Early childhood education provides students with a foundation for success for the rest of their lives. In studies about the ROI of early education, for every $1 spent, $7 are generated later. As a result, it is imperative to invest in children’s futures by providing them high-quality learning environments and curricula.

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Because there can be vast differences in the number and type of resources distributed among school districts, it is left largely up to parents to determine what school is best for their child. In response to that need, Stacker compiled a list of the best public elementary schools in Tennessee using rankings from Niche.

Keep reading to see how school districts in your state stack up.

#4. Lakeland Elementary School

– School district: Lakeland School System
– Enrollment: 1,067 (15:1 student to teacher ratio)
– Niche grade: A

#3. Farmington Elementary School

– School district: Germantown Municipal School District
– Enrollment: 631 (13:1 student to teacher ratio)
– Niche grade: A

#2. Jordan Elementary School

– School district: Williamson County Schools
– Enrollment: 469 (13:1 student to teacher ratio)
– Niche grade: A+

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#1. Merrol Hyde Magnet School

– School district: Sumner County Schools
– Enrollment: 670 (13:1 student to teacher ratio)
– Niche grade: A+