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Merrol Hyde Magnet School is a Paideia academic magnet school with an emphasis in foreign language. Rigor and challenge at an accelerated pace are expected and embedded in our curriculum.
Hours: 8:00 am- 3:00 pm
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High Honors and Accolades:
MHMS graduates have attend 67 colleges, 22 states, and 1 foreign country.
The graduating class of 2013 has earned an average ACT score of 28.6 and $2,805,734 in scholarships towards their college tuition.
The graduating class of 2012 accumulated $2,639,275 in schlorships and had a class ACT averageof 29.23!
2011-12, 7 students made All Midstate Band/Orchestra/Jazz, 1 student made
All State Band, 9 students made All County Band, 7 students made Solo and
Ensemble Festival 'Superior' ratings.
Instrumental Music Honors include, over the past three school years, 17 members of All Midstate Band, Orchestra and/or Jazz Ensembles, and 5 members of All State Orchestra. By year, 2007-08, 6 midstate and 3 all state. 2008-09, 4 midstate and 1 all state. 2009-10, 7 midstate and 1 all state, (2010-11) 10 Midstate Band/Orchestra members, 2 All State members (1 All State Orchestra, 1 All State Band).
National Forensic League National Qualifier in 2008, 2009, 2010 THSSDL Individual State Champions in 2006, 2008, 2010
11 THSSDL State Finalists since 2005
THSSDL District II Team Sweepstakes Champion 2010
48% made a 5, with 98% making a 3 or above
54% made a 5
Merrol Hyde Magnet School is a Blue Ribbon Award winning school and has been noted in U.S. And World Reports for both a silver medal, and now a gold medal.
Read more about both of these honors by following these links.
Blue Ribbon Award
At Merrol Hyde, elementary students are challenged and encouraged to challenge themselves. Beginning in kindergarten, all children learn both Spanish and French languages. Being a K-12 school provides opportunities to interact in an academic setting with middle and high school students as well as, building connections, setting expectations, and instilling at a young age the value of a quality education. Being a K-12 school provides opportunities to interact in an academic setting with middle and high school students as well as, building connections, setting expectations, and instilling at a young age the value of a quality education.
To help our students grow into thoughtful, productive citizens, Merrol Hyde practices the Paideia teaching philosophy. In addition to conventional classroom instruction, students regularly participate in Socratic dialogues called seminars, delving deeper into the values and issues presented in the curriculum. Large-scale coached projects give students a chance to synthesize and apply learning in a real and relevant way.
Merrol Hyde students enjoy "living above the line." Working together across curricula and across grade levels, children from different backgrounds learn to interact in a healthy, positive environment. The guidance staff, faculty, and administration convey high expectations to the student body, that it is never too early to start on the path to becoming the leaders of tomorrow.
Please see the Principal's page for the monthly note from Mrs. Schreiner
Merrol Hyde Magnet School, established in 2003, is in Sumner County, Hendersonville, Tennessee but draws students from all over Sumner County, including Gallatin, Hendersonville, Goodlettsville, Portland, Westmoreland, White House, and Bethpage. Hendersonville is a suburb of Nashville, located on Old Hickory Lake, with a population of 60,000. The Sumner County School System of which Hendersonville is a part, is under the direction of the Sumner County Board of Education. Twenty-three elementary schools, nine middle schools, eight high schools, one academic magnet school, and Volunteer State Community College, a two-year, state supported institution, serve the county.
Merrol Hyde Magnet School is a traditional academic school with a focus on foreign language. It is accredited by the Tennessee Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. MHMS has a school enrollment of approximately 650 in grades K-12 and utilizes the Paideia philosophy. To be eligible for admission, students must meet a selection criterion of 85 percentile or higher in reading, language, and math on a nationally normed
standardized entrance exam. Therefore, students are in the top 15% of their class before coming to MHMS. Once attending MHMS, the students must successfully complete the school's challenging coursework.
Driving directions to Merrol Hyde Magnet School: Main Office
22 mins19.3 mi
21 mins18.0 mi
24 mins17.7 mi
|1.||Head southeast on 7th Ave N toward Charlotte Ave||
|2.||Take the 1st right onto Charlotte Ave||
|3.||Turn right at George L Davis Blvd||
|4.||Take the ramp on the left onto I-40 W/I-65 N
Continue to follow I-65 N
|5.||Slight right at TN-386 N/State Route 386 N/Vietnam Veterans Blvd (signs for Hendersonville/Gallatin)||
|6.||Continue onto US-31E Bypass N||
|7.||Take exit 6 for TN-258 toward White House/Hendersonville||
|8.||Turn right at TN-258 S/New Shackle Island Rd||
|9.||Turn right at Township Dr
Destination will be on the right
Merrol Hyde Magnet School: Main Office
128 Township Dr
Hendersonville, TN 37075-2210
Visit the National Paideia center for more information: http://www.paideia.org
Paideia is not a strategy for teaching, but rather a philosophy of educating the whole child. Classrooms are student centered where children encounter fewer teacher-directed lessons and more discovery learning. A wide range of higher order conceptual skills are used to complement, not replace, the traditional basics of reading, writing, and computation.
The education will include project learning, Socratic seminar instruction, and intellectual work from the students. The curriculum will focus on the study of literature, fine arts, music, foreign language, technology, science, math, and physical health.
See the Sights and Sounds of MHMS to see several products from the Arts coached projects.