Rutherford County School District

2240 Southpark Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
(District boundaries shown in map)
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 17 public middle schools serving 15,153 students in Rutherford County School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public middle schools in Tennessee.
Public Middle Schools in Rutherford County School District have an average math proficiency score of 38% (versus the Tennessee public middle school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 36% (versus the 26% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the Tennessee public middle school average of 38% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (TN)
# Schools
51 Schools
678 Schools
# Students
49,253 Students
324,844 Students
# Teachers
3,088 Teachers
21,390 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)
#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.
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.
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.
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:

0.64
0.57
# American Indian Students
78 Students
470 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
2,158 Students
6,120 Students
% Asian Students
4%
2%
# Hispanic Students
9,414 Students
39,214 Students
% Hispanic Students
19%
12%
# Black Students
8,717 Students
65,875 Students
% Black Students
18%
20%
# White Students
26,544 Students
200,284 Students
% White Students
54%
62%
# Hawaiian Students
79 Students
297 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,263 Students
12,584 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
584
3,854
# Students in K Grade:
2,980
9,405
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,831
9,008
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,952
9,218
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,992
9,628
# Students in 4th Grade:
3,020
10,547
# Students in 5th Grade:
3,052
20,913
# Students in 6th Grade:
3,780
68,627
# Students in 7th Grade:
4,367
74,183
# Students in 8th Grade:
4,669
77,382
# Students in 9th Grade:
4,773
9,496
# Students in 10th Grade:
4,637
7,741
# Students in 11th Grade:
4,395
7,342
# Students in 12th Grade:
4,221
7,500
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,180 in this school district is less than the state median of $12,157. 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 $11,647. The school district spending/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
This School District
This State (TN)
Total Revenue
$501 MM
$12,104 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
$11,597 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
$12,157
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Rutherford 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
$11,443
$11,647
This chart display average spending per public school student in Rutherford 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 Rutherford County School District Public Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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: #66.
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: #77.
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: #88.
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: #99.
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: #1010.
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: #1111.
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: #1212.
Whitworth-buchanan Middle School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 23%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
555 Manchester Hwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
(615) 904-6765
Grades: 6-8
| 743 students
Rank: #1313.
Rock Springs Middle School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 24%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3301 Rock Springs Rd
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-3825
Grades: 6-8
| 1,010 students
Rank: #1414.
Smyrna Middle School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 18%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
712 Hazelwood Dr
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-3845
Grades: 6-8
| 883 students
Rank: #1515.
Lavergne Middle School
(Math: 21% | Reading: 17%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
382 Stone River Rd
La Vergne, TN 37086
(615) 904-3877
Grades: 6-8
| 1,121 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Daniel Mckee Alternative School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2623 Halls Hill Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 890-2282
Grades: 6-12
| 56 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Smyrna West Alternative School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
12619 Old Nashville Hwy
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-3856
Grades: 6-12
| 78 students

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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%
  • : 95% (Top 30% in TN)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 34% (Top 30%)
  • : 37% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TN Dept. of Education

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