Tennessee Schools

  • TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
  • 710 ANDREW JOHNSON TOWER
  • NASHVILLE, TN 37243
  • (615) 741-5158
Below is a summary of public and private K-12 schools in Tennessee, the information provided includes details on state finances, overall faculty numbers and student enrollment. We have also collected graduation and dropout rates which are broken down by grade and race.

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State Information For Public Schools

Tennessee School Rankings

State Ranking
Graduation Rate74.9%31
Dropout Rate3.9%24
Per Pupil Spending$7,63248
Students Per Teacher15.031
Number of Schools1,79122
Number of Students971,95016
Number of (FTE) Teachers64,92615

Tennessee Student, Faculty and Staff Statistics (2008)

Student Enrollment Per Grade
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Student Enrollment971,95015.0
Prekindergarten Students16,86415.9
Kindergarten Students76,15618.9
1st Grade Students76,493-
2nd Grade Students75,822-
3rd Grade Students75,499-
4th Grade Students75,091-
5th Grade Students73,438-
6th Grade Students71,538-
7th Grade Students71,393-
8th Grade Students72,255-
9th Grade Students78,675-
10th Grade Students74,858-
11th Grade Students68,562-
12th Grade Students65,306-
Ungraded Students--
Teachers Per Grade Level
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Teachers64,92615.0
Prekindergarten Teachers1,06215.9
Kindergarten Teachers4,03418.9
Elementary Teachers39,301-
Secondary Teachers18,848-
Teachers of Ungraded Classes1,681-
Instructional Faculty
   
Instructional Aides15,790
Instructional Coordinators and Supervisors839
Guidance Counselors & Directors
   
Total Guidance Counselors & Directors2,756
Elementary1,143
Secondary904
Other709
Librarians & Staff
   
Librarians1,907
Library Support Staff564
Administrators
   
Total Administrators & Support Staff40,059
Local Education Agency (LEA) Administrators166
LEA Administrative Support Staff839
School Administrators3,336
School Administrative Support Staff4,481
Student Support Services827
Other Support Services Staff30,410

Tennessee State Financial Details (2008)

State Revenues For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Revenues$8,230,341,306-
Total Local Revenues$3,614,047,53743.9%
Property Tax--
Non-Property Tax--
Local Government Property Tax$1,683,742,59520.5%
Local Government Non-Property Tax$1,132,347,88413.8%
Individual Tuition$5,499,6840.07%
Tuition From LEAs$294,4700.00%
Individual Transportation Fees$141,3570.00%
Transportation Fees From LEAs$436,1300.01%
Earnings on Investments$37,922,8200.5%
Food Service$179,555,7502.2%
Student Activities$267,939,5503.3%
Textbooks--
Summer School$1,150,7590.01%
Other Revenues$305,747,1383.7%
Intermediate Revenues--
Total State Revenues$3,752,492,65545.6%
Total Federal Revenues$863,801,11410.5%
Direct Grants$34,406,7540.4%
Revenues Through State$810,204,3089.8%
Revenues Through Intermediate Agencies$42,9000.00%
Other Sources$19,147,1520.2%
State Expenses For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Current Expenditures$7,540,305,690-
Total Instructional Expenditures$4,759,067,57163.1%
Salaries$3,273,963,70943.4%
Teacher Salaries - Regular$2,549,483,05033.8%
Teacher Salaries - Special Education$485,276,6526.4%
Teacher Salaries - Vocational$148,628,6232.0%
Teacher Salaries - Other$90,375,3741.2%
Employee Benefits$924,869,95612.3%
Purchased Services$88,284,1221.2%
Tuition To Private and Out-of-State Schools$331,6730.00%
Tuition To Other LEAs In-State$670,4310.01%
Supplies$456,625,7611.0%
Property$14,992,3500.2%
Other--
Textbooks$76,960,2071.0%
Salaries$1,214,544,52116.1%
Student Support$195,168,7802.6%
Instructional Staff Support$281,530,0823.7%
General Administration Support$29,055,5710.4%
School Administration Support$314,779,8554.2%
Operation & Maintenance Support$218,471,3032.9%
Student Transportation Support$101,833,5651.4%
Other Support$73,705,3651.0%
Employee Benefits$366,769,4884.9%
Student Support$50,921,5490.7%
Instructional Staff Support$69,028,8490.9%
General Administration Support$20,770,5570.3%
School Administration Support$84,041,6071.1%
Operation & Maintenance Support$76,819,0101.0%
Student Transportation Support$34,869,2960.5%
Other Support$30,318,6200.4%
Purchased Services$330,668,7044.4%
Student Support$32,620,6180.4%
Instructional Staff Support$51,672,4920.7%
General Administration Support$18,465,8820.2%
School Administration Support$20,000,9880.3%
Operation & Maintenance Support$88,806,3951.2%
Student Transportation Support$90,935,9591.2%
Other Support$28,166,3700.4%
Supplies$364,459,0804.8%
Student Support$13,363,7090.2%
Instructional Staff Support$21,407,6610.3%
General Administration Support$1,065,5910.01%
School Administration Support$2,526,2330.03%
Operation & Maintenance Support$273,543,2013.6%
Student Transportation Support$45,529,9850.6%
Other Support$7,022,7000.09%
Property$65,086,4480.9%
Student Support$1,793,2060.02%
Instructional Staff Support$8,019,2550.1%
General Administration Support$254,1680.00%
School Administration Support$1,305,8750.02%
Operation & Maintenance Support$9,909,0850.1%
Student Transportation Support$31,993,5170.4%
Other Support$11,811,3420.2%
Other$125,435,4011.7%
Student Support$6,618,3650.09%
Instructional Staff Support$10,246,6690.1%
General Administration Support$78,010,9991.0%
School Administration Support$1,617,1420.02%
Operation & Maintenance Support$19,229,2920.3%
Student Transportation Support$5,364,6480.07%
Other Support$4,348,2860.06%
Total Non-Instructional Expenditures$379,360,9255.0%
Food Services$379,360,9255.0%
Salaries$144,647,3521.9%
Employee Benefits$49,719,2270.7%
Purchased Services$13,960,6800.2%
Supplies$167,441,8352.2%
Property--
Other$3,591,8310.05%
Enterprise--
Salaries--
Employee Benefits--
Purchased Services--
Supplies--
Property--
Other--

