Average Teacher Salary in Rutherford County School District

The average teacher salary in Rutherford County School District is $41,406.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $25,480 $15,240 $17,300 $21,170 $30,170 $43,900
Kindergarten $44,950 $33,680 $37,060 $43,220 $52,660 $61,060
Elementary $46,290 $33,820 $38,200 $45,890 $54,360 $62,000
Middle school $44,820 $33,310 $37,180 $43,330 $52,150 $60,790
High school $45,490 $33,190 $37,310 $44,010 $52,760 $62,360

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General Facts

  • Staff: 3,834
  • Full time teachers: 2,421
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 15 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 341
  • Instructional Coordinators: 13
  • Elementary Teachers: 1,419
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 148
  • Pre-K Teachers: 3
  • High School Teachers: 769
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 37,271

Financial Statistics for Rutherford County School District

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $104,078,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $112,189,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $15,828,000
  • Total revenue: $232,095,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $147,221,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $130,061,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $39,237,000
  • Expenditures per student: $1,208,000
  • Total expenditures: $273,521,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $74,668,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $9,542,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $5,305,000

Information on Schools within Rutherford County School District

Elementary Schools within the Rutherford County School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Barfield Elementary School
350 Barfield Crescent Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
615-904-3810
  • Total: 968
  • Kindergarten: 169
  • 1st grade: 165
  • 2nd grade: 173
  • 3rd grade: 145
  • 4th grade: 154
  • 5th grade: 162
15 to 1 64 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Blackman Elementary School
586 Fortress Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
615-904-3795
  • Total: 1,127
  • Kindergarten: 214
  • 1st grade: 176
  • 2nd grade: 178
  • 3rd grade: 169
  • 4th grade: 188
  • 5th grade: 202
17 to 1 67 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Buchanan Elementary School
6050 Manchester Hwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
615-893-3651
  • Total: 635
  • Kindergarten: 64
  • 1st grade: 56
  • 2nd grade: 76
  • 3rd grade: 73
  • 4th grade: 71
  • 5th grade: 83
  • 6th grade: 73
  • 7th grade: 72
  • 8th grade: 67
16 to 1 41 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Cedar Grove Elementary School
354 Chaney Rd
Smyrna, TN 37167
615-904-3777
  • Total: 929
  • Pre-k: 20
  • Kindergarten: 47
  • 1st grade: 37
  • 2nd grade: 47
  • 3rd grade: 44
  • 4th grade: 57
16 to 1 60 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Christiana Elementary School
4701 Shelbyville Hwy
Christiana, TN 37037
615-896-0614
  • Total: 664
  • Kindergarten: 119
  • 1st grade: 121
  • 2nd grade: 116
  • 3rd grade: 95
  • 4th grade: 100
  • 5th grade: 113
16 to 1 42 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
David Youree Elementary School
250 Todd Ln
Smyrna, TN 37167
615-459-3492
  • Total: 691
  • Kindergarten: 141
  • 1st grade: 110
  • 2nd grade: 126
  • 3rd grade: 89
  • 4th grade: 112
  • 5th grade: 113
17 to 1 42 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Eagleville School
500 Hwy 99
Eagleville, TN 37060
615-274-6336
  • Total: 774
  • Pre-k: 18
  • Kindergarten: 31
  • 1st grade: 37
  • 2nd grade: 39
  • 3rd grade: 39
  • 4th grade: 43
  • 5th grade: 48
  • 6th grade: 44
  • 7th grade: 45
  • 8th grade: 49
  • 9th grade: 100
  • 10th grade: 104
  • 11th grade: 95
  • 12th grade: 82
13 to 1 58 Prekindergarten 12th Grade
Homer Pittard Campus School
923 East Lytle St
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
615-895-1030
  • Total: 307
  • Kindergarten: 40
  • 1st grade: 40
  • 2nd grade: 39
  • 3rd grade: 40
  • 4th grade: 50
  • 5th grade: 50
  • 6th grade: 48
17 to 1 18 Kindergarten 6th Grade
John Colemon Elementary School
100 Wise Dr
Smyrna, TN 37167
615-459-2613
  • Total: 409
  • Kindergarten: 87
  • 1st grade: 74
  • 2nd grade: 76
