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2014 Annual Statistical Report

The Annual Statistical Report for fiscal year 2013-2014 includes an array of information providing the public with statistics about education in Tennessee. We hope that you will find the report useful to become better acquainted with Tennessee's education system.

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The office of State Superintendent of Public Instruction was created in 1835. By Legislative Act in 1843, which went in effect in 1844, the office was abolished. The following Superintendents were elected by the Legislature:

Robert H. McEwen

1835-1840

Robert P. Currin

1840-1841

Scott Terry

1841-1844

From 1844 to 1867, the State Treasurer was ex-officio Superintendent of Public Instruction. In 1867, the office was again created. The following Superintendents were elected by the people and served for the respective periods shown below:

John Eaton, Jr.

1867-1869

A. J. Tipton

1869-1871

In 1870, the office was again abolished, and the duties devolved upon the State Treasurer, who was made ex-officio Superintendent of Public Instruction. In 1873, the office was recreated, and the following officers, appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate, have served the terms shown below:

J. B. Killebrew*

 

 

John M. Flemings

1873-1875

 

Leon Trousdale

1875-1881

 

W. S. Doak

1881-1882**

 

Julia A. Doak

3 mos. ending July, 1882***

 

G. S. Crawford

1882-1883***

 

Thomas H. Paine

1883-1887

 

Frank M. Smith

1887-1891

 

W. R. Garrett

1891-1893

 

S. G. Gilbreath

1895-1897

 

Price Thomas

1897-1899

 

Morgan C. Fitzpatrick

1899-1903

 

Seymour A. Mynders

1903-1907

 

R. L. Jones

1907-1911

 

J. W. Brister

1911-1913

 

S. J. Thompson

1913-1915***

 

S. W. Sherrill

1915-1919

 

Albert Williams

1919-1921

 

J. B. Brown

1921-1923

 
  • * Assistant State Superintendent, 1870-1873
  • ** Died in Office.
  • *** Filled unexpired term

Under the reorganization bill of 1923, the State Department of Public Instruction became the State Department of Education. The title of the chief state school officer was changed to Commissioner of Education.

P. L. Harned

1923-1933

Walter D. Cocking

1933-1937

W. A. Bass

1937-1938

J. M. Smith

1938

Halbert Harville

1938-1939

B. O. Duggan

1939-1945

Burgin E. Dossett

1945-1949

J. M. Smith

1949-1950

J. A. Barksdale

1950-1953

Quill E. Cope

1953-1958

Joe Morgan

1958-1963

J. H. Warf

1963-1971

E. C. Stimbert

1971-1972

Benjamin E. Carmichael

1972-1975

Sam H. Ingram

1975-1979

Otis L. Floyd

1979

E. A. Cox

1979-1980

Robert L. McElrath

1981-1987

Charles E. Smith

1987-1993

Wayne Qualls

1994-1995

Jane Walters

1995-1999

E. Vernon Coffey

1999-2001

Faye P. Taylor

2001-2003

Lana C. Seivers

2003-2008

Dr. Timothy K Webb

2008-2010

Patrick Smith

2010-2011

Kevin Huffman

2011-2014

  • District 1
    Mr. B. Fielding Rolston, Chairman
    3745 Arrowhead Trail
    Kingsport, TN 37664
  • District 2
    Mr. Mike Edwards
    Knoxville Chamber of Commerce
    17 Market Square, #201
    Knoxville, TN 37902
  • District 3
    Ms. Allison Chancey
    1400 Durkee Road S.E.
    Cleveland, TN 37323
  • District 4
    Mr. Lonnie Roberts
    1158 Roseland Drive
    Columbia, TN 38401
  • District 5
    Ms. Carolyn Pearre, Vice-Chair
    427 Prestwick Court
    Nashville, TN 37205
  • District 6
    Ms. Lillian Hartgrove
    3631 Burton Cove Road
    Cookeville, TN 38506-6132
  • District 7
    Ms. Wendy Tucker
    2819 Polo Club Road
    Nashville, TN 37221-4345
  • District 8
    Mr. Cato Johnson
    9155 Hillmann Way Drive
    Memphis, TN 38134
  • District 9
    Ms. Teresa Sloyan
    688 Magnolia Manor Circle
    Memphis, TN 38117
  • Dr. Gary Nixon, Executive Director
    Tennessee State Board of Education
    710 James Robertson Parkway
    1st Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
    Nashville, TN 37243-1050
  • Dr. Richard Rhoda, Executive Director
    Tennessee Higher Education Commission
    Parkway Towers, Suite 1900
    404 James Robertson Parkway
    Nashville, TN 37243
  • Ms. Katie Mitchell
    710 James Robertson Parkway
    1st Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
    Nashville, TN 37243-1050
    Education: Houston High School
    Appointed 2013, current term, 2013-2014

