How good are the schools in Nashville, TN?

Nashville encompasses 85 public elementary, middle and high schools. Nashville also has 120 private schools. Forty-nine high schools are recognized on U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.

Nashville is also home to 11 colleges and/or universities, two of which earned places on U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings.

College Readiness Index

Index Score: 6.0 /10

How we calculate this.


Nashville has a lower score than similarly sized metro areas.

School Stats

Total Students
102,728
Total Teachers
7,425

Student-Teacher Ratio

14:1

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

All High Schools in Nashville

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

Nearby School Districts

Davidson County
21 High Schools
Williamson County
9 High Schools
Sumner County
8 High Schools
Rutherford County
7 High Schools
Wilson County
4 High Schools
Cheatham County
3 High Schools
Maury County
3 High Schools
Robertson County
3 High Schools
Dickson County
2 High Schools

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