Why Wilson County Schools
Wilson County Schools is the 9th largest school district in the state, with approximately 500 new students enrolling each year. In addition to the twenty (K-12) schools that are located throughout the county, the district offers four non-traditional learning programs, featuring everything from online classes to Adult Education for those seeking to earn their GED or high school diploma. Nearly half the schools in Wilson County have either been built or renovated over the past 5 years, eliminating the need for portable classrooms.
- More than half our graduates are eligible for The Hope Scholarship and the TNPromise initiative.
- Students earn over 1,500 college credits annually while enrolled in Dual Credit, Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses.
- 93% of our teachers are ranked “above” or “significantly above” expectations, according to the TN Department of Education’s Performance Evaluation.
- 7.6% increase in average ACT scores over the last 5 years, with more than 50% earning above a 21.
- Students in our district speak more than 50 different languages.
Science & Technology
The district places a strong emphasis on the integration of technology into the classroom and the importance of teachers utilizing creative learning strategies to help keep students engaged in the learning process.
- For the past two years, the National School Board Association and the Center for Digital Education have recognized the district as one of the best in the nation for its innovative teaching techniques.
- In 2018, the district was ranked #2 in the nation for its “Pioneering Use of Technology.”
- Half the schools in Wilson Co. have a dedicated laptop for each student, with the ultimate goal of implementing 1:1 technology throughout the district.
- Lebanon High School recently launched the first K-12 Biotech program and lab in the state, which has been hailed by lawmakers as a statewide model for success.
Career & Technical Education
CTE offers 21 different industry certifications with 82 teachers offering 42 pathways & 129 different courses. Subject areas include agriculture, family & consumer sciences, trade & industry, health science, technology, marketing and STEM.
- Our CTE students continually serve in leadership roles at the state and national levels.
- One of our high school’s culinary arts teams finished 3rd at the National 17th Annual Pro-Start Invitational.
- Wilson County placed at the state level for public service announcement, crime scene investigation, first aid, job interviewing, carpentry & CPR.
The district offers a wide range of competitive sports. Teams and individuals from our district have won numerous district and state titles making this a “must visit” destination for college recruiters. Our athletes are competing collegiately at every level including the service academies, Ivy League, and the SEC.
- More than 3,000 athletes are involved in a competitive sport.
- Last year, more than 50 athletic scholarships were offered.
- Our athletes have qualified for the top state competition in several sports including: cross county, bowling, basketball, wrestling, volleyball, and track.
With Music City just 20 minutes away, it’s no surprise that our student bands and choral groups consistently excel at competition. The district also offers a wide range of opportunities for students interested in visual arts, theater, and audio-visual production.
- Our high school bands continue to astound judges with their award winning performances in marching band, winter drum line, strings, and woodwinds.
- More than 40 K-12 students were invited to showcase their art at the Frist Art Museum.
- Choral groups have performed in festivals, parades, and all-state choirs.
- There are drama programs throughout K-12, with recent high school productions of “Cats”, “Guys & Dolls”, “Cinderella”, and “Shrek.”