I recently received a copy of the Shelby County Schools "System Report Card". Congratulations to the Shelby County teachers, students and administrators on the "best ever" report card!
It truly is an excellent report! All areas are "exemplary" or "above average", and improvement is shown in all areas, including attendance and the number of students who drop out. I think the fact that the students improved in all areas is especially significant considering that most of the scores were already excellent.
Shelby County Schools addes an important element to our community and we appreciate the hard work and dedication involved in these excellent results.
Some demographics from the Report are that there are 44,868 students and 2,581 teachers. The PTA is also active in that 43,733 persons are members.
Funding of Shelby County Schools is 47.8% local, 45.8% state and 6.4% federal.
Considering the excellent "Report Card", Shelby County Schools appear to be very effective, since the Shelby County Schools "per pupil expenditures" is $7,007, versus an average of $7,366 for the state and $9,102 nationally.