Tennessee State Information

Where Tennessee Ranks
Tennessee National AverageRank
Education spending per student adjusted for regional cost differences (2002) $6,530 $7,734 46
Average class size for self-contained classes in elementary schools (2000) 19.7 21.2 17
Average Beginning Teacher Salary (2002-03) $29,045 $29,564 25
Average Teacher Salary (2002-03) $39,186 $45,771 34
Graduation rates (2002)
  • State overall
  • 57 %71 % 48
  • Black
  • -- %56 %
  • Hispanic
  • -- %52 %
  • White
  • -- %78 %
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    State Information
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    Facts At A Glance
    Governor: Phil Bredeson (D)
    Acting Commissioner of Education: Tim Webb
    Pre-K-12 Enrollment: 928,000
    No. of Districts: 138
    No. of Public Schools: 1,610
    No. of Public School Teachers: 58,652
    Annual Pre-K-12 Expenditures: $5.5 billion
    Student Demographics
    Students in Title I Schools: --
    Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch: NA
    Students With Disabilities: 15.4%
    English-Language Learners: NA

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