Tennessee
Public School Ratings






Tennessee Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Tennessee School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,006,309
Number Of Tennessee Schools 1,862
Number Of Tennessee School Districts 149
Spending Per Student $10,283

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

50 40 30 20 10 0
37%
35%
36%
36%
37%
29%
42%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    10th Grade
Reading Proficiency

Math Test

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
44%
46%
47%
42%
36%
38%
33%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    10th Grade
Math Proficiency

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 63.9% 49.7%
Black 22.5% 15.9%
Hispanic 11.2% 27.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.1% 5.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 0.0% 47.6%
English Language Learners 4.5% 9.7%
Students With Disabilities 12.9% 14.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
15.7
16.0
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION

Tennessee Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 6,829,174 328,239,523
Population Density (per sq. mile) 164 92
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.1% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 18.9% 19.2%
20-44 Years Old 32.8% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 26.3% 25.8%
65 Or Older 16.0% 15.6%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,597,292 118,338,931
Single Parent Households With Children 11.0% 10.5%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 87.5% 88.0%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 27.3% 32.1%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 9.5% 14.6%
$100,000 - $149,999 12.8% 15.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.4% 12.7%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.3% 17.2%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.3% 16.8%
$15,000 - $29,999 15.7% 13.2%
$15,000 or less 12.1% 10.3%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,553 $5,588,067,341 54.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $437 $439,335,393 4.2%
Staff $541 $544,162,511 5.3%
General Administration $191 $192,177,646 1.9%
School Administration $553 $556,606,019 5.4%
Operation $748 $752,432,267 7.3%
Transportation $345 $347,409,094 3.4%
Other $258 $259,638,409 2.5%
Total Support $3,073 $3,091,962,686 29.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,658 $1,668,252,537 16.1%
Total Expenditures $10,283 $10,348,370,115 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%