Tennessee
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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: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Tennessee School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,000,171
Number Of Tennessee Schools 1,773
Number Of Tennessee School Districts 146
Spending Per Student $9,431

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 34.6624887837303
4th Grade 36.7658629665307
5th Grade 31.092260659209
6th Grade 33.6683003329316
7th Grade 35.7303685429692
8th Grade 30.9394338360151
10th Grade 69.6
11th Grade 40.0992183418482

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 41.0697687419768
4th Grade 41.5111214396353
5th Grade 37.952761753126
6th Grade 39.9770863073056
7th Grade 32.6002391781894
8th Grade 35.4955408870862
11th Grade 47.9853605106397

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 65.6% 51.5%
Black 23.1% 16.2%
Hispanic 9.2% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.9% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.2% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 0.0% 47.6%
English Language Learners 4.1% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 12.9% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.04
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Tennessee Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 6,651,194 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 160 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.1% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 19.2% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 33.0% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 26.6% 26.2%
65 Or Older 15.0% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,522,204 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 11.3% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 86.0% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 25.4% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 7.1% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 10.5% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.3% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.3% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.5% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 18.1% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 14.3% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,296 $5,296,565,184 56.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $379 $379,375,452 4.0%
Staff $540 $540,274,938 5.7%
General Administration $188 $188,450,439 2.0%
School Administration $507 $507,509,200 5.4%
Operation $707 $707,432,307 7.5%
Transportation $325 $325,104,118 3.4%
Other $157 $157,399,116 1.7%
Total Support $2,805 $2,805,624,275 29.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,331 $1,330,781,746 14.1%
Total Expenditures $9,431 $9,433,025,176 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%