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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, Tennessee

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System
Clarksville, Tennessee
Clarksville-Montgomery County School System seal.png
District Profile
Superintendent:B.J. Worthington
Graduation rate:94.0%[1]
Number of schools:37
Budget: $258.5 million[2]
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:George Giles
Board members:7
Term length:4
Clarksville-Montgomery County School System is a school district in Tennessee that served 30,621 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] This district is the seventh-largest school district in Tennessee with an operating budget of $258.5 million for the 2010-2011 school year.[2]

About the district

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System is located in Montgomery County, Tennessee
Clarksville-Montgomery County School System is located in Montgomery County, Tennessee. According to the United States Census Bureau, Montgomery County is home to 184,119 residents.[3]


Montgomery County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Tennessee in terms of education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 22.7 percent of Montgomery 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 Montgomery County was $49,459 compared to $44,140 for the state of Tennessee. The percentage of people below poverty level for Montgomery County was 16.2 percent while it was 17.3 percent for the state of Tennessee.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Montgomery County (%) Tennessee (%)
White 73.1 79.3
Black or African American 19.5 17.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 0.4
Asian 2.2 1.4
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4 0.1
Two or more race 4.0 1.6
Hispanic or Latino 8.9 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.[4]


B.J. Worthington is the current director of schools for the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System. He has served in this role since August 2012. Prior to accepting this role, Worthington served as the chief academic officer since 2001 and had previously held the positions of principal, assistant principal and teacher. Worthington earned his bachelor's degree from Tennessee Technological University. Worthington earned his doctoral and master's degrees from Tennessee State University and his education specialist degree from Austin Peay University. [5]

School board

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board is composed of seven members serving four-year terms.[6]

Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board
Member District Term Ends
George Giles 1 2014
Stephanie Lobdell 2 2016
Horace Murphy, Jr. 3 2014
Anne Murtha 4 2016
Jimmie Garland 5 2014
Eula Gardner Dowdy 6 2016
Josh Baggett 7 2014

School board elections

See also: Clarksville-Montgomery County School System elections (2014)

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


Clarksville-Montgomery County School System does not publish its annual budget on its website.[2]

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
2010-2011 $213,078,000 82.4% $10,681,000 4.1% $25,658,000 9.9% $8,918,000 3.4% $185,000 0.1% $258,520,000
Averages: $213,078,000 82% $10,681,000 4% $25,658,000 10% $8,918,000 3% $185,000 0% $258,520,000

Teacher salaries

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System employed 2,011 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 Montgomery County Education Association for 2013-2014:[8]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Bachelor's 35,645 52,967
B.A. + 10 35,745 53,067
B.A. + 20 35,845 53,167
Master's 38,720 57,535
MA + 10 38,820 57,635
MA + 20 38,920 57,735
MA + 30 40,136 59,639
Ed.S 41,552 61,748
Ph.D. 43,205 64,199

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System


Clarksville-Montgomery County School System served 30,621 students during the 2012-2013 school year. Clarksville-Montgomery County School System does not publicly archive enrollment data.[1]

District schools

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System operates 37 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[9]

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System
School Name
Barkers Mill Elementary
Barksdale Elementary
Burt Elementary
Byrns Dardin Elementary
Carmel Elementary
Clarksview High
Cumberland Heights Elementary
Glenellen Elementary
Hazelwood Elementary
Kenwood Elementary
Kenwood Middle
Kenwood High
Middle College at APSU
Minglewood Elementary
Montgomery Central Elementary
Montgomery Central Middle
Montgomery Central High
Moore Elementary
New Providence Middle
Norman Smith Elementary
Northeast Elementary
Northeast Middle
Northeast High
Northwest High
Pigsah Elementary
Richview Middle
Ringgold Elementary
Rossview Middle
Rossview High
Sango Elementary
St. Bethlehem Elementary
West Creek Elementary
West Creek Middle
West Creek High
Woodlawn Elementary

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.[10]

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System Grades 3 through 8 TCAP Results 2013
Subject  % Below Basic  % Basic  % Proficient  % Advanced
Math 12.8 35.0 31.5 20.7
Reading Language 7.8 36.8 42.7 12.7
Science 6.7 18.3 50.3 24.7
Social Studies N/A 7.1 35.7 57.2
Clarksville-Montgomery County School System TCAP Results 2013
Subject  % Below Basic  % Basic  % Proficient  % Advanced
Algebra I 14.7 26.1 32.7 26.5
Algebra II 18.9 35.8 31.8 13.5
Biology I 13.0 22.5 49.7 14.8
English I 5.9 20.0 61.0 13.1
English II 8.2 30.2 52.4 9.2
English III 18.3 38.0 30.1 13.6
US History N/A 2.6 41.2 56.2

Contact information

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System
621 Gracey Ave.
Clarksville, TN 37040
Phone: (931) 648-5600

See also

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