School Systems

Director of Schools

Chairperson

ANDERSON COUNTY

Mr. Larry Foster

John Burrell

Clinton

Ms. Vicki Violette

Tim Bible

Oak Ridge

Mr. Bruce Borchers

Keys Fillauer

BEDFORD COUNTY

Mr. Don Embry

Amy Martin

BENTON COUNTY 

Mr. Mark Florence

Joey Cooper

BLEDSOE COUNTY 

Ms. Jennifer Terry

Charles Young

BLOUNT COUNTY 

Mr. Rob Britt

Trevis Gardner

Alcoa

Mr. Brain Bell

Steve Marsh

Maryville

Mr. Mike Winstead

Christi Sayles

BRADLEY COUNTY 

Dr. Johnny McDaniel

Vicki Beaty

Cleveland

Mr. Martin Ringstaff

Thomas Cloud

CAMPBELL COUNTY

Mr. Donnie Poston

Josh Parker

CANNON COUNTY 

Ms. Barbara Parker

Randy Gannon

CARROLL COUNTY 

Mr. John McAdams

Harold McLain, Jr.

+Hollow Rock-Bruceton

Mr. David Duncan

Brad Hurley

+Huntingdon

Ms. Pat Dillahunty

Lee Carter

+McKenzie

Mr. Lynn Watkins

John Austin

+South Carroll

Dr. Tony Tucker

Marty McKnight

+West Carroll

Mr. Eric Williams

Jimmy Halford

CARTER COUNTY 

Dr. Kevin Ward

Ronnie McAmis

Elizabethton

Mr. Edwin C. Alexander

Rita Booher

CHEATHAM COUNTY 

Dr. Stan Curtis

Michele Collins

CHESTER COUNTY 

Mr. Tony Kilzer

Rob Moore

CLAIBORNE COUNTY 

Ms. Connie Holdway

Michelle Huddleston

CLAY COUNTY 

Mr. Jerry Strong

David West

COCKE COUNTY 

Mr. Manney Moore

Richard Coggins

Newport

Mr. Steve Thompson

Mickey Powers

COFFEE COUNTY 

Dr. LaDonna McFall

Brett Henley

Manchester

Dr. Keith Brewer

Susan Wood

Tullahoma

Dr. Dan Lawson

Pat Welsh

CROCKETT COUNTY 

Mr. Robert Mullins, Jr.

Jasper Taylor

Alamo

Ms. Reesha G. Black

Craig Laman

Bells

Mr. Richard Davy

Gary Emison

CUMBERLAND COUNTY 

Mr. Donald Andrews

Dan Schlafer

DAVIDSON COUNTY 

Dr. Jesse Register

Cheryl Mayes

DECATUR COUNTY 

Mr. Branson Townsend

Robert Bibbs

DEKALB COUNTY 

Mr. Mark Willoughby

Johnny Lattimore

DICKSON COUNTY 

Mr. Danny Weeks

Tim Potter

DYER COUNTY 

Dr. Dwight L. Hedge

Mike McLaughlin

Dyersburg

Mr. Dennis Durbin

Amy Heckethorn

FAYETTE COUNTY 

Mr. James Teague

James Garrett

FENTRESS COUNTY 

Mr. Mike Jones

Gary Tinch

FRANKLIN COUNTY 

Dr. Rebecca Sharber

Kevin Caroland

GIBSON COUNTY 

……………….

