Our school system is on the move. Under the direction of Superintendent Teresa Russell, we are working on all grade levels to meet Common Core Standards, to increase test scores and to prepare our students for the world post high school. We are proud of our very capable staff, and we also take pride in the innovative programs we have implemented in our schools. From its pilot pre-school program through high school, educators in Brownsville, Haywood County offer students a well-rounded educational experience. Students at Haywood High School earn hundreds of thousands of scholarship dollars each year.

Haywood County Schools are:
Anderson Early Childhood Center – Preschool and Kindergarten
Haywood Elementary School – First Grade through Third Grade
East Side Intermediate School – Fourth and Fifth Grades
Haywood Middle School – Sixth through Eighth Grade
Haywood High School – Ninth through Twelfth Grade

Superintendent Teresa Russell (third from left) works with Haywood County Schools Board members:(from left)Allen Currie, Harold Garrett, Robbie Jarrett King,Pearlie Hess, and Greg Vanstory.

New to the Haywood County School System is the GEAR UP Tennessee program. GEAR UP is a partnership between Haywood County Schools, the Haywood County Board of Education, and the City of Brownsville to provide college access, readiness, and student-focused services to Haywood County students. It will provide ways to develop and implement key educational reforms that will increase student academic achievement, academic rigor, high school graduation, and college enrollment rates. GEAR UP is an acronym for “Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program.”

We want to create a college/vo-tech/trade school culture.

This grant will provide college access and success services to all cohort students starting in the seventh grade and will continue to provide services through their first year of post-secondary education. It will also offer services to high school seniors. For more information about the GEAR Up program, call Jackie Whitten at the Haywood County Board of Education Central office at 731-772-9613.

Board of Education 5-Year Strategic Goals
1. Build unity among students, staff, families and the community.
2. Accelerate academic achievement of all students (literacy focus).
3. Promote a sense of equity and belonging that allows students and staff to feel safe, connected, and empowered by healthy relationships.
4. Support effective and timely communication.

The mission of the Haywood County Schools, in partnership with the home, school and community, is to ensure a positive, safe learning environment and to provide all students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to be lifelong learners.

The vision of the Haywood County School System is to prepare every child to meet the demands of a changing world by valuing education, holding high expectations and striving to be successful, contributing and productive citizens.

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