Nashville Schools Hume-Fogg, MLK Are Among Nation's Best

Hume Fogg Academic Magnet School in Downtown Nashville, Tennessee.
Hume Fogg Academic Magnet School in Downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

Two Nashville schools are ranked highly in Newsweek's 2010 list of America's Best High Schools.

Hume-Fogg Academic High School came in at No. 41 and Martin Luther King Academic Magnet ranked No. 54 on the list, which featured only 6 percent of all the public schools in the U.S.

The magazine's prestigious annual list determine the best high schools in the country based on how hard school staffs work to challenge students with advanced-placement college-level courses and tests.

Its formula considers both the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or Cambridge (AICE) tests given at a school each year and the number of seniors graduating in May or June.

Hume-Fogg Academic High School is a public magnet high school in downtown Nashville that includes grades 9–12.

Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet is a public magnet high school located on 17th Street in Nashville that includes grades 7-12, and students enter through a lottery process similar to other Nashville magnet schools.

Both schools are part of the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools system, which offers a number of magnet schools, design centers, enhanced option schools and optional enrollment schools to meet the diverse needs of its students.

Nashville's magnet schools have a specialized program and voluntary enrollment. Students are selected by lottery and must have an 85 or above average and advanced achievement test scores in order to apply. More information can be found on the magnet schools page at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools' website.

Read more about the rankings on Newsweek's web site.

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