Griffith Elementary School
173 Jones Drive
P.O. Box 819
Dunlap, TN 37327
Griffith Elementary School is the largest school in Sequatchie County, serving approximately 900 children in grades PK-4. We have two special needs preschools and one Governor’s preschool. 100% of our teachers are highly qualified and use brain based strategies to teach all learning styles. The school has a Resource Officer, school psychologist, nurse, and counselor on staff. We are SACS accredited and have been recognized as a role model school on inclusion. Students have access to four computer labs, two full time PE, art, music, science, and library weekly.
Griffith Elementary offers a 21st CCLC before & after school and summer enrichment program. Students at the elementary school have access to community sponsored athletics including cheerleading, football, baseball, and soccer. The parents are very active at the school. Griffith Elementary has the latest technologies and is able to maintain the small town feel with parent/teacher relationships.
Sequatchie County Middle School
7079 SR 28
P.O. Box 789
Dunlap, TN 37327
Sequatchie County Middle School has a population of approximately 680 students and is accredited by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges. The building was constructed in 1996 and serves grades five through eight. The mission of SCMS is to provide a structured and secure environment in which the students may achieve academic mastery while demonstrating positive social and emotional growth during the transition from childhood to adolescence. The mission statement is endorsed and supported by the physical placement of the grade level classrooms, the content area and related arts curriculums, the academic grade level configuration, the school support services, and the extra curriculum activities.
The middle school building consists of three sections. Generally, one wing is assigned to the 5th and 6th grade classrooms; another wing is assigned to the 7th and 8th grade classrooms, and the middle section contains the office, library, cafeteria, gym, and the related arts classrooms.
All students attend daily classes in the content areas of language arts, math, reading, social studies, and science. They follow a sixth week rotation schedule in the related arts areas of art, computers, Teen Living, and Physical Education. Band instruction is offered as an elective for the higher grades. Emphasis is placed upon the use of comprehensive reading strategies in all subject areas by all teachers and students.
The core content instructional process is configured per the needs and requirements of the different grade levels. The 5th grade students are assigned to one classroom and one teacher and do not exchange classes except to go to the related arts classes. The 6th grade students are placed in a homeroom group. They move with this group to two or three different core content teachers. The 7th and 8th graders are also assigned to a homeroom. However, these students rotate to different classrooms and have four or five different core content teachers during the school day.
The support staff includes a school counselor, school psychologist, and a special education teacher for each grade level. The support program includes special education inclusion classes for all grades, a behavioral intervention class, a School Wide Positive Behavior Support (PBS) system, a school wide Title 1 program for math and reading, and before and after school enrichment programs. The sports teams are members of the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association and area conference associations. The sports programs include: baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, and softball. In addition, many community league sports and activities are available for the middle school age group.
“Rising Above The Rest”
Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Sequatchie County High School
7067 SR 28
P.O. Box 759
Dunlap, TN 37327
“Developing educated, responsible, independent, and productive citizens…”
Throughout its long history, SCHS has provided the best possible education to the youth of this county. Constructed in 1909, the first graduating class had only four students. Since that time, over 5000 students have received diplomas and have gone on to contribute to the good of Sequatchie County, the state of Tennessee, and our country.
SCHS, a SACS accredited school, maintains four up-to-date computer labs which contribute to our Business Communication classes, Credit Recovery, A+ Learning, the SCHS Yearbook and Newspaper, and allows teachers to use a lab when needed for classes. The school offers a marching band, concert band, choral group, and flag corps, along with nineteen interscholastic sports. Sports offered are: football, volleyball, softball, baseball, cheerleading, wrestling, basketball, soccer, golf, tennis, bowling, cross-country, and track & field. We have an active Student Incentive program where students are rewarded for making efforts toward their grades, attendance, and discipline.
Students at Sequatchie County High School have the opportunity for dual enrollment with Chattanooga State Technical Community College in courses such as English, Psychology, Pre-Calculus, and Computer Literacy. We also offer clusters in five Career Technical Education areas; Construction/Electrical, Business Communication, Health Science, Human Services, and Automotive Technology. SCHS offers Block Scheduling, so students have the opportunity to earn 8 credits per year.
We also have several active student clubs which are important to student life. They include Student Council, Beta Club, Youth Leadership, and the Leo Club. Our seniors are active in planning their own Senior Trip, Junior/Senior Prom, and Senior Week where they are honored with a breakfast, Honors’ Night, Baccalaureate Program, culminating with Graduation on Friday night.
SCHS wants to ensure that all of our students have the opportunity to earn a high school diploma regardless of any limitations, including social and learning disabilities. We provide a full-time guidance counselor, a 9th grade facilitator, and a Vocational Rehabilitation program to help improve struggling students’ chances of graduating.