Rutherford County School District

2240 Southpark Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 10%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2022-23 school year, there are 50 public schools serving 47,186 students in Rutherford County School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in Tennessee.
Public Schools in Rutherford County School District have an average math proficiency score of 45% (versus the Tennessee public school average of 39%), and reading proficiency score of 41% (versus the 35% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Rutherford County School District are Central Magnet School, Mcfadden School Of Excellence and Thurman Francis Arts Academy/magnet School For The Arts. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Rutherford County School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Tennessee.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the Tennessee public school average of 40% (majority Black).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (TN)
# Schools
50 Schools
1,881 Schools
# Students
47,186 Students
984,326 Students
# Teachers
3,018 Teachers
64,738 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Rutherford County School District, which is ranked within the top 30% 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 96% has increased from 92% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (TN)
Overall District Rank
#27 out of 146 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Rutherford County  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Rutherford 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)
41%
35%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Rutherford 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
96%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Rutherford 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
0.63
0.58
# American Indian Students
81 Students
1,449 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
2,080 Students
19,983 Students
% Asian Students
4%
2%
# Hispanic Students
8,313 Students
120,811 Students
% Hispanic Students
18%
12%
# Black Students
8,448 Students
210,512 Students
% Black Students
18%
22%
# White Students
26,157 Students
591,820 Students
% White Students
56%
60%
# Hawaiian Students
68 Students
1,004 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,039 Students
38,747 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
594
26,534
# Students in K Grade:
2,738
70,156
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,738
73,267
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,818
73,171
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,826
73,007
# Students in 4th Grade:
2,883
72,951
# Students in 5th Grade:
2,933
72,790
# Students in 6th Grade:
3,510
73,619
# Students in 7th Grade:
4,519
77,013
# Students in 8th Grade:
4,499
77,885
# Students in 9th Grade:
4,587
78,370
# Students in 10th Grade:
4,400
75,400
# Students in 11th Grade:
4,185
71,717
# Students in 12th Grade:
3,956
68,446
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $9,073 in this school district is less than the state median of $10,776. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,759 is higher than the state median of $10,662. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (TN)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$428 MM
$34 MM
This chart display total revenue of Rutherford County  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in TN by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$555 MM
$33 MM
This chart display total spending of Rutherford County  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in TN by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$9,073
$10,776
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Rutherford County  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in TN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,759
$10,662
This chart display average spending per public school student in Rutherford County  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in TN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Rutherford County School District Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Central Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 97% | Reading: 98%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
701 East Main St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 904-6789
Grades: 6-12
| 1,237 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Mcfadden School Of Excellence
Magnet School
Math: 98% | Reading: 92%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
221 Bridge Ave
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 893-7251
Grades: K-5
| 385 students
Rank: #33.
Thurman Francis Arts Academy/magnet School For The Arts
Magnet School
Math: 80% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
221 Todd Ln
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-6715
Grades: K-8
| 673 students
Rank: #44.
Lascassas Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6300 Lascassas Pike
Lascassas, TN 37085
(615) 893-0758
Grades: K-5
| 572 students
Rank: #55.
Homer Pittard Campus School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
923 E. Lytle St, Mtsu Box 4
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
(615) 895-1030
Grades: K-5
| 239 students
Rank: #66.
Stewarts Creek Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
200 Red Hawk Pkwy
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-6750
Grades: PK-5
| 1,055 students
Rank: #77.
Barfield Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
350 Barfield- Crescent Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
(615) 904-3810
Grades: PK-5
| 766 students
Rank: #88.
Stewarts Creek Middle School
Math: 54% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
400 Red Hawk Pkwy
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-6700
Grades: 6-8
| 942 students
Rank: #99.
Rock Springs Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1000 Waldron Rd
La Vergne, TN 37086
(615) 904-3820
Grades: PK-5
| 1,051 students
Rank: #1010.
Rockvale Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6550 Hwy 99
Rockvale, TN 37153
(615) 904-3881
Grades: PK-5
| 1,056 students
Rank: #1111.
Eagleville School
Math: 54% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
500 Hwy 99
Eagleville, TN 37060
(615) 274-6336
Grades: PK-12
| 934 students
Rank: #1212.
Christiana Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4701 Shelbyville Hwy
Christiana, TN 37037
(615) 896-0614
Grades: PK-5
| 710 students
Rank: #1313.
Brown's Chapel Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6128 Baker Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 904-6755
Grades: PK-5
| 687 students
Rank: #1414.
Wilson Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1545 Cutoff Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 904-3840
Grades: PK-5
| 658 students
Rank: #1515.
Blackman Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
586 Fortress Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
(615) 904-3795
Grades: PK-5
| 1,025 students
Rank: #1616.
Rockvale Middle School
Math: 46% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6543 Hwy 99
Rockvale, TN 37153
(615) 904-6745
Grades: 6-8
| 1,262 students
Rank: #1717.
Cedar Grove Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
354 Chaney Rd
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-3777
Grades: PK-5
| 785 students
Rank: #1818.
Christiana Middle School
Math: 43% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4675 Shelbyville Pike
Christiana, TN 37037
(615) 904-3885
Grades: 6-8
| 991 students
Rank: #1919.
Siegel Middle School
Math: 43% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
355 West Thompson Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 904-3830
Grades: 6-8
| 1,131 students
Rank: #2020.
Walter Hill Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6309 Lebanon Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 893-8046
Grades: PK-5
| 530 students
Rank: #2121.
Blackman Middle School
Math: 40% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3945 Blaze Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
(615) 904-3860
Grades: 6-8
| 1,539 students
Rank: #2222.
Rocky Fork Middle School
Math: 60% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
100 Thunderstorm Ln
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-6780
Grades: 6-8
| 738 students
Rank: #2323.
David Youree Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
250 Todd Ln
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 459-3492
Grades: PK-5
| 686 students
Rank: #2424.
Stewarts Creek High School
Math: 28% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
301 Red Hawk Pkwy
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-6771
Grades: 9-12
| 2,099 students
Rank: #2525.
Blackman High School
Math: 25% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3956 Blaze Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
(615) 904-3850
Grades: 9-12
| 1,950 students
Rank: #2626.
Buchanan Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6050 Manchester Hwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
(615) 893-3651
Grades: PK-5
| 518 students
Rank: #2727.
Rock Springs Middle School
Math: 42% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3301 Rock Springs Rd
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-3825
Grades: 6-8
| 1,017 students
Rank: #2828.
Oakland Middle School
Math: 38% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
853 Dejarnette Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 904-6760
Grades: 6-8
| 1,120 students
Rank: #2929.
Stewartsboro Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
10479 Old Nashville Hwy
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-6705
Grades: PK-5
| 658 students
Rank: #3030.
Siegel High School
Math: 23% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3300 Siegel Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 904-3800
Grades: 9-12
| 1,788 students
Rank: #3131.
Kittrell Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7801 Old Woodbury Hwy
Readyville, TN 37149
(615) 893-7604
Grades: PK-5
| 334 students
Rank: #3232.
John Colemon Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1098 Espey Dr
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-6740
Grades: PK-5
| 766 students
Rank: #3333.
Daniel Mckee Alternative School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2623 Halls Hill Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 890-2282
Grades: 9-10
| 9 students
Rank: #3434.
Oakland High School
Magnet School
Math: 20% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2225 Patriot Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 904-3780
Grades: 9-12
| 1,972 students
Rank: #3535.
Riverdale High School
Math: 19% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
802 Warrior Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
(615) 890-6450
Grades: 9-12
| 1,783 students
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 50 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 47,186 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 10% in TN)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TN Dept. of Education

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