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2018 District Accountability

Under Tennessee’s accountability system, districts must increase achievement levels for all students and show faster growth in achievement for the students who are furthest behind in order to narrow achievement gaps.

In 2018, there were several metrics that were included in district accountability for the first time, including English learner proficiency assessment data, chronic absenteeism, Ready Graduate data, science data, and the requirement of a 95% ACT or SAT participation rate, since taking either exam is required by state law to graduate from a Tennessee high school. Districts received a rating for both all students and for student groups, including students with disabilities, English learners, economically disadvantaged students, and black, Hispanic, and Native American students. Districts designated as exemplary are generally exceeding expectations on average for both all students and each historically underserved student group.

To read more about district accountability, please see this fact sheet.

  • Alamo City School
  • Athens City Schools
  • Bells City School
  • Bradford Special School District
  • Clinton City Schools
  • Franklin Special School District
  • Greeneville City Schools
  • Henderson County Schools
  • Huntingdon Special School District
  • Lebanon Special School District
  • Loudon County Schools
  • Maryville City Schools
  • Tennessee State Board of Education
  • West Carroll Special School District
  • Alcoa City Schools
  • Arlington Community Schools
  • Bartlett City Schools
  • Benton County Schools
  • Bradley County Schools
  • Bristol City Schools
  • Clarksville-Montgomery County School System
  • Chester County Schools
  • Claiborne County Schools
  • Cleveland City Schools
  • Collierville Schools
  • Crockett County Schools
  • Cumberland County Schools
  • Dayton City School
  • Decatur County Schools
  • DeKalb County Schools
  • Dickson County Schools
  • Dyer County Schools
  • Dyersburg City Schools
  • Etowah City School
  • Fayette County Public Schools
  • Fentress County Schools
  • Franklin County School District
  • Germantown Municipal School District
  • Gibson County Special School District
  • Giles County Schools
  • Grainger County Schools
  • Greene County Schools
  • Grundy County Schools
  • Hamblen County Schools
  • Henry County Schools
  • Hickman County Schools
  • Houston County Schools
  • Humphreys County Schools
  • Jackson County Schools
  • Jefferson County Schools
  • Johnson City Schools
  • Knox County Schools
  • Lake County Schools
  • Lakeland School System
  • Lenoir City Schools
  • Lexington City School System
  • Lincoln County Schools
  • Macon County Schools
  • Marshall County Schools
  • McKenzie Special School District
  • McMinn County Schools
  • Meigs County Schools
  • Milan Special School District
  • Moore County Schools
  • Murfreesboro City Schools
  • Newport City School
  • Oak Ridge Schools
  • Obion County Schools
  • Oneida Special School District
  • Paris Special School District
  • Perry County Schools
  • Pickett County Schools
  • Polk County Schools
  • Rhea County Schools
  • Roane County Schools
  • Rogersville City School
  • Rutherford County Schools
  • Scott County Schools
  • Sequatchie County Schools
  • Shelby County Schools
  • South Carroll Schools
  • Sumner County Schools
  • Sweetwater City Schools
  • Tennessee School for the Deaf
  • Trenton Special School District
  • Trousdale County Schools
  • Union City Schools
  • Van Buren County Schools
  • Warren County Schools
  • Wayne County Schools
  • White County Schools
  • Williamson County Schools
  • Wilson County Schools
  • Anderson County Schools
  • Bledsoe County Schools
  • Cannon County Schools
  • Cheatham County Schools
  • Elizabethton City Schools
  • Fayetteville City Schools
  • Hamilton County Department of Education
  • Hancock County Schools
  • Hardeman County Schools
  • Hardin County Schools
  • Hawkins County Schools
  • Haywood County Schools
  • Humboldt City Schools
  • Johnson County Schools
  • Lauderdale County Schools
  • Lewis County Schools
  • Madison County Schools
  • Millington Municipal School District
  • Overton County Schools
  • Richard City Schools
  • Robertson County Schools
  • Smith County Schools
  • Sullivan County Schools
  • Tullahoma City Schools
  • Unicoi County Schools
  • Weakley County Schools

A district designated as In Need of Improvement did not meet the minimum progress goal and is not showing evidence of meaningful student progress based on achievement, growth, or subgroup improvement, as well as meeting 95% participation rate on state assessments and the ACT. These districts will receive additional state-level support.

  • Achievement School District*
  • Alvin C York Institute
  • Bedford County Schools
  • Blount County Schools
  • Campbell County Schools*
  • Carter County Schools*
  • Clay County Schools*
  • Cocke County Schools*
  • Coffee County Schools
  • Davidson County Schools (Metro Nashville Public Schools)
  • Department of Children's Services
  • Hollow Rock-Bruceton Special School District*
  • Kingsport City Schools
  • Lawrence County Schools
  • Manchester City Schools
  • Marion County Schools
  • Maury County Schools
  • McNairy County Schools
  • Monroe County Schools
  • Morgan County Schools*
  • Putnam County Schools
  • Sevier County Schools
  • Stewart County Schools*
  • Tipton County Schools
  • Union County Schools*
  • Washington County Schools*

*Indicates those districts In Need of Improvement only due to their participation rate falling below 95% for all students or a student subgroup.