Metro Schools Celebrates the Class of 2018

Beginning on May 17, Metro Schools will begin commencement ceremonies for 27 high school communities.

Continuing a year of incredible accomplishments, MNPS will send off more than 4,800 graduates – some with more than just their high school diploma. As an example our commitment to college and career readiness, more than 670 students will graduate with industry certifications, making them competitive applicants for jobs right out of high school.

Our graduates exemplify our motto – Exceeding Great Expectations – in many areas: athletics, extra-curricular activities and academics. More than 700 seniors will leave the halls of their high schools with State Honors and more than 1,000 Metro Schools students will graduate with State Distinction, a testament to a rigorous curriculum and academic environment.

As our students end this chapter of their lives, they’ll move on to greater things. Our students are headed to higher education institutions across the country from Belmont University to Yale University – and plenty of education institutions in between.  And as our students leave – they’re leaving with incredible honors. Our very own Ramey A. Hulse, a Hume-Fogg Magnet High School graduate, is a National Merit Scholar for the state of Tennessee.


“This is what we work for,” said director of schools Dr. Shawn Joseph. “This is an incredible moment for Metro Schools and the capstone to a truly incredible school year. Congratulations – and great work – to our graduating seniors. We can’t wait to see what you do next.”

Follow our announcements as we celebrate the Class of 2018 by following the hashtag #MNPSco2018 on Twitter, Facebook and on Children First.