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Tennessee Department of Education

The Tennessee Department of Education serves approximately over 900,000 students in 147 districts with both significant urban and rural populations. As a state agency, we are dedicated to improving student academic achievement and committed to the belief that children from all backgrounds can succeed when given the opportunities they deserve. Tennessee K-12 education operates with a common goal- to provide the best for all students. 


Tennessee Department of Education News


TDOE Releases 2023 ACT Senior Retake Data

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 | 12:00pm

Nashville, TN — Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released data on the 2023 ACT Senior Retake, which provides public high school seniors with an additional opportunity to boost their score on the ACT for free. Thanks to the retake opportunity, the number of high school seniors who took the ACT in 2023 and are now eligible for the state HOPE Scholarship has increased to 24,623, representing one out of three seniors.

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TDOE Releases 2022-23 Graduation Rate

Monday, November 20, 2023 | 01:00pm

Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced the 2022-23 statewide graduation rate is 90.6 percent, exceeding ninety percent for the first time and achieving the highest graduation rate on record since 2012.

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TDOE Announces New State Turnaround Superintendent

Thursday, August 31, 2023 | 12:02pm

Nashville, TN— Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced Dr. Bren Elliott will be the new State Turnaround Superintendent and will oversee and support the statewide Achievement School District (ASD), in addition to serving certain priority schools who are identified as the most in need of support and improvement.

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