LEAD Public Schools is Nashville’s largest homegrown charter network with six schools serving 2,700 students through both fresh-start and zoned-enrolled schools.

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In 2018, LEAD Academy High School had the highest ACT scores for economically disadvantaged and students of color of MNPS traditional and charter high schools.

OVERALL AVERAGE ACT

TN  20.1

MNSP  19

LAHS  19.5

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BLACK, HISPANIC & NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS

TN  17.6

MNSP  17.5

LAHS  19.5

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS

TN  17.5

MNSP  17.2

LAHS  18.5

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% READY GRADUATES:

According to the State of Tennesse, a Ready Graduate is a student who demonstrates college and career readiness by graduating on time in and earning a composite ACT score of a 21 or higher.
Data: Tennessee Report Card 2018

36%

Tennessee

24%

MNPS

35%

LAHS

STUDENT GROWTH

A majority of our students come to LEAD 2-3 years behind grade level. We work to help them grow year over year and catch up academically.

TVAAS measures student growth year over year on a scale of 1-5, compared to the performance of each student’s peers.  

At five LEAD schools, students are growing academically at the very highest TVAAS Level 5, meaning these students grew faster than their peers across the entire state. 

After implementing intensive changes in 2017 at Neely’s Bend and Brick Church, Nashville’s only Achievement School District schools, students jumped from well below average to ABOVE the state average.

SCHOOLS

SCHOOL-WIDE COMPOSITE
(2017-2018)

SCHOOL-WIDE COMPOSITE
(2016-2017)

Lead Academy HS

5

5

Cameron

5

5

LEAD SE (5-9)

5

5

Neely’s Bend

5

1

Brick Church

4

1

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING

Our teachers are the foundation of everything we do. We believe investing in our teachers, and ensuring they have a strong school environment to help them succeed, will achieve strong student outcomes.

For the last two years, five LEAD teachers have been named Blue Ribbon Teachers by MNPS for their excellence in teaching— with only 50 teachers receiving the award out of 6,000 in the district. This means, LEAD accounts for 10% of the total number of award recipients!

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Abigail Upperman

LEAD Cameron
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Paige Pennigar

LEAD Southeast High School
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Malorie Crafton

LEAD Southeast High School
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Ryan MacDonald

LEAD Southeast Middle School
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Zach WIlliams

LEAD Southeast Middle School
  • Sarah Best, LEAD Academy High School
  • Kirsten Lindquist, LEAD Cameron
  • Hannah Knox, LEAD Southeast Middle
  • Sami Levy, LEAD Southeast Middle
  • Katleyn Ippensen, LEAD Southeast Middle
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