Putnam County School District

1400 East Spring St
Cookeville, TN 38506-4313
(District boundaries shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

Putnam County School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Tennessee for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 22 public schools serving 11,981 students in Putnam County School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Tennessee.
Public Schools in Putnam County School District have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the Tennessee public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 37% (versus the 37% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Tennessee public school average of 40% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (TN)
# Schools
22 Schools
1,907 Schools
# Students
11,981 Students
995,698 Students
# Teachers
777 Teachers
64,938 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Putnam County School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 147 school districts in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 91% has decreased from 92% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (TN)
#56 out of 147 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Putnam County  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
33%
31%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Putnam 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 2021-22 school year data.
37%
37%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Putnam 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 2021-22 school year data.
91%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Putnam County  School District and public school graduation rate of TN by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.38
0.59
# American Indian Students
12 Students
1,539 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
162 Students
20,089 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
1,951 Students
130,619 Students
% Hispanic Students
16%
13%
# Black Students
359 Students
205,725 Students
% Black Students
3%
21%
# White Students
9,280 Students
594,766 Students
% White Students
78%
60%
# Hawaiian Students
7 Students
1,065 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
210 Students
41,895 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
500
29,479
# Students in K Grade:
861
76,204
# Students in 1st Grade:
819
72,380
# Students in 2nd Grade:
865
73,837
# Students in 3rd Grade:
860
73,991
# Students in 4th Grade:
870
73,940
# Students in 5th Grade:
867
73,430
# Students in 6th Grade:
853
73,265
# Students in 7th Grade:
872
74,183
# Students in 8th Grade:
925
77,382
# Students in 9th Grade:
996
81,216
# Students in 10th Grade:
920
75,717
# Students in 11th Grade:
885
72,010
# Students in 12th Grade:
888
68,664
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,161 in this school district is less than the state median of $12,157. The school district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,116 is less than the state median of $11,647. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
This School District
This State (TN)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$122 MM
$12,104 MM
This chart display total revenue of Putnam County  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending (20-21)
$121 MM
$11,597 MM
This chart display total spending of Putnam County  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student (20-21)
$10,161
$12,157
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Putnam County  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student (20-21)
$10,116
$11,647
This chart display average spending per public school student in Putnam County  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Putnam County School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Capshaw Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1 Cougar Ln
Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 526-2414
Grades: PK-4
| 481 students
Rank: #22.
Algood Elementary School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2525 Old Walton Rd
Cookeville, TN 38506
(931) 303-0362
Grades: PK-4
| 505 students
Rank: #33.
Prescott South Elementary School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
115 W. Cemetery Rd
Cookeville, TN 38506
(931) 526-2275
Grades: PK-4
| 559 students
Rank: #4 - 64. - 6.
Cane Creek Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1500 West Jackson St
Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 520-1173
Grades: PK-4
| 466 students
Rank: #4 - 64. - 6.
Northeast Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
575 N Old Kentucky Rd
Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 526-2978
Grades: PK-4
| 429 students
Rank: #4 - 64. - 6.
Park View Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
545 Scott Ave
Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 526-2516
Grades: PK-4
| 416 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Algood Middle School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
540 Dry Valley Rd
Cookeville, TN 38506
(931) 537-6141
Grades: 5-8
| 722 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Cornerstone Elementary School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
371 First Avenue South
Baxter, TN 38544
(931) 858-9190
Grades: 2-4
| 358 students
Rank: #99.
Prescott South Middle School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1859 S. Jefferson St
Cookeville, TN 38506
(931) 528-3647
Grades: 5-8
| 813 students
Rank: #1010.
Cookeville High School
Magnet School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1 Cavalier Dr
Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 520-2287
Grades: 9-12
| 2,266 students
Rank: #1111.
Avery Trace Middle School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
230 Raider Dr
Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 520-2200
Grades: 5-8
| 756 students
Rank: #1212.
Burks Elementary School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 33%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
300 Crossville St
Monterey, TN 38574
(931) 839-7641
Grades: PK-6
| 480 students
Rank: #1313.
Sycamore Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
452 Ellis Ave
Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 526-9322
Grades: PK-4
| 315 students
Rank: #1414.
Upperman Middle School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
6700 Nashville Hwy
Baxter, TN 38544
(931) 858-6601
Grades: 5-8
| 800 students
Rank: #1515.
Jere Whitson Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
178 East Jere Whitson Rd
Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 526-6575
Grades: PK-4
| 314 students
Rank: #1616.
Upperman High School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
6950 Nashville Hwy
Baxter, TN 38544
(931) 858-3112
Grades: 9-12
| 876 students
Rank: #1717.
Monterey High School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
710 East Commercial Ave
Monterey, TN 38574
(931) 839-2970
Grades: 7-12
| 594 students
Rank: #1818.
Putnam County Vital
(Math: 15% | Reading: 25%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 E. Spring St
Cookeville, TN 38506
(931) 372-2368
Grades: K-12
| 384 students
Rank: #1919.
White Plains Academy
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
288 E. Main St
Cookeville, TN 38506
(931) 528-1847
Grades: K-12
| 91 students
Rank: n/an/a
Baxter Primary
125 Elmore Town Road
Baxter, TN 38544
(931) 858-3110
Grades: PK-1
| 338 students
Rank: n/an/a
268 East Main St
Cookeville, TN 38506
(931) 528-8685
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
720 Quadrangle
Cookeville, TN 38505
(931) 372-6262
Grades: PK
| 18 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Putnam County School District?
Putnam County School District manages 22 public schools serving 11,981 students.
What is the rank of Putnam County School District?
Putnam County School District is ranked #60 out of 147 school districts in Tennessee (top 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Tennessee school districts for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Putnam County School District?
78% of Putnam County School District students are White, 16% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Black, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Putnam County School District?
Putnam County School District has a student/teacher ratio of 15:1, which is equal to the Tennessee state average of 15:1.
What is Putnam County School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $10,116 is less than the state median of $11,647. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 22 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 11,981 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • : 91% (Btm 50% in TN)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 33% (Top 50%)
  • : 37% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TN Dept. of Education

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