Tennessee State Graduation and Dropout Details (2007)

Graduation Rate By Race
    Graduation Rate
American Indian 71.9%
Asian 94.3%
Hispanic 72.3%
Black 67.4%
White 77.3%
Total 74.9%
Diploma Count By Race
    Diploma Count
American Indian 105
Asian 906
Hispanic 1,567
Black 13,207
White 41,700
Total 57,486
Other High School Completion Certificate (OHC) Recipients By Race
    OHC Count
American Indian 5
Asian 14
Hispanic 54
Black 965
White 1,783
Total 2,821
General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Recipients By Race (Ages 16-19)
    GED Count
American Indian 31
Asian 27
Hispanic 86
Black 447
White 3,102
Total 3,842
Dropout Rates By Grade
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Grade 92,2702.8%
Grade 102,3803.2%
Grade 112,8884.2%
Grade 123,6625.8%
Grades 9-12 Total11,2003.9%
Dropout Rates By Race (Grades 9-12)
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
American Indian34.7%
Asian262.1%
Hispanic1585.3%
Black1,5457.7%
White5382.5%
Dropout Rates By Gender (Grades 9-12)
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Male6,5594.5%
Female4,6413.3%
City List
City Name Schools Students S:T Ratio
Median Income
Rating
Grade
Adamsville31,59715.1$30,929
1 Reviews
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Afton21,16820.9-
Not Yet Rated
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Alamo32,01515.8$25,750
1 Reviews
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Alcoa41,76117.0$33,520
1 Reviews
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Algood263915.0$27,205
Not Yet Rated
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Allons235113.5-
2 Reviews
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Antioch1410,12216.3-
7 Reviews
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Arlington87,70017.5$52,870
2 Reviews
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Ashland City62,34715.5$35,282
7 Reviews
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Athens114,07816.3$29,277
7 Reviews
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Bartlett139,12915.2$66,369
6 Reviews
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Baxter31,90718.2$25,078
Not Yet Rated
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Bean Station257414.7-
Not Yet Rated
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Benton31,57516.4$22,667
2 Reviews
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Bethpage246512.2-
Not Yet Rated
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Big Rock247515.8-
Not Yet Rated
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Blountville82,82814.3$37,609
5 Reviews
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Bluff City31,92915.7$31,587
1 Reviews
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Bolivar52,18013.3$28,651
4 Reviews
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Bradford256014.9$30,486
Not Yet Rated
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Brentwood1511,44317.4$111,819
3 Reviews
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Brighton33,42117.5$43,510
2 Reviews
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Bristol154,98114.0$30,039
10 Reviews
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Brownsville73,41814.3$27,276
1 Reviews
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Bruceton267914.9$28,409
Not Yet Rated
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Buchanan284414.8-
1 Reviews
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Bulls Gap260814.3$25,074
Not Yet Rated
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Burns266314.1$38,641
Not Yet Rated
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Byrdstown269812.7$19,375
Not Yet Rated
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Calhoun241915.5$38,438
Not Yet Rated
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Camden71,90914.4$26,348
4 Reviews
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Carthage61,99515.2$24,375
1 Reviews
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Cedar Hill21,14917.5$34,688
Not Yet Rated
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Celina388115.0$19,435
2 Reviews
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Centerville51,87313.5$24,824
2 Reviews
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Chapel Hill21,60417.6$38,173
5 Reviews
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Charlotte42,02015.7$32,279
6 Reviews
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Chattanooga7422,46514.6$32,006
29 Reviews
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Christiana31,53116.6-
Not Yet Rated
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Chuckey271815.6-
Not Yet Rated
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Church Hill52,98216.4$36,563
2 Reviews
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Clarksville4126,30015.1$37,548
24 Reviews
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Cleveland3015,08516.0$30,098
28 Reviews
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Clinton114,27613.8$32,481
8 Reviews
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Coalmont31,00213.0$21,750
1 Reviews
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Collegedale284716.5$42,270
Not Yet Rated
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Collierville117,94716.2$80,575
5 Reviews
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Collinwood31,05412.9$22,305
Not Yet Rated
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Columbia167,24114.7$35,879
14 Reviews
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Cookeville187,45717.5$26,533
9 Reviews
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Copperhill277714.1$25,313
Not Yet Rated
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Cordova188,96417.1-
24 Reviews
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Cornersville293114.8$35,577
