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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Dekalb County School District is a public school district located in Smithville, TN. It has 2,987 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 9% of students are at least proficient in math and 28% in reading.
About Dekalb County School District...
Address
110 South Public Square
Smithville, TN 37166
Telephone
(615) 597-6326
Website

Dekalb County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
28%
Percent Proficient - Math
9%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
28 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,987
Free or Reduced Lunch
71.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,284
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$23,541,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,032/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    6%

Dekalb County School District Reviews

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I loved that the district allowed for the high school and also the middle to school to provide clubs that allowed the students to engage with each other. It also gave the students a chance to meet new people and try new things they had never tried before. The classes were rather small in size so there was plenty of room for one on one sessions if a student needed help. The teachers would help the students if needed to help them excel in their classes. There was always someone around who would help and it always felt safe and secure. We all felt very close to many of our teachers and staff. They could have helped us prepare more for college, but I began at a community college which helped prepare me for the university I had chosen. I am extremely grateful to be part of the DeKalb County School District. I cannot wait to see how our future youth provides for the people of the world.
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the school is extremely small, a lot of the teachers quite this past year because of how things were being ran. Most of the teachers are either arrogant or incompitent. The lunches are too short for the amount of students in each lunch, therefore; not all the students can get lunch before their lunch period has ended.
For the most part, very good. However, children of well-known families are treated completely different.