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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  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 11,282 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 41% in reading.
Address
1400 East Spring St
Cookeville, TN 38506
Telephone
(931) 528-6942
Website

Putnam County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
41%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1250
15 responses
Average ACT
26
377 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
11,282
Free or Reduced Lunch
54.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,037
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$95,875,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,184/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    6%

Putnam County School District Reviews

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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.
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I grew up in Putnam County and my education experience was amazing. I began my schooling at Capshaw Elementary school. I have nothing but fond memories of that school and the people in it. I grew as a student in academics and social skills with the wonderful teaching of the Capshaw family. I also attended Cookeville High School for my four high school years. This is an outstanding high school an the opportunities were endless. There was a large array of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes offered to students. there were also honors options for most courses. The goal of Cookeville high school was and always will be a successful higher education. Putnam County is rich with education and I fell like I had the best education in my area.
I enjoyed the ROTC program.Most of the time when I had trouble with a subject I was able to get help.The system needs to do something about the bulling in school as of right now it is a joke at how they handle it.Lots of sports st the school but the swim team is not recognized no funding no pool.Swimmers have to pay for all of it even buses to meets.Lunches could use some improvement not a lot of healthly choices and I have gotten sick from the food.A good college ready school .Also great counselors.