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Best High Schools
in Tennessee

We reviewed 31,242 U.S. public high schools; 88 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 2014 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, four were awarded gold medals, 13 earned silver medals and 71 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, HENDERSONVILLE, TN 37075

#4

Ravenwood High School

1724 WILSON, BRENTWOOD, TN 37027

#5

University School

1 ALEXENDRA, JOHNSON CITY, TN 37614

#6

Oak Ridge High School

1450 OAK RIDGE TURNPIKE, OAK RIDGE, TN 37830

#7

Collierville High School

1101 NORTH BYHALIA, COLLIERVILLE, TN 38017

#8

Farragut High School

11237 KINGSTON, KNOXVILLE, TN 37922

#9

White Station High School

514 SOUTH PERKINS, MEMPHIS, TN 38117

#10

Dobyns - Bennett High

1800 LEGION, KINGSPORT, TN 37664

TN by the Numbers
Districts 122
High Schools 345
Full-Time Teachers 18,206
Students Enrolled 294,260

Featured Districts

Memphis, Tennessee

The Memphis School District supports 43 high schools that serve 32,923 students.

Nashville, Tennessee

There are 22 high schools in the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, serving 21,547 students.