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 2013-2014 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 2013-2014

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, 2011: 103rd, 2012: 105th, 2013: 119th, and now 105th! (out of 137 school systems in our state.

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

Murfreesboro City Schools ranked 21st. 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.





AVERAGE TOTAL OPERATING

CURRENT EXPENDITURE DAILY OPERATING EXPENDITURES

PER ADA ATTENDANCE*** EXPENDITURES** PER PUPIL ADA






1 *FRANKLIN 3,510 $47,564,081 $13,552
2 MANCHESTER 1,214 $15,002,188 $12,355
3 OAK RIDGE 4,304 $51,123,709 $11,877
4 ACHIEVEMENT SCHOOL 3,684 $42,777,199 $11,611
5 DAVIDSON COUNTY 74,875 $857,526,605 $11,453
6 HUMBOLDT 1,012 $11,344,121 $11,205
7 LAKE COUNTY 776 $8,649,094 $11,149
8 GREENEVILLE 2,613 $28,374,741 $10,860
9 ALCOA 1,755 $18,707,322 $10,658
10 LEXINGTON 870 $9,143,793 $10,505
11 DYERSBURG 2,494 $26,098,696 $10,463
12 KINGSPORT 6,643 $68,773,596 $10,353
13 SHELBY COUNTY 136,150 $1,406,862,564 $10,333
14 JOHNSON COUNTY 2,022 $20,889,323 $10,333
15 BRISTOL 3,689 $38,091,779 $10,325
16 *BRADFORD 490 $5,055,164 $10,316
17 MURFREESBORO 6,881 $69,976,866 $10,169
18 ETOWAH 321 $3,261,476 $10,146
19 ATHENS 1,524 $15,417,901 $10,116
20 TULLAHOMA 3,281 $32,656,876 $9,955
21 CLINTON 866 $8,591,240 $9,917
22 ANDERSON COUNTY 6,137 $60,163,110 $9,804
23 VAN BUREN COUNTY 701 $6,868,081 $9,802
24 MARYVILLE 4,866 $47,676,615 $9,798
25 MOORE COUNTY 886 $8,682,008 $9,795
26 HAMILTON COUNTY 40,360 $393,603,740 $9,752
27 MADISON COUNTY 11,763 $114,650,372 $9,747
28 HANCOCK COUNTY 923 $8,937,468 $9,684
29 PERRY COUNTY 1,041 $10,059,390 $9,666
30 ELIZABETHTON 2,306 $22,283,250 $9,665
31 BENTON COUNTY 2,112 $20,331,542 $9,626
32 HARDIN COUNTY 3,335 $32,031,164 $9,605
33 HAYWOOD COUNTY 2,955 $28,343,884 $9,592
34 HARDEMAN COUNTY 3,662 $35,068,537 $9,577
35 ROGERSVILLE 621 $5,936,242 $9,558
36 SEVIER COUNTY 13,497 $128,844,991 $9,546
37 BLEDSOE COUNTY 1,710 $16,225,161 $9,486
38 HAWKINS COUNTY 6,752 $63,454,913 $9,397
39 JOHNSON CITY 7,409 $69,584,547 $9,392
40 ROANE COUNTY 6,544 $61,321,713 $9,370
41 CLEVELAND 4,872 $45,583,799 $9,356
42 KNOX COUNTY 53,772 $502,308,941 $9,341
43 HENRY COUNTY 2,883 $26,916,536 $9,335
44 GRUNDY COUNTY 2,051 $19,030,271 $9,280
45 FENTRESS COUNTY 2,094 $19,350,627 $9,240
46 HUMPHREYS COUNTY 2,716 $25,084,491 $9,235
47 CLAIBORNE COUNTY 4,172 $38,274,407 $9,175
48 COFFEE COUNTY 4,167 $38,169,541 $9,161
49 JACKSON COUNTY 1,454 $13,316,218 $9,158
50 SULLIVAN COUNTY 9,782 $89,302,165 $9,129
51 FAYETTE COUNTY 3,240 $29,535,199 $9,117
52 COCKE COUNTY 4,365 $39,791,032 $9,115
53 LENOIR CITY 2,133 $19,400,230 $9,096
54 HOUSTON COUNTY 1,246 $11,334,626 $9,096
55 UNION CITY 1,423 $12,918,262 $9,077
56 CARTER COUNTY 5,008 $45,144,596 $9,015
57 WAYNE COUNTY 2,209 $19,898,273 $9,010
58 MONROE COUNTY 5,195 $46,593,432 $8,969
59 NEWPORT 727 $6,515,069 $8,965
60 FRANKLIN COUNTY 5,244 $46,913,776 $8,947
61 LOUDON COUNTY 4,513 $40,355,381 $8,943
62 HICKMAN COUNTY 3,314 $29,586,942 $8,927
63 LAUDERDALE COUNTY 4,221 $37,678,658 $8,926
64 *RICHARD CITY 262 $2,329,288 $8,905
65 UNICOI COUNTY 2,355 $20,898,751 $8,876
66 FAYETTEVILLE 1,307 $11,598,541 $8,872
67 CLAY COUNTY 995 $8,823,781 $8,870
68 DECATUR COUNTY 1,451 $12,859,142 $8,860
