Public Schools in Tennessee

There are 2100 Public Schools in Tennessee, serving a population of 6,597,381 people in an area of 41,225 square miles. There is 1 Public School per 3,141 people, and 1 Public School per 19 square miles.

The state of Tennessee is ranked 40th in Public Schools per capita, and 22nd in Public Schools per square mile.

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Tennessee Public School Statistics

Find Tennessee Public School Enrollment and Educational Attainment (Age 25+). Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Tennessee Public School Enrollment
 TennesseeUnited States
Nursery & Preschool Enrollment51,699 (59.0%)2,918,752 (59.0%)
Kindergarten Enrollment69,883 (88.0%)3,579,912 (87.7%)
Elementary School Enrollment (Grades 1-4)289,243 (88.6%)14,576,325 (89.6%)
Elementary School Enrollment (Grades 5-8)298,717 (87.7%)14,808,792 (89.5%)
High School Enrollment (Grades 9-12)295,647 (86.7%)15,337,350 (90.2%)
Tennessee Educational Attainment (Age 25+)
 TennesseeUnited States
Less than 9th Grade Education219,600 (4.8%)11,521,575 (5.3%)
9-12th Grade (No Diploma)370,670 (8.2%)15,426,482 (7.1%)
High School Graduate (Including Equivalency)1,467,848 (32.4%)59,265,308 (27.1%)