About Our District

About Us

The White County Department of Education, located in Sparta, Tennessee is comprised of 8 schools and serves approximately 4,000 students in grades PreK through 12.

The Department of Education is one of the largest employers in the area with over 580 full- and part-time staff members.

The Director of Schools, Mr. Kurt Dronebarger, and the system is governed by its Board of Education.

Mission Statement

The mission of the White County School District is to help all students become responsible self-directed learners capable of functioning in our society. White County Schools are committed to helping all adults develop the skills necessary to meet the challenges of all working people. This will take place in a safe and secure environment free of violence, drugs, and fear.

Vision Statement

The White County School System envisions that all students will:

  • Succeed in school

  • Be responsible, productive, and contributing citizens

  • Hold high expectations for themselves

  • Value education

  • Leave school with the knowledge to succeed in life

  • Make responsible career choices

  • Strive to achieve proficiency and beyond in all curriculum areas and on standardized tests

The White County School System Believes that

  • All children can learn.

  • Every student is special.

  • Resources should be provided to students to ensure a top-quality learning environment.

  • Education is the responsibility of the schools, parents, and the community.

  • Parents must become actively involved in the development of their children’s intellectual growth, citizenship skills, and physical and emotional well being.

  • Schools must have a safe learning environment.

  • Accommodations for learning differences must be made.

  • Students will strive to reach high expectations.

  • Schools must have a positive, nurturing environment.

  • Research-based information will be used to guide decisions that influence student learning.

  • Communication among all stakeholders is fundamental for providing a quality education to all students.

  • All policies and procedures should be developed with the primary goal of improving student learning.