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Nashville, TN 37203

(615) 291-6300
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March 29, 2013
Welcome to Hume-Fogg High School- where the pressure to succeed is high and grades define your intelligence. The academic environment is centered on one type of student- the kind of student that is able to learn at a rapid pace but still keeps his or her sanity. I'm not exaggerating one bit; this school provides every student with a rigorous college prep curriculum. I'm a junior at this school, and honestly my time here has been less than ideal. Despite my setbacks, however, I believe that any student can succeed at HFA if he or she is motivated and works hard. The opportunities here are tremendous, and at the end of the day I am grateful to one day be able to call this school my alma mater.

- submitted by a student
September 25, 2011
As 2010 graduate of Hume-Fogg, I can say first hand that it is a great school, and I am a proud alum. I attend a top 20 university, and although it can be a bit difficult, Hume-Fogg has prepared me with the knowledge, study skills, note taking, and other skills that my fellow peers here lack. You may even here some alums say college is easier than Hume-Fogg. In addition to wonderful academics, Hume-Fogg's extracurriculars are top notch as well. The theater, band, visual art, and choral department are notorious around the country for their achievements. A large portion of student are involved in sports as well as many other extracurricular activities. The teachers are some of the best in the state, I have grown close to many and have befriended them outside of the classroom. If you have the opportunity to attend Hume-Fogg do so, it's wonderful, however, it is not for all. It is academically challenging, but if willing to do the work, it is definitely worth it. It was honestly the best four years of my life to date.

- submitted by a student
January 29, 2011
HFA is an loutstanding school for the academically PREPARED student. It is an Optional, College Prep school and is NOT a school for the average student by design. The curriculum is rigorous, but the kids still had lots of fun. As an active member of the PTO, I chaperoned many dances, attended band performances and competitions, etc. My son graduated from HFA in 2002, he aced the Math SAT and was highly recruited by top knotch universities. He is an engineer and has never had any difficulty finding employment. If you have a child who has shown that he/she can academically perform at a high level, you will not find a better school (public or private).

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2011
This school is absolutely incredible. I'm a senior at Hume Fogg, and I love my teachers. I have many friends that graduated last year, and most of them tell me that college is a breeze compared to Hume Fogg. The teachers are amazing and love their areas. They are so easy to talk to, and it is not uncommon for them to give out their phone numbers for us to call them with any issues. If you have the choice to come here or send your child here, please do so with no regrets. It is definitely worth it.

- submitted by a student
November 15, 2010
I am currently a sophomore enrolled here, and it can be a bit overwhelming at times. But, It is a great school with some awesome teachers and a wide range of subjects. I would not trade it for ANY other school. And to make it better the building is a million years old with a sick basement.(sick in a good way)

- submitted by a student
November 05, 2010
Hume-Fogg is a college preparatory school, and its curriculum is mirrored as the recommended curriculum on selective college web sites:4 years of math, 4 years of science, 4 years of language (hopefully the same one); 4 years of English lit/composition, and history/government. H-F also requires a semester of economics. While this leaves room for fewer electives, a college preparatory curriculum is designed to give students a solid foundation tn many disciplines, so they're ready to specialize once they start college. H-F also offers a huge advantage many public schools are sadly lacking: Students are there because they want to learn, and teachers are there because they want to teach intellectually engaged, capable students. H-F is a United Nations of good students. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a solid college preparatory education.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2010
I spent my entire school career in the Metro Public school system in Nashville, and this school is a God send to the county. The teachers and curriculum challenged me in a way that no other school was able to achieve. Hume Fogg prepared me so much for college that most of my freshman classes were easier than those I took in high school.

- submitted by a community member
August 14, 2010
I'm an alumni of Hume Fogg Academic Magnet High School. Hume Fogg has excellent teachers, guidance counselors, and principal/vice principal. The enriching environment and classes are very conducive for learning and college preparation. As a college freshman, I felt much better prepared (not only academically, but also mentally and emotionally) than did most of my classmates.

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May 12, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2010
Hume Fogg was a big help for college and I made life long friends. The teachers are all fully dedicated!

