Hume-Fogg Magnet High School
At a Glance
- Serves grades 9-12
- Pearl Cohn Cluster
- Open Enrollment
- Does not offer bus transportation
- Does not offer before or aftercare
Welcome From the Principal
It is a great honor to serve you and your children as the principal of one of the top Tennessee schools. Since our founding in 1912, we have enjoyed a great tradition of academic excellence built on a culture of collaboration and cooperation.
Our program is set up to support students in their full academic development. It is our intent that every Hume-Fogg student graduates high school and enters college with a love of learning, a knowledge of self, and a respect for others and ideas, resulting in academic success, personal fulfillment and in meaningful and sustained contributions to society.
We invite you to join with us as we strive to be our best selves, individually and collectively.
Nashville, TN 37203 (map)
Principal: Dr. Kellie Hargis
Assistant Principal: Kelly A. Harned
Assistant Principal: Dr. Lisa Bonelli
School Counselor (Last Names A-D): Kanika Childress
School Counselor (Last Names E-K): Jeanetta Harper
School Counselor (Last Names L-R): Lauren Law
School Counselor (Last Names S-Z): Katherine Sanford
School Board Representative: Christiane Buggs
Pathway picture coming soon.
For student attendance questions/concerns, please email HFAAttendance@mnps.org.
Hume-Fogg, Nashville's first public school, was founded in 1912, and it became the first secondary magnet school to serve Nashville's academically talented students in 1983.
Today, Hume-Fogg serves academically advanced students from the entire metropolitan Nashville area. We are committed to the provision of a challenging college prep program within a structure of support and acceptance, where student voice is valued and diversity is celebrated. Academic courses are taught at the honors or Advanced Placement level, and students are required to take six courses per semester, with a minimum of three AP credits for graduation. Hume-Fogg offers two relatively unique advanced courses: Advanced Calculus (post-AP) and the two-year AP Capstone/Research class.
In addition to our rigorous academics, we maintain a nationally recognized arts program, including jazz, symphonic band, orchestra, visual arts, choir and theater. We also offer advanced study in German, Latin, Spanish and French.
Hume-Fogg was founded on a commitment to maximizing individual potential, including emotional and physical well-being through hard work and personal responsibility. We do this by promoting sensitivity to natural, social and cultural environments. Our work is deeply rooted in our shared beliefs and high expectations for ourselves and others.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
A Typical Day at School
Monday, Thursday, Friday – Single Regular Schedule – Seven 50 minute periods with a 40 minute shared lunch and 5 minute transition times
Tuesday, Wednesday – Double Regular Schedule – Three 100 minute block periods and one 50 minute period with a 55 minute shared lunch and 10 minute transition times.
A five minute warning bell rings at 7:55 am followed by a bell at 8 am to start school. There are no other bells used for the remainder of the day. All days begin with a shared moment of silence, the pledge of allegiance, and birthday announcements.
School Details & Links
Hume-Fogg has no standard school attire. Students are expected to always dress appropriately, showing respect for themselves and others. Inappropriate or disrespectful attire will not be allowed.
For more information and specific guidelines, please see the Hume-Fogg Dress Code Policy.
Certificated Staff and Teacher Email List
Meeting times: 4th Thursday of each month at noon
Contact: Jamie O'Neal
Social and Emotional Learning
Cheerleading / Dance
Track and Field
Co-op With Hillwood High School for football
Extracurricular activities, including:
Foreign Language Clubs
Gay, Straight Alliance
National Honor Society
Student Government Association
Video Game Club
Downtown Nashville Public Library
Tennessee Masonic Lodge
Barbershop Harmony Society
Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Urban Green Lab