Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

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Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
Type and location
Type Public school
Grades Pre-K - 12
Established 1855
Country United States
Location Nashville, Tennessee
District information
Superintendent Dr. Jesse Register
Students and staff
Students 81,000
Teachers 5,786
Staff 4,227
Other information
Website http://www.mnps.org

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.

Demographics[edit]

There are approximately 81,000 students enrolled. As of the 2011-2012 school year, the MNPS System is 33% Caucasian, 47% African-American, 16% Hispanic, 4% Asian, and 0.26% other.[1]

History[edit]

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.[2] The district today includes 155 schools, offering instruction from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade, with high schools also offering college-level credits.

Academics[edit]

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.

School Board[edit]

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

District Member Website
1 Sharon Dixon Gentry http://www.mnps.org/Page57249.aspx
2 Jo Ann Brannon http://www.mnps.org/Page57247.aspx
3 Jill Speering http://www.mnps.org/Page98568.aspx
4 Anna Shepherd http://www.mnps.org/Page74046.aspx
5 Elissa Kim http://www.mnps.org/Page103662.aspx
6 Cheryl Mayes http://www.mnps.org/Page74047.aspx
7 Will Pinkston http://www.mnps.org/Page98567.aspx
8 Michael Hayes http://www.mnps.org/Page57352.aspx
9 Amy Frogge http://www.mnps.org/Page103661.aspx

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FACTS". Retrieved 2008-08-18. 
  2. ^ "History". MNPS. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 

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