DeKalb County Schools

Patrick Cripps Director of Schools
Director of Schools:  Patrick Cripps

DeKalb County Schools provides an educational environment which creates success for all students through the community working together. 

DeKalb County Schools is a place where students participate in an educational environment in which they are engaged and empowered in their learning and graduate as responsible citizens prepared to compete in the global economy.  Collectively, students, educators, families and community members commit to becoming lifelong learners and ensuring students are prepared for success and equipped with the skills to pursue their dreams.

DeKalb County Schools is comprised of 5 schools with a district total averaging 3000 students.

Smithville Elementary serving grades Pre-K - 2

Northside Elementary serving grades 2-5

Dekalb West School serving grades Pre-K - 8

Dekalb County Middle serving grades School  6-8

Dekalb County High School serving grades 9-12


DeKalb County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability in admission to access to treatment in its programs and activities.  DeKalb County Schools is an equal opportunity employer. 

About DeKalb County:

DeKalb County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2023 census, the population was 21,003 It's county seat is Smithville.

Area: 329 sq miles (852.1 km²)

County seatSmithville

Population: 21,003

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