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2015 Annual Statistical Report

The Annual Statistical Report for fiscal year 2014-2015 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

Candice McQueen

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
    Dr. William E. Troutt
    688 Magnolia Manor Circle
    Memphis, TN 38117
  • Sara Heyburn, Executive Director
    Tennessee State Board of Education
    710 James Robertson Parkway
    1st Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
    Nashville, TN 37243-1050
  • Russ Deaton, Interim Executive Director
    Tennessee Higher Education Commission
    Parkway Towers, Suite 1900
    404 James Robertson Parkway
    Nashville, TN 37243

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

Bobby Angel

BLOUNT COUNTY 

Mr. Rob Britt

Trevis Gardner

Alcoa

Mr. Brain Bell

Steve Marsh

Maryville

Mr. Mike Winstead

Doug Jenkins

BRADLEY COUNTY 

Dr. Johnny McDaniel

Nicholas Lillios

Cleveland

Mr. Martin Ringstaff

Thomas Cloud

CAMPBELL COUNTY

Mr. Donnie Poston

Mike Orick

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

Philip Moore

+West Carroll

Mr. Eric Williams

Jimmy Halford

CARTER COUNTY 

Dr. Kevin Ward

Rusty Barnett

Elizabethton

Dr. Corey Gardenhour

Rita Booher

CHEATHAM COUNTY 

Dr. Stan Curtis

Brian Chase

CHESTER COUNTY 

Mr. Tony Kilzer

Rob Moore

CLAIBORNE COUNTY 

Ms. Connie Holdway

Shannon England

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

Lawrence Harden

Bells

Mr. Richard Davy

Gary Emison

CUMBERLAND COUNTY 

Mr. Donald Andrews

Dan Schlafer

DAVIDSON COUNTY 

Mr. Chris Henson

Sharon Gentry

DECATUR COUNTY 

Mr. Branson Townsend

Robert Bibbs

DEKALB COUNTY 

Mr. Mark Willoughby

W.J. Evins

DICKSON COUNTY 

Mr. Danny Weeks

Tim Potter

DYER COUNTY 

Dr. Dwight L. Hedge

Mike McLaughlin

Dyersburg

Mr. Dennis Durbin

Joe Yates

FAYETTE COUNTY 

Mr. James Teague

Bob Doll

FENTRESS COUNTY 

Mr. Mike Jones

Gary Tinch

FRANKLIN COUNTY 

Dr. Rebecca Sharber

Kevin Caroland

GIBSON COUNTY 

……………….

 

Humboldt

Dr. Versie Hamlett

Terry Johnson

+Milan

Dr. Mary Reel

Marty Elliott

+Trenton

Ms. Sandra Harper

Mark Harper

+Bradford

Mr. Dan Black

Don Lannom

+Gibson Co. Special

Mr. Eddie Pruett

Treva Maitland

GILES COUNTY 

Mr. J. B Smith

Daryl Williamson

GRAINGER COUNTY 

Mr. Edwin Jarnagin

Harold Frazier

GREENE COUNTY 

Dr. Vicki Kirk

Rick Tipton

Greeneville

Dr. Linda Stroud

Craig Ogle

GRUNDY COUNTY 

Mr. David Dickerson

Timothy Spicer

HAMBLEN COUNTY 

Dr. Dale Lynch

Joe Gibson, Jr.

HAMILTON COUNTY 

Mr. Rick Smith

George Ricks, Sr.

HANCOCK COUNTY 

Mr. Tony Seal

Freddie Mullins

HARDEMAN COUNTY 

Mr. Warner Ross II

Bobby Henderson

HARDIN COUNTY 

Mr. Michael Davis

Ron Ashe

HAWKINS COUNTY 

Mr. Steve Starnes

Chris Christian

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

Kinney Spears

HUMPHREYS COUNTY 

Mr. Jimmy Long

Gene Trotter

JACKSON COUNTY 

Mr. Joe D. Barlow

Dewey C. Mabery

JEFFERSON COUNTY 

Dr. Charles Edmonds

Bill Jarnigan

JOHNSON COUNTY 

Dr. Mischelle Simcox

Kevin Long

KNOX COUNTY 

Mr. James McIntyre

Mike McMillan

LAKE COUNTY 

Ms. Sherry Darnell

Warren Douglas

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

Ric Best

Lenoir City

Ms. Jeanne Barker

Rick Chadwick

MCMINN COUNTY 

Mr. Mickey Blevins

Quinton Howard

Athens

Ms. Melanie Miller

Micheal Bevins

Etowah

Dr. Mike Frazier

Marilyn Miller

MCNAIRY COUNTY

Mr. John Prince

Jarrell Stanfield

MACON COUNTY 

Mr. Anthony Boles

Steve Walton

MADISON CO.

