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Nashville school information

Index Nashville Tennessee National
Average Test Scores26%35%48%
Student/Teacher ration/an/a16:1
Total public schools1021,39079,221
Total private schools4343024,874
Total post-secondary schools361897,963

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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Nashville are 45% 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

      Index Nashville Tennessee National
      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%

      Nashville, TN School Districts

      • Nashville-Davidson County School District

      There are a total of 102 public schools, 43 private schools and 36 post-secondary schools in Nashville. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Nashville, TN schools is 26%. The average student to teacher ratio is n/a. In Nashville, TN, an average of 84.7% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 83.5% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Brentwood, TN42,70075%56.8%
      Nolensville, TN9,22167%40.4%
      Hendersonville, TN57,88858%21.3%
      Smyrna, TN50,82041%15.3%
      Pleasant View, TN4,66037%22.2%
      Nashville, TN667,07026%45.1%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Detroit, MI672,35119%60.7%
      El Paso, TX679,87950%3.5%
      Memphis, TN650,91021%56.4%
      Portland, OR650,38049%1.5%
      Oklahoma City, OK649,82124%49.1%
      Nashville, TN667,07026%45.1%
      Source: The Nashville, TN education data displayed above is derived from the 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.