Welcome to Overton County Schools!
It is my pleasure to greet you on behalf of the Overton County Board of Education and the many wonderful teachers, administrators, and support personnel in our system. It is our goal to provide the very best educational opportunities and experiences for our students. We work every day to be a welcoming center of educational excellence with a determined focus on the development of every student. In an atmosphere of mutual respect and high expectations, we teach our students the skills and knowledge they need in the 21st Century to be lifelong learners and productive citizens.
Overton County Schools serves approximately 3,500 students in 7 schools. Information about the 5 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 1 high school, REACH and Adult Education can be found under the "schools link" tab of the home page.
The state of Tennessee has stepped-up to the challenge of creating higher expectations through the development of the Tennessee Diploma Project, which significantly increases the rigor of the curriculum taught at each grade level. Never before have our students been expected to learn so much at such an early age. The Tennessee First to the Top Act of 2010, passed during an "Extraordinary Session" of our state legislature, further solidified the state's commitment to education, which contributed to a federal Race to the Top award enjoyed by only two states in the nation for first-round funding. These funds are being used to spearhead bold and innovative educational changes at both the local and state level. We are using data more than ever before, from a variety of sources at all levels, to track and communicate the progress of children for the purpose of adjusting instruction to better meet individual needs.
Through these initiatives and others, we are aligning resources and directing focus to continually improve practice and pedagogy to meet our mission. We value and appreciate your support in this effort as well. We invite you to become a partner with us. Let's work together to foster a culture of education in our community that accepts nothing less than excellence from and for our children.
While we continue to update our site, your comments and suggestions will be appreciated. You are welcome to check our site often; changes and information are added weekly. Again, enjoy our website; visit it often!
Mr. Matt Eldridge, Director of Schools
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