  • 3rd grade: 57
  • 4th grade: 66
  • 5th grade: 49
14 to 1 29 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Kittrell Elementary School
7801 Old Woodbury Hwy
Readyville, TN 37149
615-893-7604
  • Total: 481
  • Kindergarten: 41
  • 1st grade: 61
  • 2nd grade: 52
  • 3rd grade: 56
  • 4th grade: 54
  • 5th grade: 53
  • 6th grade: 53
  • 7th grade: 59
  • 8th grade: 52
12 to 1 39 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Lascassas Elementary School
6300 Lascassas Pike
Lascassas, TN 37085
615-893-0758
  • Total: 851
  • Kindergarten: 79
  • 1st grade: 92
  • 2nd grade: 80
  • 3rd grade: 91
  • 4th grade: 80
  • 5th grade: 103
  • 6th grade: 97
  • 7th grade: 114
  • 8th grade: 115
16 to 1 53 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Lavergne Lake Elementary School
220 Stones River Rd
Lavergne, TN 37086
615-904-6730
  • Total: 925
  • Kindergarten: 145
  • 1st grade: 135
  • 2nd grade: 161
  • 3rd grade: 157
  • 4th grade: 176
  • 5th grade: 151
17 to 1 55 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Lavergne Primary School
220 Stones River Rd
Lavergne, TN 37086
615-793-3432
  • Total: 375
  • Pre-k: 40
  • Kindergarten: 169
  • 1st grade: 166
12 to 1 32 Prekindergarten 1st Grade
Mc Fadden School Of Excellence
221 Bridge Ave
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
615-893-7251
  • Total: 407
  • Kindergarten: 37
  • 1st grade: 40
  • 2nd grade: 40
  • 3rd grade: 40
  • 4th grade: 50
  • 5th grade: 50
  • 6th grade: 50
  • 7th grade: 50
  • 8th grade: 50
18 to 1 23 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Rock Springs Elementary School
1000 Waldron Rd
Lavergne, TN 37086
615-904-3820
  • Total: 871
  • Pre-k: 20
  • Kindergarten: 78
  • 1st grade: 79
  • 2nd grade: 86
  • 3rd grade: 81
  • 4th grade: 76
  • 5th grade: 88
17 to 1 50 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Rockvale Elementary School
6550 Hwy 99
Rockvale, TN 37153
615-904-3881
  • Total: 757
  • Kindergarten: 136
  • 1st grade: 138
  • 2nd grade: 134
  • 3rd grade: 108
  • 4th grade: 132
  • 5th grade: 109
16 to 1 47 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Roy L Waldron Elementary
125 Floyd Mayfield Dr
Lavergne, TN 37086
615-793-7738
  • Total: 671
  • 2nd grade: 178
  • 3rd grade: 156
  • 4th grade: 187
  • 5th grade: 150
15 to 1 44 2nd Grade 5th Grade
Smyrna Elementary School
1001 Sam Davis Rd
Smyrna, TN 37167
615-459-6343
  • Total: 745
  • Pre-k: 39
  • Kindergarten: 133
  • 1st grade: 104
  • 2nd grade: 116
  • 3rd grade: 125
  • 4th grade: 112
  • 5th grade: 116
15 to 1 50 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Smyrna Primary School
200 Walnut St
Smyrna, TN 37167
615-459-3161
  • Total: 500
  • Pre-k: 20
  • Kindergarten: 92
  • 1st grade: 84
  • 2nd grade: 81
  • 3rd grade: 85
  • 4th grade: 66
  • 5th grade: 72
14 to 1 37 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Stewarts Creek Elementary School
200 Red Hawk Pkwy
Smyrna, TN 37167
615-904-6750
  • Total: 872
  • Kindergarten: 151
  • 1st grade: 141
  • 2nd grade: 140
  • 3rd grade: 136
  • 4th grade: 161
  • 5th grade: 143
17 to 1 52 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Stewartsboro Elementary
10479 Old Nashville Hwy
Smyrna, TN 37167
615-459-4272
  • Total: 1,167
  • Pre-k: 20
  • Kindergarten: 185
  • 1st grade: 201
  • 2nd grade: 196
  • 3rd grade: 167
  • 4th grade: 204
  • 5th grade: 194
16 to 1 71 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Thurman Francis Elementary School
221 Todd Ln
Smyrna, TN 37167
615-459-4128
  • Total: 759
  • Kindergarten: 77
  • 1st grade: 96
  • 2nd grade: 101
  • 3rd grade: 96
  • 4th grade: 91
  • 5th grade: 106
  • 6th grade: 72
  • 7th grade: 68
  • 8th grade: 52
17 to 1 46 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Walter Hill Elementary School
6309 Lebanon Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
615-893-8046
  • Total: 324
  • Pre-k: 20
  • Kindergarten: 46
  • 1st grade: 40
  • 2nd grade: 59
  • 3rd grade: 52
  • 4th grade: 49
  • 5th grade: 58
11 to 1 29 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Wilson Elementary School
1545 Cutoff Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
615-904-3840
  • Total: 705
  • Pre-k: 13
  • Kindergarten: 27
  • 1st grade: 25
  • 2nd grade: 17
  • 3rd grade: 14
  • 4th grade: 20
  • 5th grade: 18
  • 6th grade: 22
  • 7th grade: 24
  • 8th grade: 20
17 to 1 42 Kindergarten 5th Grade

