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.