Average Teacher Salary in Smith County School District

The average teacher salary in Smith 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: 476
  • Full time teachers: 226
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 14 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 64
  • Instructional Coordinators: 5
  • Elementary Teachers: 133
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 16
  • Pre-K Teachers: 5
  • High School Teachers: 68
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 3,319

Financial Statistics for Smith County School District

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $6,171,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $13,510,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $2,336,000
  • Total revenue: $22,017,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $13,239,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $12,577,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $3,380,000
  • Expenditures per student: $184,000
  • Total expenditures: $22,593,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $6,974,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $715,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $477,000

Information on Schools within Smith County School District

Elementary Schools within the Smith County School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Carthage Elementary School
149 Skyline Dr
Carthage, TN 37030
615-735-0433
  • Total: 441
  • Pre-k: 18
  • Kindergarten: 79
  • 1st grade: 67
  • 2nd grade: 88
  • 3rd grade: 109
  • 4th grade: 80
15 to 1 30 Prekindergarten 4th Grade
Defeated Elementary School
451 Defeated Creek Hwy
Carthage, TN 37030
615-774-3150
  • Total: 213
  • Kindergarten: 23
  • 1st grade: 25
  • 2nd grade: 31
  • 3rd grade: 19
  • 4th grade: 20
  • 5th grade: 31
  • 6th grade: 21
  • 7th grade: 24
  • 8th grade: 19
15 to 1 14 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Forks River Elementary School
611 Cookeville Hwy
Elmwood, TN 38560
615-897-2676
  • Total: 207
  • Pre-k: 19
  • Kindergarten: 23
  • 1st grade: 19
  • 2nd grade: 26
  • 3rd grade: 19
  • 4th grade: 23
  • 5th grade: 26
  • 6th grade: 19
  • 7th grade: 17
  • 8th grade: 16
17 to 1 12 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Gordonsville Elementary School
104 Main St East
Gordonsville, TN 38563
615-683-8252
  • Total: 438
  • Pre-k: 18
  • Kindergarten: 52
  • 1st grade: 55
  • 2nd grade: 55
  • 3rd grade: 68
  • 4th grade: 61
  • 5th grade: 64
  • 6th grade: 65
18 to 1 25 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
New Middleton Elementary
402 New Middleton Hwy
Gordonsville, TN 38563
615-683-8411
  • Total: 230
  • Pre-k: 19
  • Kindergarten: 31
  • 1st grade: 37
  • 2nd grade: 33
  • 3rd grade: 26
  • 4th grade: 26
  • 5th grade: 18
  • 6th grade: 12
  • 7th grade: 11
  • 8th grade: 17
15 to 1 16 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Smith County Middle School
134 Smith Co Middle School Ln
Carthage, TN 37030
615-735-8277
  • Total: 375
  • 5th grade: 93
  • 6th grade: 80
  • 7th grade: 104
  • 8th grade: 98
17 to 1 22 5th Grade 8th Grade
Union Heights Elementary
663 Lebanon Hwy
Carthage, TN 37030
615-735-1975
  • Total: 283
  • Pre-k: 19
  • Kindergarten: 33
  • 1st grade: 24
  • 2nd grade: 32
  • 3rd grade: 38
  • 4th grade: 20
  • 5th grade: 36
  • 6th grade: 23
  • 7th grade: 34
  • 8th grade: 24
15 to 1 19 Prekindergarten 8th Grade

Middle Schools within the Smith County School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Defeated Elementary School
451 Defeated Creek Hwy
Carthage, TN 37030
615-774-3150
  • Total: 213
  • Kindergarten: 23
  • 1st grade: 25
  • 2nd grade: 31
  • 3rd grade: 19
  • 4th grade: 20
  • 5th grade: 31
  • 6th grade: 21
  • 7th grade: 24
  • 8th grade: 19
15 to 1 14 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Forks River Elementary School
611 Cookeville Hwy
Elmwood, TN 38560
615-897-2676
  • Total: 207
  • Pre-k: 19
  • Kindergarten: 23
  • 1st grade: 19
  • 2nd grade: 26
  • 3rd grade: 19
  • 4th grade: 23
  • 5th grade: 26
  • 6th grade: 19
  • 7th grade: 17
  • 8th grade: 16
17 to 1 12 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Gordonsville High School
110 Main St East
Gordonsville, TN 38563
615-683-8245
  • Total: 478
  • 7th grade: 70
  • 8th grade: 75
  • 9th grade: 80
  • 10th grade: 88
  • 11th grade: 70
  • 12th grade: 95
15 to 1 31 7th Grade 12th Grade
New Middleton Elementary
402 New Middleton Hwy
Gordonsville, TN 38563
615-683-8411
  • Total: 230
  • Pre-k: 19
  • Kindergarten: 31
  • 1st grade: 37
  • 2nd grade: 33
  • 3rd grade: 26
  • 4th grade: 26
  • 5th grade: 18
  • 6th grade: 12
  • 7th grade: 11
  • 8th grade: 17
15 to 1 16 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Smith County Middle School
134 Smith Co Middle School Ln
Carthage, TN 37030
615-735-8277
  • Total: 375
  • 5th grade: 93
  • 6th grade: 80
  • 7th grade: 104
  • 8th grade: 98
17 to 1 22 5th Grade 8th Grade
Union Heights Elementary
663 Lebanon Hwy
Carthage, TN 37030
615-735-1975
  • Total: 283
  • Pre-k: 19
  • Kindergarten: 33
  • 1st grade: 24
  • 2nd grade: 32
  • 3rd grade: 38
  • 4th grade: 20
  • 5th grade: 36
  • 6th grade: 23
  • 7th grade: 34
  • 8th grade: 24
15 to 1 19 Prekindergarten 8th Grade

High Schools within the Smith County School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Gordonsville High School
110 Main St East
Gordonsville, TN 38563
615-683-8245
  • Total: 478
  • 7th grade: 70
  • 8th grade: 75
  • 9th grade: 80
  • 10th grade: 88
  • 11th grade: 70
  • 12th grade: 95
15 to 1 31 7th Grade 12th Grade
Smith County High School
312 Fite Ave
Carthage, TN 37030
615-735-9219
  • Total: 654
  • 9th grade: 158
  • 10th grade: 161
  • 11th grade: 180
  • 12th grade: 155
17 to 1 39 9th Grade 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $17,473
  • Median family income: $41,645
  • Median male income: $26,769
  • Median female income: $17,258
  • Median income of a renter: $21,736
  • Median income of a home owner: $39,656
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    1,260 1,200 1,280 1,055 315

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