Verna Ruffin

Jim Campbell

MARION COUNTY 

Mr. Mark Griffith

Terry Case

+Richard City

Ms. Cindy Blevins

Melissa Phenis

MARSHALL COUNTY 

Ms. Jackie Abernathy

Donnie Moses

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

Jimmie Garland

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 

Dr. Terry Webb

Mike Hayes

PERRY COUNTY 

Mr. Eric Lomax

Martha Sharp

PICKETT COUNTY 

Ms. Dianne Elder

John Reagan

POLK COUNTY 

Mr. James Jones

Mark Williams

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

Michael L. Miller

ROBERTSON COUNTY

Mr. Mike Davis

Connie Hogan

RUTHERFORD COUNTY

Mr. Don Odom

Wayne R. Blair

Murfreesboro

Dr. Linda Arms Gilbert

Butch Campbell

SCOTT COUNTY 

Mr. Bill Hall

John Vernon Thompson

+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

Teresa Jones

Arlington Community

Ms. Tammy Mason

Kay Williams

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

Donald Holsinger

SMITH COUNTY

Mr. Barry Smith

Brian Smith

STEWART COUNTY 

Mrs. Leta Joiner

Billy Sexton

SULLIVAN COUNTY 

Mr. Jubal Yennie

Dan Wells

Bristol

Mr. Gary L. Lilly

Jim Butcher

Kingsport

Dr. Lyle Ailshie

Carrie Upshaw

SUMNER COUNTY

Dr. D. R. Phillips

Andy Daniels

TIPTON COUNTY 

Dr. William Bibb

Marty Burlison

TROUSDALE COUNTY 

Mr. Clint Satterfield

Denice Jackson

UNICOI COUNTY 

Ms. Denise H. Brown

Cathy Thomas

UNION COUNTY 

Mr. Jimmy Carter

David Coppock

VAN BUREN COUNTY

Mrs. Cheryl Cole

Ricky Walling

WARREN COUNTY 

Mr. Bobby Cox

Linda Blair

WASHINGTON COUNTY 

Mr. Ronald Dykes

Todd Ganger

Johnson City

Dr. Richard Bales

Tim Belisle

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

PJ Mezera

+Franklin City

Dr. David Snowden

Tim Stillings

WILSON COUNTY 

Dr. Donna Wright

Larry Tomlinson

+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

1,075

Number of Middle Schools

312

Number of Secondary Schools

345

Number of Vocational Schools

13

Special Education Schools

12

Number of Adult High Schools

27

Number of Alternative Schools

27

Total Number of Schools

1,811

Table 2 Training of Public Personnel (K - 12)

Note: Total will not match total licensed personnel from Table 3.
Table 2 contains only those assignment codes used for Report Card as "Administrators" and "Teachers"

 

Men

Women

Not Reported

Total

Ph. D. Degree

408

781

0

1,189

Ed. S. Degree

1,515

4,522

3

6,041

M.A. plus 45 qtr. hrs.

1,122

3,771

2

4,894

Master's Degree

6,044

22,448

37

28,529

Bachelor’s Degree

5,754

20,646

88

26,488

3 Years College

0

1

0

1

2 Years College

39

73

0

112

1 Year College

4

1

0

5

0 Years College

539

241

3

783

Total

15,426

52,483

133

68,043

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

Elementary Classroom Teachers

45,030

Secondary Classroom Teachers

19,064

Total Classroom Teachers

64,094

 

 

Elementary School Principals

1,132

Secondary School Principals

484

Principals Serving Both Elementary and Secondary Grades

123

Total School Principals 

1,739

 

 

Elementary School Assistant Principals

774

Secondary School Assistant Principals

911

Assistant Principals Serving Both Elementary and Secondary Grades

141

Total Assistant Principals

1,826

 

 

Supervisors of Instruction – Elementary Grades Only

99

Supervisors of Instruction – Secondary Grades Only

84

Supervisors of Instruction Serving Both Elementary & Secondary Grades

111

Total Supervisors of Instruction 

294

 

 

Elementary Librarians

1,028

Secondary Librarians

418

Librarians Serving Both Elementary and Secondary Grades

111

Total Librarians

1,556

 

 

Elementary Guidance Personnel

1,116

Secondary Guidance Personnel

1,016

Guidance Personnel Serving Both Elementary and Secondary Grades

148

Total Guidance Personnel

2,279

 

 

Other Professional Instructional Personnel

3,540

Psychological Personnel

473

Attendance Personnel

79

Total Number of Instructional Personnel

75,880

 

 

Superintendents

140

Assistant Superintendents

40

Other Licensed Educators

479

Total Number of Certificated Personnel

76,539

 

 

Non-Certificated Administrative Personnel

1,192

Members of Boards of Education

814

Table 4 Other Employees of Boards of Education

Health Personnel

a. Nurses

1,153

b. Other Professional & Technical Health Personnel

448

 

Secretarial and Clerical Personnel

a. School Support Level

5,369

b. System Support Level

1,925

 

Plant Operation Personnel

a. Custodians

3,460

b. Other

166

 

Plant Maintenance Personnel

2,099

Transportation Personnel

6,264

Food Service Personnel

9,166

 

Educational Assistants

a. Regular

6,352

b. Library

481

c. Special Education

8,493

d. Vocational Education

87

e. Other

1,118

 

Data Processing

828

School Safety Personnel

928

Other Employees

1,251

Total

49,597

 

