Tennessee
Public School Ratings



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Tennessee Public Schools

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

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 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

Overview

Public Schools Overview Tennessee School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,001,562
Number Of Tennessee Schools 1,782
Number Of Tennessee School Districts 147
Spending Per Student $9,665

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 45.271134793306
4th Grade 45.4425686898021
5th Grade 43.1095371245721
6th Grade 48.777571529546
7th Grade 46.9083778103859
8th Grade 39.8767853518088
10th Grade 33.9675848063259

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 44.785761269085
4th Grade 49.5446079479702
5th Grade 50.4676006187928
6th Grade 45.6250182204267
7th Grade 42.5508532019943
8th Grade 45.8799221580047
10th Grade 24.3866608053647

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 65.0% 50.6%
Black 22.8% 16.0%
Hispanic 9.9% 26.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.0% 5.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 0.0% 48.4%
English Language Learners 4.3% 9.3%
Students With Disabilities 12.8% 13.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.58
AVG FOR NATION 16.50

Tennessee Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 6,715,984 325,719,178
Population Density (per sq. mile) 161 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.1% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 19.1% 19.4%
20-44 Years Old 32.9% 33.4%
45-64 Years Old 26.5% 26.1%
65 Or Older 15.4% 14.9%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,547,194 117,430,281
Single Parent Households With Children 11.2% 10.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 86.5% 87.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 26.1% 30.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 7.8% 12.2%
$100,000 - $149,999 11.2% 14.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.5% 12.3%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.5% 17.6%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.1% 17.7%
$15,000 - $29,999 17.4% 14.5%
$15,000 or less 13.6% 11.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,393 $5,401,794,135 55.8%
Support Expenditures
Student $415 $415,349,807 4.3%
Staff $519 $519,605,383 5.4%
General Administration $197 $197,201,905 2.0%
School Administration $539 $539,760,378 5.6%
Operation $716 $717,427,038 7.4%
Transportation $334 $334,277,096 3.5%
Other $191 $191,627,846 2.0%
Total Support $2,911 $2,915,204,413 30.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,361 $1,363,495,079 14.1%
Total Expenditures $9,665 $9,680,468,684 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%