all their Academies with “model” status. Across the district, one-third of the Academies of Nashville now have model status.

Metro Schools is Home to the Most Challenging and Best High Schools in the State

According to The Washington Post, Hume-Fogg and Martin Luther King Jr. high schools are ranked No. 1 and 2 respectively as Tennessee’s most challenging high schools with Hillsboro ranked No. 4. U.S. News and World Report released its annual list of best high schools in the country, ranking Hume-Fogg as No. 1 and Martin Luther King Jr. as No. 2 in the state and in the top 100 on the national list, ranking No. 54 and 74.

Whites Creek High School Receives Environmental Award from Gov. Haslam for Academy's Green Initiatives

In recognition of their work in sustainable energy and alternative fuels, students from the Academy of Alternative Energy, Sustainability and Logistics at Whites Creek High School won the Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award for Excellence in Energy and Renewable Resources. Students in the Academy and in the Future Farmers of America chapter at Whites Creek made biofuel in a school lab and then used the fuel to power a truck for a drive across Tennessee, showing off their mobile energy lab to high schools along the way.

For more information on Metro's Performance, please contact Dustin Owens at 615-880-2117 or contact the department directly.