- submitted by a student
July 03, 2009
I didn't want to come to this school in the first place, but I am so glad that I did. The teachers are super amazing because they actually teach, and they actually know what they're teaching. They make it fun and easy to learn/relate to. The people here are very respectful, and I feel more secure here. I admit that this school is pretty tough and that sometimes people feel like it's not fair. Well, it is fair because it has almost everything to prepare students for college and reality. If people bail out of this school, that's their choice. If they can't take the heat from Hume-Fogg, then there's probably some place that will better suit them. However, the difficulty at Hume-Fogg is like another way to challenge a student. I think it's best to face it than take the shortcut out.

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June 02, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
May 19, 2009
I am a freshmen at HFA this year and I absolutely love it! It is definitely the best school I have ever been too, and I am sad about leaving this summer. I have made great friends and had great experiences. It not only has great academics, but has awesome sports and amazing talents in singing and acting. In short: best school ever.

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January 15, 2009
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September 04, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 04, 2008
I have just graduated from HFA this past spring of 2008. I was just looking up for a decent middle/elementary school for my young sisters to attend as I stumbled upon this site. As I have realized, through both personal experience and others' reviews, that most regular public middle schools in Davidson lack the academic rigor and care for its students, which worries me tremendously. Now, as I look back upon my fours years in this marvelous institution, I am truly grateful for everything it has provided for me - its caring faculty, its brilliant, talented, and diverse student body...this is a place where one can call HOME.

- submitted by a student
July 22, 2008
You can't get any better than this. Teachers TEACH at this school, don't just grade it to make him/her look good. God Bless everybody here.

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July 05, 2008
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June 05, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
May 10, 2008
I'm currently a sophomore at Hume-Fogg and I love it, but it's not perfect (no high school is perfect, of course) as people might think it is. It has a great environment compared to other schools and the academics are challenging, but rewarding. I have a lot of friends and I just know that I'll be prepared for college. However, to all the parents, if your child doesn't wanna go to HFA or wants to drop out and go to his/her zone-school, then let him/her because he/she will cause problems for the school and will definitely not do well.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 04, 2008
Hume-Fogg has a great reputation for academics and while this is mainly deserved, Hume-Fogg falls short on several other things. First, the curriculum is very structured leaving little room for any real electives. For the studnet that does not thrive under these conditions, there is little to no support. HFA would prefer those students to leave the school even if it is in the middle of their senior year. Hume-Fogg fosters a very elitist atmosphere and does not want to acknowledge it has faults little less adress those faults. If I had another chance, I'm not sure I would have sent my children there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 13, 2008
I am currently a sophomore at Hume-Fogg. I must say that Hume-Fogg is not for everyone, and in fact I have been in the magnet system since middle school. I do think Hume-Fogg is an excellent school. Note that Hume-Fogg is difficult. Freshman year is a breeze and teachers still baby the students. prepared whatsoever. I am in an AP and believe me it is one of the hardest classes I have ever taken. I do realize AP classes are difficult, but the problem is that some teachers just give you the work and do not do anything but teach from the book. And the person speaking on math is completely right. I am a 3.5 student, but my average has gone downNow, in my second year I have felt I have not been because of this. I think Hume-Fogg opens doors, but be prepared to have difficulty with the knobs.

- submitted by a student
March 06, 2008
Hume-Fogg, while a strong school, is hardly the 'be-all-and-end-all' of academic excellence it likes to present itself as. It's a good school for a certain 'type' of student: the type who equates grades with intelligence and for whom academics is life. It favors a classical education over creativity, and if you don't fit the mold you won't likely enjoy your time there. Or, your time there won't be very long, as the school will often 'strongly encourage' students to go elsewhere, even up to the second semester of senior year. The school also takes a very 'figure it out yourself' approach to math, with most math classes featuring the teacher writing the material on the board and the students copying it down. It's also highly elitist, not simply in academics but in the attitude as a whole: 'We're better than you,' is the general sense. This is not to say that it is a bad school per se, and you do get opportunies there that are hard to find elsewhere (although not impossible), but I would suggest thinking long and hard about whether or not it is the kind of atmosphere where you want to spend four years.