Total Number of Employees of Board of Education

128,132

TABLE 5 Average Salary

Licensed Educators

$50,463

Instructional Personnel

$50,175

Classroom Teachers

$47,979

Principals

$82,445

Superintendents

$115,078

TABLE 6 Number of High School Graduates

Regular Diplomas

62,632

Special Education Diplomas

955

Certificates of Attendance

34

 

Grand Total All Diplomas/Certificates

63,621

TABLE 7 Average Daily Membership*

Kindergarten

73,566

First Grade

76,968

Second Grade

77,271

Third Grade

75,829

Fourth Grade

73,760

Fifth Grade

72,703

Sixth Grade

71,907

Seventh Grade

72,195

Eighth Grade

72,827

Ninth Grade

76,105

Tenth Grade

72,019

Eleventh Grade

66,805

Twelfth Grade

61,744

 

Special Education Self-Contained

15,837

Total ADM

959,536

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

TABLE 8 Average Daily Attendance*

Kindergarten

69,796

First Grade

73,387

Second Grade

73,959

Third Grade

72,735

Fourth Grade

70,736

Fifth Grade

69,800

Sixth Grade

69,069

Seventh Grade

69,046

Eighth Grade

69,514

Ninth Grade

72,254

Tenth Grade

68,077

Eleventh Grade

62,750

Twelfth Grade

57,360

 

 

Special Education Self-Contained

14,743

Total ADA

913,227

*Includes Adult High School Students

TABLE 9 First Month Membership (Kindergarten through Twelve)

Kindergarten

75,024

First Grade

78,295

Second Grade

78,720

Third Grade

77,232

Fourth Grade

75,315

Fifth Grade

74,303

Sixth Grade

74,098

Seventh Grade

74,454

Eighth Grade

75,082

Ninth Grade

78,878

Tenth Grade

74,739

Eleventh Grade

69,573

Twelfth Grade

66,090

Total Net Enrollment

971,803

TABLE 10 Record of Pupil Progress

 

Promotions

Retentions

 Incidents   of Suspension

Students Suspended

Student            Expulsions

Long Term Change of Placement

Kindergarten

67,167

2,605

1,723

1,052

9

3

First Grade

69,777

2,020

2,165

1,324

6

4

Second Grade

71,237

1,177

2,558

1,611

13

6

Third Grade

69,910

932

3,003

1,950

17

12

Fourth Grade

67,154

511

3,443

2,234

17

15

Fifth Grade

63,034

393

5,167

3,120

24

41

Sixth Grade

67,617

745

8,296

4,832

75

161

Seventh Grade

67,715

933

10,706

6,036

132

348

Eighth Grade

61,976

614

9,566

5,745

114

489

Ninth Grade

67,530

3,736

11,954

6,715

287

609

Tenth Grade

63,853

2,623

9,854

5,825

183

586

Eleventh Grade

61,221

1,627

7,523

4,649

147

477

Twelfth Grade

62,962

1,697

5,714

3,837

90

382

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

861,153

19,613

81,672

48,930

1,114

3,133

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

Learning Disabled

47,895

Intellectual Disabled

7,640

Speech /Language Impaired

32,884

Emotionally Disturbed

3,082

Autism

8,639

Health Impaired

15,399

Physically Impaired

646

Hearing Impaired or Deaf

1,238

Visually Impaired or Blind

602

Deaf/Blind

12

Multi-Disabilities

2,121

Developmentally Delayed

9,403

Traumatic Brain Injury

344

Total

129,905

TABLE 12 (PART A) Pupil Transportation

Miles of Bus Route One Way (Daily)

297,998

Number of Vehicles Employed in Pupil Transportation

8,858

Number of Pupils Enrolled for Transportation

Not Available

Average Number of Pupils Transported Over 1 1/2 Miles

484,211

Type of Bus Ownership

District Owned

6,399

Private Owned/Contracted

2,779

TABLE 12 (PART B) Driver and Accidents

Number of Bus Drivers

Regular

7,384

Substitute

1,524

Total

8,908

Accidents

Type of Accident:

 

Property Damage

854

Personal Injury

94

Treated and Released

86

Confined Overnight

8

Fatalities

2

Receipts

Total Receipts From State

$4,278,065,646

Total Receipts From Federal Government

1,122,769,674

Total Receipts From County and City or Special District

3,326,328,459

Total Other Revenue Receipts

391,498,626

Total Revenue Receipts

9,118,662,405

Total Non-Revenue Receipts

402,453,311

Grand Total Receipts From All Sources

$9,521,115,716

Expenditures

Instruction

$5,025,841,685

Support Services – Student

367,643,004

Support Services – Instructional Staff

540,998,575

Support Services – Administration

$790,741,449

Support Services-Operations & Maintenance of Plant

736,994,107

Other Current Expenditures

988,793,513

Total Current Expenditures

$8,451,012,333

 

Community Services

77,732,493

Early Childhood Education

120,899,136

Capital Outlay

59,521,383

Debt Services Operating Transfers

517,803,403

Capital Projects 

304,403,892

Grand Total of All Expenditures

$9,531,372,640

 

Total Operating Expenditures*

$8,561,439,983

Operating Expenditures Per PUPIL ADA*

$9,245

*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.