About Metro Nashville Public Schools
We are the nation’s 42nd largest district, preparing more than 86,000 students to excel in higher education, work and life.
This website offers links to all our Nashville public schools and academic programs so you can learn more about our schools and the impact our educators and staff make on our students and community every single day.
Metro Nashville Public Schools will be the fastest-improving urban school system in America, ensuring that every student becomes a life-long learner prepared for success in college, career and life.
We deliver a great public education to every student, every day.
Core values drive and focus our collective commitments included in our mission and vision. These values reflect the principles that guide our internal conduct, as well as our relationships with the external community. Our core values are woven throughout our goals, high-level strategies and performance measures.
WHOLE LEARNER - We believe in meeting each child at the point of need to maximize individual unlimited potential and success.
LITERACY - We believe what research shows: Early reading success is a critical factor in a child’s likelihood of graduating from high school and experiencing future life success.
EXCELLENCE - We believe all students benefit from high-quality instruction and high expectations each year, in each subject, and in each classroom.
RELEVANCE - We believe students learn best when they are inspired by real-world challenges that promote critical thinking, inquiry, problem solving, and creativity.
INNOVATION - We believe teaching and learning is enhanced through creative thinking and experimentation across all subject areas including STEM, Literacy, and the creative arts.
TALENT - We believe in supporting, developing, respecting, compensating, and retaining our teachers, leaders and staff.
COLLABORATION - We believe that engaging parents, community members, students, and other stakeholders in the educational process leads to better outcomes for all of our students and benefits the broader Nashville community.
EQUITY - We believe in equitable access and opportunities for all students from early childhood through graduation.
DIVERSITY - We value, respect, and celebrate students, staff, and educators from different backgrounds.