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Teaching Schools in Tennessee Districts

Tennessee has more than 117 school districts, from Hamblen county County's to Wilson county County's and everywhere in between.

Here's a list of all districts with more than 1,000 students, plus some key information if you're interested in becoming a teacher in Tennessee. Don't miss our report on Tennessee Teacher Salaries!

District County Number of Students Number of Full Time Teachers Total Education Expenditures
Hamblen County Hamblen County Hamblen 10,370 648 $81,141,000
Alcoa Alcoa Blount 1,969 115 $18,535,000
Anderson County Anderson County Anderson 6,601 468 $61,400,000
Athens Athens Mcminn 1,699 119 $15,547,000
Achievement School DistrictAchievement School District Davidson 10,115 484 $43,262,000
Shelby CoShelby Co Shelby 112,020 7029 $1,381,535,000
Bedford County Bedford County Bedford 8,605 519 $60,506,000
Benton County Benton County Benton 2,215 165 $20,264,000
Bledsoe County Bledsoe County Bledsoe 1,881 120 $16,198,000
Blount County Blount County Blount 11,018 713 $93,325,000
Bradley County Bradley County Bradley 10,267 666 $83,218,000
Bristol Bristol Sullivan 4,160 266 $38,432,000
Campbell County Campbell County Campbell 5,692 352 $42,316,000
Cannon County Cannon County Cannon 2,042 139 $17,425,000
Carter County Carter County Carter 5,498 400 $47,247,000
Cheatham County Cheatham County Cheatham 6,390 438 $48,586,000
Chester County Chester County Chester 2,879 168 $20,608,000
Claiborne County Claiborne County Claiborne 4,440 333 $38,907,000
Clay County Clay County Clay 1,111 70 $9,065,000
Cleveland Cleveland Bradley 5,627 358 $46,544,000
Cocke County Cocke County Cocke 4,617 329 $39,538,000
Coffee County Coffee County Coffee 4,537 301 $38,931,000
Crockett County Crockett County Crockett 2,054 137 $15,416,000
Cumberland County Cumberland County Cumberland 7,547 474 $58,064,000
Decatur County Decatur County Decatur 1,691 113 $12,236,000
Dekalb County Dekalb County Dekalb 2,987 207 $23,158,000
Dickson County Dickson County Dickson 8,384 570 $66,085,000
Dyer County Dyer County Dyer 3,986 235 $30,797,000
Dyersburg Dyersburg Dyer 2,737 181 $26,401,000
Elizabethton Elizabethton Carter 2,557 188 $23,424,000
Fayette County Fayette County Fayette 3,517 209 $28,840,000
Fayetteville Fayetteville Lincoln 1,544 97 $11,870,000
Fentress County Fentress County Fentress 2,271 150 $19,310,000
Franklin SsdFranklin Ssd Williamson 3,612 334 $47,926,000
Franklin County Franklin County Franklin 5,699 362 $47,703,000
Gibson Co Sp Dist Gibson Co Sp Dist Gibson 4,065 240 $27,673,000
Giles County Giles County Giles 4,011 270 $32,376,000
Grainger County Grainger County Grainger 3,637 226 $27,839,000
Greene County Greene County Greene 6,980 446 $55,098,000
Greeneville Greeneville Greene 2,891 201 $27,985,000
Grundy County Grundy County Grundy 2,081 165 $19,582,000
Hamilton County Hamilton County Hamilton 44,389 3072 $398,478,000
Hardeman County Hardeman County Hardeman 3,785 274 $35,019,000
Hardin County Hardin County Hardin 3,622 250 $32,372,000
Hawkins County Hawkins County Hawkins 7,095 505 $63,495,000
Haywood County Haywood County Haywood 3,107 218 $28,643,000
Henderson County Henderson County Henderson 4,011 254 $30,903,000
Henry County Henry County Henry 3,092 213 $27,173,000
Hickman County Hickman County Hickman 3,452 258 $29,325,000
Houston County Houston County Houston 1,411 92 $11,639,000
Humboldt Humboldt Gibson 1,125 80 $11,265,000
Humphreys County Humphreys County Humphreys 3,071 200 $25,353,000
Huntingdon Huntingdon Carroll 1,224 85 $9,523,000
Jackson County Jackson County Jackson 1,536 109 $12,994,000
Jefferson County Jefferson County Jefferson 7,449 469 $61,422,000
Johnson City Johnson City Washington 8,019 493 $70,613,000
