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 2010-2011 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 2010-2011

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, , 2010: 105th, and now 103rd (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 35th. 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 103rd now!!! Want to know more? A History of Our County's Wheel Tax and keep in mind now 102 County and/or City School systems now spend more per student in the the State Of Tennessee than our county does.



1 OAK RIDGE 4,288 51,941,497 $12,112
2 *FRANKLIN 3,616 42,813,336 $11,839
3 MEMPHIS 97,662 1,105,895,436 $11,324
4 DAVIDSON COUNTY 70,427 780,320,824 $11,080
5 HUMBOLDT 1,148 12,481,801 $10,871
6 ALCOA 1,623 17,576,219 $10,826
7 TULLAHOMA 3,048 31,995,644 $10,499
8 GREENEVILLE 2,586 26,425,355 $10,220
9 KINGSPORT 6,196 63,128,617 $10,189
10 MANCHESTER 1,279 12,905,655 $10,089
11 ETOWAH 295 2,974,540 $10,085
12 LAKE COUNTY 821 8,275,107 $10,081
13 DYERSBURG 2,815 28,133,411 $9,992
14 JOHNSON COUNTY 2,060 20,488,078 $9,943
15 NEWPORT 695 6,804,617 $9,795
16 HARDIN COUNTY 3,249 31,811,776 $9,790
17 ATHENS 1,531 14,990,271 $9,788
18 MADISON COUNTY 11,951 116,236,945 $9,726
19 VAN BUREN COUNTY 681 6,602,286 $9,689
20 BRISTOL 3,647 35,161,944 $9,640
21 GILES COUNTY 3,865 36,572,942 $9,463
22 HANCOCK COUNTY 946 8,924,441 $9,437
23 CLAY COUNTY 997 9,404,689 $9,431
24 FAYETTE COUNTY 3,310 31,198,428 $9,426
25 HAMILTON COUNTY 39,434 370,613,215 $9,398
26 BENTON COUNTY 2,183 20,520,319 $9,398
27 JOHNSON CITY 7,018 65,876,460 $9,387
28 CLINTON 848 7,961,955 $9,387
29 BLEDSOE COUNTY 1,719 16,139,185 $9,386
30 PERRY COUNTY 1,051 9,857,766 $9,376
31 *BRADFORD 522 4,829,552 $9,259
32 CLEVELAND 4,664 43,047,984 $9,230
33 *RICHARD CITY 302 2,788,078 $9,227
34 MARYVILLE 4,758 43,840,773 $9,214
35 GRUNDY COUNTY 2,102 19,351,572 $9,205
36 MURFREESBORO 6,560 60,370,577 $9,203
37 ANDERSON COUNTY 6,317 58,120,068 $9,201
38 UNION COUNTY 2,791 25,582,612 $9,167
39 HARDEMAN COUNTY 3,783 34,674,215 $9,167
40 WAYNE COUNTY 2,207 20,184,713 $9,145
41 ELIZABETHTON 2,119 19,358,403 $9,137
42 LEXINGTON 951 8,687,913 $9,133
43 CARTER COUNTY 5,208 47,549,267 $9,129
44 SULLIVAN COUNTY 10,412 94,742,301 $9,099
45 SEVIER COUNTY 13,319 120,710,225 $9,063
46 UNION CITY 1,378 12,431,081 $9,023
47 HAYWOOD COUNTY 3,154 28,274,970 $8,965
48 PICKETT COUNTY 665 5,958,267 $8,960
49 SHELBY COUNTY 44,563 399,159,218 $8,957
50 LAUDERDALE COUNTY 4,214 37,463,889 $8,890
51 COCKE COUNTY 4,395 38,957,774 $8,865
52 ROANE COUNTY 6,771 59,958,054 $8,856
53 HENRY COUNTY 2,970 26,175,023 $8,812
54 LENOIR CITY 2,129 18,728,782 $8,795
55 COFFEE COUNTY 4,111 36,088,199 $8,779
56 CLAIBORNE COUNTY 4,318 37,469,023 $8,678
57 STEWART COUNTY 2,004 17,353,234 $8,658
58 HAWKINS COUNTY 6,994 60,446,238 $8,642
59 *ONEIDA 1,124 9,703,081 $8,634
60 MAURY COUNTY 10,748 92,722,041 $8,627
61 MOORE COUNTY 945 8,146,950 $8,625
62 SWEETWATER 1,399 12,054,352 $8,614
63 JACKSON COUNTY 1,456 12,452,633 $8,552
64 LOUDON COUNTY 4,578 39,110,206 $8,543
