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 23 public preschools serving 17,821 students in Rutherford County School District. This district's average pre testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public pre schools in Tennessee.
Public Preschools in Rutherford County School District have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the Tennessee public pre school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 34% (versus the 30% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Tennessee public preschool average of 39% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (TN)
# Schools
51 Schools
878 Schools
# Students
49,253 Students
402,944 Students
# Teachers
3,088 Teachers
27,439 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
0.58
# American Indian Students
78 Students
600 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
2,158 Students
7,344 Students
% Asian Students
4%
2%
# Hispanic Students
9,414 Students
51,666 Students
% Hispanic Students
19%
13%
# Black Students
8,717 Students
79,047 Students
% Black Students
18%
20%
# White Students
26,544 Students
245,374 Students
% White Students
54%
61%
# Hawaiian Students
79 Students
446 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,263 Students
18,467 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
584
29,323
# Students in K Grade:
2,980
64,350
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,831
60,589
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,952
60,998
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,992
57,878
# Students in 4th Grade:
3,020
56,270
# Students in 5th Grade:
3,052
46,788
# Students in 6th Grade:
3,780
8,778
# Students in 7th Grade:
4,367
7,373
# Students in 8th Grade:
4,669
7,676
# Students in 9th Grade:
4,773
693
# Students in 10th Grade:
4,637
734
# Students in 11th Grade:
4,395
710
# Students in 12th Grade:
4,221
784
# 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 Preschools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #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.
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: #55.
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: #66.
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: #77.
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: #88.
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: #99.
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: #1010.
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: #1111.
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: #1212.
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: #1313.
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: #1414.
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: #1515.
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: #1616.
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: #1717.
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: #1818.
Smyrna Elementary School
(Math: 28% | Reading: 23%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1001 Sam Davis Rd
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-6725
Grades: PK-5
| 681 students
Rank: #1919.
Lavergne Lake Elementary School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 21%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
201 David's Way
La Vergne, TN 37086
(615) 904-6730
Grades: PK-5
| 869 students
Rank: #2020.
Smyrna Primary
(Math: 18% | Reading: 23%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
200 Walnut St
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 459-3161
Grades: PK-5
| 560 students
Rank: #2121.
Roy L Waldron Elementary School
(Math: 21% | Reading: 18%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
125 Floyd Mayfield Dr
La Vergne, TN 37086
(615) 904-3785
Grades: PK-5
| 1,240 students
Rank: #2222.
David Youree Elementary School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 15%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
250 Todd Ln
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 459-3492
Grades: PK-5
| 745 students
Rank: n/an/a
7182 Otter Pond Way
Christiana, TN 37037
(615) 904-6790
Grades: PK-5
| 421 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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