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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Sumner County Schools is a public school district located in Gallatin, TN. It has 29,196 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
Address
695 East Main St
Gallatin, TN 37066
Telephone
(615) 451-6518

Sumner County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1230
76 responses
Average ACT
26
1,471 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
29,196
Free or Reduced Lunch
36.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,161
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$219,838,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,265/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    5%

Sumner County Schools Reviews

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I think Sumner County Schools provide a great academic/educational system and safe place for students. Schools in Sumner County also reassures parents and students that they can rely on them for the future of the students' education. I have seen many educational programs for many students, most schools with financial aid and available schooling and career opportunities for all students. Sumner County Schools display a great interest of students and the availability of staff members in schools county-wide is excellent. The educational system that SCS uses properly prepares students academically for college and/or after-school life by offering many programs and benefits. I am pleased to say that I am a proud student of Sumner County!
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Overall, our experience with Sumner County Schools has been very good! We moved from another county in order to have our kids involved with this school system. It is as close to a private school as you are going to get within the public school system. Academically, our kids have excelled. I feel like they are well prepared for college. They have had multiple opportunities to be involved in a variety of things including sports, Beta, FCA, DECA, and more. My kids have been able to experience multiple things molding them into well rounded students ready for the adult world.
Summer County could benefit from taking advantage of our farming community. I would like to see the schools encouraging healthy lifestyle through growing food at school and more outdoor activities during the school day. I was an Ag major and rarely went outside. Also 30 minutes for lunch is not long enough for high school students. I often saw kids still paying for their lunch when it was time to clear the cafeteria, due to long lunch lines and poor organization on the schools part. Many students don't eat breakfast or get good meals at home so a good lunch should be important. Students would benefit from more movement/sunlight during the school days and better quality food greatly. I would also like to see Summer County give more support towards the music and arts and also towards more sports. Football and basketball seem to be the only teams with good support and also the team members receive special treatment on top of that. Thank you for reading my input!