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Putnam County School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Cookeville, TN. It has 11,373 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% in reading.
About Putnam County School District...
Address
1400 East Spring St
Cookeville, TN 38506
Telephone
(931) 526-9777
Website

Putnam County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1210
22 responses
Average ACT
26
457 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
11,373
Free or Reduced Lunch
34.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,888
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$95,875,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,969/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    5%

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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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.
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.