- submitted by a student
no rating December 12, 2007
it pretty awesome here. the learning experience has been great so far! ;)

- submitted by a student
October 15, 2007
Both my sons were fortunate to be accepted at Hume-Fogg. Neither wanted to attend; I made them. After a few short weeks, they realized the prestige and glamour of attending Hume-Fogg. Their circle of friends expanded. They were exposed to classrooms, teachers, and students who thrived on excellence where achievement was lauded rather than castigated by fellow students. They were more than prepared for their first year of college and received credit for some of their classes. I am a proud mom who relished the other parents, their involvement and the attention to academics found at Hume-Fogg. Even the physical 'old' school was endearing to me. My sons, graduates of the University of Tennessee and one, a banker and the other, an Army officer, are proud to say they are alumni of Hume-Fogg.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2007
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- submitted by a student
July 20, 2006
I graduated from Hume Fogg in 2005, after finishing my first year at the university level, a rigorous university at that, I have been made fully aware of the preparation Hume Fogg provided me with. Bluntly, my first year was a breeze, especially in comparison to my scholastic schedule at Hume Fogg. I was even encouraged by my general studies english teacher to

- submitted by a former student
May 15, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2006
This is my sons first year at hume fogg and we love the school. He looks forward to going to school every day. The Teachers are amazing. They love what they do. I believe my son will be better prepared for college because he went there. The academic program is outstanding. the diverse student body make everyone feel welcome. the extracurricular clubs are numerous and students are encouraged to take a leadership rule in creating new clubs. The school instills in their students a strong sense of community service amongst the students and goes out of their way to introduce to their students to opportunities to volunteer in the nashville area.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2005
My son graduated from Hume Fogg in 2000 and went on to one of the most rigorous and selective schools in America. He was not even a 'top tier' student at HFA but still managed this due to the nature of the program offered. Now my daughter is entering her senior year there and is aspiring to the same type of college experience. While it is hard to know whether she will experience the same success we have every reason to believe that she will. This is the most wonderful,unique school! One of the other raters questioned whether the quality of the program had declined in recent years. I can assure you it has not. Luck plays a large part in it whether you get in because of the lottery. If your child attends, they will be challenged academically and will make friends to last a lifetime, both student and faculty.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2005
Hume Fogg is an amazing school, and this school is where you can definetely tell yourself that grades aren't everything. To see my child come home and see what she has learned is a gift to my heart, and I am blessed to get that gift every single day because of this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2004
I am in love with Hume Fogg. Although it is only my second year, I feel as if it is my home. My closest family is at school, and my life depends on the community of the school. The teachers excel in what they do, whether it's teaching a whole new language or even teaching the basics of the violin. Hume Fogg has taught me to be a leader. 'Don't follow me, get in front of me and be a leader, not a follower,' Mr. Ward said to me today as I was heading up the stairs. I truly am a leader here at Hume Fogg. I come to tears just imagining the all-nighters I pulled and countless hours of AP essays I have to do. Recalling the harsh B's and C's on exams, but, you see, grades aren't everything...it's what you learn. And Hume Fogg is JUST the place.

- submitted by a student
September 14, 2004
My daughter is a sophomore this year at Hume Fogg and I can not say enough great things about the school,the teachers, and the other students. I would recommend this school to anyone that wants to have an accelerated chance to prepare for college and to get an excellent learnig experience.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2004
My daughter graduated in 2003 and is now at a highly demanding college. She is handling it well due to the great education at Hume-Fogg. Very diverse and talented student body, dedicated teachers, dynamic administrators. She transferred to Hume-Fogg from MLK, which is also a great school, but Hume-Fogg was better suited to her. My son is now a sophomore at Hume-Fogg and having a much different but equally good educational experience. I teach at Vanderbilt University and always enjoy having both Hume-Fogg and MLK students in my classes.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
Hume-Fogg is a great school. I consider it to be a college prep school. It challenges every student that walks into the door. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
It's been a while, but my son, John Jacob, graduated in 1998. I can definitely say at that time, the kids were the most diverse and well rounded individuals. However since then there has been much speculation that the school has been on a decline due to the students that now fill its halls. It might be too easy to get into nowadays. Whereas the cross town rival MLK has even been said to have won the battle of midtown magnet schools and I can't really disagree.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
My daughter, who is a senior this year, has had a wonderful experience at Hume-Fogg. The teachers and the leadership are second to none. The courses are rigorous which will prepare her for college. Because of leadership provided by the guidance office, Hume-Fogg has an exceptional reputation with college admission counselors who already know the quality of students that the school graduates. My daughter will be more than prepared to make her mark on the world.

- submitted by a parent
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Hume - Fogg High Academic Magnet
700 Broadway, Nashville, TN  37203
(615) 291-6300
Last modified Hume - Fogg High Academic Magnet is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hume - Fogg High Academic Magnet Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top