Robertson County Schools, Tennessee

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Robertson County Schools
Springfield, Tennessee
Robertson County Schools seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Mike Davis
Graduation rate:93.4%[1]
Number of schools:20
Budget: $93.9 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Lyle Payne
Board members:6
Term length:4
Robertson County Schools is a school district in Tennessee that served 11,515 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] This district is the 15th-largest school district in Tennessee with an operating budget of $93.9 million for the 2011-2012 school year.[2]

About the district

Robertson County Schools is located in Robertson County, Tennessee
Robertson County Schools is located in Robertson County, Tennessee. According to the United States Census Bureau, Robertson County is home to 67,383 residents.[3]


Robertson County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Tennessee in terms of education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 16.3 percent of Robertson 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 Robertson County was $52,588 compared to $44,140 for the state of Tennessee. The percentage of people below poverty level for Robertson County was 13.0 percent while it was 17.3 percent for the state of Tennessee.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Robertson County (%) Tennessee (%)
White 89.8 79.3
Black or African American 7.7 17.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 0.4
Asian 0.6 1.4
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or more race 1.4 1.6
Hispanic or Latino 6.1 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.[4] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


Mike Davis is the current director of schools for Robertson County Schools. He has served in this role since July 2013. Davis has also served as director of schools for Wilson County Schools and Scott County Schools. Davis also served for 32 years in the Kentucky National Guard. Davis earned his bachelor's degree from Cumberland College, his master's degree from Union College and his superintendent certification from Eastern Kentucky University.[5]

School board

The Robertson County Schools Board of Education is composed of six members serving four-year terms.[6]

Robertson County Schools Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
Allan B. Heard 1 2014
Stoney Crockett 2 2014
Jeff White 3 2016
Jerry Converse 4 2016
Lyle Payne 5 2016
Connie Hogan 6 2016

School board elections

See also: Robertson County Schools elections (2014)

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


Robertson County Schools publishes 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 $63,373,000 69.2% $3,396,000 3.7% $17,159,000 18.7% $5,125,000 5.6% $2,575,000 2.8% $91,628,000
2011-2012 $57,904,000 61.7% $3,567,000 3.8% $10,079,000 10.7% $4,852,000 5.2% $17,460,000 18.6% $93,862,000
Averages: $60,638,500 65% $3,481,500 4% $13,619,000 15% $4,988,500 5% $10,017,500 11% $92,745,000

Teacher salaries

Robertson County Schools employed 788 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 Robertson County Education Association for 2013-2014:[8]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Bachelor's 34,320 48,660
Master's 37,032 51,816
MA + 30 39,792 54,144
Ed.S 40,596 54,888
Ph.D. 42,732 56,772

Robertson County Schools


Robertson County Schools served 11,515 students during the 2012-2013 school year. Robertson County Schools does not publicly archive enrollment data.[1]

District schools

Robertson County Schools operates 20 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[9]

Robertson County Schools
School Name
Bransford Elementary
Cheatham Park Elementary
Coopertown Elementary
Coopertown Middle
East Robertson Elementary
East Robertson High
Greenbrier Elementary
Greenbrier High
Greenbrier Middle
Jo Byrns Elementary
Jo Byrns High
Krisle Elementary
Robert F. Woodall Elementary
Robertson County Alternative Program
Springfield High
Springfield Middle
Watauga Elementary
Westside Elementary
White House Heritage Elementary
White House Heritage High

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]

Robertson County Schools Grades 3 through 8 TCAP Results 2013
Subject  % Below Basic  % Basic  % Proficient  % Advanced
Math 10.4 34.9 34.1 20.6
Reading Language 9.1 40.0 41.1 9.8
Science 13.7 25.7 47.1 13.5
Social Studies N/A 12.6 46.6 40.8
Robertson County Schools TCAP Results 2013
Subject  % Below Basic  % Basic  % Proficient  % Advanced
Algebra I 9.8 21.3 31.0 37.4
Algebra II 27.6 37.5 25.6 9.3
Biology I 15.0 22.5 47.0 15.5
English I 8.0 23.0 56.4 12.6
English II 11.6 30.5 50.1 7.8
English III 19.9 35.8 28.6 15.7
US History N/A 2.6 45.3 52.6

Contact information

Robertson County Schools seal.jpg
Robertson County Schools
2121 Woodland Street
Springfield, Tennessee 37172 Phone: (615) 384-5588

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