1 Reviews
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Corryton42,03017.3-
Not Yet Rated
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Cosby41,39714.4-
2 Reviews
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Covington63,86914.2$24,684
2 Reviews
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Cowan273113.5$27,448
1 Reviews
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Cross Plains21,44117.0$42,279
2 Reviews
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Crossville126,14815.4$25,796
11 Reviews
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Cunningham32,17315.8-
3 Reviews
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Dandridge64,07416.4$34,167
5 Reviews
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Dayton72,67214.4$26,542
2 Reviews
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Decatur41,91315.5$29,402
4 Reviews
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Decaturville277714.4$23,056
Not Yet Rated
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Decherd248014.6$27,750
1 Reviews
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Deer Lodge2488.0-
Not Yet Rated
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Del Rio213712.5-
Not Yet Rated
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Denmark262814.4-
Not Yet Rated
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Dickson104,66115.4$34,549
5 Reviews
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Dover51,80816.4$33,839
1 Reviews
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Dresden41,28514.9$26,701
1 Reviews
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Duff231613.7-
Not Yet Rated
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Dunlap62,30014.8$30,647
2 Reviews
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Dyer21,19014.7$28,250
1 Reviews
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Dyersburg94,33416.9$28,232
7 Reviews
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Elizabethton155,10714.2$25,909
8 Reviews
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Englewood21,44816.3$24,000
Not Yet Rated
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Erin41,25615.7$23,107
1 Reviews
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Erwin62,26117.1$29,644
2 Reviews
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Ethridge857116.8$28,542
2 Reviews
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Etowah21,05916.0$28,117
1 Reviews
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Fairview52,10513.1$44,148
Not Yet Rated
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Fayetteville94,04315.9$23,830
3 Reviews
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Franklin3014,77714.8$56,431
8 Reviews
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Friendsville263313.8$40,833
Not Yet Rated
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Gainesboro41,40315.3$19,861
1 Reviews
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Gallatin168,14314.2$34,696
12 Reviews
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Gatlinburg21,06314.6$37,606
4 Reviews
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Germantown178,88816.2$94,609
10 Reviews
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Gleason255114.1$29,597
Not Yet Rated
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Goodlettsville52,28214.2$45,690
14 Reviews
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Gordonsville31,14415.9$36,842
Not Yet Rated
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Grand Junction223214.5$29,306
Not Yet Rated
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Gray53,20717.3$30,469
3 Reviews
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Greenbrier32,25616.4$42,358
11 Reviews
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Greeneville246,54114.9$25,999
7 Reviews
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Halls31,38614.9$24,142
Not Yet Rated
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Hampton21,09314.2-
Not Yet Rated
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Harriman71,89214.2$23,736
1 Reviews
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Harrison31,83415.9$49,393
2 Reviews
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Harrogate483715.2-
Not Yet Rated
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Hartsville31,33914.2$26,797
2 Reviews
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Henderson52,60817.9$32,648
1 Reviews
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Hendersonville229,67915.1$50,108
11 Reviews
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Hermitage62,50413.9-
Not Yet Rated
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Hixson94,27914.7-
19 Reviews
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Hohenwald61,99614.9$24,676
3 Reviews
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Humboldt41,39314.6$26,351
Not Yet Rated
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Huntingdon81,29113.3$27,625
3 Reviews
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Huntsville41,84513.4$20,069
Not Yet Rated
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Jacksboro32,59017.6$29,537
3 Reviews
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Jackson3212,13314.4$33,194
12 Reviews
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Jamestown61,83613.5$12,136
Not Yet Rated
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Jasper51,78715.2$35,926
5 Reviews
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Jefferson City31,36814.1$25,911
Not Yet Rated
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Jellico375815.6$20,303
2 Reviews
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Joelton263512.2-
1 Reviews
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Johnson City229,06914.3$30,835
