Tennesseans for Student Success

TSS is a statewide network of parents, guardians, teachers and community leaders that champions economic freedom and mobility for all Tennesseans by supporting high-quality educational opportunities and working to ensure every Tennessee student has access to a great public education.

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    Who We Are

    We’re committed to building on the state of Tennessee’s historic gains in education. Being twice named the fastest improving state in the nation, breaking ACT records, graduating more students on time, and offering early opportunities for success is just the beginning for students in the Volunteer State.
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    Initiatives

    Our goal is simple: ensure each student in Tennessee has access to a great public education and opportunities for a bright future. Tennessee has made great strides in improving public education. We must do more, faster, to ensure all students' can be thriving and economically independent.
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    What We Support

    Tennesseans for Student Success not only champions higher standards; but also an aligned assessment; protecting accountability; innovating in education; and securing economic freedom for all. You can find out more about our Policy Priorities by clicking the button below.
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    Tennessee is making gains for student success.

    The Ready Graduate indicator measures the percentage of students who earn a diploma from a Tennessee high school and meet success milestones that increase their probability of seamlessly enrolling in postsecondary education and securing high-quality employment, such as a 21 on their ACT, four early postsecondary opportunities (EPSOs) like dual enrollment or AP, complete an industry certification or earn an ASVAB AFQT score of military readiness.

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    McMinn

    Athens City Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: n/a

    Etowah City School Ready Graduate Indicator Score: n/a

    McMinn County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 41.6%

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    Meigs

    Meigs County School System Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 49.6%

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    Rhea

    Dayton City School Ready Graduate Indicator Score: n/a

    Rhea County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 29.2%

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    Bledsoe

    Bledsoe County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 30.7%

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    Cumberland

    Cumberland County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 43.6%

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    Putnam

    Putnam County School System Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 46.4%

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    White

    White County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 40%

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    Van Buren

    Van Buren County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 26.3%

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    Warren

    Warren County School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 37%

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    Sequatchie

    Sequatchie County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 40.4%

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    Coffee

    Coffee County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 36.7%

    Manchester City Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: n/a

    Tullahoma City Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 51.6%

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    Cannon

    Cannon County School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 39.8%

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    Dekalb

    Dekalb County School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 34.6%

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    Smith

    Smith County School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 35.9%

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    Wilson

    Lebanon Special School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: n/a

    Wilson County School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 51.2%

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    Rutherford

    Murfreesboro City Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: n/a

    Rutherford County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 48.7%

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    Bedford

    Bedford County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 32.9%

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    Marshall

    Marshall County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: %

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    Maury

    Maury County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 32.3%

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    Williamson

    Franklin Special School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 78.1%

    Williamson County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: n/a

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    Cheatham

    Cheatham County School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 35.5%

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    Dickson

    Dickson County School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 38.8%

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    Hickman

    Hickman County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 36.4%

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    Lewis

    Lewis County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 25%

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    Perry

    Perry County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 43.8%

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    Humphreys

    Humphrey’s County School System Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 43%

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    Houston

    Houston County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 34.8%

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    Benton

    Benton School System Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 44.3%

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    Decatur

    Decatur County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 39%

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    Henderson

    Henderson County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 50.6%

    Lexington City Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: n/a

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    Carroll

    Carroll County Ready Graduate Indicator Score: n/a

    Hollow Rock-Bruceton Special School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 41.5%

    Huntingdon Special School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 52%

    McKenzie Special School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 56.3%

    South Carroll County Special School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 46.2%

    West Carroll Special School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 41.4%

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    Madison

    Jackson-Madison County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 22.6%

    West Tennessee School for the Deaf Ready Graduate Indicator Score: n/a

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    Chester

    Chester County School System Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 43.5%

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    Hardeman

    Hardeman County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 30.4%

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    McNairy

    McNairy County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 34.1%

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    Hardin

    Hardin County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 34.7%

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    Wayne

    Wayne County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 43.1%

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    Lawrence

    Lawrence County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 47%

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    Giles

    Giles County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 37.7%

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    Moore

    Moore County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 48.7%

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    Lincoln

    Fayetteville City Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 41.3%

    Lincoln County Department of Education Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 48.5%

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    Franklin

    Franklin County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 32.8%

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    Marion

    Marion County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 39.2%

    Richard Hardy Memorial School Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 39.1%

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    Hamilton

    Hamilton County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 37.2%

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    Bradley

    Bradley County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 47.2%

    Cleveland City Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 39.1%

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    Polk

    Polk County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 34.7%

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    Monroe

    Monroe County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 31%

    Sweetwater City Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: n/a

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    Blount

    Alcoa City Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 57.9%

    Blount County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 35.8%

    Maryville City Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 70.3%

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    Loudon

    Lenoir City Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 41.2%

    Loudon County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 45.7%

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    Roane

    Roane County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 42.3%

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    Knox

    Knox County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 48.7%

    TN School for the Deaf Ready Graduate Indicator Score: n/a

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    Sevier

    Sevier County School System Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 40%

