Buying a Home in Nashville and Schools

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The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. Homes for sale in Nashville and Davidson County are served by Nashville Metro Public Schools (MNPS), the 42nd largest school district in the country. 

With the goal of being the first choice for Nashville’s families,  MNPS is committed to providing a high quality education to every student.  The district is earning a national reputation for urban school reform, its commitment to social and emotional learning and rising academic achievement. 

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As of 2016, Dr. Shawn Joseph is the Director of Schools for MNPS.  A total of 39.83 percent of MNPS teachers have a bachelor's degree, 36.67 percent have a master's degree, 18.81 percent have Master's plus, and 4.6 percent have a doctorate degree.  

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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.

Families considering buying a home in the Nashville metro area have more than 160 public schools available to them in their neighborhoods and nearby communities.

  • Click here for a list of all school websites within Metro Nashville Public Schools.  
  • Click here to find out what school zone you are in by address.  

School Programs

Metro Schools offer a wide variety of unique academic programs, supports, and extracurricular activities in locations that span the city so that every student has access to the tools they need to be successful.  

All programs are focused on the goal of educating the individual child, and students have options that are tailored to meet their needs and abilities including:  advanced academic programs, classes for english learners, programs for students with special needs, foreign languages, science and technology learning, the arts, and more.

Many programs are available in every school, like music and the arts, special education, english learner services and more.  Other academic programs may vary, with some schools focusing on themes like Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Montessori, International Baccalaureate and others. 

Currently, more than 82,000 students are  enrolled in the district's 73 elementary schools, 33 middle schools, 25 high schools, 18 charter schools, and 8 specialty schools.  

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Metro Schools Gifted and Talented Program

The Metro Schools Gifted & Talented Program is called Encore.  The program offers instructional experience designed for intellectually gifted and academically talented learners.  The curriculum is hands-on, interactive and problem-based with a focus on developing students' critical and creative thinking abilities.  To learn more about the program, click here for a downloadable Encore Brochure.  

Before and After Care

There are three types of before and after care options available, which include: fee-based programs, 21st Century Community Learning Center programs, and community-managed programs.  Click here to view a list of before and after care providers by school.  

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If you’re interested in buying a home in Nashville, we will be happy to assist you in finding the perfect home in the right neighborhood to suite your lifestyle, preferences and needs.

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We invite you to give us a call or email us today!  Our team of highly experienced Nashville real estate professionals provides exceptional, personalized service and will work relentlessly to ensure that your home buying experience is a positive and rewarding one. 

We look forward to helping you achieve your Nashville real estate goals!

Brian Patterson
Associate Broker
RE/MAX Fine Homes
1624 Westgate Circle Suite 125 
Brentwood, Tn 37027
Cell: (Direct) 615.438.4941