10 Reviews
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Jonesborough53,37415.4$32,132
4 Reviews
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Kingsport3312,01614.7$30,524
16 Reviews
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Kingston82,76515.9$34,071
1 Reviews
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Kingston Springs31,65316.7$58,490
3 Reviews
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Knoxville12148,14415.0$27,492
47 Reviews
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Kodak31,12113.9-
1 Reviews
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La Follette71,72715.3$18,370
9 Reviews
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Lafayette52,79416.5$25,750
Not Yet Rated
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Lake City277512.6$14,844
Not Yet Rated
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Lavergne65,90516.5-
6 Reviews
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Lawrenceburg93,37814.4$25,770
3 Reviews
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Lebanon168,42515.0$35,118
7 Reviews
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Lenoir City84,23316.8$28,889
Not Yet Rated
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Lewisburg62,81614.6$31,033
Not Yet Rated
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Lexington92,88314.9$29,725
2 Reviews
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Limestone246314.5-
Not Yet Rated
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Linden490713.7$25,134
1 Reviews
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Livingston51,97916.8$23,309
2 Reviews
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Lobelville224412.2$26,193
Not Yet Rated
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Loretto31,17415.0$31,528
1 Reviews
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Loudon41,86914.3$30,108
2 Reviews
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Louisville438615.8$40,950
3 Reviews
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Lyles42,04214.3-
2 Reviews
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Lynchburg299414.2-
Not Yet Rated
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Lynnville21,22414.1$36,875
1 Reviews
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Madison122,54511.3-
5 Reviews
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Madisonville52,67117.6$29,250
5 Reviews
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Manchester115,16514.3$31,983
5 Reviews
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Martin52,20516.2$26,493
Not Yet Rated
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Maryville2314,19416.3$40,143
18 Reviews
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Maury City315813.4$26,645
Not Yet Rated
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Maynardville52,43313.2$23,077
3 Reviews
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Mcewen41,05615.1$30,682
Not Yet Rated
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Mckenzie31,40516.2$28,319
1 Reviews
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Mcminnville145,59414.6$23,810
6 Reviews
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Medina31,60518.7$36,382
Not Yet Rated
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Memphis278109,62116.6$32,285
126 Reviews
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Middleton21,04613.6$30,385
Not Yet Rated
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Milan32,24615.4$30,806
Not Yet Rated
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Millington114,39713.7$39,120
9 Reviews
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Monterey597515.3$23,550
1 Reviews
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Morrison241414.3$23,819
Not Yet Rated
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Morristown208,42015.4$27,005
17 Reviews
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Mosheim21,72418.0$29,194
1 Reviews
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Mount Juliet118,31718.5$58,600
15 Reviews
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Mount Pleasant31,47514.3$32,004
3 Reviews
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Mountain City62,20515.0$16,587
1 Reviews
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Munford33,08216.8$43,611
1 Reviews
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Murfreesboro3823,09115.9$39,705
34 Reviews
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Nashville16454,86214.8-
69 Reviews
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New Tazewell51,92213.1$21,875
Not Yet Rated
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Newbern32,11016.8$28,262
2 Reviews
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Newport93,66113.7$20,539
3 Reviews
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Norris274813.4$47,105
1 Reviews
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Oak Ridge104,58812.5$41,950
4 Reviews
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Oakland297014.5$51,823
2 Reviews
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Old Hickory31,46514.4-
Not Yet Rated
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Oliver Springs71,83713.1$32,620
4 Reviews
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Oneida51,79014.9$23,767
2 Reviews
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Ooltewah95,15815.3$42,243
6 Reviews
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Paris83,09315.7$25,261
3 Reviews
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Parsons291513.5$22,688
Not Yet Rated
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Pigeon Forge21,28813.9$30,746
4 Reviews
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Pikeville71,91215.7$23,438
7 Reviews
