Hume-Fogg Magnet High School

Maximizing    individual    potential




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

Dr. Kellie Hargis   Principal

Dr. Kellie Hargis

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.


Contact Information

700 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203 (map)


Contact Emails:
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

School Description

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.

School Hours

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.



  • Hume-Fogg Association
    Meeting times: 4th Thursday of each month at noon
    Contact: Jamie O'Neal

  • Tutoring

  • Social and Emotional Learning


Extracurricular activities, including:

  • Anime Club

  • Art

  • Band

  • Book Club

  • Cheerleading

  • Chess Club

  • Choir

  • Creative Writing

  • Culinary

  • Debate/Speech

  • Diversity Club

  • Drama

  • Foreign Language Clubs

  • Gay, Straight Alliance

  • Key Club

  • Math Club

  • National Honor Society

  • Photography

  • Poetry

  • Quiz Bowl

  • Recycling

  • Robotics

  • Science Club

  • Student Government Association

  • Video Game Club

  • Yearbook

  • Frist Center

  • Vanderbilt University

  • Downtown Partnership

  • Downtown Nashville Public Library

  • Nashville Symphony

  • Tennessee Masonic Lodge

  • Barbershop Harmony Society

  • Tennessee Performing Arts Center

  • Urban Green Lab