Tennessee school districts
|K-12 Education in Tennessee|
|State Superintendent: Kevin Huffman|
|Number of students: 999,693|
|Number of teachers: 66,382|
|Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:15.1|
|Number of school districts: 140|
|Number of schools: 1,802|
|Graduation rate: 87%|
|Per-pupil spending: $8,242|
|Tennessee Department of Education • Tennessee school districts • List of school districts in Tennessee • Tennessee • School boards portal|
|Education policy project|
|Public education in the United States |
Public education in Tennessee
Glossary of education terms
Tennessee is home to 140 school districts, 1,802 schools and 999,693 K-12 students.
|Tennessee State Board of Education|
|1||B. Fielding Rolston|
|3||Vernita B. Justice|
|6||Jean Anne Rogers|
|8||Melvin Wright, Sr.|
Richard G. Rhoda serves as a non-voting member of the board in his role as Executive Director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
The following list details the racial demographics of Tennessee schools according to the U.S. Department of Education:
|Race||% of Tennessee students|
|Two or more||1|
School board elections
- See also: Tennessee school board elections, 2014
A total of 20 Tennessee school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment held elections in 2014 for 86 seats. All 20 districts held elections on 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 was Shelby County Schools with 159,540 K-12 students.
- The smallest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Washington County Schools with 9,199 K-12 students.
- Five districts were 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 had 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. 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|
- List of school districts in Tennessee
- Superintendent of Schools
- Tennessee Commissioner of Education
- National Center for Education Statistics, "Table 2. Number of operating public schools and districts, state enrollment, teacher and pupil/teacher ratio by state: School year 2011–12," accessed March 18, 2014
- ED Data Express, "State Tables Report," accessed March 17, 2014 The site includes this disclaimer: "States converted to an adjusted cohort graduation rate [starting in the 2010-2011 school year], which may or may not be the same as the calculation they used in prior years. Due to the potential differences, caution should be used when comparing graduation rates across states."
- United States Census Bureau, "Public Education Finances: 2011," accessed March 18, 2014
- U.S. Department of Education, "2012 EDFacts State Profile," Accessed August 8, 2013
- Tennessee State Board of Education, "Board Members," Accessed August 9, 2013
- National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Secondary Information System," accessed March 21, 2014
State of Tennessee
|State executive officers||
Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Comptroller | Treasurer | Commissioner of Education | Commissioner of Insurance| Commissioner of Agriculture | Commissioner of Environment & Conservation | Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development | Chairman of Regulatory Authority |
Tennessee State Department of Education | Tennessee school districts |