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    Jefferson

    Jefferson County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 43.4%

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    Cocke

    Cocke County School System Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 30.9%

    Newport City School Ready Graduate Indicator Score: n/a

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    Hamblen

    Hamblen County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 51.8%

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    Greene

    Greene County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 32.2%

    Greeneville City Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 57.5%

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    Washington

    Johnson City Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 54%

    Washington County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 45%

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    Unicoi

    Unicoi County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 42.2%

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    Carter

    Carter County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 28.9%

    Elizabethton City Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: n/a

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    Hawkins

    Hawkins County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 37.3%

    Rogersville City School Ready Graduate Indicator Score: n/a

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    Hancock

    Hancock County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 35.2%

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    Grainger

    Grainger County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 27.3%

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    Claiborne

    Claiborne County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 35%

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    Union

    Union County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 21.4%

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    Campbell

    Campbell County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 26.5%

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    Scott

    Oneida Special School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 54.2%

    Scott County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 30.1%

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    Morgan

    Morgan County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 31.4%

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    Fentress

    Alvin C. York Institute Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 33.9%

    Fentress County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 42.9%

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    Pickett

    Pickett County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 49.2%

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    Overton

    Overton County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 52.9%

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    Clay

    Clay County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 59.1%

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    Jackson

    Jackson County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 31.2%

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    Macon

    Macon County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 37.4%

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    Trousdale

    Trousdale County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 53.6%

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    Sumner

    Sumner County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 47.7%

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    Robertson

    Robertson County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 39.2%

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    Montgomery

    Clarksville-Montgomery County School System Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 42.2%

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    Stewart

    Stewart County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 44.3%

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    Henry

    Henry County School System Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 47.2%

    Paris Special School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: n/a

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    Weakley

    Weakley County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 50.6%

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    Obion

    Obion County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 45.3%

    inion City Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 51.5%

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    Gibson

    Bradford Special School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 53.3%

    Gibson County Special School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 55.1%

    Humboldt City Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 26.6%

    Milan Special School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 48.2%

    Trenton Special School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 50%

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    Crockett

    Alamo City School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: n/a

    Bells City School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: n/a

    Crockett County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 32.7%

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    Haywood

    Haywood County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 23.5%

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    Fayette

    Fayette County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 20.4%

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    Shelby

    Achievement School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 3.2%

    Arlington Municipal School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 69%

    Bartlett Municipal School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 56.3%

    Collierville Municipal School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 76.7%

    Germantown Municipal School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 80.7%

    Lakeland School System Ready Graduate Indicator Score: n/a

    Millington Municipal School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 29.3%

    Shelby County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 19.6%

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    Tipton

    Tipton County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 50.8%

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    Lauderdale

    Lauderdale County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 31.3%

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    Dyer

    Dyer County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 54.2%

    Dyersburg City Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 43%

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    Lake

    Lake County School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 25.9%

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    Anderson

    Anderson County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 37.9%

    Clinton City School District Ready Graduate Indicator Score: n/a

    Oak Ridge City Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 61.2%

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    Sullivan

    Bristol City Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 50.6%

    Kingsport City Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 57.3%

    Sullivan County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 43.3%

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    Davidson

    Metro Nashville Public Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 29.7%

    TN School for the Blind Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 10%

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    Hardeman

    Hardeman County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 30.4%

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    Johnson

    Johnson City Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 54%

    Johnson County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 40.6%

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    Grundy

    Grundy County Schools Ready Graduate Indicator Score: 36.4%

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    There’s still work to do to ensure all students in Tennessee succeed.

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    of students are at or above their grade level, 2.5% increase from 2018.

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    of students are at or above their grade level in math, 4% increase from 2018.

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    of students are at or above their grade level in english language arts, 2.1% increase from 2018.

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    of students are ready to graduate from high school, 4.5% increase from 2017.

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    TSS Blog

    Five Steps to Improving Public Education

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    Tennesseans for Student Success (TSS) is a statewide network of parents, guardians, teachers and community leaders that champions economic freedom and mobility for all Tennesseans by supporting... more
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    Press Releases

    Tennesseans for Student Success Calls on the Te...

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn – Tennesseans for Student Success today released the following statement in response to questions surrounding available options to school districts amid their efforts to maintain... more
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    How High School Seniors in Tennessee Can Retake...

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    The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) is offering a chance for all high school seniors to retake the ACT for free this fall The effort comes on the heels of a recent study that indicated an... more
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