Rutherford County Schools

Rutherford County has six middle schools ranked in the state’s top 50 schools in a three-way tie with two other Tennessee counties for top-performing middle schools. Murfreesboro’s elementary school system is #6 statewide. Discovery School at Reeves Rogers is ranked #1 statewide in Math and English proficiency.
Murfreesboro City Schools Awards and Accomplishments

  • Murfreesboro City Schools has more teachers (7) named to the “Tennessee Teachers Hall of Fame” than any other system in the state.
  • Murfreesboro City Schools has had three teachers named Tennessee Teacher of the Year.
  • Murfreesboro City Schools has been awarded twelve Preschools by the Governor’s PreSchool initiative.
  • Hobgood Elementary was designated a NASA Explorer School 2006-2009.
  • Bradley Academy, “An Arts integrated School,” was named one of six “Value Plus” schools in the state for a special arts integration program administered by the Tennessee Arts Commission 2006-2010.
  • Mitchell-Neilson Elementary, Cason Lane Academy and Scales Elementary have received Excellence in
  • Education awards by the Tennessee School Boards Association.
  • During the past five years, the system has received more than $5 million in grants, including three 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants and a LEAPs Grant.
  • Murfreesboro City Schools was selected as one of ten systems to pilot a Coordinated School Health Program in 2006 and subsequently has received more than $170,000 to continue and expand the program with a full-time coordinator.
  • The school system has received national recognition for the School Nutrition Program:
  • “District of Excellence”- recognized by the School Nutrition Association (1 of only 68 nationwide).
  • “USDA-Sunshine Award”- Summer Food Service Program (Southeastern U.S. Winner and National finalist).
  • “Spotlight on…” Award – got milk mustache campaign (first district recognized nationally for this program).
  • “Dairy Promoter of the Year Award”-American Dairy Association of Tennessee (only school district ever to receive this award).
  • “Health Now Award”-Tennessee School Nutrition Bellwood Discovery School Pilot cafeteria program.
  • “Best Practices Award”-TN. State Nutrition Department (increase in breakfast program participation).
  • The school system has received national recognition for the Franklin Heights Project as a recipient of:
  • The “Leadership for Learning Award” (American Association of School Administrators).
  • The “Magna Awards 2001” (American Association of School Administrators).
  • The “Best Practices Award” (International City Management Association).
  • The “Communities Can!” Community of Excellence Award” (Federal Interagency Coordinating Council).
  • “Healthy Kids Community Award” (Tennessee Department of Health).