Founded 2017

Grades 9-12


Enrollment: 398


Quick Facts

  • Rigorous college preparatory curriculum and instruction
  • College Seminar required all 4 years engages students in applying and choosing their next step after high school
  • One of the most diverse student populations in Nashville and a majority of our students are bilingual learners
  • Offers ESL classes to families and community members

LEAD Southeast High School is a free, open-enrolled college preparatory high school with an emphasis on preparing our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in college and in life.

In addition to rigorous academics, we strive to create a relationship and opportunity-driven environment for all students. We begin our Pre-ACT courses in 9th grade, offer resume writing and seminar classes.

We are proud to offer full-time college counselors and intensive College Seminar for every student. During senior year, each student receives individual guidance tailored to specific needs and interests to ensure they can make a post-secondary decision that is best for them.

LEAD Southeast High School serves students from 20+ different countries. Our faculty understands the importance of celebrating this diversity, making it a priority to encourage and support our bilingual learners and their families to make the most of their special gifts.

Students can begin at LEAD Southeast Middle School in 5th grade and will have a spot on our campus until the end of their 12th grade year. With that continuity, small class sizes and family-like environment, every student has the opportunity to learn in an environment where they feel safe and welcome each day.

Our LEAD Ethos is central to everything we do.

“We are LEADers because we are committed, courageous, disciplined, self-reliant and because we serve others.”

LEAD provides teachers with unique opportunities to have their voices heard, which can be quite hard to find in our current educational climate. Teaching at LEAD feels innovative, with a consistent focus on doing right by kids. Honesty and transparency are rooted deep in the fabric of LEAD Public Schools and those two values trickle down to have a major positive effect on the teacher experience.”

Paige Pennigar, Teacher

School Information

School Hours
Mon – Fri – 7:15am to 2:15pm

531 Metroplex Drive
Nashville, TN 37211

Phone (615) 678-0543

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  • Book Club
  • Cooking 
  • Fashion Club
  • Card Board Games
  • Soccer Cub 
  • OCCM 
  • Muslim Student Association 
  • Yearbook Club


  • Boys and Girls Bowling 
  • Girls Volleyball 
  • Girls and Boys Soccer 
  • Girls and Boys Cross Country 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Girls and Boys Track 
  • Rugby 
  • Girls and Boys Tennis


  • 9-12 grade Seminar
  • Art 1, 2, Painting 
  • AP Human Geography
  • Spanish 1, 2, and 3
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