This section of charts contains education data for ZIP code 38453 Tennessee based mainly on the latest year 2021 American Community Survey census data but also the survey from Common Core Data available for Public Elementary through Secondary Schools. In Figure 1, the percent of all people aged 25 years or older, who have either graduated from high school or completed the Graduate Equivalency Degree (GED) or some equivalent certification/credential. 38453 shows it has a High School Grad or higher of 81% which is the second smallest in terms of percent high school graduates or better of all the other zip codes in the area. The zip code with the highest percent high school graduates or better in the area is 38488 which depicts a high school graduates of 93% (15.0% larger).
In Figure 2, the percentage of people aged 25 years or older who have graduated from college/university with at least a bachelor's degree is provided. Note that the bachelor's degree is also called a four-year degree because it normally takes four years of full-time study to finish the course curriculum required to obtain the degree. This chart portrays the proportion of the population in this region who are college graduates with at least a bachelor degree or higher. In many ways, this analysis alongside the prior chart are very quick measures of the level of education in any particular area. ZIP code 38453 depicts it has a Bachelors Degree or higher of 26% which is the third most of all other zip codes in the local area. The zip code with the highest percent with a bachelors degree or higher in the area is 38455 which shows a percent with a bachelors degree of 37% (41.3% larger).
Figure 4 shows the percentage of people 25 years of age or older who either have no schooling at all or dropped out of school before being able to complete high school. Additionally, these are people who also do not have a Graduate Equivalency Degree (GED) or some other high school level type credential/student achievement. This analysis, along with the last two charts, provides another high level review and comparative data on the ZIP code 38453 Tennessee educational level. 38453 depicts it has a School Dropout Rate of 19% which is the second most percent who dropped out of school of all the zip codes in the greater ZIP code 38453 region. The zip code with the highest percent who dropped out of school in the area is 38455 which shows a percent who dropped out of school of 20% (6.8% larger).
The next chart shows a break down of people who have received a bachelor's degree or higher advanced degree generally in a campus learning environment. In particular, Figure 6, provides the proportional breakdown of all the people who have received a postsecondary education along with what the level of advanced degree that was obtained. Note that these categories do not include any type professional development type activities such as those related to maintaining professional credentials in workshop lessons. Note Professional Degree includes medical, dental, lawyers, etc. ZIP code 38453 has one of the largest proportions of percent of people with an associate degree at 67% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger zip code being 38455 with 90%. Second, it has one of the largest proportions of percent of people with a bachelors degree at 27% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger zip code being 38459 with 45%.
The chart in Figure 7 shows the broad area of academic concentration or the discipline for people who have received a bachelors degree. This high level classification is essentially the field of study for which a degree was obtained. ZIP code 38453 has the largest proportion of percent of people with an arts, humanities, or other degree at 62.5% of the total and is ranked #1.
The next chart (Figure 8) provides a more detailed deep dive on the category of major degree obtained for people aged 25 years or older who earned a bachelor's degree or higher. Specifically, this frequency distribution details out what the major field of study was the degree obtained. ZIP code 38453 has one of the largest proportions of percent of people with a degree in physical and related sciences at 10.0% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger zip code being 38449 with 11.2%. Second, it has less than most other zip codes in the local area as measured by percent of people with a degree in social sciences at 5.0% of the total. Third, it has the largest proportion of percent of people with a degree in science and engineering related fields at 62.5% of the total and is ranked #1.
Figure 9 provides comparative data between the places in the greater ZIP code 38453 Tennessee region for broad educational attainment. This analysis uses provides five broad education attainment categories including: No Education/No School, Some High School, High School or equivalent, Some college or Associates Degree, and Bachelors Degree or higher. ZIP code 38453 has the percentage of percent of people with high school (or ged) the second smallest as measured by percent of people with no schooling of all the other zip codes in the metro area at 13.2% of the total. The next exhibit (Figure 11) provides detailed cross tabulation analysis that provides education success data broken out or cross tabulated by age group. Please note that the columns add to 100% and you must use the pagination buttons at the bottom of the table to see all the rows.
