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 ranked #7 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, Alabama, US Naval Academy, US Air Force Academy, University of Dublin (Ireland), and other campuses across the United States, with the class of 2021 offered more than $18 million in scholarships, which averages to more than $300,000 per graduate.
The class of 2021 posted an average ACT score of 30.2, which is highest in the state of TN and more than 9 points above the national average. 13 MHMS Alumni have posted a perfect 36.
The class of 2021 had 4 National Merit Scholars and Finalists. 32 MHMS Alumni have also been National Merit Finalists
The high school AP program averages a 92% passage rate--almost 40% higher than the national average; 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.
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.