How good are the schools in Knoxville, TN?

Knoxville encompasses 44 public elementary, middle and high schools. Knoxville also has 65 private schools. Five high schools are recognized on U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.

Knoxville is also home to four colleges and/or universities, one of which earned a place on U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings.

College Readiness Index

Index Score: 5.2 /10

How we calculate this.


Knoxville has a lower score than similarly sized metro areas.

School Stats

Total Students
44,737
Total Teachers
2,999

Student-Teacher Ratio

14:1

Based on 2015 National Center for Education Statistics data

All High Schools in Knoxville

Data sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.

Nearby School Districts

Knox County
15 High Schools
Roane County
5 High Schools
Anderson County
2 High Schools
Blount County
2 High Schools
Campbell County
2 High Schools
Grainger County
2 High Schools
Morgan County
2 High Schools
Alcoa
1 High School
Tn School For The Deaf
1 High School

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