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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Putnam County School District is an above average, public school district located in Cookeville, TN. It has 11,716 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.
1400 East Spring St
Cookeville, TN 38506
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Putnam County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1160
27 responses
Average ACT
26
584 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
11,716
Free or Reduced Lunch
34.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,906
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.9%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$9,424/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$36,341
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$700
National
$949
Median Home Value
$161,200
National
$184,700

Putnam County School District Reviews

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Putnam County School system is geared toward the average or below average student. There is really no tools for gifted elementary and middle school students to expand their horizons. As a result, and I speak from experience, your child is bored with school and does not have any interest in school. They make the grade but they are not exposed to anything other than the everyday life of the below average or average students.
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The facilities and the staff in all of the schools. Very friendly. Presscott middle was new when I went there and as soon as I entered I was greated with friendly faces and an amazing environment. Cookeville high school was also like that. My teachers where willing to stay afterschool and help me at any time of need. Band was also a focal point of my schooling career and Putnam county did an amazing job with this program. I cant say enough about how proud I was to be apart of this amazing environment .
I did not enjoy it that much. However I had a dance teacher who made high school very enjoyable. The best part about the district is the teachers. The counselors were not helpful when it came to college readiness and did not even put all my dual enrollment credits on my transcript. This made it hard to go back and find proof of those credits myself, which came at an extra cost. The cafeteria food is pretty good.