Local Education

Pre K - 12 Public Schools

Lawrence County School System

Lawrence County’s public school system is operated as one county system with a director and nine board members. The system, with approximately 7000 students, is made up of thirteen 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. Schools are supported by strong Parent Teacher Organizations, Adopt-a-School partnerships and Business Edge for Teachers.

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 Technology Center.

Lawrenceburg Public is one of six schools in Tennessee to be awarded a 2008 Blue Ribbon School, from the U.S. Department of Education. The Blue Ribbon School award distinguishes and honors schools for helping students achieve at very high levels and for making significant progress in closing the achievement gap. In 2015, the Lawrence County School System was named the top school system in the South Central Region for the fifth consecutive year in a row. According to Niche, the school system is the 3rd best in the entire state of Tennessee.


Private Schools

The Farm School
Grades: K-10
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational

 

Parochial Schools

Bill Egly Seventh-day Adventist
Grades: K-8
Religious Affiliation: Seventh-day Adventist

Freedom Hill Christian Day School
Grades: K-11
Religious Affiliation: Methodist

Covenant Academy
Grades: PreK-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

 

Institutions of Higher Education

Columbia State Community College

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.

 

Tennessee Technology Center

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.

Area Universities Within a 70 Mile Drive of Lawrence County

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