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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Bedford County School District is a public school district located in Shelbyville, TN. It has 8,631 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.
About Bedford County School District...
Address
500 Madison St
Shelbyville, TN 37160
Telephone
(931) 684-3284

Bedford County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1080
8 responses
Average ACT
24
208 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,631
Free or Reduced Lunch
33.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,039
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$62,910,000
Expenses Per Student
$7,847/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    8%
Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$37,995
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$733
National
$949
Median Home Value
$109,100
National
$184,700

Bedford County School District Reviews

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My overall experience with Community Schools in the district of Bedford County has been outstanding. I have been a student at community since kindergarten. I have had an ideal and enjoyable overall experience through grade school. I have enjoyed all of my teachers. I've had many that I look up to and still keep in touch with through the years. I have participated in cheerleading as my extra curricular for multiple of the years leading up to graduation. My part in this activity over the years has kept me close to an amazing group of people that I may not have had the opportunity to know without the experience. With my close knit group of friends, I can easily say that, as I near the end of my high school career, I am dearly going to miss the endless memories and experiences I have had the opportunity to experience.
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I am currently a senior at Community High School in Bedford County. I am in the academic top ten, president of our drama club, president of our student art league, and drum major of our school band. My high school experience has been a good one, the majority of my teachers have been accepting and understanding. The only negative experience worth noting, was a little tiff with a few teachers over my girlfriend taking me to prom. Being in the "Bible Belt" hasn't made relations too easy, but in the end, we got our tickets and she won prom queen. Despite some minor disputes, my experiences in this school has made me more prepared for my future: becoming the second female President of the US.
The Bedford County School District has its ups and down. I went to Cascade High which was grossly overpopulated and understaffed, but has some of the best and most educated teachers I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. It is not the most diverse, must the people are typically very accepting. The academics are getting better, too. It is beginning to get a lot more advanced classes especially surrounding STEM thanks to one of the amazing teachers.