John Overton High

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John Overton High is a public high school in Nashville, Tennessee, serving 2,016 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Davidson County school district, which is ranked 122 out of 140 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

John Overton High has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (47.92%) compared to the state average (12.1%) and nearby schools like Brentwood High (80.74%) and Hume-Fogg High (57.57%). However, the school consistently ranks in the bottom third of Tennessee high schools, with a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger and proficiency rates on state assessments that are significantly lower than the state and county averages across various subjects and grade levels. For example, in 2022-2023, only 15.6% of 10th-grade students were proficient in Biology I, compared to the state average of 35.2%.

The performance of different student subgroups at John Overton High varies widely, with Asian and White students generally outperforming African American and Hispanic students. This highlights the need for targeted interventions and support to address these disparities. Despite its proximity to several high-performing schools, such as Brentwood High and Hume-Fogg High, John Overton High continues to struggle academically, suggesting that factors beyond just the school's location may be contributing to its underperformance.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 4820 Franklin RD
       Nashville, TN  37220


(615) 333-5135

District: Davidson County

SchoolDigger Rank:
294th of 384 Tennessee High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,848 Help


Feeder schools for John Overton High:

Elementary:    Crieve Hall Elementary
    Granbery Elementary
    Haywood Elementary
    May Werthan Shayne Elementary School
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Middle:    Croft Middle
    McMurray Middle
    William Henry Oliver Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  17.5 Help
Number of students:  2,016

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
47.9%
White:
24.3%
African American:
20.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  68.9% Help


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Compare Details John Overton High ranks worse than 76.6% of high schools in Tennessee. It also ranks 13th among 25 ranked high schools in the Davidson County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 26.36. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at John Overton High is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (47.9%), White (24.3%), African American (20.9%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at John Overton High is 17.5. 19 high schools in the Davidson County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at John Overton High is $11,848. 27 high schools in the Davidson County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

John Overton High:

SchoolDigger ranks John Overton High 294th of 384 Tennessee public high schools. (See John Overton High in the ranking list.)

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Davidson County:

SchoolDigger ranks Davidson County 122nd of 140 Tennessee school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for John Overton High

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Rank History for all students at John Overton High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 30.50 225th 267 15.7%
2011 25.46 240th 273 12.1%
2012 14.33 251st 269 6.7%
2013 32.73 249th 285 12.6%
2014 22.69 268th 296 9.5%
2015 28.29 266th 300 11.3%
2016 21.37 289th 351 17.7%
2017 17.17 254th 273 7.0%
2018 15.43 302nd 341 11.4%
2019 18.38 292nd 342 14.6%
2021 21.70 286th 347 17.6%
2022 26.52 275th 358 23.2%
2023 26.36 294th 384 23.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at John Overton High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.35 91st 159 42.8%
2023 29.54 111th 154 27.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at John Overton High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.43 296th 308 3.9%
2019 16.05 289th 302 4.3%
2021 18.35 276th 317 12.9%
2022 24.11 268th 322 16.8%
2023 23.86 269th 330 18.5%
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Rank History for Female students at John Overton High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 19.26 289th 337 14.2%
2021 21.80 278th 340 18.2%
2022 28.77 265th 350 24.3%
2023 30.96 260th 366 29.0%
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Rank History for Male students at John Overton High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 16.42 291st 329 11.6%
2021 21.62 279th 332 16.0%
2022 21.73 283rd 349 18.9%
2023 22.69 288th 359 19.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at John Overton High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.25 43rd 47 8.5%
2019 10.52 43rd 45 4.4%
2021 7.92 46th 48 4.2%
2022 8.12 45th 47 4.3%
2023 10.65 42nd 45 6.7%
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Rank History for African American students at John Overton High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.38 172nd 199 13.6%
2019 19.33 172nd 187 8.0%
2021 31.04 139th 208 33.2%
2022 34.68 134th 222 39.6%
2023 37.20 133rd 239 44.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at John Overton High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.12 154th 159 3.1%
2019 12.73 149th 153 2.6%
2021 12.99 171st 180 5.0%
2022 23.91 160th 189 15.3%
2023 21.20 172nd 202 14.9%
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Rank History for White students at John Overton High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.89 289th 307 5.9%
2019 25.58 256th 301 15.0%
2021 37.77 193rd 306 36.9%
2022 33.50 222nd 312 28.8%
2023 33.72 221st 325 32.0%
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Data source: test scores: Tennessee Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for John Overton High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1089 314 9 6 1 n/a n/a 0 1419
1989 1072 320 12 4 2 n/a n/a 0 1410
1990 977 321 12 2 2 n/a n/a 0 1314
1991 957 324 14 6 0 n/a n/a 0 1301
1992 937 318 14 6 0 n/a n/a 0 1275
1993 927 368 17 4 5 n/a n/a 0 1321
1994 909 410 20 5 0 n/a n/a 0 1344
1995 874 404 45 18 10 n/a n/a 0 1351
1996 874 404 45 18 10 n/a n/a 0 1351
1997 868 392 26 24 0 n/a n/a -773 537
1998 639 516 39 21 2 n/a n/a 1 1218
1999 775 341 42 31 3 n/a n/a 0 1192
2000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1263 1263
2001 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1339 1339
2002 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1553 1553
2003 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1553 1553
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1518 1518
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1606 1606
2006 746 537 123 232 0 n/a n/a 0 1638
2007 733 536 103 222 0 n/a n/a 0 1594
2008 688 585 93 303 0 n/a n/a 0 1669
2009 698 535 104 328 0 n/a n/a 0 1665
2010 648 473 166 371 0 n/a n/a 0 1658
2011 697 479 225 441 0 2 1 0 1845
2012 686 459 261 458 0 1 3 0 1868
2013 640 415 234 477 1 1 5 0 1773
2014 629 419 237 496 0 5 5 0 1791
2015 647 420 274 544 1 4 4 0 1894
2016 655 424 257 574 1 3 4 0 1918
2017 640 441 259 664 2 3 10 0 2019
2018 658 418 242 692 3 3 11 0 2027
2019 608 370 196 751 2 3 14 0 1944
2020 601 390 163 872 1 3 9 0 2039
2021 574 399 158 844 1 3 12 0 1991
2022 492 388 125 955 0 0 15 0 1975
2023 489 421 115 966 2 0 23 0 2016

