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State of Tennessee Summary

There are 140 districts, 1,802 public schools, and 40 charter schools in Tennessee serving 999,693 students. Financially the state of Tennessee spends approximately $9,029 per student. There are 66,382 full-time teachers receiving a total of $3,467,349,792 in salaries and $1,132,545,670 in total benefits. 484,522 students receive a free lunch and 69,777 receive a reduced-price lunch.
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General Information 1

Total Districts: 140
Total Schools: 1,802
Charter Schools: 40
Full-time Teachers: 66,382
Total Students: 999,693
LEP / ELL Students: 30,997
IEP Students: 119,004
Freshman Graduation Rate: 80%

Financial Information 1

Free Lunch: 484,522
Reduced Lunch: 69,777
Revenue Per Student: $9,029
Salaries: $3,467,349,792
Employee Benefits: $1,132,545,670

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Statewide Assessment Testing Results

Tennessee Assessment Testing Results
Test Percent Proficient
Grade 4 Math 48.80%
Grade 4 Reading 48.10%
Elementary School Science 56.10%
Grade 8 Math 48.90%
Grade 8 Reading 47.30%
Middle School Science 64.10%
High School Math 60.60%
High School Reading 59.50%
High School Science 62.50%

1. Data Sources: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "National Public Education Financial Survey (State Fiscal)", 2008-09 (FY 2009) v.1b, 2009-10 (FY 2010) v.1a, 2010-11 (FY 2011) v.1a; "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1b, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "State Dropout and Completion Data File", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.1a; "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey", 2008-09 v.1c, 2009-10 v.1b, 2010-11 v.1a, 2011-12 v.1a.