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The White County school system includes seven elementary schools, one junior high and one senior high school. There is also a vocational technical school on the high school grounds and 3 private schools. 


Sparta also offers easy access to higher education. Tennessee Tech University is only 15 miles north in Cookeville. Middle Tennessee State University at Murfreesboro is 85 miles west. Motlow Community College and Tennessee Tech satellite campuses at McMinnville are 25 miles southwest. Tennessee Technology Center operates two nearby facilities. One is in Crossville, 30 miles east of Cookeville, and one in Livingston, 35 miles north. 


White County Board of Education

136 Baker St.

Sparta, TN 38583-1700

(931) 836-2229


Tennessee Dept. of Education 2011 Report Card



Sandra Crouch, Director of Schools

Sandra Crouch, Supervisor of Secondary Instruction 

Dr. Sue Carmichael, Supervisor of Elementary Instruction

Kem Marcum, Supervisor of Special Education

Karen Benningfield, Supervisor of Federal Programs

Dr. Barry Roberts, Supervisor of Attendance 


Number of Schools

7 Elementary Schools

1 Middle School 

1 High School

1 Vocational School

3 Private Schools



Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 


Total Enrollment 2006



Student-to-Teacher Ratio

22:1 Elementary and Middle School

23:2 High School