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at John Overton High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1419 82.0 17.3 n/a
1989 1410 86.0 16.3 n/a
1990 1314 86.0 15.2 n/a
1991 1301 79.0 16.4 n/a
1992 1275 79.0 16.1 n/a
1993 1321 79.0 16.7 n/a
1994 1344 80.0 16.8 n/a
1995 1351 62.0 21.8 n/a
1996 1351 62.0 21.8 n/a
1997 537 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 1218 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 1192 n/a 0.0 n/a
2000 1263 n/a 0.0 n/a
2001 1339 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 1553 n/a n/a n/a
2003 1553 n/a n/a n/a
2004 1518 n/a n/a n/a
2005 1606 n/a n/a n/a
2006 1638 83.9 19.5 n/a
2007 1594 88.2 18.1 47.2
2008 1669 84.5 19.8 50.3
2009 1665 82.0 20.3 56.3
2010 1658 90.0 18.4 60.6
2011 1845 92.3 19.9 57.6
2012 1868 92.0 20.3 65.4
2013 1773 94.5 18.7 70.6
2014 1791 94.0 19.0 71.4
2015 1894 92.0 20.5 67.5
2016 1918 98.0 19.5 68.9
2017 2019 88.5 22.8 n/a
2018 2027 105.1 19.2 n/a
2019 1944 108.0 18.0 n/a
2020 2039 115.0 17.7 n/a
2021 1991 123.7 16.0 n/a
2022 1975 120.1 16.4 n/a
2023 2016 114.7 17.5 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio John Overton High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1419 82.0 17.3 n/a
1989 1410 86.0 16.3 n/a
1990 1314 86.0 15.2 n/a
1991 1301 79.0 16.4 n/a
1992 1275 79.0 16.1 n/a
1993 1321 79.0 16.7 n/a
1994 1344 80.0 16.8 n/a
1995 1351 62.0 21.8 n/a
1996 1351 62.0 21.8 n/a
1997 537 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 1218 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 1192 n/a 0.0 n/a
2000 1263 n/a 0.0 n/a
2001 1339 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 1553 n/a n/a n/a
2003 1553 n/a n/a n/a
2004 1518 n/a n/a n/a
2005 1606 n/a n/a n/a
2006 1638 83.9 19.5 n/a
2007 1594 88.2 18.1 47.2
2008 1669 84.5 19.8 50.3
2009 1665 82.0 20.3 56.3
2010 1658 90.0 18.4 60.6
2011 1845 92.3 19.9 57.6
2012 1868 92.0 20.3 65.4
2013 1773 94.5 18.7 70.6
2014 1791 94.0 19.0 71.4
2015 1894 92.0 20.5 67.5
2016 1918 98.0 19.5 68.9
2017 2019 88.5 22.8 n/a
2018 2027 105.1 19.2 n/a
2019 1944 108.0 18.0 n/a
2020 2039 115.0 17.7 n/a
2021 1991 123.7 16.0 n/a
2022 1975 120.1 16.4 n/a
2023 2016 114.7 17.5 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for John Overton High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $611 (5.0%) $11,163 (91.2%) $12,238
2020 $478 (4.6%) $9,571 (91.1%) $10,501
2021 $1,562 (13.2%) $10,113 (85.4%) $11,848

