A Message from the Superintendent

Welcome to the Sevier County School System website! In 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. For example, 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 and the district is moving swiftly toward full implementation of the Common Core State Standards. All eligible schools within the system are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Links to each of our schools as well as information about curriculum standards, instructional programs, and various resources are contained in this website. Good schools are essential as parents, educators, and the community work together to prepare Sevier County's children for a bright future. Please take advantage of the information on this website to learn more about the Sevier County School System. Hopefully, the website will be a tool to increase communication between students, parents, community members, and educators.

Sincerely,

Jack 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.