Fentress County Schools (and the immediate surrounding area)

The Fentress County School System is under the direction of the elected ten member Board of Education. With four elementary schools and one high school in the system, three of the four elementary schools have been constructed in the last ten years. The schools have a student population of about 2400. Clarkrange High School has won several awards, including National Title for their Chess Program. The girls basketball team has won five State Championships.

The Tennessee Department of Education funds and operates York Agricultural Institute. This school was constructed to honor WWI's greatest hero, Sgt. Alvin C. York. The enrollment is around 700 students. In 1986, the school was selected as Tennessee's Center for Rural Education. In 1989, it was one of the 218 schools in the nation ot receive the National School of Excellence Award. Again in 1992 York Institute was recognized nationally among 140 public secondary schools selected as being one of "America's Best Schools" by Redbook magazine. Their achievements also include winning a girls' State Basketball Championship. One of York's most well-known alumni include Astronaunt Roger Crouch.

Faith Baptist Academy and Cumberland Christian School are the two private schools located in the county for grades K-8 and K-12, respectively.

Pre-K programs are available at the Early Learning Center at Faith Baptist, and York Elementary.

Post secondary classes are now available in Jamestown through Roane State Community College. The State of Tennessee operates the Adult Education Program at Pine Haven Community Center adn offers non-traditional students an opportunity to gain their high school diploma or GED.

Fentress County Board of Education
103 Smith Street South
Jamestown TN 38556
931-879-9218 or 931-879-7746
Mike Jones,

Allardt Elementary School, Allardt (grades K-8)
220 Portland Ave
Allardt, TN 38504
Judith Peavyhouse, Principal

Pine Haven Elementary School, Pine Haven Community (grades K-8)
800 North York Hwy
Jamestown, TN 38556
Daryl Rains, Principal

South Fentress Elementary School, Grimsley (grades K-8)
5018 Wilder Road
Grimsley, TN 38565
Tracey Stockton-Burnett, Principal

York Elementary School, Jamestown (grades K-8, and Pre-K program)
218 School Ave
Jamestown, TN 38556
John Cargile, Principal

Clarkrange High School, Clarkrange (grades 9-12)
5801 South York Highway
Clarkrange, TN 38553
Marty Walker, Principal

York Agricultural Institute, Jamestown (grades 9-12)
701 North Main Street
Jamestown TN 38556

Fentress County Adult High School, Jamestown (grades 9-12)
PO Box 963
1019 Pickett Park Hwy
Jamestown, TN 38556
931-752-8296 or 931-879-3802

Home School (grades K-12)
PO Box 963
Jamestown, TN 38556
931-879-9290 ; Bruce Mullinix

Faith Christian Academy (Grades K - 8)
627 South Main Street
Jamestown TN 38556
Jane Smith, Administrator

Cumberland Christian School (grades K-12)
203 Spring Street
Jamestown TN 38556

Roane State Community College, Fentress County Campus (undergraduate studies)
632 N. Main Street
Jamestown TN 38556

Tennessee College of Applied Technology (diploma & certificate programs)
740 High Tech Drive
P. O. Box 219
Livingston TN 38570

Tennessee Technological University (undergraduate & graduate studies)
PO Box 5006
Cookeville TN 38505-0001

Accredited Schools & Online Colleges


114 Central Avenue West - .... P.O. Box 1294 - .... Jamestown, TN 38556 - ... tel: 931-879-9948 .... fax: 931-879-6767