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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Jefferson County School District is a public school district located in Dandridge, TN. It has 7,449 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 26% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.
About Jefferson County School District...
Address
1221 Gay St
Dandridge, TN 37725
Telephone
(865) 397-3301
Website

Jefferson County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
26%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1180
5 responses
Average ACT
24
268 responses
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Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
7,449
Free or Reduced Lunch
61.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,950
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$68,987,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,926/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    6%

Jefferson County School District Reviews

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it was a great school! The staff cares another students. Especially John Cagle! I graduated in 2015 and that place was like a second home. There are tons of student activities and groups to get involved in. There is an amazing athletic program! The school is the second largest high school in the state of TN. There are over 2000 students in the school, and there were 609 in my freshman class alone! Overall, great school and great school system
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Jefferson County has numerous programs that are very beneficial to all students. They have provided many opportunities for me. However, the diversity is lacking but this is due to the rural setting of the school. They provide equal opportunities to everyone. Many dual enrollment and AP classes are offered at the high school, which helps prepare students for upcoming college. My overall experience with Jefferson County has been great, and it has taught me many valuable lessons.
My experience with the Jefferson County School District was not by any means perfect, however, overall, I can say I enjoyed my time there. I was very involved all throughout elementary, middle, and high school and enjoyed taking part in the many clubs and groups that were offered. My high school was one of the largest in the state and therefore, I experienced a lot of diversity. Additionally, I had many wonderful teachers who made school fun and interesting. However, I also experienced some very poor teaching and would have liked to see these poor teachers let go. I also would have liked to see less money going toward athletics and more towards academics. Overall, while my experience with this school district wasn't perfect, I enjoyed it for the most part and am thankful for having been a part of it.