Nashville school information

Average Test Scores43%52%49%
Student/Teacher ration/an/a16:1
Total public schools1021,39079,221
Total private schools4343024,874
Total post-secondary schools361897,963
The Nashville, TN educational system consists of 102 public schools, 43 private schools and 36 post-secondary schools. Nashville public schools have average test scores of 43% which is 17% lower than than the Tennessee average and 12% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Nashville public schools is n/a, compared to n/a in Tennessee and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.5% have completed high school, 37.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Nashville are 12% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 102 public schools in Nashville.
  • 84.7% of people in Nashville have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.5% of people in Nashville have completed high school.
  • 37.6% of people in Nashville have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Nashville

Completed 8th grade84.7%82.0%84.3%
Completed high school83.5%79.9%83.0%
Completed some college63.7%53.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree44.0%32.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors37.6%25.4%30.3%
Completed masters14.1%9.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.5%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.9%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Nashville (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Forest Hills, TN4,99989%80%
Brentwood, TN40,87388%79%
Nolensville, TN6,72480%62%
Shackle Island, TN3,29074%50%
Oak Hill, TN4,68672%46%
Nashville, TN643,77143%12%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Memphis, TN655,85737%25%
Boston, MA658,27951%3%
Washington, DC659,00923%53%
Denver, CO663,30329%42%
Baltimore, MD621,00020%59%
Nashville, TN643,77143%12%
Source: The Nashville, TN education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.