69 *MILAN 1,954 $17,297,903 $8,854
70 BLOUNT COUNTY 10,312 $91,269,605 $8,851
71 RHEA COUNTY 4,058 $35,743,518 $8,809
72 OBION COUNTY 3,393 $29,859,822 $8,802
73 DYER COUNTY 3,547 $31,156,323 $8,784
74 ALAMO 573 $5,020,316 $8,765
75 WARREN COUNTY 6,035 $52,894,951 $8,765
76 ROBERTSON COUNTY 10,386 $90,959,189 $8,758
77 MONTGOMERY COUNTY 29,518 $258,475,335 $8,756
78 *TRENTON 1,272 $11,117,919 $8,742
79 PICKETT COUNTY 710 $6,205,545 $8,737
80 JEFFERSON COUNTY 6,843 $59,703,524 $8,724
81 MEIGS COUNTY 1,651 $14,380,042 $8,712
82 DEKALB COUNTY 2,657 $23,089,687 $8,690
83 MARION COUNTY 3,948 $34,291,650 $8,687
84 *PARIS 1,617 $14,035,846 $8,679
85 GILES COUNTY 3,741 $32,247,466 $8,620
86 *S. CARROLL 360 $3,094,340 $8,596
87 MCNAIRY COUNTY 3,981 $34,212,650 $8,593
88 WILLIAMSON COUNTY 32,891 $282,441,107 $8,587
89 PUTNAM COUNTY 10,270 $87,904,550 $8,559
90 POLK COUNTY 2,380 $20,363,491 $8,555
91 MAURY COUNTY 11,153 $95,404,198 $8,554
92 DICKSON COUNTY 7,827 $66,839,556 $8,540
93 MARSHALL COUNTY 5,033 $42,956,770 $8,534
94 CANNON COUNTY 1,919 $16,372,593 $8,533
95 MORGAN COUNTY 3,049 $25,832,713 $8,472
96 BRADLEY COUNTY 9,543 $80,794,938 $8,467
97 LINCOLN COUNTY 3,683 $31,175,118 $8,465
98 *W. CARROLL 911 $7,710,890 $8,465
99 *LEBANON 3,533 $29,814,507 $8,439
100 BELLS 366 $3,089,468 $8,434
101 STEWART COUNTY 2,041 $17,186,220 $8,419
102 WASHINGTON COUNTY 8,350 $70,123,215 $8,398
103 TROUSDALE COUNTY 1,173 $9,846,341 $8,396
104 TIPTON COUNTY 10,715 $89,678,105 $8,369
105 RUTHERFORD COUNTY 39,645 $331,651,464 $8,365
106 CROCKETT COUNTY 1,841 $15,342,728 $8,332
107 SMITH COUNTY 2,998 $24,935,254 $8,316
108 SCOTT COUNTY 2,793 $23,219,963 $8,315
109 MACON COUNTY 3,526 $29,255,625 $8,297
110 MCMINN COUNTY 5,392 $44,717,838 $8,294
111 HAMBLEN COUNTY 9,726 $80,521,692 $8,279
112 CUMBERLAND COUNTY 6,924 $57,266,470 $8,271
113 OVERTON COUNTY 3,091 $25,434,124 $8,229
114 DAYTON 783 $6,434,261 $8,222
115 LAWRENCE COUNTY 6,529 $53,677,615 $8,221
116 *ONEIDA 1,202 $9,876,375 $8,216
117 HENDERSON COUNTY 3,653 $29,961,194 $8,201
118 *HOLLOW ROCK-BR 609 $4,988,391 $8,190
119 LEWIS COUNTY 1,717 $14,052,245 $8,184
120 SUMNER COUNTY 27,008 $220,954,748 $8,181
121 SWEETWATER 1,467 $11,994,752 $8,178
122 WEAKLEY COUNTY 4,145 $33,684,658 $8,126
123 GREENE COUNTY 6,647 $53,839,551 $8,100
124 *HUNTINGDON 1,166 $9,424,310 $8,080
125 CAMPBELL COUNTY 5,334 $43,061,582 $8,073
126 CHEATHAM COUNTY 6,084 $48,625,038 $7,993
127 BEDFORD COUNTY 7,837 $62,534,693 $7,980
128 GRAINGER COUNTY 3,443 $27,380,790 $7,952
129 WHITE COUNTY 3,779 $29,955,490 $7,928
130 UNION COUNTY 5,133 $40,669,733 $7,923
131 CHESTER COUNTY 2,604 $20,448,299 $7,854
132 WILSON COUNTY 15,743 $121,469,540 $7,716
133 SEQUATCHIE COUNTY 2,142 $16,358,311 $7,635
134 *MCKENZIE 1,336 $10,011,202 $7,492
135 *GIBSON CO. SPEC. 3,702 $26,474,461 $7,152
136 CARROLL COUNTY 4 $3,999,015 NA
137 GIBSON COUNTY NA NA NA

GRAND TOTAL 913,119 8,534,277,859 $9,346







* SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT










**NOTE: TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES INCLUDE: CURRENT EXPENDITURES PER




LEA FINANCIAL REPORT (EXCLUDING STUDENT BODY EDUCATION, ADULT EDUCATION);




U.S.D.A. COMMODITY VALUE; AND STATE LEVEL PROGRAM AND ADMINISTRATIVE




EXPENSES.










***AVERAGE DAILY ATTENDANCE INCLUDES ADULT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.