Schools


Tipton County, TN offers a wide variety of educational possibilities including the Tipton County School System, Dyersburg State Community College Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Covington.

Tipton County School System

Board of Education


L
ocated in the fertile lands of Southwest Tennessee, the Tipton County School System has an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students.  We have outstanding teachers, administrators, and staff members who do what is necessary to ensure that students succeed.  Tipton County School students consistently score well on academic measures and extracurricular activities.  For many years now our school system has been recognized as a premier school system in Tennessee. Our mission as the leading catalyst for educational excellence is to guide and inspire students to become model citizens who pursue post-secondary education and thrive in the global job market by engaging each student in challenging experiences led by quality educators in a safe and nurturing environment.

Tipton County Schools provide a variety of services including:

  • -Pre-Kindergarten
  • -Exceptional Children
  • -Title I Programs
  • -Career Technical Education Programs
  • -Advanced Placement Courses
  • -Dual Enrollment Program with the Tennessee Technology Center and Dyersburg State Community College
  • -Adult Learning Center
For more information about programs in a specific school in the Tipton County, please visit the links on the right hand side of the website. You can also visit the Tipton County Board of Education site.

Parents interested in determining what school their child(ren) will attend should visit the School Zone link and type in their mailing address. If a computer is not available, parents should call (901)476-7148 for more information.

Click here for a list of Google Maps showing Tipton County recreation fields used for school sports and activities.


Dyersburg State Community College Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County

DSCC

Dyersburg State Community College is a growing and dynamic institution charged by the Tennessee Board of Regents to serve the educational needs of a seven-county area of Western Tennessee.

Students from all walks of life and all ages attend DSCC.  While most of our students begin their college career immediately upon their high school graduation, we have many students who are returning to the classroom after many years.  In fact, the average age of our students is 28!  Knowing this, our instructors and staff work with students to accommodate their personal, professional and educational needs.

DSCC also offers increased access to education via technology-assisted instruction and online course offerings.  DSCC coursework transfers to all other accredited institutions.  Click here to see the DSCC site at Covington.


Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Covington:

Tennessee College of Applied Technology is an institution that serves people in a broad geographical area consisting of two or more counties offering technical occupational training of less than college grade.  Click here to see the site at Covington.


HISTORY

The technology centers were originally established as a statewide system by the enactment of the Tennessee Legislature during the 1963 General Assembly as State Area Vocational-Technical Schools. This system operated under the supervision of the Tennessee State Board of Education until June 30, 1983. The State Area Vocational-Technical Schools came under the jurisdiction of the Tennessee State Board of Regents July 1, 1983. Further legislation changed the State Area Vocational-Technical Schools to Tennessee Technology Centers effective July 1, 1994. The Tennessee Technology Center at Covington had its beginning in 1965 and opened its first classes in October, 1966. We implemented a trimester system on January 1, 2006. Tennessee College of Applied Technology was formally known as Tennessee Technology Center (name change 7/1/2013). TCAT is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education and is a Tennessee Board of Regents Institution.


The Tennessee College of Applied Technology
 at Covington is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents system, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. The Tennessee Board of Regents is the governing board for this system that is comprised of six universities, thirteen community colleges, and twenty-seven technology centers. The TBR system enrolls more than 80 percent of all Tennessee systems attending public institutions of higher education.

ACCREDITATION

TCAT is fully accredited by the Commission on Occupational Education. Membership with this agency assures that the school is maintaining up-to-date, quality programs. The State Office of Veterans Education approves all programs at TCAT for training of veterans.

FACILITY

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Covington is readily available for educational use. Our recent renovations to the facility and the purchase of more advanced equipment has made the Center a state of the art training facility that is in line with the demands of business and industry. Our Multi-Purpose Room and Small Conference Room are available to business, industry and the community. Please contact us for date availability.