The Public School Systems

 

Comprehensive information of the performance of public school systems (and individual schools) in the State of Tennessee can be accessed from the report card web site of the Tennessee Department of Education. Regarding the scores, within each system there is a significant range of performance--- these are all average scores. The table below presents data for the results of the ACT tests for the various school systems. Note that all counties have school systems, but only some towns and cities have public systems. For example, Knox County School Systems is the only public school system in Knox County. Schools in the city of Knoxville and the town of Farragut are operated by Knox County Schools. On the other hand, Blount County has three systems, Blount County, Maryville, and Alcoa.

In the information given about the systems, we have present information on the overall enrollment and on the number of elementary, middle, and high schools. It should be noted that each of the systems have special education schools and programs, as well as adult education programs. Some of these, such as in Knox County, are extensive.

Performance of Tennessee School Systems in the Greater Knoxville Region on ACT Tests and Graduation Rates
(Score shown are average for the system.)

School System

Composite ACT

Graduation Rate

Anderson County

19.3

94.0

Oak Ridge City

23.3

89.7

Blount County

19.7

89.1

Alcoa City

21.3

96.2

Maryville City

23.2

96.6

Cocke County

18.0

93.9

Jefferson County

19.8

20.0

Knox County

20.4

88.7

Loudon County

17.5

87.1

Lenoir City

20.0

90.8

Sevier County

20.2

86.2

Tennessee

19.3

87.2

Nationwide

21.0

88 (2013)

From Tennessee Department of Education Report Card for 2013-2014

Other school data and information.

Information on all the schools, and opinions of patrons can be found at this site.  

Blount County

Blount County Public School Systems

Heritage High School, located in Blount County

The Blount County School System serves all communities in Blount County except Maryville and Alcoa. Included are communities such as Rockford, Louisville, Friendsville, Townsend, and Walland. The system has 11 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, and two high schools, with an overall enrollment of approximately 11,000.

The Alcoa School System serves the City of Alcoa.  The sytems has has 3 schools, one for each of the levels of elementary, middle, and high school, with an overall enrollment of about 2000.

The Maryville School System serves the City of Maryville.  The sytems has 5 elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school, with an overall enrollment of about 5,000. 

Cocke CountyDel Rio Elementary School, in Cocke County

Cocke County Public School System

The Cocke County School System serves all communities in Cocke County.  Included are communities such as Newport, Cosby, Del Rio, Hartford, and Parrottsville.  The system has 9 elementary schools and two high schools, with an overall enrollment of approximately 4,800.

Jefferson County

Jefferson County School SystemRush Strong Elementary School in Dandridge, Tennessee.

The Jefferson County School System serves all communities in Jefferson County.  Included are communities such as Jefferson City, Dandridge, White Pine, Strawberry Plains, Baneberry, Talbott, and New Market.  The system has 7 elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school, with an overall enrollment of approximately 7,500.

Knox County

Knox County School SystemFarragut High School, a part of the Knox County System.

The Knox County School System is the public school system serving all communities in Knox County.  Included are communities and areas known as Bearden, Farragut, Karns, Halls,West Knoxville, Gibbs, Carter, Powell, and the remainder of the city of Knoxville.  The system has 55 elementary schools, 14 middle schools, and 12 high schools, with an overall enrollment of approximately 59,000.  Knox County schools reflect very strongly the communities in which they are located.  Academically, the schools in the western part of the city and county tend to attain higher test scores than the county average, and the county average exceeds the Tennessee average.   This would include schools serving West Knox County, such as the Farragut schools, Cedar Bluff schools, Bearden schools, and schools such as Sequoyah, Rocky Hill, Blue Grass, and A. L. Lotts elementary schools and West Valley Middle School.

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Loudon County

Loudon County Public School SystemsFt.Loudon Middle School is part of the Loudon County System.

The Loudon County School System serves all communities in Loudon County except Lenoir City.  Included are communities such as Loudon, Greenback, Steekee, Eaton Crossroads, and Tellico Village.  The system has 6 elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools, with an overall enrollment of approximately 5,000.

The Lenoir City School System serves the city of Lenoir City.  The system has has 3 schools, one for each of the levels of elementary, middle, and high school.  The total enrollment of the system is about 2400.

Sevier County

Sevier County Public School SystemPhi Beta Phi Elementary School, part of the Sevier County System, is located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

The Sevier County School System serves all communities in Sevier County.  Included are communities such as Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley, Kodak, Pittman Center and Seymour, all located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.  The system has 14 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, and 4 high schools, with an overall enrollment of approximately 15,000.  Sevier County highs school ACT scores are very close to the national average and exceed state of Tennessee scores.

Private Schools in the Region

There are a large number of private schools in the region.  Links to information about private schools are given on our private schools page.

Home Schools in the Region

Extensive programs for home schools exist in the region.  Links to information about home schooling and home school resources is given on the home schools page.

Colleges in the Region

Our colleges page discusses opportunities for college education in the region.

Great Schools Data and Information

Check out this link for information and data on schools throughout our region.

 

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