 

Humboldt

Dr. Versie Hamlett

Philllip Hardee

+Milan

Dr. Mary Reel

Jimmy Copous

+Trenton

Ms. Sandra Harper

Mark Harper

+Bradford

Mr. Dan Black

Don Lannom

+Gibson Co. Special

Mr. Eddie Pruett

Greg Morris

GILES COUNTY 

Mr. J. B Smith

Mike Young

GRAINGER COUNTY 

Mr. Edwin Jarnagin

Dwight Bull

GREENE COUNTY 

Dr. Vicki Kirk

Nathan Brown

Greeneville

Dr. Linda Stroud

Craig Ogle

GRUNDY COUNTY 

Mr. David Dickerson

Bob Foster, Jr.

HAMBLEN COUNTY 

Dr. Dale Lynch

Joe Gibson, Jr.

HAMILTON COUNTY 

Mr. Rick Smith

Mike Evatt

HANCOCK COUNTY 

Mr. Mike Antrican

Jeff Stapleton

HARDEMAN COUNTY 

Mr. Warner Ross II

Bobby Henderson

HARDIN COUNTY 

Mr. Michael Davis

Ron Ashe

HAWKINS COUNTY 

Mr. Steve Starnes

Randall Collier

Rogersville

Mrs. Rebecca Isaacs

Reed Matney

HAYWOOD COUNTY 

Ms. Teresa Russell

Harold Garrett

HENDERSON COUNTY 

Mr. Steve Wilkinson

Tommy Gordon

Lexington

Mrs. Susie Bunch

Robert Helms

HENRY COUNTY 

Mr. Sam Miles 

Tom Beasley

+Paris

Mr. Mike Brown

Richard Edwards

HICKMAN COUNTY 

Dr. Jerry Nash

Jackie Deitmen

HOUSTON COUNTY 

Ms.  Cathy Harvey

Tommy Beechum

HUMPHREYS COUNTY 

Mr. Jimmy Long

Gene Trotter

JACKSON COUNTY 

Mr. Joe D. Barlow

Dewey C. Mabery

JEFFERSON COUNTY 

Dr. Charles Edmonds

Anne Potts

JOHNSON COUNTY 

Dr. Mischelle Simcox

Gerald Buckles

KNOX COUNTY 

Mr. James McIntyre

Lynne Fugate

LAKE COUNTY 

Ms. Sherry Darnell

Shane Hamilton

LAUDERDALE COUNTY 

Mr. Shawn Kimble

Robert Harris

LAWRENCE COUNTY

Dr. Bill Heath

Brenda Jacobs

LEWIS COUNTY 

Mr. Benny Pace

Jeff Gandy

LINCOLN COUNTY 

Dr. Wanda Shelton

Jerry Pendergrass

Fayetteville

Dr. Janine Wilson

Mark Clark

LOUDON COUNTY 

Mr. Jason Vance

Bobby Johnson, Jr.

Lenoir City

Ms. Jeanne Barker

Rick Chadwick

MCMINN COUNTY 

Mr. Mickey Blevins

Quinton Howard

Athens

Mr. Robert Greene

Micheal Bevins

Etowah

Dr. Mike Frazier

Phil Waycaster

MCNAIRY COUNTY

Mr. John Prince

Frank Lacey

MACON COUNTY 

Mr. Anthony Boles

Steve Walton

MADISON CO.