Johnson County Johnson County Johnson 2,147 152 $21,432,000
Kingsport Kingsport Sullivan 7,402 482 $67,548,000
Knox County Knox County Knox 59,922 3827 $510,278,000
Lauderdale County Lauderdale County Lauderdale 4,378 311 $38,119,000
Lawrence County Lawrence County Lawrence 6,782 459 $55,133,000
Lebanon Lebanon Wilson 3,742 240 $29,525,000
Lenoir City Lenoir City Loudon 2,393 142 $18,382,000
Lewis County Lewis County Lewis 1,812 122 $14,256,000
Lincoln County Lincoln County Lincoln 4,003 258 $31,461,000
Loudon County Loudon County Loudon 4,890 329 $40,288,000
Macon County Macon County Macon 3,803 254 $28,805,000
Madison County Madison County Madison 12,927 836 $115,313,000
Manchester Manchester Coffee 1,377 100 $15,093,000
Marion County Marion County Marion 4,200 262 $34,963,000
Marshall County Marshall County Marshall 5,383 332 $43,041,000
Maryville Maryville Blount 5,132 322 $48,364,000
Maury County Maury County Maury 12,321 789 $96,780,000
Mckenzie Mckenzie Carroll 1,365 87 $10,007,000
Mcminn County Mcminn County Mcminn 5,819 352 $45,074,000
Mcnairy County Mcnairy County Mcnairy 4,356 324 $34,944,000
Meigs County Meigs County Meigs 1,788 123 $15,166,000
Milan Milan Gibson 2,065 133 $17,558,000
Monroe County Monroe County Monroe 5,426 322 $47,321,000
Montgomery County Montgomery County Montgomery 32,590 2071 $258,723,000
Morgan County Morgan County Morgan 3,117 211 $26,363,000
Murfreesboro Murfreesboro Rutherford 8,428 604 $66,233,000
Davidson County Davidson County Davidson 85,120 5382 $851,201,000
Oak Ridge Oak Ridge Anderson 4,258 333 $52,294,000
Obion County Obion County Obion 3,537 243 $30,836,000
Oneida Oneida Scott 1,262 85 $10,132,000
Overton County Overton County Overton 3,217 204 $25,664,000
Paris Paris Henry 1,773 117 $13,521,000
Perry County Perry County Perry 1,118 89 $10,352,000
Polk County Polk County Polk 2,507 160 $21,037,000
Putnam County Putnam County Putnam 10,556 656 $89,739,000
Rhea County Rhea County Rhea 4,435 293 $35,795,000
Roane County Roane County Roane 6,834 445 $61,574,000
Robertson County Robertson County Robertson 11,165 757 $89,636,000
Rutherford County Rutherford County Rutherford 43,085 2834 $336,877,000
Scott County Scott County Scott 3,022 209 $24,021,000
Sequatchie County Sequatchie County Sequatchie 2,312 151 $16,737,000
Sevier County Sevier County Sevier 14,582 1034 $130,135,000
Smith County Smith County Smith 3,204 201 $25,471,000
Stewart County Stewart County Stewart 2,089 124 $17,210,000
Sullivan County Sullivan County Sullivan 10,215 681 $90,038,000
Sumner County Sumner County Sumner 29,205 1940 $226,100,000
Sweetwater Sweetwater Monroe 1,588 96 $10,857,000
Tipton County Tipton County Tipton 11,376 711 $89,955,000
Trenton Trenton Gibson 1,397 89 $11,678,000
Trousdale County Trousdale County Trousdale 1,253 88 $9,481,000
Tullahoma Tullahoma Coffee 3,535 224 $32,373,000
Unicoi County Unicoi County Unicoi 2,405 165 $21,000,000
Union City Union City Obion 1,615 109 $12,969,000
Union County Union County Union 3,655 243 $40,199,000
Warren County Warren County Warren 6,630 468 $52,634,000
Washington County Washington County Washington 8,764 562 $71,109,000
Wayne County Wayne County Wayne 2,408 180 $21,030,000
Weakley County Weakley County Weakley 4,351 299 $34,582,000
White County White County White 4,047 251 $31,120,000
Williamson County Williamson County Williamson 36,874 2240 $285,206,000
Wilson County Wilson County Wilson 17,553 1006 $126,305,000
Sources:
  • Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey Data, Common Core of Data (CCD) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/pubschuniv.asp
  • Local Education Agency (School District) Finance Survey (F-33) Data, Common Core of Data (CCD) 2013-14, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/f33agency.asp