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Teaching Schools in Tennessee Districts

Tennessee has more than 117 school districts, from Blount 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
Alcoa Alcoa Blount 1,969 115 $18,535,000
Anderson County Anderson County Anderson 6,601 468 $61,400,000
Achievement School DistrictAchievement School District Davidson 10,115 484 $43,262,000
Shelby CoShelby Co Shelby 112,020 7029 $1,381,535,000
Benton County Benton County Benton 2,215 165 $20,264,000
Campbell County Campbell County Campbell 5,692 352 $42,316,000
Chester County Chester County Chester 2,879 168 $20,608,000
Cumberland County Cumberland County Cumberland 7,547 474 $58,064,000
Dickson County Dickson County Dickson 8,384 570 $66,085,000
Dyer County Dyer County Dyer 3,986 235 $30,797,000
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
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
Hamilton County Hamilton County Hamilton 44,389 3072 $398,478,000
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
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
Jefferson County Jefferson County Jefferson 7,449 469 $61,422,000
Kingsport Kingsport Sullivan 7,402 482 $67,548,000
Lauderdale County Lauderdale County Lauderdale 4,378 311 $38,119,000
Lebanon Lebanon Wilson 3,742 240 $29,525,000
Macon County Macon County Macon 3,803 254 $28,805,000
Maryville Maryville Blount 5,132 322 $48,364,000
Maury County Maury County Maury 12,321 789 $96,780,000
Mcnairy County Mcnairy County Mcnairy 4,356 324 $34,944,000
Milan Milan Gibson 2,065 133 $17,558,000
Monroe County Monroe County Monroe 5,426 322 $47,321,000
Morgan County Morgan County Morgan 3,117 211 $26,363,000
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
Polk County Polk County Polk 2,507 160 $21,037,000
Rhea County Rhea County Rhea 4,435 293 $35,795,000
Robertson County Robertson County Robertson 11,165 757 $89,636,000
Rutherford County Rutherford County Rutherford 43,085 2834 $336,877,000
Sequatchie County Sequatchie County Sequatchie 2,312 151 $16,737,000
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
Tipton County Tipton County Tipton 11,376 711 $89,955,000
Trenton Trenton Gibson 1,397 89 $11,678,000
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
Hamblen County Hamblen County Hamblen 10,370 648 $81,141,000
Athens Athens Mcminn 1,699 119 $15,547,000
Bedford County Bedford County Bedford 8,605 519 $60,506,000
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
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
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
Decatur County Decatur County Decatur 1,691 113 $12,236,000
Dekalb County Dekalb County Dekalb 2,987 207 $23,158,000
Dyersburg Dyersburg Dyer 2,737 181 $26,401,000
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
Grundy County Grundy County Grundy 2,081 165 $19,582,000
Hardeman County Hardeman County Hardeman 3,785 274 $35,019,000
Henderson County Henderson County Henderson 4,011 254 $30,903,000
Huntingdon Huntingdon Carroll 1,224 85 $9,523,000
Jackson County Jackson County Jackson 1,536 109 $12,994,000
Johnson City Johnson City Washington 8,019 493 $70,613,000
Johnson County Johnson County Johnson 2,147 152 $21,432,000
Knox County Knox County Knox 59,922 3827 $510,278,000
Lawrence County Lawrence County Lawrence 6,782 459 $55,133,000
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
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
Mckenzie Mckenzie Carroll 1,365 87 $10,007,000
Mcminn County Mcminn County Mcminn 5,819 352 $45,074,000
Meigs County Meigs County Meigs 1,788 123 $15,166,000
Montgomery County Montgomery County Montgomery 32,590 2071 $258,723,000
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
Perry County Perry County Perry 1,118 89 $10,352,000
Putnam County Putnam County Putnam 10,556 656 $89,739,000
Roane County Roane County Roane 6,834 445 $61,574,000
Scott County Scott County Scott 3,022 209 $24,021,000
Sevier County Sevier County Sevier 14,582 1034 $130,135,000
Smith County Smith County Smith 3,204 201 $25,471,000
Sweetwater Sweetwater Monroe 1,588 96 $10,857,000
Trousdale County Trousdale County Trousdale 1,253 88 $9,481,000
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