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About Us

Our Vision

Educating Every Student for Tomorrow - Today.

Our Mission

To provide all students with a quality experience that will enable them to be contributing members in a changing society.

The Monroe County School System serves approximately 5,200 students on twelve campuses in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. Our vision, “Educating Every Student for Tomorrow – Today,” affirms our belief that education provides the best avenue for a bright future for the youth of our county.

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 sixth largest county in area in the state and includes the towns of Madisonville, Sweetwater, Tellico Plains, and Vonore. We are home to Tellico Lake, the now historic former 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 
(423) 442-2373

Director Dr. DeAnna McClendon
(423) 442-2373

mcclendond@monroe.k12.tn.us