INVEST

Commit to the future of Nashville by investing in our schools.

Every child in Nashville deserves access to a great public education. With the Nashville Public Education Foundation’s Innovation Fund, it’s possible. The Innovation Fund will support initiatives to increase the college-going rate, tackle early childhood deficits, grow teacher and principal talent, and cut the number of underperforming schools. Our investments in these areas will require innovative, outside-the-box thinking.

29%

29%

of our students score a 21 or higher on the ACT, a basic threshold for college readiness.

39%

39%

of students in grades 3 to 8 meet the state standards in reading, and only 47% meet state standards in math.

60%

60%

of our students attend one of the state’s most challenged schools in the state.


Re-imagine what’s possible. Invest in results.

How we treat Nashville’s public schools reveals our character and our priorities. The Nashville Public Education Foundation reminds us of this truth with its tireless work to ensure all of Nashville’s children receive the quality education they need and deserve.

Mayor Megan Barry