Verna Ruffin

Jim Campbell

MARION COUNTY 

Mr. Mark Griffith

James Poston

+Richard City

Ms. Cindy Blevins

Bill Norman

MARSHALL COUNTY 

Ms. Jackie Abernathy

Mike Keny

MAURY COUNTY 

Mr. Edward E. Hickman

Jim Morrison

MEIGS COUNTY 

Mr. Don Roberts

Christopher Clark

MONROE COUNTY 

Mr. Tim Blankenship

Bob Lovingood

Sweetwater

Dr. Keith Hickey

Janie Dacus

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Dr. B.J. Worthington

George Giles

MOORE COUNTY 

Mr. Chad Moorehead

Lorrie McKenzie

MORGAN COUNTY 

Dr. Edd Diden

Randy Harlan

OBION COUNTY 

Mr. Russ Davis

Brian Rainey

Union City

Mr. Gary L. Houston

Glenda Caudle

OVERTON COUNTY 

Ms. Pamela Smith-Gordon

Mike Hayes

PERRY COUNTY 

Mr. Eric Lomax

Martha Sharp

PICKETT COUNTY 

Ms. Dianne Elder

John Reagan

POLK COUNTY 

Mr. James Jones

Harmon Harden

PUTNAM COUNTY 

Mr. Jerry Boyd

Dawn Fry

RHEA COUNTY

Mr. Jerry Levengood

John Mincy

Dayton

Mr. Michael Latham

Gary Louallen

ROANE COUNTY 

Mr. Gary Aytes

Everett Massengill

ROBERTSON COUNTY

Mr. Mike Davis

Stoney Crockett

RUTHERFORD COUNTY

Mr. Don Odom

Terry Hodge

Murfreesboro

Dr. Linda Arms Gilbert

Mary Wade

SCOTT COUNTY 

Mr. Bill Hall

James Sexton

+Oneida

Ms. Ann Sexton

Nancy Williamson

SEQUATCHIE COUNTY 

Mr. Johnny Cordell

Charlie Rollins

SEVIER COUNTY 

Dr. Jack A. Parton

John McClure

SHELBY COUNTY 

Mr. Dorsey E. Hopson

Kevin Woods

Arlington Community

Ms. Tammy Mason

Dale Viox

Bartlett City

Mr. David Stephens

Jeff Norris

Collierville Schools

Mr. John Aitken

Mark Hansen

Germantown Municipal

Mr. Jason Manuel

Lisa Parker

Lakeland Municipal

Mr. Ted Horrell

Kevin Floyd

Millington Municipal

Mr. David Roper

Gregory Ritter

SMITH COUNTY

Mr. Barry Smith

Michelle Collins

STEWART COUNTY 

Mrs. Leta Joiner

Billy Sexton

SULLIVAN COUNTY 

Mr. Jubal Yennie

Dan Wells

Bristol

Mr. Gary L. Lilly

David Welch

Kingsport

Dr. Lyle Ailshie

Carrie Upshaw

SUMNER COUNTY

Dr. D. R. Phillips

Don Long

TIPTON COUNTY 

Dr. William Bibb

Marty Burlison

TROUSDALE COUNTY 

Mr. Clint Satterfield

Regina Waller

UNICOI COUNTY 

Ms. Denise H. Brown

Renea Jones-Rogers

UNION COUNTY 

Mr. Jimmy Carter

David Coppock

VAN BUREN COUNTY

Mrs. Cheryl Cole

Ricky Walling

WARREN COUNTY 

Mr. Bobby Cox

Jeff Lee

WASHINGTON COUNTY 

Mr. Ronald Dykes

Chad Williams

Johnson City

Dr. Richard Bales

Kathy Hall

WAYNE COUNTY 

Dr. Gailand Grinder

Barry Hanback

WEAKLEY COUNTY 

Mr. Randy Frazier

Gordon Morris

WHITE COUNTY 

Ms. Sandra Crouch

Edd Cantrell, II

WILLIAMSON COUNTY 

Dr. Mike Looney

Patricia Anderson

+Franklin City

Dr. David Snowden

Sherry Badger

WILSON COUNTY 

Dr. Donna Wright

Don Weathers

+Lebanon

Mr. Scott Benson

Steve Jones 

ASD (Achievement School District)

Mr. Chris Barbic

 

+Indicates Special School District

Table 1 Number of Public Schools (K - 12)

Number of Elementary Schools

1,058

Number of Middle Schools

320

Number of Secondary Schools

346

Number of Vocational Schools

2

Special Education Schools

8

Number of Adult High Schools

8

Number of Alternative Schools

20

Total Number of Schools

1,762

Table 2 Training of Public Personnel (K - 12)

 

Men

Women

Not Reported

Total

Ph. D. Degree

384

724

0

1,107

Ed. S. Degree

1,498

4,418

2

5,917

M.A. plus 45 qtr. hrs.

