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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Rutherford County Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Murfreesboro, TN. It has 46,303 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.

Rutherford County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1220
187 responses
Average ACT
25
3,586 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
46,303
Free or Reduced Lunch
27.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,894
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.7%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$10,367/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$58,391
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$997
National
$949
Median Home Value
$215,800
National
$184,700

Rutherford County Schools Reviews

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The Rutherford County school board has always been driven by the benefit of its students. They make the best decisions possible so that the education of the children comes first. They take great care in ensuring that everyone is taken care of and is given the same opportunities as those around them. The only complaints I have are not extremely common occurrences, but still have an effect on the students within the district. Personally, I think that the funds for schools are not being divided equally, and certain things like sports or location are being unfairly prioritized over using money to benefit every school. While most schools are being regularly updated or renovated, others that are in need of it are being neglected.
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I recently graduated Lavergne High School, and like any schools it has its ups and downs. LHS has a wonderful dual enrollment program that allows students to earn college credit their last two years of high school. This program helped me save thousands of dollars. I will also say the diversity at this school is truly amazing. I met so many wonderful people that changed my outlook on life and I noticed the lack of diversity across other schools in the county. With that being said, the staff working at LHS leave something to be desired. While the teachers were great at educating students and creating relationships, the staff was often rude and disconnected from their students. I remember hearing comments from both teachers and students about how the staff never made them feel heard, which sometimes made school spirit difficult to achieve. However, overall I would recommend this school. I learned a lot here and I feel more prepared going forward from the skills I developed.
Rutherford county schools are amazing. The diversity is amazing, academics, college rediness, etc. I would ever switch out of Rutherford county schools because that is the county that I fell in love with. I moved from being angry all the time with drama to smiling everyday because I got placed into one of the best county’s ever. Have I complained? Of course! But whom doesn’t complain about the school they go too? If you want your child to do great, Rutherford county schools is the best direction to go.