Figure 12 is a cross tabulation analysis that shows large educational success categories and is broken out or cross tabulated by racial group. Please note that the columns add to 100% and you must use the pagination buttons at the bottom of the table to see all the rows.The final cross tabulation analysis is provided in Figure 13 and shows education success broken out by gender. Please note that the columns add to 100% and you must use the pagination buttons at the bottom of the table to see all the rows.
ZIP code 38453 School Enrollment Charts
The next section of chart resources look at school enrollment by a variety of educational institutions and are categorized into a number of other groupings. Figure 14 provides the overall school enrollment by broad range of school age/level groupings. ZIP code 38453 has one of the largest proportions of percent of children in kindergarten at 38.2% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger zip code being 38459 with 41.2%. Second, it has less than most other zip codes in the greater region when sorted by percent of children in grade 1 to 4 at 9.1% of the total. Third, it has less than most other zip codes in the metro area when ranked by percent of children in grades 5 to 8 at 21.8% of the total. Also, it has one of the largest proportions of percent of children in grades 9 to 12 at 20.9% of the total and is ranked #3. Only #2 38459 (58.8%), and #1 38455 (100.0%) are larger.
Figure 15 provides a simple high level comparison of the proportion of students that are enrolled in public schools versus students enrolled in private schools in the ZIP code 38453 Tennessee region. ZIP code 38453 depicts percent enrolled in public schools approximately 4.4 times bigger as the percent enrolled in private schools.
The next chart in this series of resources shown in Figure 20 looks at the total number of students enrolled in any educational institution for each place in the greater ZIP code 38453 region. (Total enrollment in this case includes all students from preschool all the way through students enrolled in graduate school.) ZIP code 38453 depicts it has a Total Enrolled of 129 which is less than most other zip codes in the greater region. The zip code with the highest total population enrolled in school in the area is 35739 which shows a total population enrolled in school of 726 ( markedly bigger). Comparing total population enrolled in school to the United States average of 80,497,960, ZIP code 38453 is only about 0.0% the size. Also, benchmarked against the state of Tennessee, total population enrolled in school of 1,560,968, ZIP code 38453 is only about 0.0% the size.
ZIP code 38453 Area Schools Charts
Figure 23 lists all the schools in the area along with the school district, county location and other program information/credential such as if they are a public charter school or private charter school or magnet school. Some of the Area Schools are: Elkton Elementary, Blanche School, Ardmore High Sch, Cedar Hill Elem Sch, and Unity School. The next illustration in Figure 24 shows the total child school enrollment for all grades (through 12th grade) at the school shown using NCES data (Common Core of Data, Public Elementary-Secondary School Universe Survey.) Looking at Enrollment for Area Schools we find that Ardmore High Sch ranks the largest with a value of 941 enrolled students. The next largest values are for: Giles Co High School (839), Highland Rim Elementary (704), Ralph Askins School (649), and Cedar Hill Elem Sch (612). The difference between the highest value (Ardmore High Sch) and the next highest (Giles Co High School) is that the enrolled students is about 12.2% larger.
Figure 25 show the ratio of the number of students to the number of teachers in the classroom. A good student to teacher ratio should be low because it indicates that there are less students for any one teacher to educate in a class and generally a better learning environment, better success and optimal teaching excellence. Teachers includes all educational staff such as special education teachers and any other educator. Note that distance learning (online learning/remote learning) is not included in these values. Looking at Student to Teacher Ratio for Area Schools we find that Stone Bridge Academy ranks the largest with a value of 9.4 student to teacher ratio. The next largest values are for: Fayetteville High School (12.1), Blanche School (12.7), Pulaski Elementary (13.5), and Elkton Elementary (13.6). The difference between the lowest value (Stone Bridge Academy) and the next lowest (Fayetteville High School) is that the student to teacher ratio is 29.5% larger.
The next chart, Figure 26, shows the racial mix of students at each location in this district of the state of Tennessee department of education.
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