Home to two award-winning school systems, the largest undergraduate university in Tennessee and a wide array of professional and technical education offerings, Rutherford County has it all in terms of education.
Rutherford County School System
Rutherford County Schools consistently ranks among the best school districts in Tennessee and has outpaced national rankings on a number of measures. It’s the fifth largest district in the state, behind those in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga.
Since the 2000-2001 school year, Rutherford County Schools has added more than 15,000 students for a total enrollment of more than 41,000. During that time, the district has opened 17 new schools and completed additions / renovations at nine other schools.
Despite the county’s tremendous growth-rate and the accompanying challenges, Rutherford County Schools has served as a model for many other districts in the areas of academics, planning and safety measures.
For more information, access the Rutherford County Schools fact book.
Murfreesboro City Schools
Murfreesboro City Schools focuses on prekindergarten through sixth grade learning, meeting the needs of the whole child by achieving synergy between the school community and the community as a whole through partnerships in learning. Educators in the 12 schools represented concentrate on research-based, effective instructional strategies allowing children to succeed in their education.
Additionally, MCS children are given many opportunities to learn outside the classroom. Whether performing in our arts academy, learning science through horticulture or achieving success through one of our many hands-on learning camps, MCS children are excelling.
For more information, visit the Murfreesboro City Schools website.
For the Murfreesboro City Schools Annual Report, click here.
Higher Education Highlights
Founded in 1911, Middle Tennessee State University has seen over a hundred years of educating and over 90,000 graduates. MTSU is a university that understands its important role as the main destination for Tennessee undergraduates, but also aims to expand its reach nationally and internationally by the many degree programs offered at the college. MTSU promises to generates, preserves and disseminate knowledge and innovation. The University is dedicated to preparing its students to flourish in their chosen field of profession and be able to grow and change society throughout the world.
- Basic and Applied Sciences
- Behavioral and Health Sciences
- Graduate Studies
- Jennings A. Jones College of Business
- Liberal Arts
- Mass Communication
- University College
- University Honors
CLICK HERE for a complete list of academic programs offered by MTSU.
Students of all ages come to Motlow to complete two years of college prior to transferring to a 4-year school, to complete career programs that allow them to immediately enter the workforce, or for personal growth and enjoyment. The College serves full-time, part-time, traditional, and non-traditional students, who are from various socio-economic populations with diverse educational and cultural backgrounds. Motlow, with four campuses and multiple teaching locations throughout Middle Tennessee, has an enrollment of approximately 4,300 students.
CLICK HERE for a complete list of academic programs offered by Motlow State Community College.
Motlow also offers workforce training and employee development programs geared towards existing industries. Those programs include:
- One-Stop-Shop training
- Continuing Education Unit Certificates (CEU’s) retained on college data base for future reference
- Customized on-site training
- Consulting in every area of business and industry
- Transition programs for companies who are downsizing or laying-off workers
- Partnering with other state agencies and public training companies
Through the years the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology have served as the leading providers for workforce development throughout the state of Tennessee. The colleges accomplish this by offering high quality training and retraining of employed workers, as well as, providing competency-based training in various types of instructional delivery systems, which will allow individuals opportunities for employment or advancement in jobs. The colleges’ offers high quality training that is economical and accessible to all residents of Tennessee, thereby adding to the economic and community development of the districts we serve.
Click here to visit our website for a complete list of academic programs offered by Tennessee College of Applied Technology.
Fulltime Programs offered are:
- Administrative Office Technology
- Automotive Technology
- Computer Information Technology
- Dental Assisting
- Drafting and CAD Technology – (Distance Education Program)
- Graphic Design & Web Development Technology
- Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration
- Industrial Electrical Maintenance
- Pharmacy Technician
- Practical Nursing
- Surgical Technology
For a list of each school’s bell times, please follow this link
|Barfield Elementary School||615-904-3810||615-904-3811||350 Veterans Parkway, M’boro, 37128||K-5||Judy Goodwin|
|Blackman Elementary School||615-904-3795||615-904-3796||586 Fortress Blvd., M’boro 37128||K-5||Cynthia Ford|
