Metro Nashville Public Schools
MNPS is a vast and diverse school system, serving students from more than 80 different countries and of more than 70 different languages. MNPS has evolved over the years into one of the most racially, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse school districts in the country. The district is comprised of 139 schools, including 72 elementary schools, 34 middle schools, 21 high schools, three alternative schools, four special education schools, and five charter schools. MNPS is also proud to have the region’s first Big Picture and Diploma Plus high schools, as well as 12 high schools implementing themed-based academies and a Middle College High School that offers dual high school and college enrollment.
Over the years, MNPS has proudly served hundreds of thousands of students, including Charles E. Davis, John Henderson, Betty Page, Dina Shore, Oprah Winfrey, and many others. The school district is led by a nine-member elected Board or Education and its appointed director of schools. Funds for the system's operation are approved and provided by the Metropolitan Council, as the Board of Education has no taxing authority.