Education Report Card

Each year, the Education Report Card provides an overview of Metro Nashville Public Schools data and makes specific recommendations for improvement. This page serves as a companion to the 2018 Education Report Card with additional data and supplementary resources not included in the printed report.

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Download the 2018 Education Report Card here.

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

This year's special topic is social and emotional learning, also known as SEL. Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) defines SEL as “the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to: understand and manage emotions; set and achieve positive goals; feel and show empathy for others; establish and maintain positive relationships; and make responsible decisions.” SEL is not a program but rather an approach to teaching and learning that takes into account the experiences and background of each student served by the district.

Each MNPS school selects an SEL framework to guide their strategy. 

Click here to download a list of each MNPS school and their Tier 1 framework for SEL.

To see how SEL is being integrated into the classroom and the wider school culture, MNPS has developed an SEL Walkthrough rubric.

Click here to download the SEL Walkthrough Rubric for 2017-2018.

SEL work is often supported by community partners.

Click here to download a list of Community Achieves Partners.

The approach to SEL for students can vary depending on the levels of trauma they have encountered. MNPS trauma-informed focus schools give additional support to students who have Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) that could inhibit their ability to excel in school.

MNPS Trauma-Informed Focus Schools
Fall-Hamilton Elementary 
Eakin Elementary
Waverly Belmont Elementary
Napier Elementary
Hermitage Elementary
Inglewood Elementary
Tulip Grove Elementary
Meigs Magnet Middle Prep

Social and Emotional Learning calls for more restorative forms of discipline rather than suspensions or expulsions.

Click here to download a list of the MNPS with the highest suspension and expulsion rates.


School Profiles

Edutopia, a foundation dedicated to transforming K-12 education so all students can acquire and use the skills necessary to thrive in school and beyond, has focused on several MNPS schools and initiatives. Find the videos and links to these features below.

MNPS - The Big Picture: Integrating SEL Across a District


Pearl Cohn Magnet High School - How Strong Relationships Improve School Outcomes


Valor Collegiate Academies - Building Schools on a Foundation of SEL


Fall-Hamilton Elementary - An Inside Look at Trauma-Informed Practices


Additional Student Achievement

Student achievement is an important part of what we analyze in Education Report Card.

You can download additional student achievement data below.

Average ACT Scores

MNPS Graduation rates: 2008-2018

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