Dekalb County School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 5 public schools serving 3,041 students in Dekalb County School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Tennessee.
Public Schools in Dekalb County School District have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the Tennessee public school average of 39%), and reading proficiency score of 30% (versus the 35% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Dekalb County School District are Dekalb West Elementary School, De Kalb County High School and Dekalb Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Dekalb County School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Tennessee.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Tennessee public school average of 37% (majority Black).

Overview

School District Name
Dekalb County School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 09
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (TN)
# Schools
5 Schools
1,773 Schools
# Students
3,041 Students
998,594 Students
# Teachers
199 Teachers
63,297 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Dekalb County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 146 school districts in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90-94% has decreased from 95% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (TN)
Overall District Rank
#101 out of 146 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Dekalb County  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Dekalb County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of TN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
35%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dekalb County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of TN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
90-94%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Dekalb County  School District and public school graduation rate of TN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.30
0.55
# American Indian Students
3 Students
1,648 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
11 Students
19,790 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
418 Students
103,001 Students
% Hispanic Students
14%
10%
# Black Students
54 Students
218,072 Students
% Black Students
2%
22%
# White Students
2,515 Students
627,730 Students
% White Students
83%
63%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
1,096 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
39 Students
27,257 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
128
28,301
# Students in K Grade:
220
75,188
# Students in 1st Grade:
231
74,335
# Students in 2nd Grade:
228
73,824
# Students in 3rd Grade:
202
74,700
# Students in 4th Grade:
239
77,936
# Students in 5th Grade:
249
78,376
# Students in 6th Grade:
225
76,656
# Students in 7th Grade:
225
74,777
# Students in 8th Grade:
231
73,864
# Students in 9th Grade:
220
75,314
# Students in 10th Grade:
215
74,147
# Students in 11th Grade:
228
71,915
# Students in 12th Grade:
200
69,261
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $8,896 in this school district is less than the state median of $10,253. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $8,233 is less than the state median of $10,022. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (TN)
Total Revenue
$27 MM
$35 MM
This chart display total revenue of Dekalb County  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in TN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$25 MM
$34 MM
This chart display total spending of Dekalb County  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in TN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$8,896
$10,253
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Dekalb County  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in TN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$8,233
$10,022
This chart display average spending per public school student in Dekalb County  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in TN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Dekalb County School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Dekalb West Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
101 Bulldog Ln
Dowelltown, TN 37059
(615) 536-5332
Grades: PK-8
| 406 students
Rank: #22.
De Kalb County High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1130 West Broad St
Smithville, TN 37166
(615) 597-4094
Grades: 9-12
| 863 students
Rank: #33.
Dekalb Middle School
Math: 38% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1132 West Broad St
Smithville, TN 37166
(615) 597-7987
Grades: 6-8
| 548 students
Rank: #44.
Northside Elementary School
Math: 26% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
400 North Congress Blvd
Smithville, TN 37166
(615) 597-1575
Grades: 2-5
| 629 students
221 E Bryant St
Smithville, TN 37166
(615) 597-4415
Grades: PK-2
| 595 students

Recent Articles

Missing Children: Why Public Schools Need to Improve Security Policies
Missing Children: Why Public Schools Need to Improve Security Policies
Learn about the case of Kyle Horman, a child who went missing while on campus, and how this tragedy is prompting public schools to reevaluate their security measures.
Paupers and Princes: Economic Inequality at Public Schools
Paupers and Princes: Economic Inequality at Public Schools
The economic divide between our nation's public school students is growing wider and deeper. Learn about a new federal report that reveals the growing ranks of poverty-stricken public schools.
Can You Afford a Stellar Public School Education?
Can You Afford a Stellar Public School Education?
Dissect "America's Best Schools for Your Housing Buck" and learn about the top ranked public schools in America in cities where the median home price is as low as $200,000.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: PK - 09
  • Students: 3,041 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Btm 50% in TN)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.30

Quick Links