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Over 9200 students are enrolled in Putnam County's consolidated public schools. In national tests, Putnam County's high school seniors score above state and national averages. An excellent interscholastic program of sports competition in baseball, softball, basketball, football, soccer, and track balances the mental and physical requirements of a complete education.
Tennessee Technological University is one of six four-year, state supported co-educational institutes within the State Board of Regents system. Enrollment at the University is approximately 8200. The seven academic divisions of the University are: the College of Agriculture and Home Economics, the College of Business Administration, the College of Education, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, the School of Nursing, and the Graduate School. Three Accomplished Centers of Excellence are housed at the University. The Center for Manufacturing Research and Technology Utilization, The Center for the Management, Utilization and Protection of Water Resources, and The Center for Electric Power.
Nashville State Technical Institutes' Cookeville Center works with the local community developing and delivering specific courses that address the needs of a constantly changing and maturing community. The Cookeville Center's two-year degree program includes courses in technologies that are being implemented by "high-performance" businesses advancing their competitive edge in the market place. (Photograph and Story compliments of Cookeville Chamber of Commerce)
• Cookeville is home to Tennessee Technological University and its 12,158 students. Tennessee Tech is ranked among the Top Public Schools in the South and among the top 40 Best Universities-Master's in U.S. News & World Report's 2005 edition of "America's Best Colleges." TTU was also ranked among the Top Public Schools in the South in the 2003 and 2005 college guides. This year, The Princeton Review also listed TTU as "Best Southeastern College." Also home of the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble led by R. Winston Morris.
• Cookeville High School is the largest non-metropolitan school in the state and is one of only eight schools in Tennessee to offer the International Baccalaureate program. The other seven Tennessee schools with the program are in Metro Nashville or Tri-Cities, Tennessee.
• Cookeville is home to a campus of Nashville State Community College.
Medvance Institute also provides higher education in medical and technical fields.
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Cumulative Results for Putnam County
These numbers, based on test score data, track how much students learned from year to year, based on a national average of 100. A school of mostly low-scoring students and a school of mostly high-scoring students would get the same marks if it helped its students improve their scores by the same amount. Each school's gains are compared to the national average for gains in reading, math, science and social studies.
A score of 100, for example, means that students learned as much as the national average in that grade and that subject. A score of 200 means that students at a school learned twice as much as the national average in a given subject. The scores are a 3-year average of the gains for students in grades 4-8.
System/School Language Math Reading Science Social Studies
Putnam County 120.6 105 128.8 112.7 84.7
Algood School 98.1 85.8 148.7 107 86.8
Baxter Elementary School 90.9 78.7 103.2 76.2 98.1
Cane Creek Elementary School 80.1 114.2 146.8 161.4 139.6
Capshaw Elementary School 130.8 99.5 176.7 125.6 136
Dry Valley School 238.8 123.7 269.2 222.1 -45.4
Jere Whitson Elementary School 134.1 133.6 182.6 103.2 110.7
Monterey High School 167.7 138.4 106.9 144 69.6
Northeast Elementary School 109 87.1 174 117.6 78.8
Park View Elementary School 120.8 71.4 157.5 111.2 80.1
Sycamore Elementary School 105.6 58.1 171.7 138 92.5
Uffelman Elementary School 88.8 97.2 112.1 83.2 82.6
Upperman High School 110.4 160.7 129.1 143.5 24.8