Rutherford County School District

2240 Southpark Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 51 public schools serving 49,253 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 34% (versus the Tennessee public school average of 27%), and reading proficiency score of 37% (versus the 30% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Tennessee public school average of 40% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (TN)
# Schools
51 Schools
1,907 Schools
# Students
49,253 Students
995,698 Students
# Teachers
3,088 Teachers
64,938 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 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 95% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (TN)
Overall District Rank
#31 out of 147 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Rutherford County  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
28%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
30%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
95%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Rutherford County  School District and public school graduation rate of TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.64
0.59
# American Indian Students
78 Students
1,539 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
2,158 Students
20,089 Students
% Asian Students
4%
2%
# Hispanic Students
9,414 Students
130,619 Students
% Hispanic Students
19%
13%
# Black Students
8,717 Students
205,725 Students
% Black Students
18%
21%
# White Students
26,544 Students
594,766 Students
% White Students
54%
60%
# Hawaiian Students
79 Students
1,065 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,263 Students
41,895 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
584
29,479
# Students in K Grade:
2,980
76,204
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,831
72,380
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,952
73,837
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,992
73,991
# Students in 4th Grade:
3,020
73,940
# Students in 5th Grade:
3,052
73,430
# Students in 6th Grade:
3,780
73,265
# Students in 7th Grade:
4,367
74,183
# Students in 8th Grade:
4,669
77,382
# Students in 9th Grade:
4,773
81,216
# Students in 10th Grade:
4,637
75,717
# Students in 11th Grade:
4,395
72,010
# Students in 12th Grade:
4,221
68,664
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,180 in this school district is less than the state median of $12,422. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,443 is less than the state median of $12,134. The school district spending/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
This School District
This State (TN)
Total Revenue
$501 MM
$39 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$564 MM
$38 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$10,180
$12,422
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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,443
$12,134
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 2020-21 school year data.

