Williamson County Schools, Tennessee

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Williamson County Schools
Franklin, Tennessee
Williamson County Schools seal.png
District Profile
Superintendent:Mike Looney
Graduation rate:93.8%[1]
Number of schools:41
Budget: $273 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Pat Anderson
Board members:12
Term length:4
Williamson County Schools is a school district in Tennessee that served 33,357 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] This district is the sixth-largest school district in Tennessee.

About the district

Williamson County Schools is located in Williamson County, Tennessee
Williamson County Schools is located in Williamson County, Tennessee. According to the United States Census Bureau, Williamson County is home to 198,901 residents.[2]


Williamson County outperformed in comparison to the rest of Tennessee in terms of education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 52.0 percent of Williamson 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 Williamson County was $91,146 compared to $44,140 for the state of Tennessee. The percentage of people below poverty level for Williamson County was 5.8 percent while it was 17.3 percent for the state of Tennessee.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Williamson County (%) Tennessee (%)
White 90.5 79.3
Black or African American 4.5 17.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.4
Asian 3.3 1.4
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 0.1
Two or more race 1.4 1.6
Hispanic or Latino 4.7 4.8

Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[3]


Mike Looney is the superintendent of Williamson County Schools. Looney has served in this role since July 2009. Prior to joining the district, Looney served nearly eight years in the United States Marine Corps and as a teacher, principal and senior administrator for Calhoun County Schools. Looney went on to an assistant superintendent position with Montgomery Public Schools and superintendent of Butler County Schools. Looney earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Jacksonville State University and his doctoral degree from the University of Alabama.[4]

School board

The Willaimson County Board of Education is composed of twelve members serving four-year terms.[5]

Williamson County Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
Kenneth Peterson 1 2016
Janice Mills 2 2014
P.J. Mezera 3 2016
Tim McLaughlin 4 2014
Gary Anderson 5 2016
Cherie Hammond 6 2014
Robert Hullett 7 2016
Pat Anderson 8 2014
Rick Wimberly 9 2016
Eric Welch 10 2014
Mark Gregory 11 2016
Vickie Vogt 12 2014

School board elections

See also: Williamson County Schools elections (2014)

Members of the Williamson County Schools are elected to four-year terms. The general election for six seats was held on August 7, 2014.[6] Six seats were up for election in 2012, and no seats will be up for election in 2015.


The table below displays the budget for Williamson County School District:[7]

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
2013-2014 $220,567,290 84.8% $18,259,577 7% $14,637,398 5.6% $0 0% $6,535,735 2.5% $260,000,000
2014-2015 $231,005,023 84.6% $14,663,977 5.4% $20,224,499 7.4% $0 0% $7,120,814 2.6% $273,014,313
Averages: $225,786,156.5 85% $16,461,777 6% $17,430,948.5 7% $0 0% $6,828,274.5 3% $266,507,156.5

Teacher salaries

Williamson County Schools employed 2,259 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 Williamson County Education Association for 2013-2014:[8]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Bachelor's 35,000 61,149
B.A. + 10 35,610 62,460
B.A. + 20 36,240 63,883
Master's 37,245 65,367
MA + 10 37,975 66,841
MA + 20 38,705 68,325
MA + 30 39,705 69,875
Ed.S 40,665 71,584
Ph.D. 42,205 73,190

Williamson County Schools


Williamson County Schools served 33,357 students during the 2012-2013 school year. Williamson County Schools does not publicly archive enrollment data.[1]

District schools

Williamson County Schools operates 41 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[9]

Williamson County Schools
School Name
Allendale Elementary
Bethesda Elementary
Brentwood Middle
Brentwood High
Centennial High
Chapman's Retreat Elementary
Clovercroft Elementary
College Grove Elementary
Crockett Elementary
Edmondson Elementary
Fairview Elementary
Fairview Middle
Fairview High
Franklin High
Grassland Elementary
Grassland Middle
Heritage Elementary
Hillsboro Elementary
Hillsboro Middle
Hunter's Bend Elementary
Independent High
Kenrose Elementary
Lipscomb Elementary
Longview Elementary
Middle College/Renaissance High
Nolans View Elementary
Oakview Elementary
Page Middle
Page High
Pearre Creek Elementary
Ravenwood High
Scales Elementary
Spring Station Middle
Summit High
Sunset Elementary
Sunset Middle
Trinity Elementary
Walnut Grove Elementary
Westwood Elementary
Winstead Elementary
Woodland Middle

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]

Williamson County Schools, Grades 3-8 TCAP Results, 2013
Subject  % Below Basic  % Basic  % Proficient  % Advanced
Math 3.6 19.1 33.7 43.6
Reading Language 1.5 15.0 52.0 31.5
Science 1.7 6.5 43.0 48.8
Social Studies N/A 2.0 17.0 80.9
Williamson County Schools, Grades 9-12 TCAP Results, 2013
Subject  % Below Basic  % Basic  % Proficient  % Advanced
Algebra I 4.8 13.2 30.4 51.6
Algebra II 8.2 21.8 37.0 33.0
Biology I 2.8 7.3 45.4 44.5
English I 1.9 7.9 59.8 30.4
English II 2.5 10.8 62.6 24.1
English III 7.5 25.5 39.0 28.0
US History N/A 1.0 25.5 73.5

Contact information

Williamson County Schools seal.png
Williamson County Schools
1320 W. Main Street
Suite 202
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: (615) 472-4000

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