The State Department of Education has a Wonderful Web-Site

The Tennessee State Department of Education has a great web-site. One of the links is under statistics is the 2009-2010 Statistical Report. I 'saved-as' Table 50 - Expenditures - Current Expenditures Per ADA to find out where Rutherford County and Murfreesboro ranked in the state.

In all fairness, I do not know if this chart is truly indicative of each county's local government's commitment to education. Some counties may pay lower teacher salaries than others. Others may have far more transportation expenses than others. I am not an accountant or a school superintendent or a journalist but the way I understand the comments these dollars represent county dollars fore ducating a student in a classroom. Federal and State dollars are excluded (I think I have that right.)

I have recieved permission from the Tennessee State Department of Education to use their web-page information.

But please keep in mind these numbers are for 2009-2010

Also note a pattern, 1998: 62nd, 1999: 64th, 2000: 60th, 2001: 68th, 2002: 74th, 2003: 92nd 2004: 98th, 2005: 118th, 2006: 109th, 2007: 114th, 2008: 103rd, 2009: 98th, and now down to to 105th! (out of 137 school systems in our state.

Sad part is our county is able to rank a lot higher!

And our county is still covered with portables

Murfreesboro City Schools ranked 51st. Please note the pay scales between Murfreesboro City and the County school systems pay

OUR Rutherford County Commissioners took five cents of the Rutherford County School Board's share of the property taxes and transferred it to the general fund for the 1998-1999 fiscal year. Since The County Commission voted 14-7 to not give them the five cents back or any other increase for the 1999-2000 fiscal year we went from 62nd in the state in '97-'98 to 105th now!!! Want to know more? A History of Our County's Wheel Tax and keep in mind now 104 County and/or City School systems now spend more per student in the the State Of Tennessee than our county does.