|Blackman High School||615-904-3850||615-904-3851||3956 Blaze Dr., M’boro 37128||9-Dec||Dr. Leisa Justus|
|Blackman Middle School||615-904-3860||615-904-3861||3945 Blaze Dr., M’boro 37128||6-Aug||Dr. Amy Connifey-Marlin|
|Brown’s Chapel Elementary School||615-904-6755||615-904-6756||6128 Baker Road, M’boro 37129||K-5||Kellye Goostree|
|Buchanan Elementary School||615-893-3651||615-893-6222||6050 Manchester Hwy., M’boro 37127||K-5||Ashley Witt|
|Cedar Grove Elementary School||615-904-3777||615-904-3760||354 Chaney Road, Smyrna 37167||K-5||Paige Jorge|
|Central Magnet School||615-904-6789||615-904-6788||701 E. Main St., M’boro 37130||6-Dec||Dr. John Ash|
|Christiana Elementary School||615-896-0614||615-896-3715||4701 Shelbyville Hwy., Christiana 37037||K-5||Angie Baker-Templeton|
|Christiana Middle School||615-904-3885||615-904-3886||4675 Shelbyville Pike, Christiana 37037||6-Aug||Dr. Crystal Hastings|
|Daniel-McKee Alternative School||615-890-2282||615-898-7726||2623 Halls Hill Pike, M’boro 37130||6-Dec||Dr. Diana Brown|
|David Youree Elementary School||615-904-6775||615-904-6776||250 Todd Lane, Smyrna 37167||K-5||Monica Wilkerson|
|Eagleville School||615-904-6710||615-274-6859||500 Hwy. 99, Eagleville 37060||K-12||Bill Tollett|
|Holloway High School||615-890-6004||615-904-7508||619 S. Highland Ave., M’boro 37130||9-Dec||Sumatra Drayton|
|HP Campus School||615-895-1030||615-904-7502||923 E. Lytle St., M’boro 37130||K-5||Dr. Sherry King|
|John Colemon Elementary School||615-904-6740||615-459-0936||1098 Espey Drive, Smyrna, 37167||K-5||Christy Brown|
|Kittrell Elementary School||615-893-7604||615-849-2187||7801 Old Woodbury Pike, Readyville 37149||K-5||Ynetia Avant|
|Lascassas Elementary School||615-893-0758||615-893-1275||6300 Lascassas Pike, Lascassas 37085||K-5||Tamera Blair|
|LaVergne High School||615-904-3870||615-904-3871||250 Wolverine Trail, La Vergne 37086||9-Dec||Dirk Ash|
|LaVergne Lake Elementary School||615-904-6730||615-904-6731||201 Davids Way, La Vergne 37086||K-5||Paige Johnson|
|LaVergne Middle School||615-904-3877||615-904-3878||382 Stones River Road, La Vergne 37086||6-Aug||Cary Holman|
|LaVergne Primary School||615-904-6735||615-793-5952||220 Stones River Road, La Vergne 37086||K-1||Angela Thomas-Maupin|
|McFadden School of Excellence||615-893-7251||615-898-7724||221 Bridge Ave., M’boro 37129||K-5||Dr. Clark Blair|
|Oakland High School||615-904-3780||615-904-3781||2225 Patriot Dr., M’boro 37130||9-Dec||John Marshall|
|Oakland Middle School||615-904-6760||615-904-6761||853 DeJarnette Lane, M’Boro 37130||6-Aug||Tori Ruis|
|Riverdale High School||615-890-6450||615-890-9790||802 Warrior Dr., M’boro 37128||9-Dec||Ryan Nance|
|Rock Springs Elementary School||615-904-3820||615-904-3821||1000 Waldron Road, La Vergne 37086||K-5||Stephen Lewis|
|Rock Springs Middle School||615-904-3825||615-904-3826||3301 Rock Springs Road, Smyrna 37167||6-Aug||Stephen Wayne|
|Rocky Fork Elementary School||615-904-6785||615-904-6786||200 Thunderstorm Lane, Smyrna 37167||K-5||Scott Bolden|
|Rocky Fork Middle School||615-904-6780||615-904-6781||100 Thunderstorm Lane, Smyrna 37167||6-Aug||Dr. Jimmy Sullivan|
|Rockvale Elementary School||615-904-3881||615-274-2761||6550 Hwy. 99, Rockvale 37153||K-5||Dayna Nichols|
|Rockvale High School||615-848-6500||615-848-6501||6545 Hwy. 99, Rockvale 37153||9-Dec||Steve Luker|
|Rockvale Middle School||615-904-6745||615-904-6746||6543 Hwy. 99, Rockvale 37153||6-Aug||Fred Barlow|
|Roy Waldron School||615-904-3785||615-904-3786||125 Floyd Mayfield Dr., La Vergne 37086||2-May||Tiffany Dukes|
|Siegel High School||615-904-3800||615-904-3801||3300 Siegel Road, M’boro 37129||9-Dec||Larry Creasy|
|Siegel Middle School||615-904-3830||615-904-3831||355 W. Thompson Lane, M’boro 37129||6-Aug||Kim Stoecker|
|Smyrna Elementary School||615-904-6725||615-904-6726||1001 Sam Davis Rd., Smyrna 37167||K-5||Amy Patton|
|Smyrna High School||615-904-3865||615-904-3866||100 Bulldog Dr., Smyrna 37167||9-Dec||Dr. Sherri Southerland|
|Smyrna Middle School||615-904-3845||615-904-3846||712 Hazelwood Dr., Smyrna 37167||6-Aug||Dr. Theowauna Hatchett|
|Smyrna Primary School||615-904-6720||615-355-5609||200 Walnut St., Smyrna 37167||K-5||Felicia James|
|Smyrna West Alternative School>||615-904-3856||615-904-3857||12619 Old Nashville Hwy., Smyrna 37167||6-Dec/td>||Judy Sides|
|Stewarts Creek Elementary School||615-904-6750||615-904-6751||200 Red Hawk Parkway, Smyrna 37167||K-5||Tina Turner|
|Stewarts Creek High School||615-904-6771||615-904-6772||301 Red Hawk Parkway, Smyrna 37167||9-Dec||Clark Harrell|
|Stewarts Creek Middle School||615-904-6700||615-904-6701||400 Red Hawk Parkway, Smyrna 37167||6-Aug||Letoni Murry|
|Stewartsboro Elementary School||615-904-6705||615-904-6706||10479 Old Nashville Hwy., Smyrna 37167||K-5||Gary Seymore|
|Thurman Francis Arts Academy||615-904-6715||615-459-7710||221 Todd Lane, Smyrna 37167||K-8||Jeff McCann|
|Walter Hill Elementary School||615-893-8046||615-848-5272||6309 Lebanon Pike, M’boro 37129||K-5||Helen Campbell|
|Whitworth-Buchanan Middle School||615-904-6765||615-904-6766||5555 Manchester Pike, M’Boro 37127||6-Aug||Avy Seymore|
|Wilson Elementary School||615-904-3840||615-904-3841||1545 Cutoff Rd., M’boro 37129||K-5||Angela Barnes|