Education

Decatur County Schools

Our School System
The Decatur County School system consists of four SACS accredited schools, Decaturville Elementary, Parsons Elementary, Decatur County Middle School, and Decatur County Riverside High School. The system is governed by a nine member Board of Education. Administration of the system is facilitated by the Director of Schools and his staff. The instructional staff is composed of 145 teachers and administrators of which more than eighty have Masters Degrees or more.

The goal of Decatur County Schools is to help students prepare themselves for a successful life as a productive member of society. The system has implemented programs from pre-kindergarten to high school-college dual credit to encourage students and enhance the curriculum. The focus of Decatur County Schools is student centered and data driven. Extensive research is ongoing on all students and programs in order to provide the very best possible education for all students. Expectations at all levels are high and support is provided when needed.

Decatur County Schools is very fortunate to have a supportive community. Many persons and businesses contribute time and other resources to enhance the endeavors of our students. Through the Ayers Foundation, teachers have been able to receive Masters Degrees at no tuition costs and all graduating seniors receive scholarships to post-secondary.

The Decatur County Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer.

Decatur County Public School Addresses and Links:

Decatur County Board of Education
Branson Townsend, Director
59 West Main Street, P.O. Box 369
Decaturville, TN 38329
Phone: (731) 852-2391
Fax: (731) 852-2960
Website
Decatur County Learning Center
Amy Clenney
Phone: (731) 852-2391
Grades: PreK
Website
Decaturville Elementary
Danny Adkisson, Principal
820 South West Street
Decaturville, TN 38329
Phone: (731) 852-4616
Grades PreK-4
Website
Parsons Elementary
Renae Lomax, Principal
182 West 4th St
Parsons, TN 38363
Phone: (731) 847-7317
Grades K-4
Website
Decatur County Middle School
Chris Villaflor, Principal
2740 Highway 641 South
Parsons TN 38363
Phone: (731) 847-6510
Grades 5-8
Website
Riverside High School
Hugh Smith, Principal
4250 Highway 641 South
Decaturville, TN 38329
Phone: (731) 852-3941
Grades 9-12
Website
UT Martin Parsons Center
Dr. Kelli Deere, Director
975 Tennessee Avenue North
Parsons, TN 38363
Phone: (731) 847-3880
Website

Other Educational Links and Resources:
Decatur County Schools Website
Tennessee State Board of Education
Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Tennessee Board of Regents
University of Tennessee System
University Pages
TN Independent Universities
Resource Links
American School Directory
Web 66 US Schools
U. S. Department of Education
Tennessee School Directory
Decatur County Adult And Community Education
Center For Literacy Studies Home Page
Tennessee Office Of Adult And Community Education
Tennessee ABE Programs Statewide
Literacy Information And Communication System
Southern LINCS Home Page
The University of Tennessee Extension Program