Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
|Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools|
|Type and location|
|Grades||Pre-K - 12|
|Superintendent||Dr. Jesse Register|
|Students and staff|
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, or MNPS, is a school district that serves the city of Nashville, Tennessee. More than 81,000 students are currently enrolled in the district's 76 elementary schools, 47 middle schools, 22 high schools and 10 specialty schools.
Metro Nashville Public Schools traces its roots to 1855, when Hume School opened its doors. In 1963, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools officially formed with the unification of Nashville and Davidson County schools. The district today includes 155 schools, offering instruction from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade, with high schools also offering college-level credits.
More than 99 percent of MNPS teachers meet federal standards in at least one subject, with 98.90 percent of classes taught by a highly qualified instructor. The average teacher experience is 13.0 years at the elementary level, 11.5 years at the middle school level, and 14.0 years at the high school level. A total of 39.83 percent of MNPS teachers have a Bachelors degree, 36.67 percent have a Master's degree, 18.81 percent have Master's plus, and 4.6 percent have a doctorate degree.
Current enrollment reflects a diverse spectrum of backgrounds. Students represent more than 100 countries and speak languages from more than 100 language groups. MNPS currently has the prestigious International Baccalaureate programs in nine schools and its teachers routinely earn state and national honors for excellence in the classroom. Also of note are the prestigious magnet schools Hume-Fogg, Nashville School of the Arts, and Martin Luther King, which Newsweek consistently ranks among the top fifty in the nation.
Dr. Jesse Register is the current director of MNPS.
The Board of Education is composed of nine elected members, each serving 4-year terms, and each coming from one of the nine districts in the city and also two student board members elected by the district's director's student advisory council.
MNPS School Board
Chair: Cheryl Mayes
Vice Chair: Anna Shepherd
|1||Sharon Dixon Gentry||http://www.mnps.org/Page57249.aspx|
|2||Jo Ann Brannon||http://www.mnps.org/Page57247.aspx|
- MNPS Website
- Academic Data for All Metro Nashville Public Schools
- Nashville Alliance for Public Education website
- Children First - News from Metro Nashville Public Schools
- Metro Nashville Public Schools Schools on Facebook
- Metro Nashville Public Schools on Twitter
- Metro Nashville Public Schools on YouTube