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Lawrence County Schools has reigned as the top academic achieving system in the South Central Region for the last three years as well as maintaining one of the leading graduation rates in the state.  National recognition of Lawrence County Schools has been well deserved by our system in recent years with Lawrenceburg Public School being awarded as a 2008 Blue Ribbon School by the U. S. Department of Education and David Crockett Elementary being named a 2011 Title I Distinguished School.  In addition, two of our three high schools, Summertown High School and Lawrence County High School have been listed amongst the elite list of Best High School’s by the U.S. News and World Report which is an honor Summertown High School has been bestowed for five years.  For two consecutive years Lawrence County Schools has had a school named as a Tennessee Reward School.  In 2012 Leoma Elementary School received the honor as well as 2013 Ethridge Elementary School.


Lawrence County’s public school system is operated as one county system with a Director of Schools, Dr. Bill Heath who was recently named Superintendent of the Year for the South Central Region, and nine board members.  Our system, with approximately 7000 students, is made up of twelve schools that include eight primary schools, one middle school, and three high schools. The system also provides an Adult High School giving students and adults a non-traditional classroom setting with the award of a high school diploma.  Post-Secondary dual enrollment opportunities are available to high school juniors and seniors. Students earn academic credit for both high school graduation and college or a technical diploma/certificate through Columbia State Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology.


Partnerships are vital to the continued success and growth of Lawrence County Schools.  Currently, the Lawrence County Education Foundation contributes financially through mini-grants and individual project donations as well as acting as advocates for our system.  In addition, many of our schools have Parent Teacher Organizations as well as local businesses that serve as Adopters through the Adopt-A-School Program.




The Farm School

Grades: K-10

Religious Affiliation: non-denominational 


Lawrenceburg Sacred Heart Elementary

Grades: K-8

Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic 


Loretto Sacred Heart Elementary

Grades: K-8

Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic 


Bill Egly Seventh-Day Adventist School

Grades: K-8

Religious Affiliation: Seventh-Day Adventist 


Freedom Hill Christian Day School

Grades: K-11

Religious Affiliation: Methodish 


Covenant Academy

Grades: K-10

Religious Affiliation: non-denominational 





Columbia State Community College (Lawrenceburg, Columbia)columbia-state

Columbia State Community College founded in 1966, is Tennessee's first two-year college. CSCC has five convenient campuses and offer more than 50 programs of study. The Lawrence County Campus provides students with online and in-class courses, in both credit and non-credit formats and is home to a Criminal Justice Language Academy serving emergency officials across Tennessee. Columbia State’s Center for Economic and Community Development delivers customized programs for business and industry training, continuing education, and other community services. The College is part of the TJCCAA sports association, and has nationally-recognized baseball, softball and basketball teams. Approximately half of Columbia State's degree seeking students transfer to four-year institutions and the other half enter immediate employment in their field.


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Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (Lawrenceburg, Pulaski, Hohenwald)

The Tennessee Technology Center offers occupational training programs which exhibit the school's mission of providing competency-based training of the highest quality that will qualify individuals for employment and/or job advancement.

• Machine Tool Technology, Residential Wiring and Plumbing and Welding Technology are designed to accommodate dual enrolled high school juniors and seniors as well as adult students which expand the available skilled workforce in the county.
• $300,000 in new equipment to better prepare Lawrence County graduates for today's industrial environment.

• Active member in the SkillsUSA program which promotes skill competition and professionalism, on a state, regional, and national level for adults and high school students.

• Accredited member of the Council on Occupational Education.

• Utilizes the KeyTrain program to prepare adult students to pass the WorkKeys assessment to qualify for a Career Readiness Certificate available through the Tennessee Career Centers.

• Customized training programs on-site or off-site with flexible schedules to fit company/employee needs.

• Additional programs include Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN), Computer Operations Technology, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC), and Advanced Manufacturing.

• Technical Assistance for aid in establishing apprenticeship programs and applying for Tennessee Job Skills grants.


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