65 *LEBANON 3,089 26,381,871 $8,541
66 DYER COUNTY 3,417 29,128,517 $8,525
67 KNOX COUNTY 52,213 444,196,401 $8,507
68 SUMNER COUNTY 26,084 221,376,244 $8,487
69 MEIGS COUNTY 1,663 14,097,955 $8,478
70 FRANKLIN COUNTY 5,467 46,057,018 $8,425
71 BLOUNT COUNTY 10,543 88,570,429 $8,401
72 HOUSTON COUNTY 1,328 11,144,903 $8,395
73 ROGERSVILLE 653 5,476,386 $8,391
74 FENTRESS COUNTY 2,204 18,431,723 $8,364
75 *W. CARROLL 943 7,874,110 $8,352
76 MONTGOMERY COUNTY 27,832 232,092,340 $8,339
77 WILSON COUNTY 14,579 121,495,743 $8,333
78 OBION COUNTY 3,617 30,117,195 $8,326
79 MARSHALL COUNTY 4,946 41,097,721 $8,309
80 HICKMAN COUNTY 3,516 29,160,588 $8,293
81 HUMPHREYS COUNTY 2,873 23,822,912 $8,292
82 DECATUR COUNTY 1,509 12,496,809 $8,281
83 *S. CARROLL 352 2,910,060 $8,276
84 MORGAN COUNTY 3,029 25,055,716 $8,272
85 ALAMO 554 4,581,781 $8,269
86 PUTNAM COUNTY 9,965 82,374,307 $8,266
87 MARION COUNTY 4,012 33,136,175 $8,260
88 RHEA COUNTY 3,943 32,544,507 $8,253
89 WARREN COUNTY 6,208 51,124,575 $8,235
90 *PARIS 1,575 12,962,513 $8,231
91 FAYETTEVILLE 1,113 9,130,475 $8,203
92 POLK COUNTY 2,504 20,484,931 $8,182
93 CHEATHAM COUNTY 6,170 50,472,887 $8,181
94 *HOLLOW ROCK-BR 622 5,080,990 $8,172
95 UNICOI COUNTY 2,375 19,370,158 $8,155
96 DAYTON 706 5,759,846 $8,155
97 *MILAN 2,018 16,385,738 $8,119
98 MCNAIRY COUNTY 4,080 33,104,005 $8,114
99 DICKSON COUNTY 7,886 63,963,262 $8,111
100 HENDERSON COUNTY 3,555 28,812,395 $8,105
101 WASHINGTON COUNTY 8,477 68,648,358 $8,098
102 CANNON COUNTY 2,003 16,216,196 $8,097
103 RUTHERFORD COUNTY 36,330 294,083,433 $8,095
104 CROCKETT COUNTY 1,716 13,887,200 $8,094
105 WILLIAMSON COUNTY 30,046 242,819,138 $8,082
106 MONROE COUNTY 5,213 42,125,664 $8,081
107 LAWRENCE COUNTY 6,395 51,657,844 $8,078
108 ROBERTSON COUNTY 10,348 83,542,071 $8,073
109 TIPTON COUNTY 11,139 89,630,263 $8,046
110 BELLS 382 3,062,267 $8,017
111 *HUNTINGDON 1,166 9,331,675 $8,000
112 BEDFORD COUNTY 7,400 59,128,497 $7,991
113 OVERTON COUNTY 3,270 26,109,354 $7,985
114 TROUSDALE COUNTY 1,163 9,281,654 $7,982
115 SCOTT COUNTY 2,728 21,656,940 $7,939
116 *TRENTON 1,299 10,261,420 $7,902
117 WEAKLEY COUNTY 4,331 34,169,358 $7,889
118 JEFFERSON COUNTY 6,946 54,641,606 $7,867
119 MACON COUNTY 3,531 27,613,354 $7,820
120 MCMINN COUNTY 5,536 43,089,361 $7,784
121 CAMPBELL COUNTY 5,576 43,177,950 $7,744
122 CUMBERLAND COUNTY 6,897 53,353,196 $7,736
123 GRAINGER COUNTY 3,300 25,395,733 $7,695
124 DEKALB COUNTY 2,743 21,028,752 $7,666
125 HAMBLEN COUNTY 9,675 73,896,196 $7,638
126 LINCOLN COUNTY 3,728 28,433,097 $7,627
127 SEQUATCHIE COUNTY 2,139 16,280,943 $7,610
128 SMITH COUNTY 3,085 23,382,121 $7,579
129 LEWIS COUNTY 1,783 13,494,377 $7,567
130 WHITE COUNTY 3,792 28,650,423 $7,555
131 BRADLEY COUNTY 9,501 71,633,569 $7,540
132 GREENE COUNTY 6,741 50,232,815 $7,451
133 CHESTER COUNTY 2,574 18,939,203 $7,357
134 *MCKENZIE 1,333 9,250,717 $6,941
135 *GIBSON CO. SPEC. 3,455 23,254,701 $6,730
136 CARROLL COUNTY 2 3,729,936 NA
137 GIBSON COUNTY NA NA NA











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