Since 2010, Nashville’s public school enrollment has increased by more than 10,000 students and more Nashville parents than ever are exercising school choice.

Improving education is the most important issue facing our city. Nashville is in dire need of more high-quality educational options.


75% of district students are economically disadvantaged. For these students, double-digit performance deficits begin as early as third grade and last through high school.

16% of district students are English Language Learners (ELL). In high school English II, the performance gap widens to a staggering 36%.

12% of district students have disabilities that require special education services. In high school, performance gaps are at an alarming 28% in Algebra I and 31% in English II.


How do we define quality?

In March of 2013 Metro Nashville Public Schools adopted the Academic Performance Framework (APF). The APF uses a variety of measures including academic progress, overall achievement, college readiness, achievement gaps, and school culture to determine an overall performance status for each school. We define the top two categories of Excelling and Achieving schools as “high performing”, schools in the satisfactory category as “satisfactory”, and schools labeled Review or Target as “low performing”.