Middle Schools within the Rutherford County School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Blackman Middle School
3945 Blaze Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
615-904-3880
  • Total: 950
  • 6th grade: 269
  • 7th grade: 315
  • 8th grade: 366
21 to 1 45 6th Grade 8th Grade
Buchanan Elementary School
6050 Manchester Hwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
615-893-3651
  • Total: 635
  • Kindergarten: 64
  • 1st grade: 56
  • 2nd grade: 76
  • 3rd grade: 73
  • 4th grade: 71
  • 5th grade: 83
  • 6th grade: 73
  • 7th grade: 72
  • 8th grade: 67
16 to 1 41 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Central Middle School
701 East Main St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
615-893-8262
  • Total: 747
  • 6th grade: 86
  • 7th grade: 103
  • 8th grade: 113
14 to 1 53 7th Grade 8th Grade
Christiana Middle School
4675 Shelbyville Pike
Christiana, TN 37037
615-904-3885
  • Total: 800
  • 6th grade: 236
  • 7th grade: 285
  • 8th grade: 279
17 to 1 48 6th Grade 8th Grade
Kittrell Elementary School
7801 Old Woodbury Hwy
Readyville, TN 37149
615-893-7604
  • Total: 481
  • Kindergarten: 41
  • 1st grade: 61
  • 2nd grade: 52
  • 3rd grade: 56
  • 4th grade: 54
  • 5th grade: 53
  • 6th grade: 53
  • 7th grade: 59
  • 8th grade: 52
12 to 1 39 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
La Vergne Middle School
382 Stone River Rd
Lavergne, TN 37086
615-904-3877
  • Total: 914
  • 6th grade: 310
  • 7th grade: 282
  • 8th grade: 322
18 to 1 50 6th Grade 8th Grade
Lascassas Elementary School
6300 Lascassas Pike
Lascassas, TN 37085
615-893-0758
  • Total: 851
  • Kindergarten: 79
  • 1st grade: 92
  • 2nd grade: 80
  • 3rd grade: 91
  • 4th grade: 80
  • 5th grade: 103
  • 6th grade: 97
  • 7th grade: 114
  • 8th grade: 115
16 to 1 53 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Mc Fadden School Of Excellence
221 Bridge Ave
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
615-893-7251
  • Total: 407
  • Kindergarten: 37
  • 1st grade: 40
  • 2nd grade: 40
  • 3rd grade: 40
  • 4th grade: 50
  • 5th grade: 50
  • 6th grade: 50
  • 7th grade: 50
  • 8th grade: 50
18 to 1 23 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Rock Springs Middle School
3301 Rock Springs Rd
Smyrna, TN 37187
615-904-3825
  • Total: 966
  • 6th grade: 346
  • 7th grade: 325
  • 8th grade: 295
18 to 1 55 6th Grade 8th Grade
Rockvale Elementary School
6550 Hwy 99
Rockvale, TN 37153
615-904-3881
  • Total: 757
  • Kindergarten: 136
  • 1st grade: 138
  • 2nd grade: 134
  • 3rd grade: 108
  • 4th grade: 132
  • 5th grade: 109
16 to 1 47 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Rockvale Middle School
6551 Hwy 99
Rockvale, TN 37153
615-904-6746
  • Total: 864
  • 6th grade: 212
  • 7th grade: 345
  • 8th grade: 307
19 to 1 46 6th Grade 8th Grade
Siegel Middle School
355 West Thompson Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
615-904-3830
  • Total: 1,155
  • 6th grade: 278
  • 7th grade: 471
  • 8th grade: 406
20 to 1 57 6th Grade 8th Grade
Smyrna Middle School
712 Hazelwood Dr
Smyrna, TN 37167
615-904-3845
  • Total: 853
  • 6th grade: 288
  • 7th grade: 280
  • 8th grade: 285
16 to 1 55 6th Grade 8th Grade
Smyrna West School
12619 Old Nashville Hwy
Smyrna, TN 37167
615-904-3856
  • Total: 53
  • 7th grade: 3
  • 8th grade: 5
  • 9th grade: 16
  • 10th grade: 18
  • 11th grade: 7
  • 12th grade: 4
5 to 1 11 7th Grade 12th Grade
Stewarts Creek Middle School
400 Red Hawk Pkwy
Smyrna, TN 37167
615-904-6700
  • Total: 800
  • 6th grade: 261
  • 7th grade: 274
  • 8th grade: 265
18 to 1 45 6th Grade 8th Grade
Thurman Francis Elementary School
221 Todd Ln
Smyrna, TN 37167
615-459-4128
  • Total: 759
  • Kindergarten: 77
  • 1st grade: 96
  • 2nd grade: 101
  • 3rd grade: 96
  • 4th grade: 91
  • 5th grade: 106
  • 6th grade: 72
  • 7th grade: 68
  • 8th grade: 52
17 to 1 46 Kindergarten 8th Grade

