Best High Schools
in Tennessee

We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 89 Tennessee schools made our rankings.View Rankings

Tennessee, which has flexibility from No Child Left Behind mandates, assesses high school students through tests in each level of English and algebra, and in geometry, biology, chemistry, physics and U.S. history. To graduate, Tennessee high schools students must earn 22 credits in various subjects, including two credits in a foreign language, according to the Tennessee Department of Education.

Of the Tennessee schools in the U.S. News Best High Schools 2013 rankings, five were awarded gold medals, 18 earned silver medals and 66 received bronze medals. The two top-ranked schools in Tennessee are located in the state capital of Nashville, in the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools district.

Top Ranked TN Schools

To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.

#1

Hume-Fogg Academic High School

700 BROADWAY, NASHVILLE, TN 37203

#2

Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet at Pearl High School

613 17TH AVE NORTH, NASHVILLE, TN 37203

#3

Merrol Hyde Magnet School

128 TOWNSHIP DR, HENDERSONVILLE, TN 37075

#4

Brentwood High School

5304 MURRAY LA, BRENTWOOD, TN 37027

#5

Ravenwood High School

1724 WILSON PK, BRENTWOOD, TN 37027

#6

Oak Ridge High School

1450 OAK RIDGE TURNPIKE, OAK RIDGE, TN 37830

#7

Collierville High School

1101 NORTH BYHALIA RD, COLLIERVILLE, TN 38017

#8

Franklin High School

810 HILLSBORO RD, FRANKLIN, TN 37064

#9

White Station High School

514 SOUTH PERKINS RD, MEMPHIS, TN 38117

#10

Hardin Valley Academy

11345 HARDIN VALLEY RD, KNOXVILLE, TN 37932

TN by the Numbers
Districts 123
High Schools 350
Full-Time Teachers 18,659
Students Enrolled 301,046

Featured Districts

Memphis, Tennessee

The Memphis School District supports 42 high schools that serve 33,386 students.

Nashville, Tennessee

There are 22 high schools in the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, serving 21,894 students.