How good are the schools in Nashville, TN?

Nashville encompasses 85 public elementary, middle and high schools. Nashville also has 120 private schools. Six 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: 5.9 /10

How we calculate this.


Nashville has a lower score than similarly sized metro areas.

School Stats

Total Students
106,199
Total Teachers
7,253

Student-Teacher Ratio

14:1

Based on 2015 National Center for Education Statistics data

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

See all school districts in Tennessee