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Kurt Dronebarger
Director of Schools
136 Baker Street, Sparta, TN 38583

White County Schools are committed to meeting the needs of the 21st Century. Test scores rank consistently above the state and national average. Approximately 75% of teachers hold advanced degrees.

The central professional staff of superintendent, supervisor of instruction, attendance supervisor, special programs supervisor, and school psychologists serve throughout the system and would each be happy to discuss any phase of the educational program upon request.  Any member of his staff can be reached through that office.

Additional Information

White County High School, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, offers a varied program of academic and vocational subjects. 

Sports available at WCHS are Football, Softball, Volleyball, Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Tennis, Soccer, and Track.  A Recreation Park adjoins the campus and has enriched the athletic and physical education opportunities in that school with the following: Track, 4 Tennis Courts, 3 Multi-Purpose Courts, 6 Horseshoe Stations, Volleyball Courts, and a Baseball Batting Cage.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, White County Middle School offers students many opportunities for learning with departmentalized classes ranging from comprehensive development to academic excellence.  The academic program includes algebra, pre-algebra, computer skills, art, music, and applied technology, as well as all required subject area.  Club activities, Student Council, and band, further engage the students in interesting, wholesome experiences.

All schools have library holdings, which exceed state requirements, with Title II Federal Library Resources, supplementing all library programs.

System-wide programs include (1) Special Education with facilities for severely to moderately handicapped students in five comprehensive development classes (self contained) as well as the plan for mainstreaming and resource class placement;  (2) the Title 1 Program (9 teachers) which serves educationally deprived students in reading and mathematics. (3) a school nurse who serves all schools (4) a Family Resource Director.

White County School System compares favorably with all others of any size in this area.  Certainly, it is a source of pride that it excels in many ways as is evidenced by the success of so many of its graduates, both in college and in the business world. 

Testing Program

White County schools consistently rank near or above state averages in all subject areas.