Mapping Tennessee Education

Welcome to OREA’s Mapping Tennessee Education. The interactive maps below contain education data for Tennessee school districts and schools. Click here for a list of terms and definitions used in the map. Also, click here to view an infographic that explains different methods for calculating per-pupil expenditures.

House Legislative Profiles: View all Tennessee public schools and school districts overlaid on a map of House legislative districts. Data points include number and type of schools, school designations, average ACT score, per-pupil expenditure by average daily membership, and average teacher salary. Also included are individual profiles for 109th Tennessee General Assembly House Education Committee members.

Senate Legislative Profiles:View all Tennessee public schools and school districts overlaid on a map of Senate legislative districts. Data points include number and type of schools, school designations, average ACT score, per-pupil expenditure by average daily membership, and average teacher salary. Also included are individual profiles for 109th Tennessee General Assembly Senate Education members.

District Information – Per-pupil Expenditures:This interactive map displays all Tennessee school districts by the total funds expended per student in the 2014-15 school year.

District Information – Type of School District : This interactive map displays all Tennessee school districts by type (county, municipal, and special) and 2014-15 data for that school district such as student demographics and district accountability designations.




Legislative Profile Maps: School and District data by Legislative District

Click on the map below to view an interactive map in a new window. This map is both clickable and searchable. Click on the magnifying glass in the upper right hand corner to search by legislator, school district, and school name.


House Legislative Profiles:



House Education Committee members - Administration and Planning Committee
Representative Harry Brooks, Chair
Representative Debra Moody, Vice-Chair
Representative Kevin Brooks
Representative Kent Calfee
Representative Jim Coley
Representative John DeBerry
Representative Kevin Dunlap
Representative Craig Fitzhugh
Representative Eddie Smith
Representative Johnnie Turner
Representative Dawn White
Representative Mark White
Representative Rick Womick

House Education Committee members - Instruction and Programs Committee Representative John Forgety, Chair
Representative Billy Spivey, Vice-Chair
Representative Raumesh Akbari
Representative Harry Brooks
Representative Sheila Butt
Representative David Byrd
Representative Bill Dunn
Representative Roger Kane
Representative Sabi Kumar
Representative Ron Lollar
Representative Harold M. Love, Jr.
Representative Joe Pitts
Representative Joe Towns, Jr.
Representative Ryan Williams

Senate Legislative Profiles:



Senate Education Committee members

Senator Dolores Gresham, Chair
Senator Reginald Tate, 1st Vice Chair
Senator Todd Gardenhire, 2nd Vice Chair
Senator Rusty Crowe
Senator Steve Dickerson
Senator Ferrell Haile
Senator Joey Hensley
Senator Brian Kelsey
Senator Jim Tracy

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District Financial Information: Per-Pupil Expenditures by District

Click on a school district for a snapshot of district data. View this map in a new window.


Click hereto view an infographic that explains different methods for calculating per-pupil expenditures.




State and local funds are the primary sources of revenue for Tennessee school districts. The Basic Education Program calculates state funds to be allocated to individual districts and the amount of funding local governments are required to contribute to education. Most local governments provide additional funding beyond the BEP required contribution. The BEP is a funding formula, not a spending plan or budget. With certain exceptions, each school district determines how to spend BEP funding. For more information on the BEP, see OREA's report, "Tennessee Basic Education Program: An Analysis" by clicking here.

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District Information: Type of School District

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Most public schools in Tennessee are organized and managed under a structure of local school districts, governed by elected school boards. Local school districts—also called school systems or local education agencies (LEAs)—fall into one of three categories: county, municipal, or special. County and municipal districts use the county and city or town limits to determine their boundaries, student population zones, and school boards’ voting populations. Special school districts establish their boundaries by private acts approved by the state legislature. While they generally carve out specific municipal areas, special school districts do not necessarily follow existing town or city political boundaries. Districts vary by the number of schools and grade levels served.



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Data sources: The information in the above maps is a compilation of data collected from the Tennessee Department of Education, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, and the Achievement School District. For school and district demographic information, see: 2015 Profile Data Files for both districts and schools. Financial information for the 2014-15 school year, including average classroom teacher salaries by district and per-pupil expenditures by ADM, were collected from the Tennessee Department of Education. This data will be publicly available in the 2015 TDOE Annual Statistical Report which, as of the date of this website publication, is not yet available on their website. OREA will update these links when possible.

Questions or comments about our maps or the data you see? Contact OREA - OREAmail@cot.tn.gov

Last updated January 2016.