Rutherford County School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 47 public schools serving 45,292 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 40% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the Tennessee public school average of 37% (majority Black).

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%)

Overview

School District Name
Rutherford 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
47 Schools
1,774 Schools
# Students
45,292 Students
998,935 Students
# Teachers
2,946 Teachers
63,326 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

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 2018-2019 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
0.59
0.55
# American Indian Students
67 Students
1,648 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
1,975 Students
19,795 Students
% Asian Students
5%
2%
# Hispanic Students
6,438 Students
103,087 Students
% Hispanic Students
14%
10%
# Black Students
7,928 Students
218,208 Students
% Black Students
18%
22%
# White Students
27,338 Students
627,837 Students
% White Students
60%
63%
# Hawaiian Students
56 Students
1,096 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,490 Students
27,264 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
581
28,326
# Students in K Grade:
2,844
75,244
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,727
74,402
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,748
73,880
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,714
74,763
# Students in 4th Grade:
3,008
78,010
# Students in 5th Grade:
2,991
78,376
# Students in 6th Grade:
3,596
76,656
# Students in 7th Grade:
4,138
74,777
# Students in 8th Grade:
4,023
73,864
# Students in 9th Grade:
4,028
75,314
# Students in 10th Grade:
4,058
74,147
# Students in 11th Grade:
4,101
71,915
# Students in 12th Grade:
3,735
69,261
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $9,452 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 $12,251 is higher than the state median of $10,022. The school district spending/student has grown by 18% over four school years.
This School District
This State (TN)
Total Revenue
$428 MM
$35 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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$555 MM
$34 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 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$9,452
$10,253
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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,251
$10,022
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 2017-18 school year data.

Best Rutherford County School District Public Schools (2021-22)

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
| 1,240 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
| 382 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
| 782 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: PK-5
| 531 students
Rank: #55.
Homer Pittard Campus School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
923 E Lytle St
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
(615) 895-1030
Grades: K-5
| 248 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
| 927 students
Rank: #77.
Barfield Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(3)
350 Barfield- Crescent Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
(615) 904-3810
Grades: PK-5
| 992 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
| 845 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
| 1,046 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
| 970 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
| 982 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
| 833 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
| 711 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
| 851 students
Rank: #1515.
Blackman Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(2)
586 Fortress Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
(615) 904-3795
Grades: PK-5
| 905 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
| 995 students
Rank: #1717.
Cedar Grove Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(4)
354 Chaney Rd
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-3777
Grades: PK-5
| 1,047 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
| 1,013 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
| 1,174 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
| 381 students
Rank: #2121.
Blackman Middle School
Math: 40% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(2)
3945 Blaze Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
(615) 904-3860
Grades: 6-8
| 1,398 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
| 587 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
| 796 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
| 2,159 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
| 2,314 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
| 528 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
| 1,011 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
| 1,110 students
Rank: #2929.
Stewartsboro Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
10479 Old Nashville Hwy
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-6705
Grades: PK-5
| 905 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
| 1,807 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
| 320 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
| 604 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: 7-12
| 47 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
| 2,260 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
| 2,080 students
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 09
  • Students: 45,292 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 10% in TN)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.59

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