STEM Prep High School

Summary:

STEM Prep High School is a public charter high school in Nashville, Tennessee, serving 535 students in grades 9-12 with a diverse student population of 55.51% Hispanic, 21.31% African American, and 21.5% White students. The school is part of the Davidson County school district, which is ranked 122 out of 139 districts in Tennessee and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

STEM Prep High School's academic performance, as measured by state assessments, is generally lower than the Davidson County and Tennessee state averages across various subjects and grade levels. For example, in the 2023-2024 school year, only 34% of 10th-grade students were proficient or better in Biology I, compared to 15.9% in Davidson County and 36.5% statewide. The school's statewide ranking has fluctuated between 210 and 293 out of 374-384 high schools in Tennessee, with a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger, indicating below-average performance. However, the school's English Language Learner (ELL) students have performed exceptionally well, with 4-star and 5-star ratings in recent years.

When comparing STEM Prep High School to other nearby schools in the Davidson County district, some interesting patterns emerge. Hume-Fogg High School, a highly-ranked magnet school, consistently outperforms STEM Prep High School and the district as a whole on academic measures. In contrast, schools like East Nashville Magnet High School and Glencliff High School have even lower academic performance than STEM Prep High School. Additionally, the performance gaps between different racial/ethnic student groups at STEM Prep High School are quite pronounced, with Hispanic students performing significantly better than African American and White students.


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Public, Charter 9-12

 1252 Foster AVE
       Nashville, TN  37210


(615) 425-0050

District: Davidson County

SchoolDigger Rank:
210th of 374 Tennessee High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,856 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  20.5 Help
Number of students:  535

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
55.5%
White:
21.5%
African American:
21.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  87.3% Help


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Compare Details STEM Prep High School ranks worse than 56.1% of high schools in Tennessee. It also ranks 7th among 25 ranked high schools in the Davidson County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 44.23. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at STEM Prep High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (55.5%), White (21.5%), African American (21.3%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at STEM Prep High School is 20.5. 26 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 STEM Prep High School is $16,856, which is the 6th highest among 25 high schools in the Davidson County School District.
Schooldigger 2024 Rankings:

STEM Prep High School:

SchoolDigger ranks STEM Prep High School 210th of 374 Tennessee public high schools. (See STEM Prep High School in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Davidson County:

SchoolDigger ranks Davidson County 122nd of 139 Tennessee school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for STEM Prep High School

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Rank History for all students at STEM Prep High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 30.67 248th 342 27.5%
2021 23.36 278th 347 19.9%
2022 20.73 293rd 358 18.2%
2023 34.12 252nd 384 34.4%
2024 44.23 210th 374 43.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at STEM Prep High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 91.23 1st 13 92.3%
2023 55.49 6th 18 66.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at STEM Prep High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2024 36.61 88th 155 43.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at STEM Prep High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.34 69th 308 77.6%
2019 41.11 171st 302 43.4%
2021 51.01 123rd 317 61.2%
2022 34.29 211th 322 34.5%
2023 50.66 130th 330 60.6%
2024 64.71 74th 318 76.7%
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Rank History for Female students at STEM Prep High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 23.62 276th 337 18.1%
2021 21.91 277th 340 18.5%
2022 15.78 301st 350 14.0%
2023 27.84 275th 366 24.9%
2024 46.25 189th 346 45.4%
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Rank History for Male students at STEM Prep High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 37.38 199th 329 39.5%
2021 26.24 260th 332 21.7%
2022 24.72 271st 349 22.3%
2023 38.78 205th 359 42.9%
2024 42.25 196th 348 43.7%
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Rank History for African American students at STEM Prep High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.76 59th 199 70.4%
2019 55.21 54th 187 71.1%
2021 51.38 72nd 208 65.4%
2022 46.24 95th 222 57.2%
2023 50.38 88th 239 63.2%
2024 42.75 117th 225 48.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at STEM Prep High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.87 55th 159 65.4%
2019 52.77 53rd 153 65.4%
2021 32.12 119th 180 33.9%
2022 21.48 166th 189 12.2%
2023 38.75 115th 202 43.1%
2024 64.65 45th 192 76.6%
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Rank History for White students at STEM Prep High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.69 220th 307 28.3%
2019 26.08 251st 301 16.6%
2021 32.62 218th 306 28.8%
2022 14.71 297th 312 4.8%
2023 30.23 242nd 325 25.5%
2024 27.91 240th 309 22.3%
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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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Data source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Enrollment information for STEM Prep High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2016 36 17 1 80 0 0 0 0 134
2017 65 36 2 149 0 0 0 0 252
2018 115 62 9 191 0 0 0 0 377
2019 121 73 10 269 0 0 0 0 473
2020 116 88 12 271 1 0 0 0 488
2021 115 100 15 280 3 0 0 0 513
2022 107 110 8 292 2 0 0 0 519
2023 115 114 7 297 2 0 0 0 535

