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Revision as of 17:03, 9 June 2014

K-12 Education in Tennessee
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Education facts
State Superintendent: Kevin Huffman
Number of students: 999,693[1]
Number of teachers: 66,382
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:15.1
Number of school districts: 140
Number of schools: 1,802
Graduation rate: 87%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $8,242[3]
See also
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Tennessee school districts
List of school districts in Tennessee
Tennessee
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Tennessee is home to 140 school districts, 1,802 schools and 999,693 K-12 students.[4]

Quick facts

The current Commissioner of Education is Kevin Huffman. The following lists current members of the Tennessee State Board of Education:[5]

Tennessee State Board of Education
District Name
1 B. Fielding Rolston
2 Mike Edwards
3 Vernita B. Justice
4 Lonnie Roberts
5 Carolyn Pearre
6 Jean Anne Rogers
7 Janet Ayers
8 Melvin Wright, Sr.
9 Teresa Sloyan

Richard G. Rhoda serves as a non-voting member of the board in his role as Executive Director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

Demographics

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Tennessee as reported in the Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[6]

See also: Demographic information for all students in all 50 states

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Tennessee as reported in the National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[7]

Demographic information for Tennessee's K-12 public school system
Ethnicity Students State Percentage United States Percentage**
American Indian 1,876 0.19% 1.10%
Asian 16,595 1.66% 4.68%
African American 233,357 23.34% 15.68%
Hawaiian Nat./Pacific Isl. students 1,037 0.10% 0.42%
Hispanic 66,268 6.63% 24.37%
White 670,565 67.08% 51.21%
Two or more 9,995 1.00% 2.54%
**Note: This is the percentage of all students in the United States that are reported to be of this ethnicity.

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: Tennessee school board elections, 2014

A total of 20 Tennessee school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014 for 86 seats. All 20 districts have scheduled elections for August 7, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Tennessee's school board elections in 2014:

  • The largest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 is Shelby County Schools with 159,540 K-12 students.
  • The smallest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 is Washington County Schools with 9,199 K-12 students.
  • Five districts are tied for the most seats on the ballot in 2014 with six seats up for election in each district.
  • Robertson County Schools and Wilson County Schools have the fewest seats on the ballot in 2014 with two seats up for election in each district.

The districts listed below served 609,121 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[8] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 Tennessee School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Blount County Schools 8/7/2014 4 7 11,742
Bradley County Schools 8/7/2014 3 7 10,367
Clarksville-Montgomery County School System 8/7/2014 4 7 29,780
Hamblen County Schools 8/7/2014 3 7 9,966
Hamilton County Schools 8/7/2014 5 9 42,589
Jackson-Madison County School System 8/7/2014 5 9 13,094
Knox County Schools 8/7/2014 5 9 57,847
Maury County Schools 8/7/2014 6 11 11,713
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools 8/7/2014 4 9 78,782
Putnam County Schools 8/7/2014 3 6 10,955
Robertson County Schools 8/7/2014 2 6 11,288
Rutherford County Schools 8/7/2014 4 7 38,846
Sevier County Schools 8/7/2014 3 5 14,581
Shelby County Schools 8/7/2014 7 9 159,540
Sullivan County Schools 8/7/2014 3 7 11,451
Sumner County Schools 8/7/2014 6 11 27,907
Tipton County Schools 8/7/2014 4 9 12,153
Washington County Schools 8/7/2014 6 9 9,199
Williamson County Schools 8/7/2014 6 12 31,616
Wilson County Schools 8/7/2014 3 5 15,705


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