1 *FRANKLIN 3,565 42,498,554 $11,923
2 OAK RIDGE 4,213 49,764,558 $11,813
3 DAVIDSON COUNTY 69,198 745,764,167 $10,777
4 MEMPHIS 98,412 1,059,615,040 $10,767
5 GREENEVILLE 2,590 26,516,525 $10,236
6 ALCOA 1,604 16,244,120 $10,128
7 KINGSPORT 6,093 61,245,997 $10,052
8 TULLAHOMA 3,151 31,580,286 $10,021
9 ETOWAH 308 3,084,125 $10,014
10 MANCHESTER 1,260 12,475,303 $9,903
11 *BRADFORD 503 4,968,807 $9,886
12 BRISTOL 3,624 35,354,634 $9,754
13 LAKE COUNTY 835 8,111,609 $9,713
14 BLEDSOE COUNTY 1,679 16,219,142 $9,662
15 HUMBOLDT 1,224 11,789,613 $9,628
16 CLINTON 815 7,764,116 $9,527
17 MADISON COUNTY 11,986 112,705,308 $9,403
18 MARYVILLE 4,741 44,578,159 $9,403
19 ANDERSON COUNTY 6,250 58,754,525 $9,401
20 ATHENS 1,590 14,856,497 $9,342
21 NEWPORT 716 6,647,846 $9,282
22 FAYETTE COUNTY 3,323 30,792,659 $9,267
23 HAMILTON COUNTY 38,301 353,120,260 $9,220
24 HANCOCK COUNTY 962 8,869,780 $9,218
25 JOHNSON COUNTY 2,093 19,268,505 $9,206
26 ELIZABETHTON 2,013 18,488,863 $9,183
27 HARDIN COUNTY 3,435 31,153,685 $9,069
28 JOHNSON CITY 6,940 62,873,281 $9,059
29 DYERSBURG 2,952 26,718,304 $9,051
30 MOORE COUNTY 917 8,279,609 $9,033
31 GRUNDY COUNTY 2,082 18,766,089 $9,013
32 HARDEMAN COUNTY 3,861 34,639,923 $8,971
33 GILES COUNTY 3,952 35,410,181 $8,961
34 PERRY COUNTY 1,044 9,355,438 $8,960
35 UNION COUNTY 2,792 24,981,569 $8,948
36 VAN BUREN COUNTY 721 6,425,590 $8,913
37 LEXINGTON 985 8,743,146 $8,874
38 CLEVELAND 4,505 39,974,596 $8,873
39 BENTON COUNTY 2,251 19,879,400 $8,830
40 HAYWOOD COUNTY 3,105 27,398,780 $8,824
41 CLAY COUNTY 1,009 8,899,995 $8,823
42 CARTER COUNTY 5,295 46,592,288 $8,799
43 PICKETT COUNTY 644 5,663,354 $8,796
44 SEVIER COUNTY 13,263 116,337,220 $8,772
45 SULLIVAN COUNTY 10,746 94,207,860 $8,767
46 WAYNE COUNTY 2,244 19,636,435 $8,749
47 UNION CITY 1,389 12,088,097 $8,704
48 *ONEIDA 1,127 9,782,244 $8,681
49 FAYETTEVILLE 954 8,270,620 $8,668
50 ROANE COUNTY 6,889 59,625,084 $8,655
51 MURFREESBORO 6,599 57,042,820 $8,644
52 ROGERSVILLE 635 5,476,378 $8,622
53 STEWART COUNTY 2,020 17,304,261 $8,564
54 CLAIBORNE COUNTY 4,305 36,851,795 $8,560
55 KNOX COUNTY 51,871 442,380,905 $8,529
56 COCKE COUNTY 4,482 38,219,597 $8,528
57 LENOIR CITY 2,086 17,641,736 $8,458
58 *LEBANON 3,039 25,683,153 $8,450
59 SHELBY COUNTY 45,510 384,052,860 $8,439
60 *RICHARD CITY 292 2,455,281 $8,415
61 DYER COUNTY 3,295 27,697,758 $8,406
62 HENRY COUNTY 3,010 25,280,537 $8,399
63 LAUDERDALE COUNTY 4,246 35,500,340 $8,360
64 HICKMAN COUNTY 3,578 29,891,220 $8,353
65 BELLS 353 2,943,728 $8,338
66 COFFEE COUNTY 4,071 33,944,236 $8,338
67 FENTRESS COUNTY 2,215 18,420,618 $8,317
68 HAWKINS COUNTY 7,118 59,102,694 $8,303
69 BLOUNT COUNTY 10,686 88,521,804 $8,284
70 MAURY COUNTY 10,774 89,076,234 $8,268
71 *PARIS 1,508 12,462,461 $8,266
72 SCOTT COUNTY 2,601 21,468,500 $8,254
73 MORGAN COUNTY 3,023 24,901,689 $8,236
74 CANNON COUNTY 2,014 16,576,021 $8,232
75 SWEETWATER 1,402 11,539,662 $8,229
76 FRANKLIN COUNTY 5,444 44,452,474 $8,166
77 MONTGOMERY COUNTY 27,319 222,702,932 $8,152
78 ALAMO 553 4,499,630 $8,142
79 *S. CARROLL 352 2,859,184 $8,119
80 POLK COUNTY 2,485 20,106,848 $8,092
81 HUMPHREYS COUNTY 2,884 23,320,133 $8,086
82 WASHINGTON COUNTY 8,576 69,172,679 $8,066
83 WARREN COUNTY 6,090 48,951,205 $8,038
84 JACKSON COUNTY 1,540 12,371,813 $8,035
85 *W. CARROLL 950 7,617,088 $8,016
86 DECATUR COUNTY 1,499 11,996,231 $8,002
87 MARSHALL COUNTY 4,954 39,532,496 $7,981
88 MEIGS COUNTY 1,731 13,794,820 $7,970
89 HENDERSON COUNTY 3,511 27,826,959 $7,925
90 MARION COUNTY 4,039 31,961,052 $7,913
91 RHEA COUNTY 3,980 31,419,426 $7,895
92 PUTNAM COUNTY 9,865 77,848,627 $7,891
93 *MILAN 2,016 15,904,315 $7,891
94 LOUDON COUNTY 4,785 37,739,571 $7,887
95 OBION COUNTY 3,652 28,777,675 $7,879
96 WEAKLEY COUNTY 4,452 35,032,633 $7,869
97 SUMNER COUNTY 25,692 201,396,245 $7,839
98 WILLIAMSON COUNTY 29,278 228,971,698 $7,821
99 LINCOLN COUNTY 3,783 29,555,928 $7,814
100 DEKALB COUNTY 2,626 20,473,609 $7,796
101 HAMBLEN COUNTY 9,265 72,026,943 $7,774
102 DICKSON COUNTY 7,954 61,671,167 $7,754
103 LAWRENCE COUNTY 6,385 49,481,144 $7,750
104 UNICOI COUNTY 2,425 18,779,187 $7,745
105 RUTHERFORD COUNTY 35,425 273,024,143 $7,707
106 DAYTON 710 5,466,724 $7,698
107 MONROE COUNTY 5,196 39,948,447 $7,688
108 CROCKETT COUNTY 1,721 13,228,672 $7,685
109 TIPTON COUNTY 11,133 85,184,352 $7,651
110 HOUSTON COUNTY 1,376 10,516,164 $7,643
111 ROBERTSON COUNTY 10,298 78,696,497 $7,642
112 GREENE COUNTY 6,694 51,145,596 $7,640
113 MCNAIRY COUNTY 4,116 31,286,185 $7,602
114 CAMPBELL COUNTY 5,645 42,822,323 $7,586
115 *HUNTINGDON 1,182 8,956,355 $7,575
116 CUMBERLAND COUNTY 6,916 52,378,364 $7,574
117 TROUSDALE COUNTY 1,235 9,352,426 $7,571
118 JEFFERSON COUNTY 6,950 52,581,296 $7,565
119 WILSON COUNTY 14,225 107,512,175 $7,558
120 BRADLEY COUNTY 9,455 71,440,757 $7,556
121 *TRENTON 1,341 10,134,682 $7,555
122 GRAINGER COUNTY 3,282 24,540,195 $7,476
123 MCMINN COUNTY 5,545 41,336,754 $7,455
124 *HOLLOW ROCK-BR 640 4,763,717 $7,441
125 BEDFORD COUNTY 7,350 54,569,010 $7,424
126 LEWIS COUNTY 1,801 13,361,680 $7,418
127 MACON COUNTY 3,544 26,216,107 $7,398
128 OVERTON COUNTY 3,278 24,162,107 $7,371
129 SEQUATCHIE COUNTY 2,152 15,796,360 $7,342
130 SMITH COUNTY 3,125 22,887,053 $7,324
131 CHEATHAM COUNTY 6,426 47,000,763 $7,314
132 *MCKENZIE 1,324 9,484,668 $7,166
133 CHESTER COUNTY 2,567 18,312,274 $7,134
134 WHITE COUNTY 3,863 26,985,672 $6,986
135 *GIBSON CO. SPEC. 3,270 21,816,013 $6,671
136 CARROLL COUNTY 5 3,619,277 NA
137 GIBSON COUNTY NA NA NA