Tennessee Special Education Public Schools

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There are 15 special education public schools in Tennessee, serving 1,948 students.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Tennessee state average of 34%.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is less than the state average of 15:1.

Tennessee Special Education Public Schools

  • School Location Students Grades
  • MemphisAvon Lenox School
    310 North Avon
    80 students | Gr. KG-12
  • HuntingdonCarroll County Special Learning Center
    14155 Paris
    43 students | Gr. PK-12
  • NashvilleCora Howe School
    1928 Greenwood
    94 students | Gr. PK-12
  • KnoxvilleFair Garden Family/community Center
    400 Fern
    139 students | Gr. PK-KG
  • Knoxville
    Ft Sanders Education Development Center
    501 South Twentyfirst
    75 students | Gr. PK-KG
  • Knoxville
    Knox Adaptive Education Center
    5719 Kingston
    79 students | Gr. PK-12
  • KingsportPalmer Center
    1609 Ft Henry
    123 students | Gr. PK-12
  • KnoxvilleSam E. Hill Family/community Center
    1725 Delaware
    205 students | Gr. PK
  • MemphisShrine School
    4259 Forestview
    611 students | Gr. PK-12
  • SeviervilleT Lawson Early Childhood Education Center
    550 East Gate
    124 students | Gr. PK-5
  • NashvilleTenn School For Blind
    115 Stewarts Ferry
    150 students | Gr. PK-12
  • KnoxvilleTennessee Elementary School For Deaf
    2725 Island Home
    49 students | Gr. PK-8
  • Knoxville
    Tennessee High School For Deaf
    2725 Island Home
    86 students | Gr. 7-12
  • Knoxville
    Tennessee Middle School For The Deaf
    2725 Island Home
    41 students | Gr. 6-8
  • JacksonWest Tennessee School For Deaf
    100 Berryhill
    49 students | Gr. PK-12

State Statistics

About This State (TN) (TN) State Statistics Nationwide Statistics
Population (Approximate) 6,238,518 people 304,788,178 people
Age 25+ w/College Degree 18% 25%
Median Household Income $38,720 $46,250
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