Best Rutherford County School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mcfadden School Of Excellence
Magnet School
Math: 97% | Reading: 94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
221 Bridge Ave
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 893-7251
Grades: K-5
| 388 students
Rank: #22.
Central Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 90% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
701 East Main St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 904-6789
Grades: 6-12
| 1,215 students
Rank: #33.
Thurman Francis Arts Academy/magnet School For The Arts
Magnet School
Math: 90% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
221 Todd Ln
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-6715
Grades: K-8
| 654 students
Rank: #44.
Homer Pittard Campus School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
923 E. Lytle St, Mtsu Box 4
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
(615) 895-1030
Grades: K-5
| 242 students
Rank: #55.
Lascassas Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6300 Lascassas Pike
Lascassas, TN 37085
(615) 893-0758
Grades: PK-5
| 611 students
Rank: #66.
Stewarts Creek Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
200 Red Hawk Pkwy
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-6750
Grades: PK-5
| 1,193 students
Rank: #77.
Eagleville School
Math: 57% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
500 Hwy 99
Eagleville, TN 37060
(615) 274-6336
Grades: PK-12
| 929 students
Rank: #88.
Rockvale Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6550 Hwy 99
Rockvale, TN 37153
(615) 904-3881
Grades: PK-5
| 862 students
Rank: #99.
Barfield Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
350 Barfield- Crescent Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
(615) 904-3810
Grades: PK-5
| 849 students
Rank: #1010.
Wilson Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1545 Cutoff Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 904-3840
Grades: PK-5
| 662 students
Rank: #1111.
Stewarts Creek Middle School
Math: 43% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
400 Red Hawk Pkwy
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-6700
Grades: 6-8
| 1,022 students
Rank: #1212.
Blackman Middle School
Math: 43% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3945 Blaze Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
(615) 904-3860
Grades: 6-8
| 1,596 students
Rank: #1313.
Brown's Chapel Elementary School
Math: 42% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6128 Baker Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 904-6755
Grades: PK-5
| 745 students
Rank: #1414.
Blackman Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
586 Fortress Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
(615) 904-3795
Grades: PK-5
| 1,140 students
Rank: #1515.
Siegel Middle School
Math: 38% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
355 West Thompson Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 904-3830
Grades: 6-8
| 1,161 students
Rank: #1616.
Christiana Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4701 Shelbyville Hwy
Christiana, TN 37037
(615) 896-0614
Grades: PK-5
| 629 students
Rank: #1717.
Rock Springs Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1000 Waldron Rd
La Vergne, TN 37086
(615) 904-3820
Grades: PK-5
| 1,130 students
Rank: #1818.
Rockvale Middle School
Math: 35% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6543 Hwy 99
Rockvale, TN 37153
(615) 904-6745
Grades: 6-8
| 1,370 students
Rank: #1919.
Walter Hill Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6309 Lebanon Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 893-8046
Grades: PK-5
| 577 students
Rank: #2020.
Stewartsboro Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
10479 Old Nashville Hwy
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-6705
Grades: PK-5
| 707 students
Rank: #2121.
Rutherford County Virtual School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1098 Espey Dr
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-3770
Grades: 3-12
| 461 students
Rank: #2222.
Buchanan Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6050 Manchester Hwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
(615) 893-3651
Grades: PK-5
| 442 students
Rank: #2323.
Christiana Middle School
Math: 29% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4675 Shelbyville Pike
Christiana, TN 37037
(615) 904-3885
Grades: 6-8
| 1,039 students
Rank: #2424.
Cedar Grove Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
354 Chaney Rd
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-3777
Grades: PK-5
| 799 students
Rank: #2525.
Stewarts Creek High School
Math: 12% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
301 Red Hawk Pkwy
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-6771
Grades: 9-12
| 2,263 students
Rank: #2626.
Oakland Middle School
Math: 32% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
853 Dejarnette Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 904-6760
Grades: 6-8
| 1,063 students
Rank: #2727.
John Colemon Elementary School
Math: 33% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1098 Espey Dr
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-6740
Grades: PK-5
| 777 students
Rank: #2828.
Blackman High School
Math: 14% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3956 Blaze Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
(615) 904-3850
Grades: 9-12
| 1,998 students
Rank: #2929.
Rocky Fork Middle School
Math: 37% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
100 Thunderstorm Ln
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-6780
Grades: 6-8
| 752 students
Rank: #3030.
Holloway High School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
619 South Highland Ave
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 890-6004
Grades: 9-12
| 117 students
Rank: #3131.
Rocky Fork Elementary School
Math: 30% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
200 Thunderstorm Ln
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 893-5812
Grades: PK-5
| 933 students
Rank: #3232.
Siegel High School
Math: 10% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3300 Siegel Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 904-3800
Grades: 9-12
| 1,801 students
Rank: #3333.
Kittrell Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7801 Old Woodbury Hwy
Readyville, TN 37149
(615) 893-7604
Grades: PK-5
| 320 students
Rank: #3434.
Oakland High School
Magnet School
Math: 10% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2225 Patriot Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 904-3780
Grades: 9-12
| 1,965 students
Rank: #3535.
Rockvale High School
Math: 9% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6545 Highway 99
Rockvale, TN 37153
(615) 893-5812
Grades: 9-12
| 2,433 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Rutherford County School District?
Rutherford County School District manages 51 public schools serving 49,253 students.
What is the rank of Rutherford County School District?
Rutherford County School District is ranked #35 out of 146 school districts in Tennessee (top 30%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Tennessee school districts for: Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%), Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Rutherford County School District?
54% of Rutherford County School District students are White, 19% of students are Hispanic, 18% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 4% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Rutherford County School District?
Rutherford County School District has a student/teacher ratio of 16:1, which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 15:1.
What is Rutherford County School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $11,443 is less than the state median of $12,134. The school district spending/student has grown by 10% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 51 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 49,253 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 46%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 30% in TN)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 34% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 37% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TN Dept. of Education

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