Hume-Fogg takes top spot — once again

U.S. News & World Report has released its annual ranking of the top public schools in the nation, with a familiar face leading the charge in Tennessee and moving up the chart.

Nashville’s Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School ranks No. 37, placing the downtown-based institution tops in the state. Last year, U.S. News & World Report ranked Hume-Fogg No. 49 in the country. In the magazine's annual ranking, Hume-Fogg consistently ranks No. 1 among the state's public high schools.

The state’s “runner-up” is Martin Luther King Academic Magnet, which is ranked No. 113 in the country. In 2012, North Nashville-based MLK ranked 80th nationally. Rounding off the top five in Tennessee are Merrol Hyde Magnet in Hendersonville, which ranked 127th nationally; Brentwood High, which ranked 227th; and Ravenwood High in Brentwood, which ranked No. 474.

Franklin High, at No. 8, is the only other Midstate school ranked in the state's Top 10. A full list of Tennessee schools evaluated can be found here.