1,217

4,144

2

5,363

Master's Degree

5,989

22,202

30

28,221

Bachelor’s Degree

5,657

20,202

78

25,937

3 Years College

0

1

0

1

2 Years College

34

56

0

90

1 Year College

5

0

0

5

0 Years College

515

205

3

723

Total

15,298

51,950

116

67,364

Table 3 Assignment of Teachers, Administrators and Members of Boards of Education (K - 12)

Elementary Classroom Teachers

45,223

Secondary Classroom Teachers

19,373

Total Classroom Teachers

64,596

 

 

Elementary School Principals

1,078

Secondary School Principals

482

Principals Serving Both Elementary and Secondary Grades

132

Total School Principals 

1,691

 

 

Elementary School Assistant Principals

762

Secondary School Assistant Principals

899

Assistant Principals Serving Both Elementary and Secondary Grades

127

Total Assistant Principals

1,788

 

 

Supervisors of Instruction – Elementary Grades Only

98

Supervisors of Instruction – Secondary Grades Only

75

Supervisors of Instruction Serving Both Elementary & Secondary Grades

107

Total Supervisors of Instruction 

280

 

 

Elementary Librarians

1,060

Secondary Librarians

428

Librarians Serving Both Elementary and Secondary Grades

106

Total Librarians

1,594

 

 

Elementary Guidance Personnel

1,111

Secondary Guidance Personnel

1,005

Guidance Personnel Serving Both Elementary and Secondary Grades

154

Total Guidance Personnel

2,269

 

 

Other Professional Instructional Personnel

3,504

Psychological Personnel

456

Attendance Personnel

87

Total Number of Instructional Personnel

76,267

 

 

Superintendents

128

Assistant Superintendents

33

Other Licensed Educators

393

Total Number of Certificated Personnel

76,821

 

 

Non-Certificated Administrative Personnel

811

Members of Boards of Education

845

Table 4 Other Employees of Boards of Education

Health Personnel

a. Nurses

1,168

b. Other Professional & Technical Health Personnel

355

 

Secretarial and Clerical Personnel

a. School Support Level

4,946

b. System Support Level

1,709

 

Plant Operation Personnel

a. Custodians

3,544

b. Other

169

 

Plant Maintenance Personnel

1,821

Transportation Personnel

6,152

Food Service Personnel

9,297

 

Educational Assistants

a. Regular

5,882

b. Library

496

c. Special Education

8,629

d. Vocational Education

67

e. Other

1,179

 

Data Processing

742

School Safety Personnel

832

Other Employees

1,166

Total

48,154

 

Total Number of Employees of Board of Education

126,631

TABLE 5 Average Salary

Licensed Educators

$50,116

Instructional Personnel

$49,890

Classroom Teachers

$47,732

Principals

$82,339

Superintendents

$111,070

TABLE 6 Number of High School Graduates

Regular Diplomas

61,838

Special Education Diplomas

1,019

Certificates of Attendance

11

 

Grand Total All Diplomas/Certificates

62,868

TABLE 7 Average Daily Membership*

Kindergarten

77,157

First Grade

78,807

Second Grade

76,062

Third Grade

,74,035

Fourth Grade

73,018

Fifth Grade

72,626

Sixth Grade

72,125

Seventh Grade

73,103

Eighth Grade

72,917

Ninth Grade

75,405

Tenth Grade

70,647

Eleventh Grade

64,850

Twelfth Grade

61,390

 

Special Education Self-Contained

16,138

Total ADM

958,280

*Includes Adult High School Students 
- Total off due to rounding.

