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:

Superintendent Term
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:

Superintendent Term
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:

Superintendent Term
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.

Commissioner Term
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
    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 System 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)
Level of Education 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
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      
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      
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.