NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 23, 2007) – For the second consecutive year, three MNPS high schools have made the Top 1,200 in America as rated by Newsweek magazine's annual survey -- with Martin Luther King Jr. at 23rd, Hume-Fogg at 55th and Hillsboro at 424. MNPS was the only district in Tennessee to have schools in the top 100 on the list.
"We are certainly proud to again have three of our schools rated so highly," said MNPS Director Pedro E. Garcia, Ed. D. "While this ranking gives us an opportunity to celebrate the efforts of many people, it also motivates us to work harder. We're going to continue developing and implementing new ways to help all students in all schools."
According to Newsweek, the ratings were developed by Washing Post Education reporter Jay Mathews and are based on the number of Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) tests takes by all students in a particular school, divided by the number of graduating seniors at that school.
Metro Nashville Public Schools provide a range of educational opportunities to more than 74,000 students in Nashville and Davidson County. The governing body for MNPS is the Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County Board of Public Education, a nine-member group elected by residents of Metropolitan Nashville. For more information, please visit http://www.mnps.org/site3.aspx.
Thursday, May 24
2 years in a row!
What I love about that is yes, MLK & H-F are both magnet schools but Hillsboro is in one of the highest income areas in Nashville. It has been the crowning jewel of the Public School system for years.