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Avg. test scores 12%
High school dipl. 1%
Bachelors degree 24%

Nashville school information

IndexNashvilleTennesseeNational
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
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Key findings

  • The 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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Compare Nashville, TN Schools

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      Education level achieved in Nashville

      IndexNashvilleTennesseeNational
      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 43%. 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, 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.