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At the Tennessee Department of Education, we are continuing our commitment to accelerate student growth through excellence in achievement, empowerment of students and teachers, and engagement of all members of our education community. The department’s Best for All strategic plan provides a framework for our work going forward, focusing on three priorities: Academics, Whole Child, and Educators. These priorities will guide us as we support more than 70,000 educators, principals, supervisors, and other professional employees working to serve more than 1,800 schools with 1 million students across the state. By providing quality academic programs, serving the whole child, and developing and supporting teachers and leaders, we will set all students on a path to success.

Student Enrollment: 1,014,502

  • How has the number of students enrolled changed over time?

What does this mean?

This figure is a description of enrollment over time for this school or district. We can see how many students are enrolled in this school/district across a number of given years.

Why is this important?

It's important to examine how enrollment changes over time to see whether there are changes in the population of students served. This figure is a simple way to see whether or not enrollment is increasing, or decreasing, and how that might impact a district or school.

What percentage of students are in specific racial and ethnic student groups?

What does this mean?

These figures show how many students fall in each racial and ethnic group out of the entire student population.

Why is this important?

It is important to know the demographic composition of schools and districts in order to make accurate decisions and highlight school and district-level supports.

 

What percentage of students are in specific student groups?

What does this mean?

This shows how many students in specific groups make up the overall population of students.

Why is this important?

This is important when making decisions for students regarding levels of support and resources in various districts and schools.