Merrol Hyde Magnet School

MHMS is committed to excellence in K-12, college preparatory education that emphasizes a well-rounded experience using the Paideia philosphy of teaching the whole child - mind, body, and spirit.  We are different than other public programs because our goals and philosophy focus on the learning experience and growth of each student. MHMS draws from all of Sumner County, TN, adding to our diverse student population.  We are intentional about attracting all students and families. By choosing MHMS for your student and family, you will get the opportunity to join our journey which includes some of our accomplishments:

Mind - Academics

At Merrol Hyde, students are encouraged to challenge themselves.  Being a K-12 school provides opportunities for elementary students to interact in an academic setting with middle and high school students as well as opportunities for building connections, setting expectations, and instilling at a young age the value of a quality education. Visit our Academics home page to learn more about the courses we offer. 

We are Ranked at the State and National Level

Merrol Hyde Magnet School has been recognized multiple times on the local, state, and national level. We are ranked #1 elementary, #1 middle school, and #1 high school in Tennessee, and consistently ranked nationally among all high schools.

We are a Nationally Accredited Paideia school

Every student regularly participates in Paideia seminars which help them see and respect the values and ideas of classic literature, art, music, current events, and each of their classmates. Click here to learn more about Paideia

We Focus on Foreign Language

Every student is exposed to foreign language starting in kindergarten.  MHMS is not an immersion school; yet our students learn the basic conversation, grammar, and culture of French, Spanish, Latin, and Mandarin Chinese

We Prepare our Students for College

MHMS Alumni have been accepted and attended colleges, universities, and service academies including: Harvard, Princeton, Duke, Northeastern, West Point, Vanderbilt, Clemson, Stanford, Baylor, University of Chicago, US Naval Academy, US Air Force Academy, and other campuses across the United States, with the class of 2023 offered more than $11 million in scholarships, which averages to more than $220,000 per graduate.

The class of 2023 posted an average ACT score of 30.6, which is highest in the state of TN and more than 9 points above the national average.  15 MHMS Alumni have posted a perfect 36.

The class of 2023 had 3 National Merit Scholars and Finalists.  38 MHMS Alumni have also been National Merit Finalists.

The high school AP program averages a 96% passage rate--almost 40% higher than the national average and every high school student takes at least 1 AP course.

Every graduate leaves with a minimum of 6 hours of college credit, with the average graduate arriving on their college campus with 11+ college credit hours.

Body - Athletics

We are pretty good at athletics, too.  Check out our athletics page for our achievements and programs that help develop the whole child. MHMS boasts 10 team and individual state champions including 3 time tennis and back to back girls soccer champions.

Spirit - Student Life

MHMS students actively participate and support various service projects and community causes, many of which are completely designed and implemented by the students themselves.  Graduating seniors will have completed a minimum of 80 service hours to their community, with most students serving more than 100 hours. Visit our Student Life home page to learn more about the clubs and organizations we offer. 



Shared Vision

Merrol Hyde Magnet School is a unique, K-12 learning community that uses the Paideia philosophy of educating the whole child--mind, body, and spirit--to meet the needs of students.  We will provide intentional, rigorous, accelerated college-preparatory instruction focused on humanities and critical and creative thinking.

We will create a collaborative community where students and teachers actively engage in continual growth and learning, seek out and civilly discuss diverse ideas and values, and pursue solutions to enrich their lives and the lives of others.