Data source: Tennessee Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on John Overton High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 292nd of 342 High schoolsRanks 294th of 384 High schools
 8.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
9th Grade Integrated Math II (John Overton High)39.469.4
 30%
   9th Grade Integrated Math II (Davidson County)5357.3
 4.3%
   9th Grade Integrated Math II (Tennessee)69.577.6
 8.1%
9th Grade English I (John Overton High)25.125.6
 0.5%
   9th Grade English I (Davidson County)2826.8
 1.2%
   9th Grade English I (Tennessee)33.336
 2.7%
10th Grade Integrated Math III (John Overton High)2250
 28%
   10th Grade Integrated Math III (Davidson County)29.950.6
 20.7%
   10th Grade Integrated Math III (Tennessee)52.770.5
 17.8%
10th Grade English II (John Overton High)24.143
 18.9%
   10th Grade English II (Davidson County)27.340.3
 13%
   10th Grade English II (Tennessee)4450.7
 6.7%
11th Grade US History (John Overton High)7.614.8
 7.2%
   11th Grade US History (Davidson County)10.717.3
 6.6%
   11th Grade US History (Tennessee)29.639.7
 10.1%
12th Grade US History (John Overton High)5.927.8
 21.9%
   12th Grade US History (Davidson County)6.420.9
 14.5%
   12th Grade US History (Tennessee)27.835.4
 7.6%
All Grades Integrated Math II (John Overton High)10.416.4
 6%
   All Grades Integrated Math II (Davidson County)17.115.6
 1.5%
   All Grades Integrated Math II (Tennessee)27.924.9
 3%
All Grades Integrated Math III (John Overton High)5.79.1
 3.4%
   All Grades Integrated Math III (Davidson County)10.612.2
 1.6%
   All Grades Integrated Math III (Tennessee)21.221.7
 0.5%
All Grades US History (John Overton High)7.515.3
 7.8%
   All Grades US History (Davidson County)10.617.6
 7%
   All Grades US History (Tennessee)28.638.5
 9.9%
All Grades English I (John Overton High)21.525.6
 4.1%
   All Grades English I (Davidson County)27.326.5
 0.8%
   All Grades English I (Tennessee)32.735.4
 2.7%
All Grades English II (John Overton High)20.137.6
 17.5%
   All Grades English II (Davidson County)25.437.1
 11.7%
   All Grades English II (Tennessee)42.749.4
 6.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students19442016
 3.7%
African American370421
 13.8%
American Indian22
Asian196115
 41.3%
Hispanic751966
 28.6%
Pacific Islander30
 100%
White608489
 19.6%
Two or More Races1423
 64.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about John Overton High

Students at John Overton High are 48% Hispanic, 24% White, 21% African American, 6% Asian, 1% Two or more races.

John Overton High ranks in the bottom 23.4% of Tennessee high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,016 students attended John Overton High.

John Overton High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Crieve Hall Elementary
Elementary : Granbery Elementary
Elementary : Haywood Elementary
Elementary : May Werthan Shayne Elementary School
Elementary : Norman Binkley Elementary
Elementary : Tusculum Elementary
Middle : Croft Middle
Middle : McMurray Middle
Middle : William Henry Oliver Middle


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