Jackson-Madison County School System, Tennessee

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Jackson-Madison County School System
Jackson, Tennessee
Jackson-Madison County School System seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Verna Ruffin
Graduation rate:92.2%[1]
Number of schools:27
Budget: $120.7 million<
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Jim Campbell
Board members:9
Term length:4
Jackson-Madison County School System is a school district in Tennessee that served 13,375 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] This district is the eleventh-largest school district in Tennessee with an operating budget of $120.7 million for the 2014-2015 school year.

About the district

Jackson-Madison County School System is located in Madison County, Tennessee
Jackson-Madison County School System is located in Madison County, Tennessee. According to the United States Census Bureau, Madison County is home to 98,733 residents.[2]


Madison County outperformed in comparison to the rest of Tennessee in terms of education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 23.8 percent of Madison County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 23.5 percent for Tennessee as a whole. The median household income for Madison County was $42,348 compared to $44,140 for the state of Tennessee. The percentage of people below poverty level for Madison County was 18.3 percent while it was 17.3 percent for the state of Tennessee.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Madison County (%) Tennessee (%)
White 60.3 79.3
Black or African American 37.0 17.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.4
Asian 1.1 1.4
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 0.1
Two or more race 1.3 1.6
Hispanic or Latino 3.5 4.8

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[3]


Verna Ruffin is the current superintendent of Jackson-Madison County School System. Prior to serving in this position, Ruffin served as the assistant superintendent for the academic achievement zone, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, principal, assistant principal and band director. She earned her doctoral degree from the University of Oklahoma. She is also a co-author of Leading Across Boundaries: The Role of Community Schools and Cross-Boundary Leadership in School Reform in New Perspectives in Educational Leadership: Exploring Social, Political, and Community Contexts and Meaning.[4]

School board

The Jackson-Madison County School Board is composed of nine members serving four-year terms.[5]

Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board
Member District/Position Term Ends
Bob Alvey 4/2 2014
Dave Bratcher 5/2 2014
Jim Campbell 5/1 2016
David Clifft 4/1 2014
Janice Hampton 6/1 2016
Jeffery S. Head 2/1 2016
Joe Mays 6/2 2014
Truman Murray 3/1 2016
George F. Neely 1/1 2014

School board elections

See also: Jackson-Madison County School System elections (2014)

Members of the Jackson-Madison County School System are elected to four-year terms. The general election for five seats was held on August 7, 2014.[6] Four seats were up for election in 2012, and no seats will be up for election in 2015.


Jackson-Madison County School System publishes its annual budget on its website.[7][8][9][10]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2014-2015 $73,721,401 61.1% $19,898,339 16.5% $22,859,412 18.9% $0 0% $4,259,549 3.5% $120,738,701
Averages: $73,721,401 61% $19,898,339 16% $22,859,412 19% $0 0% $4,259,549 4% $120,738,701

Teacher salaries

Jackson-Madison County School System employed 1,042 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the Madison County Education Association for 2013-2014:[11]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Bachelor's 33,780 45,501
B.A. + 10 34,030 46,419
B.A. + 20 34,280 47,338
Master's 35,920 51,297
MA + 10 36,420 52,219
MA + 20 37,175 53,144
MA + 30 39,175 55,147
Ed.S 39,781 55,762
Ph.D. 41,790 57,836

Jackson-Madison County School System


Jackson-Madison County School System served 13,375 students during the 2012-2013 school year. Jackson-Madison County School System does not publicly archive enrollment data.[1]

District schools

Jackson-Madison County School System operates 27 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

Jackson-Madison County School System
School Name
Alexander Elementary
Andrew Jackson Elementary
Arlington Elementary
Beach Bluff Elementary
Denmark Elementary
East Elementary
I.B. Tigrett Middle
Jackson Career &Technology Magnet Elementary
Jackson Central-Merry Academy Of Medical Technology
Lane Technology Magnet Elementary
Liberty Technology Magnet High
Lincoln Magnet School for Mathematics and Science
Madison Academic High
Malesus Elementary
North Parkway Middle
North Side High
Northeast Middle
Nova Elementary
Parkview Learning Center
Pope Elementary
Rose Hill Middle
South Elementary
Southside High
The Montessori School Of Bemis
Thelma Barker Elementary
West Middle
Whitehall Pre-K Center
Academic Academy at Northeast Middle School

Academic performance

The Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program, or TCAP, is a set of statewide assessments given in Tennessee to measure students' skills and progress. Students in grades 3-8 take the Achievement Test, and high school students take End of Course exams for various subjects. Student results are categorized as below basic, basic, proficient or advanced. Students that are proficient or advanced are commmonly considered to be at or above grade level.[13]

Jackson-Madison County School System Grades 3 through 8 TCAP Results 2013
Subject  % Below Basic  % Basic  % Proficient  % Advanced
Math 21.9 39.5 26.1 12.5
Reading Language 16.4 46.0 29.9 7.7
Science 23.1 33.1 35.1 8.7
Social Studies N/A 24.4 47.8 27.8
Jackson-Madison County School System TCAP Results 2013
Subject  % Below Basic  % Basic  % Proficient  % Advanced
Algebra I 21.1 23.8 25.7 29.4
Algebra II 30.8 35.9 26.5 6.8
Biology I 24.9 30.0 33.9 11.2
English I 13.5 31.7 47.4 7.4
English II 18.1 38.1 38.7 5.4
English III 27.1 38.1 23.6 11.2
US History N/A 4.4 54.0 46.1

Contact information

Jackson-Madison County School System seal.jpg
Jackson-Madison County School System
310 North Parkway
Jackson, TN 38305
Phone: (731) 664-2500

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