TABLE 8 Average Daily Attendance*

Kindergarten

73,302

First Grade

75,256

Second Grade

72,891

Third Grade

71,126

Fourth Grade

70,127

Fifth Grade

69,774

Sixth Grade

69,323

Seventh Grade

70,045

Eighth Grade

68,688

Ninth Grade

71,522

Tenth Grade

66,814

Eleventh Grade

61,155

Twelfth Grade

57,114

 

 

Special Education Self-Contained

14,982

Total ADA

913,119

*Includes Adult High School Students

TABLE 9 First Month Membership (Kindergarten through Twelve)

Kindergarten

78,717

First Grade

80,128

Second Grade

77,475

Third Grade

75,440

Fourth Grade

74,426

Fifth Grade

74,269

Sixth Grade

74,161

Seventh Grade

75,367

Eighth Grade

75,173

Ninth Grade

78,157

Tenth Grade

73,514

Eleventh Grade

67,948

Twelfth Grade

65,230

Total Net Enrollment

970,035

TABLE 10 Record of Pupil Progress

Promotions

866,889

Retentions

22,473

Incidents of Suspension

92,875

Student Expulsions

1,086

Long Term Change of Placement

3,316

Students Suspended

54,283

TABLE 11 Number of Children Ages 3 through 21 with Disability Receiving Special Education Services

Learning Disabled

48,573

Intellectual Disabled

7,444

Speech /Language Impaired

33,167

Emotionally Disturbed

3,122

Autism

7,984

Health Impaired

15,150

Physically Impaired

695

Hearing Impaired or Deaf

1,262

Visually Impaired or Blind

614

Deaf/Blind

9

Multi-Disabilities

2,097

Developmentally Delayed

9,043

Traumatic Brain Injury

334

Total

129,494

TABLE 12 (PART A) Pupil Transportation

Miles of Bus Route One Way (Daily)

329,233

Number of Vehicles Employed in Pupil Transportation

8,864

Number of Pupils Enrolled for Transportation

654,785

Average Number of Pupils Transported Over 1 1/2 Miles

519,045

Type of Bus Ownership

District Owned

6,319

Private Owned/Contracted

1,991

TABLE 12 (PART B) Driver and Accidents

Number of Bus Drivers

Regular

7,385

Substitute

1,621

Total

9,006

Accidents

Type of Accident:

 

Property Damage

941

Personal Injury

54

Treated and Released

111

Confined Overnight

2

Fatalities

1

TABLE 12 (PART C) Composite Age of Buses in Operation (Including Spares)

Years in Service

Type A

Type B

Type C

Type D

1

31

7

86

252

2

34

6

146

193

3

56

20

132

284

4

45

11

427

266

5

83

19

102

229

6

67

16

96

291

7

41

17

121

504

8

133

10

101

399

9

80

24

127

250

10

93

16

115

292

11

64

11

96

382

12

45

21

87

307

13

66

26

146

364

14

29

24

184

481

15

26

24

147

464

16

8

11

117

203

17

8

5

76

138

18

0

0

36

42

19

0

0

3

1

Total

909

268

2,345

5,342

Receipts

Total Receipts From State

$4,279,800,404

Total Receipts From Federal Government

1,095,379,249

Total Receipts From County and City or Special District

3,213,068,240

Total Other Revenue Receipts

349,111,181

Total Revenue Receipts

$8,937,359,073

Total Non-Revenue Receipts

331,176,946

Grand Total Receipts From All Sources

$9,268,536,019

Expenditures

Instruction

$5,028,778,445

Support Services – Student

351,654,448

Support Services – Instructional Staff

562,629,887

Support Services – Administration

$773,778,717

Support Services-Operations & Maintenance of Plant

718,780,133

Other Current Expenditures

964,373,713

Total Current Expenditures

$8,399,995,344

 

Community Services

62,266,560

Early Childhood Education

97,633,613

Capital Outlay

67,825,191

Debt Services Operating Transfers

383,472,524

Capital Projects 

266,223,470

Grand Total of All Expenditures

$9,277,416,701

 

Total Operating Expenditures*

$8,534,277,859

Operating Expenditures Per PUPIL ADA*

$9,346

*Operating Expenditures Per Pupil ADA includes: Current Expenditures Per LEA Financial Report (excluding Student Body Education and Adult Education); U.S.D.A. Commodity Value; and State Level Program and Administrative Expenses.