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Sumner County Schools

On behalf of the Sumner County Board of Education, our nearly 4,300 employees, and our more than 29,400 students, welcome to the Sumner County Schools Website.

 

drphillipsSumner County is located north of Nashville, stretching from Davidson County's northern border to the Kentucky state line. Sumner County was founded in 1786 and covers 530 square miles, including all or part of eight cities. Sumner County has a population of 183,545 as of July 2017. Since 2000, the county's population has has grown more than twice as fast (19.2%) as the rate seen across the state.

 

Each of our 49 schools reflect the diversity of our growing community. We are consistently ranked as one of the top academic school districts in the state, and our students and staff are recognized for their classroom and extracurricular achievements at both the state and national levels.

 

Educating today's young people to be tomorrow's productive citizens is a big task, and we know it is a job that involves the entire community. We believe public education is a partnership between students, teachers, parents, administrators, school staff, the elected Board of Education, and the public at large. Our goal is to provide the best education possible to each of our students, and we know that stakeholder involvement and public support are essential if we are to meet the many challenges ahead of us.

 

We have designed this site to answer the most common questions we receive from parents, job applicants, employees, and interested citizens. I hope you will find the information on these pages to be helpful and relevant. In the event you can't find the answer to your particular question, feel free to contact the person or department that can best assist you.

 

Thank you for having an interest in Sumner County Schools and for taking the time to visit our website. We sincerely appreciate your support.

 

Del R. Phillips III, Ph.D

Director of Schools

Sumner County Schools have been in operation since 1873.  Our district currently has 46 schools in operation including seven regular high schools, one night high school, 11 middle schools, 24 elementary schools, 1 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) elementary school, one academic magnet school and one alternative/zero tolerance school.

Our Shared Vision

Preparing Graduates, Engaging Minds, Developing Character

Our Mission

We will prepare our students for life beyond the classroom by helping them become responsible, productive, and respectful citizens.

Our Beliefs

  • We believe in a safe and supportive environment that holds high expectations for students and staff.
  • We believe in students, parents, school employees, and community members working collaboratively and respectfully as partners in the education of all learners to develop prepared graduates.
  • We believe in an inclusive culture that embraces diversity, gives equal access to each child, promotes responsibility and supports positive self-esteem.
  • We believe that by engaging minds and developing character, we will prepare students to become competent, employable citizens.
  • We believe in the use of data to continually assess our decision making to ensure each student has the opportunity to achieve at proficient and advanced levels.
  • We believe in implementing policies and procedures that focus on achieving the educational goals of our school system.

Our Shared Vision:

Sumner County Schools is a collaborative culture of high performing students, teachers, and school communities.

 

Mission Statement:

Sumner County Schools commits to growing learners who are college and career ready through quality instruction, effective use of resources, building a collaborative culture, and strong leadership.

 

Quality Instruction

  • Teachers deliver quality standards-driven instruction that is informed by student results.
  • Quality instruction provides students with self-directed thinking/learning experiences.
  • Authentic learning experiences allow students to be engaged in learning, to have opportunities to develop character, and to be prepared to contribute to the community.
  • Students receive quality feedback and equal access to differentiated instructional opportunities (enrichment/intervention) based on individual needs.
  • Teachers engage in ongoing, job-embedded professional learning to design and deliver quality instruction.

Collaborative Culture

  • The diversity in thinking of all those who are invested in education is welcomed.
  • Structured opportunities are in place to promote collaborative discussions that include an atmosphere of mutual respect.
  • Collaboration is student-focused dialogue with a shared purpose.
  • Trust encourages the use of innovative and unique solutions.
  • Purposeful and intentional communication among all stakeholders cultivates a culture for results.

Leadership

  • Effective leaders understand the vision and consistently communicate and model it to all stakeholders.
  • Keeping the vision in the forefront, leaders involve all stakeholders in setting goals and improving their organization.
  • Leaders set high expectations and hold themselves and others accountable for results.
  • There is a commitment to building and growing leaders at all levels with an intentional focus on improving student learning.
  • Leaders grow other leaders by modeling transparency and by working collaboratively.
  • Leaders are strategic in making decisions based upon the examination and analysis of data.

Resource Utilization

  • The district continuously recruits, develops, and retains exemplary employees.
  • There is access and equity in the use of facilities, materials, and technology for instruction.
  • Community and business resources are aligned to support student needs.
  • Resources are strategically utilized for collaborative learning among schools and across the district.

Our Beliefs

  • We believe in a safe and supportive environment that holds high expectations for students and staff.
  • We believe in students, parents, school employees, and community members working collaboratively and respectfully as partners in the education of all learners to develop prepared graduates.
  • We believe in an inclusive culture that embraces diversity, gives equal access to each child, promotes responsibility and supports positive self-esteem.
  • We believe that by engaging minds and developing character, we will prepare students to become competent, employable citizens.
  • We believe in the use of data to continually assess our decision making to ensure each student has the opportunity to achieve at proficient and advanced levels.
  • We believe in implementing policies and procedures that focus on achieving the educational goals of our school system.

Sumner County Schools is a collaborative culture of high performing students, teachers, and school communities.