The Tennessee Department of Education aims to expand families’ access to quality schools and provide them with pertinent information about schools in their area.
Tennessee strives for each district and school to improve student outcomes and reduce achievement gaps every year. The state tracks their progress through achievement and accountability measures, including an annual Report Card.
Visit the Curriculum page to learn more about Tennessee's education standards, designed to prepare students for college and 21st-century careers.
Visit the School Options and Directory page to see public, charter, private, non-public and home school options in Tennessee.
Some districts in Tennessee offer public charter schools, which are operated by independent, non-profit governing bodies. A list of current charter schools in Tennessee, answers to frequently asked questions and additional information can be found on the charter schools page.