2016-17 State of Education in Tennessee - Page 11

146 school districts
1,833 schools
64,939 teachers
5,290 administrators
$ 9,499 average per-pupil spending
17 %
50 %
16 %

146 school districts

1,833 schools

64,939 teachers

5,290 administrators

$ 9,499 average per-pupil spending

Students
Total 997,893
African American 24 % Asian 2 % Hispanic / Latino 9 % White 64 % Rural 30 % English Learners 5 % Students with Disabilities 14 % Economically Disadvantaged * 35 %
* Percentage differs substantially from 2015-16 figure ( 58 %) because of a change in formula used by the Tennessee Department of Education . For more information , see Tennessee State Report Card website .

88.5 %

2016 high school graduation rate

16 %

Tennessee students who have taken four or more early postsecondary courses

19.4

Average ACT score for public high school students

17 %

Proportion of students scoring college-ready in all four ACT subject areas

50 %

Chance a student with at least four early postsecondary courses will score above 21 on the ACT

80 %

High school graduates who say they want to pursue postsecondary education

62.5 %

Percent of high school graduates enrolled in a postsecondary institution

$ 9,030

Average income of high school graduates in Tennessee who go directly into the workforce

16 %

Chance those jobs pay above minimum wage
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