High Schools within the Rutherford County School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Blackman High School
3956 Blaze Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
615-904-3850
  • Total: 1,898
  • 9th grade: 509
  • 10th grade: 508
  • 11th grade: 457
  • 12th grade: 424
18 to 1 107 9th Grade 12th Grade
Eagleville School
500 Hwy 99
Eagleville, TN 37060
615-274-6336
  • Total: 774
  • Pre-k: 18
  • Kindergarten: 31
  • 1st grade: 37
  • 2nd grade: 39
  • 3rd grade: 39
  • 4th grade: 43
  • 5th grade: 48
  • 6th grade: 44
  • 7th grade: 45
  • 8th grade: 49
  • 9th grade: 100
  • 10th grade: 104
  • 11th grade: 95
  • 12th grade: 82
13 to 1 58 Prekindergarten 12th Grade
Holloway High School
619 South Highland Ave
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
615-890-6004
  • Total: 176
  • 9th grade: 6
  • 10th grade: 19
  • 11th grade: 39
  • 12th grade: 112
13 to 1 14 9th Grade 12th Grade
Lavergne High School
250 Wolverine Trl
Lavergne, TN 37086
615-904-3870
  • Total: 2,070
  • 9th grade: 654
  • 10th grade: 548
  • 11th grade: 454
  • 12th grade: 414
18 to 1 115 9th Grade 12th Grade
Oakland High School
2225 Patriot Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
615-904-3780
  • Total: 1,600
  • 9th grade: 446
  • 10th grade: 435
  • 11th grade: 368
  • 12th grade: 351
15 to 1 109 9th Grade 12th Grade
Riverdale High School
802 Warrior Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
615-890-6450
  • Total: 2,365
  • 9th grade: 670
  • 10th grade: 678
  • 11th grade: 520
  • 12th grade: 497
19 to 1 128 9th Grade 12th Grade
Siegel High School
3300 Siegel Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
615-904-3800
  • Total: 2,047
  • 9th grade: 523
  • 10th grade: 580
  • 11th grade: 482
  • 12th grade: 462
18 to 1 113 9th Grade 12th Grade
Smyrna High School
100 Bulldog Dr
Smyrna, TN 37167
615-904-3865
  • Total: 2,022
  • 9th grade: 557
  • 10th grade: 538
  • 11th grade: 492
  • 12th grade: 435
18 to 1 115 9th Grade 12th Grade
Smyrna West School
12619 Old Nashville Hwy
Smyrna, TN 37167
615-904-3856
  • Total: 53
  • 7th grade: 3
  • 8th grade: 5
  • 9th grade: 16
  • 10th grade: 18
  • 11th grade: 7
  • 12th grade: 4
5 to 1 11 7th Grade 12th Grade

Other Schools within the Rutherford County School District (Alternative, Special Education)

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Daniel Mckee Alternative School
2623 Halls Hill Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
615-890-2282
  • Total: 77
  • 6th grade: 1
  • 7th grade: 4
  • 8th grade: 8
  • 9th grade: 22
  • 10th grade: 22
  • 11th grade: 14
  • 12th grade: 6
7 to 1 11 8th Grade 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $19,767
  • Median family income: $53,975
  • Median male income: $32,006
  • Median female income: $21,249
  • Median income of a renter: $29,354
  • Median income of a home owner: $54,444
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    4,190 5,410 8,705 10,175 3,230

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