Here are Nashville's top-rated and most-improved charter middle schools

Here are Nashville's top-rated and most-improved charter middle schools
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By Hoodline - Published on August 27, 2019.

How do the charter middle schools in Nashville stack up?

We analyzed newly released data from Niche.com — including comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to find out how schools in your area are performing and which have made the biggest leaps over the past year.

KIPP Nashville College Prep's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Nashville, rising from a C to a C+, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 3410 Knight Road, enrolls 363 students. KIPP Nashville College Prep serves a diverse population: 83% of students identify as black and 13% identify as Hispanic. Niche graded the school a C+ for academics (on an A-D scale).

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 40% of KIPP Nashville College Prep's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 16% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 38% in math and 30% in reading. The school's improved overall rating is notable in that it serves a less-affluent population, with 57% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.

While some charter middle schools in Nashville are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Valor Flagship Academy, with an overall rating of A-.
  • Valor Voyager Academy, with a B+ rating overall.
  • KIPP Academy - Nashville, rated B+ overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Nashville schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public elementary schools.

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