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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 STEM Prep High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2016 134 6.0 22.3 87.3
2017 252 14.0 18.0 n/a
2018 377 21.0 17.9 n/a
2019 473 27.1 17.4 n/a
2020 488 19.0 25.6 n/a
2021 513 22.0 23.3 n/a
2022 519 26.0 19.9 n/a
2023 535 26.0 20.5 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 STEM Prep High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2016 134 6.0 22.3 87.3
2017 252 14.0 18.0 n/a
2018 377 21.0 17.9 n/a
2019 473 27.1 17.4 n/a
2020 488 19.0 25.6 n/a
2021 513 22.0 23.3 n/a
2022 519 26.0 19.9 n/a
2023 535 26.0 20.5 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 STEM Prep High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $428 (7.9%) $4,930 (90.5%) $5,450
2020 $682 (5.9%) $10,690 (92.9%) $11,510
2021 $1,684 (10.0%) $14,775 (87.7%) $16,856

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

Impact of COVID-19 on STEM Prep High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 248th of 342 High schoolsRanks 252nd of 384 High schools
 6.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
9th Grade Integrated Math I (STEM Prep High School)5.613.1
 7.5%
   9th Grade Integrated Math I (Davidson County)9.77.5
 2.2%
   9th Grade Integrated Math I (Tennessee)17.915
 2.9%
9th Grade English I (STEM Prep High School)22.120.3
 1.8%
   9th Grade English I (Davidson County)2826.8
 1.2%
   9th Grade English I (Tennessee)33.336
 2.7%
10th Grade Integrated Math III (STEM Prep High School)47.420
 27.4%
   10th Grade Integrated Math III (Davidson County)29.936.2
 6.3%
   10th Grade Integrated Math III (Tennessee)52.759.6
 6.9%
10th Grade US History (STEM Prep High School)5.327
 21.7%
   10th Grade US History (Davidson County)11.518.2
 6.7%
   10th Grade US History (Tennessee)15.324.9
 9.6%
10th Grade English II (STEM Prep High School)42.245
 2.8%
   10th Grade English II (Davidson County)27.340.3
 13%
   10th Grade English II (Tennessee)4450.7
 6.7%
11th Grade Integrated Math III (STEM Prep High School)16.16.3
 9.8%
   11th Grade Integrated Math III (Davidson County)4.56
 1.5%
   11th Grade Integrated Math III (Tennessee)14.714.4
 0.3%
All Grades Integrated Math I (STEM Prep High School)5.413
 7.6%
   All Grades Integrated Math I (Davidson County)16.413.4
 3%
   All Grades Integrated Math I (Tennessee)21.921.1
 0.8%
All Grades Integrated Math II (STEM Prep High School)21.121.4
 0.3%
   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 (STEM Prep High School)31.67.1
 24.5%
   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 (STEM Prep High School)527
 22%
   All Grades US History (Davidson County)10.617.6
 7%
   All Grades US History (Tennessee)28.638.5
 9.9%
All Grades English I (STEM Prep High School)21.619.7
 1.9%
   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 (STEM Prep High School)40.844.3
 3.5%
   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 Students473535
 13.1%
African American73114
 56.2%
American Indian02
Asian107
 30%
Hispanic269297
 10.4%
Pacific Islander00
White121115
 5%
Two or More Races00


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STEM Prep High School ranks 210th of 374 Tennessee high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at STEM Prep High School are 56% Hispanic, 21% White, 21% African American, 1% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 535 students attended STEM Prep High School.


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