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The White County school system includes (7)seven elementary schools, (1)one Junior High and (1)one Senior High School. There is also a vocational technical school on the high school grounds and 3 private schools. 


Sparta also offers easy access to higher education. Tennessee Tech University is only 15 miles north in Cookeville. Middle Tennessee State University at Murfreesboro is 85 miles west. Motlow Community College and Tennessee Tech satellite campuses at McMinnville are 25 miles southwest. Tennessee Technology Center operates two nearby facilities. One is in Crossville, 30 miles east of Cookeville, and one in Livingston, 35 miles north. 


White County Board of Education

576 Hale Street 

Sparta, TN 38583-1700

(931) 836-2229


Tennessee Dept. of Education 2020-21 Report Card

White County | Profile | Tennessee Department of Education (


Kurt Dronebarger, Director of Schools

Craig Lynn, Supervisor of Secondary Instruction 

Angela Fresh, Supervisor of Elementary Instruction

Kem Marcum, Supervisor of Special Education

Shelia Felton, Supervisor of Federal Programs

Bryan Haley, Supervisor of Attendance 


Number of Schools

7 Elementary Schools

1 Middle School 

1 High School

1 Vocational School

3 Private Schools



Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 


Total Enrollment 2020-21


Student - to - Teacher

22:1 Elementary

23:2 High School