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Overview

Public Schools Overview Tennessee School Districts by City
Number Of Students 843,724
Number Of Tennessee Schools 1,573
Number Of Tennessee School Districts 139
Spending Per Student $8,776

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 46.9144310991138
8th Grade 51.233423404462
11th Grade 69.7883042834918

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 58.8518909443852
8th Grade 54.6370104488055
11th Grade 64.0994788266188

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 73.7% 50.9%
Black 15.1% 15.6%
Hispanic 7.6% 24.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.6% 4.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.2% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 56.4% 50.9%
English Language Learners 3.2% 8.6%
Students With Disabilities 13.2% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 14.92
AVG FOR NATION 16.11

Tennessee Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 6,600,299 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 158 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.2% 6.4%
5-19 Years Old 19.6% 20.0%
20-44 Years Old 33.1% 33.6%
45-64 Years Old 26.8% 26.4%
65 Or Older 14.2% 13.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,504,556 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 11.4% 11.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 85.5% 86.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 24.9% 29.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 6.3% 10.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 10.0% 13.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.9% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.1% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.7% 18.6%
$15,000 - $29,999 18.8% 15.7%
$15,000 or less 15.2% 12.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $4,803 $4,052,008,000 54.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $358 $301,952,000 4.1%
Staff $516 $435,416,000 5.9%
General Administration $186 $157,274,000 2.1%
School Administration $463 $390,505,000 5.3%
Operation $681 $574,188,000 7.8%
Transportation $337 $284,079,000 3.8%
Other $134 $113,031,000 1.5%
Total Support $2,674 $2,256,445,000 30.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,299 $1,096,118,000 14.8%
Total Expenditures $8,776 $7,404,571,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,701 $333,638,169,000 52.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $591 $29,412,404,174 4.6%
Staff $492 $24,492,916,000 3.8%
General Administration $209 $10,424,317,000 1.6%
School Administration $594 $29,556,027,000 4.6%
Operation $1,037 $51,633,785,000 8.1%
Transportation $496 $24,688,412,826 3.9%
Other $387 $19,255,863,000 3.0%
Total Support $3,805 $189,463,725,000 29.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,365 $117,743,383,000 18.4%
Total Expenditures $12,871 $640,845,277,000 100.0%