Local - Primary, Secondary and Post-Graduate and Graduate

Visit - http://www.weakleycountyschools.com/

The Weakley County School System is governed by a Superintendent of Schools and an elected School Board. They operate the following schools:

Kindergarten through 8
Sharon School

Kindergarten through 12
Gleason School
Greenfield School

Elementary School
Dresden Elementary
Martin Elementary

Primary School
Martin Primary

Middle School
Dresden Middle
Martin Middle

High School
Dresden High
Westview High

Adult
Weakley County Center for Adult and Continuing Education

Total enrollment: 4,500

Per Pupil Expenditure: $8,126

Student/Teacher Ratio: K through 3 - 1 to 19; 4 through 8 - 1 to 20; 9 through 12 - 1 to 19

Test Scores: The average composite ACT score for Weakley County Schools' students for 2014 was 20.3 and the state average was 19.3.

Graduation Rate: The 2014 Graduation Rate for Weakley County Schools' was 93 percent and the state average was 87.2.

Other Local Highlights:

The Weakley County Education Edge/Tennessee Scholars Program seeks to provide every Weakley County student with the highest quality academic education and career development through a partnership of students, parents, educators, school-board representatives, government officials, employers and other community members to develop more productive and economically sound citizens/community by investing in the education and career development of our youth.

Dresden Elementary received the prestigious SCORE Prize Award for 2014. The SCORE Prize Award recognized Dresden Elementary as Tennessee's top elementary school for 2014.

University Of Tennessee At Martin

Visit - http://www.utm.edu/

The 900 acre campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin, www.utm.edu, (which is part of the University of Tennessee system) includes a 700-acre farm, a research unit of the University of Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station. Enrollment is approximately 6,900.

UT Martin offers 17 undergraduate degree programs, which are supported by more than 100 specialized programs, and six Masters degree programs.

The University of Tennessee at Martin also has an Office of Extended Campus and Continuing Education. Through this office, the University offers both degree and non-degree courses on a wide array of subjects. The University also offers one of the only totally online undergraduate degree programs in the State of Tennessee, the Online Bachelor of University Studies degree program, where all courses can be taken over the Internet and some course credit is given for life experience.

In addition to providing West Tennessee with an institution of higher education, the University of Tennessee at Martin offers many cultural advantages to the city and area. Nationally known entertainment groups perform at the University's Fine Arts Building. The West Tennessee Agriculture Pavilion serves as a convention center, hosting a variety of events ranging from rodeos and national horse shows to food fairs and a Christmas Village.

Undergraduate Majors Available:

  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Fine Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Computer Science
  • Nursing
  • Agriculture
  • Teacher Education
  • Business Administration
  • Engineering
  • Bachelor of University Studies (for working adults)

Master's Degrees Available:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Counseling
  • Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Agricultural Operations Management

Online:

  • Education with major in educational administration and supervision
  • Agricultural Operations Management

Other Colleges and Universities

Eight Institutions of Higher Learning are within a 50-mile radius of Weakley County as follows:

Vocational/Technical

The State of Tennessee has comprehensive Technology Center campuses within a 30 minute drive in McKenzie and Paris. Courses offered include Automotive Technology, Welding Technology, Computer Operations Technology, Nursing, Industrial Maintenance, Electronics Technology, Machine Tool Technology and Business Systems Technology. A branch of the McKenzie Technology Center in Martin offers courses in Business Systems Technology, Nursing, and Industrial Maintenance.

  • TCAT Paris, Tennessee - Website
  • TCAT McKenzie, Tennessee - Website
    • (also has a branch in Dresden, TN)