The Monroe County School System serves approximately 5,500 students on twelve campuses in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. Our motto, “Education for Tomorrow – Today,” affirms our belief that education provides the best avenue for a bright future for the youth of our county.

Our Mission

“To provide students with a quality education that will enable them to be contributing members in a changing society.”

Monroe County is a predominantly rural county nestled into the foothills of the Cherokee National Forest and the Smoky Mountains. We are blessed with an abundance of wildlife and beautiful mountains. We are the fifth largest county in area in the state and includes the towns of Madisonville, Sweetwater, Tellico Plains and Vonore. We are home to Tellico Lake, Hiwassee College and are populated by a friendly people who have high values and integrity.

Please feel welcome to visit our school system any time.

For further information, please contact us

Monroe County Department of Education
205 Oak Grove Rd.
Madisonville, TN 37354

Monroe County Chamber of Commerce
4765 New Highway 68
Madisonville, TN 37354
(423) 442-4588

Director Tim Blankenship
(423) 442-2373
tblankenship@monroe.k12.tn.us