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Pinson226414.7-
Not Yet Rated
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Pleasant View42,22617.2$54,236
Not Yet Rated
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Portland103,72113.9$35,644
Not Yet Rated
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Powell64,51517.1-
2 Reviews
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Pulaski52,26514.3$27,459
2 Reviews
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Readyville278213.0-
3 Reviews
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Reagan282615.6-
Not Yet Rated
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Red Boiling Springs390615.4$19,868
Not Yet Rated
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Ridgetop247815.4$52,381
1 Reviews
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Ripley83,30714.6$23,662
2 Reviews
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Roan Mountain272112.0$17,813
1 Reviews
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Rockvale21,63416.7-
Not Yet Rated
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Rockwood41,68615.5$23,986
3 Reviews
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Rogersville63,32214.7$23,275
3 Reviews
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Rutledge72,46117.0$24,276
2 Reviews
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Sale Creek281414.3-
2 Reviews
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Savannah103,33414.0$22,779
7 Reviews
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Scotts Hill231913.3$28,750
Not Yet Rated
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Selmer41,82713.6$28,494
3 Reviews
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Sevierville207,47114.3$30,623
31 Reviews
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Sewanee225715.1$55,625
Not Yet Rated
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Seymour63,24217.5$40,896
3 Reviews
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Shelbyville94,93515.8$31,593
2 Reviews
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Signal Mountain42,19116.7$66,900
Not Yet Rated
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Smithville52,49914.8$22,482
Not Yet Rated
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Smyrna1410,45815.6$44,405
16 Reviews
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Sneedville31,12213.2$13,281
1 Reviews
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Soddy Daisy74,09416.5-
2 Reviews
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Somerville62,07013.6$21,225
17 Reviews
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South Fulton284215.0$27,462
Not Yet Rated
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South Pittsburg31,19714.3$26,000
2 Reviews
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Sparta103,79515.3$23,775
2 Reviews
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Spencer376112.9$25,583
4 Reviews
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Spring City31,00813.1$27,009
Not Yet Rated
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Spring Hill62,81216.5$60,872
1 Reviews
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Springfield94,23914.1$33,379
10 Reviews
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Strawberry Plains52,93716.1-
3 Reviews
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Summertown41,20515.8-
Not Yet Rated
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Surgoinsville274713.9$35,391
1 Reviews
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Sweetwater62,13315.6$28,323
2 Reviews
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Tazewell396114.8$22,288
Not Yet Rated
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Tellico Plains61,56916.7$18,750
4 Reviews
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Thompson's Station44,54617.1$66,875
2 Reviews
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Tiptonville247211.8$19,475
3 Reviews
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Tracy City237110.6$23,826
Not Yet Rated
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Trenton51,60515.5$27,535
2 Reviews
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Troy21,56417.0$30,664
3 Reviews
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Tullahoma124,00215.2$34,119
6 Reviews
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Union City62,67613.6$29,399
6 Reviews
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Unionville31,49116.9-
Not Yet Rated
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Vonore277116.8$34,653
Not Yet Rated
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Wartburg41,40914.0$19,722
3 Reviews
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Wartrace21,51017.1$29,500
Not Yet Rated
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Watertown21,28515.3$35,662
Not Yet Rated
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Waverly41,77315.2$32,614
5 Reviews
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Waynesboro61,16112.5$25,196
Not Yet Rated
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Westmoreland51,75014.4$28,958
Not Yet Rated
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White Bluff283714.7$34,107
Not Yet Rated
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White House84,15216.6$51,649
2 Reviews
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Whites Creek31,26512.2-
1 Reviews
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Whitesburg286517.5-
1 Reviews
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Whitwell31,34616.8$25,458
1 Reviews
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Winchester43,09816.4$32,500
2 Reviews
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Woodbury51,48315.0$23,846
4 Reviews
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