District

Welcome to the Sevier County School System! We recognize the importance of providing an instructional program that responds to the individual needs of our students. Each child has unique interests, abilities, and talents. We understand that as a school district we must make every effort to challenge each child to achieve to his or her greatest potential.

The Sevier County School System serves over 14,500 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade and employs more than 2,000 professional, paraprofessional, and auxiliary staff members. There are twenty-eight schools in the system and the organizational structures of the schools vary to meet the unique needs of the communities served. The system has four primary schools, three intermediate schools, three middle schools, eight elementary schools, five high schools and four specialty schools as well as an adult education site. Instructional programs within the system are reflective of both state and local curriculum standards. All eligible schools within the system are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

It is essential that parents, educators and the community work together to prepare Sevier County's children for a bright future. We hope you find this website a useful resource in our partnership to prepare students to be college and career ready. We have included links to each of our schools as well as information about curriculum standards, instructional programs, and other various resources that we hope you will find useful.

Sincerely,

Dr. Jack A. Parton
Superintendent, Sevier County Schools

Vision
The Sevier County School System is a place where all stakeholders work collaboratively to provide an education where students value literacy, leave prepared to be productive individuals, and begin a journey for continued academic and social growth. Academic excellence is acquired through data-driven analysis, teacher expertise, and individualized instruction that promotes active engagement provided in an inclusive culture.

Mission Statement
The Sevier County School System will provide a safe, inclusive learning environment and diverse educational opportunities for all students as reflected through data-driven analysis to develop skills needed to graduate from high school and enter post-secondary education and/or the work force.

Beliefs
We believe that the Sevier County School System should be a place where policies, procedures, and practices are aligned to maximize student learning and promote the achievement of system goals. The Sevier County School System should be a place where all students have the following opportunities:
  • To be safe and thrive in a culturally diverse environment.
  • To have access to training in the latest technologies.
  • To be motivated by highly qualified teachers to reach their full potential.
  • To receive quality data-driven instruction that facilitates the use of resources beyond the classroom.
  • To develop confidence and positive self-concepts through the collaboration of parents, staff, peers, and community members.
  • To be exposed to a variety of quality learning experiences, rich in their diversity, that promote the development of academically motivated individuals.
  • To develop skills necessary to enter the work force or to continue formal education.
LEA Plan 
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BySovsI3JeUVT1F6Wmw0SEhBNTg

Each year the Sevier County Board of Education is required to submit a consolidated application to the Tennessee Department of Education in order to receive federal funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The application supplies information on various federal programs as required by ESEA and acts as a contract between the school district and the State of Tennessee. A condition of receiving approval of the consolidated application is the completion and approval of the LEA's District Strategic Plan.