Best Public Schools in Smyrna, TN


The city of Smyrna, Tennessee is home to 17 schools that are part of the Rutherford County School District, which is ranked 37th out of 140 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating. The schools include 9 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 3 high schools, and 1 alternative school, serving students from pre-K through 12th grade.

Among the standout schools in Smyrna is the Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the Arts, which is ranked 1st out of 1,020 elementary schools in Tennessee and has a 5-star rating. This exceptional school boasts exceptional test scores, with over 90% of students proficient or better in mathematics and English Language Arts. Other high-performing schools include Stewarts Creek High School, Stewarts Creek Elementary School, and Stewarts Creek Middle School, all of which consistently outperform the district and state averages on assessments.

While the majority of schools in Smyrna perform well, there is a noticeable gap in performance between the higher-performing and lower-performing schools. For example, Stewarts Creek Elementary has significantly higher test scores than Smyrna Elementary across all grade levels and subject areas. The Rutherford County Virtual School also stands out, with test scores that generally exceed the district and state averages, providing an alternative option for students in the area.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Tennessee Department of Education.

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