Cane Ridge High School
At a Glance
- Serves grades 9-12
- Cane Ridge Cluster
- Not Open Enrollment
- Offers bus transportation
- Does not offer before or aftercare
Welcome From the Principal
Welcome to Cane Ridge High School. We’re very fortunate to have a beautiful campus, wonderful students and strong leadership by our caring staff and faculty. By way of our Academies, we can teach all of our students in smaller learning communities where they can connect to post-secondary and career opportunities, and receive real-life, on-the-job training.
Our mission is to provide a safe, caring learning environment and rigorous curriculum that equips all students with the knowledge to become productive citizens in a global society. I welcome your family to join us and learn how it feels to have Raven pride!
Cane Ridge High School boasts a student body as diverse as the opportunities within our walls. Our academic programs are designed to prepare students for next steps in life and their education.
We offer small community learning environments within each of our four Academies. Our Academy of Law includes a pathway in law enforcement services, offering mock trials, field trips and skills competitions. Students in the Academy of Health Management can participate in healthcare-related internships, service learning projects and hear guest speakers to supplement pathways in health business, health informatics, and health and wellness services. Pathways in design and pre-construction, carpentry, concrete and electrical are possible within our Academy of Architecture and Construction, where we assist students with earning industry-recognized certifications. Broadcasting, interactive multimedia and visual arts are each pathways within our Academy of Arts and Communications, which develops students’ leadership skills through its Academy clubs, student organizations and community service projects.
Beyond the Academies, advanced academic opportunities include: Honors classes, the Senior Capstone Experience, scholarship fulfillment opportunities, advanced placement and dual enrollment courses, Arabic as a foreign language, and AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education). All AICE-level courses (available in 10th through 12th grades) culminate with a Cambridge exam, allowing students to earn college credits upon passing. AICE courses are among the highest level available to students in our district and across the world.
We also have plenty of extracurricular activities to explore. Debate and Speech, Color Guard, Newspaper and Dance Club are only a few. Our Performance Arts groups, including Band, Symphony, Chorus, Dance and Drama, are very active and perform several times a year for the community. Soccer, baseball and softball, track and field, golf and bowling are only some of 14 TSSAA sports teams our students can join. Go Ravens!
Students can have such a well-rounded experience at Cane Ridge High School that it’s hard to summarize here. We strive to assist our students in realizing their full potential as responsible, productive, contributing members of society by providing an educational environment where they are challenged, where excellence is expected and where differences are valued.
7:05 a.m. - 2:05 p.m.
A Typical Day at School
Cane Ridge uses the A/B block schedule that enables students to take four long class periods per day with one shorter period per day for electives, ACT prep, Senior Capstone and RTI.
Academies and Pathways
Cane Ridge is one of twelve high schools that make up the Academies of Nashville. Students have a choice of different academies offering a practical, hands-on approach to learning in fields that interest them ranging from engineering to healthcare. The Academies empower students through career exposure so they can make timely, informed decisions and discover their true passions while earning early college credit and nationally recognized industry certifications. The academies and pathways include the following:
Academy of Architecture & Construction
Residential & Commercial Construction
Architectural & Engineering Design
Academy of Arts & Communication
Digital Arts & Design
Academy of Health Management
Sports and Human Performance
Academy of Law
Criminal Justice and Correction Service
School Details & Links
Family Involvement Specialist
Cheerleading / Dance
Track and Field
Battle of the Books
National Honor Society
YMCA Latino Achievers
Academy of Architecture and Construction
Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville
Ole South Realty
Associated General Contractors
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools - Construction
Skanska USA Building
Academy of Arts and Communication
Country Music Hall of Fame
Left Brain Digital
Watkins College of Design
Academy of Health Management
Vanderbilt Department of Biomedical Informatics
YMCA of Middle Tennessee
Lipscomb School of Computing & Informatics
Academy of Law
Davidson County Juvenile Courts
District Attorney Office
MNPD – South Precinct
Nashville Conflict Resolution Center
Davidson County Sheriff’s Dept.
Lipscomb Institute for Conflict Management
Tennessee National Guard
Other Community Partners:
Steve Griffith – Academy of Architecture and Construction
Andrew Williams – Academy of Architecture and Construction
Sheila Calloway – Academy of Law