Local - Primary, Secondary and Post-Graduate and Graduate

Local - Primary, Secondary and Post-Graduate and Graduate

The Weakley County School System is governed by a Director of Schools and an elected School Board. For more information visit: weakleycountyschools.com

They operate the following schools:

Kindergarten through 8: Sharon School

Kindergarten through 12: Gleason School, Greenfield School

Elementary School: Dresden Elementary, Martin Elementary

Primary School: Martin Primary

Middle School: Dresden Middle, Martin Middle

High School: Dresden High, Westview High

Adult: Weakley County Center for Adult and Continuing Education

Local Highlights:

The Weakley County Education Edge/Tennessee Scholars Program seeks to provide every Weakley County student with the highest quality academic education and career development through a partnership of students, parents, educators, school-board representatives, government officials, employers and other community members to develop more productive and economically sound citizens/community by investing in the education and career development of our youth.

In 2021, Weakley County achieved a Level 5 status, the highest score possible for student academic growth. Greenfield School (K-12) earned Reward School Status in 2021.

Total enrollment: 3,919

Per Pupil Expenditure: $9,157

Student/Teacher Ratio: Kindergarten to 3rd - 1 to 19; 4th to 8th - 1 to 20; 9th to 12th - 1 to 19

Test Scores: The average composite ACT score for Weakley County Schools' students for 2021 was 20.2.

Graduation Rate: The 2022 Graduation Rate for Weakley County Schools' was 93.1 percent. 

University Of Tennessee At Martin

For more information visit: utm.edu

The 900 acre campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin, www.utm.edu, (which is part of the University of Tennessee system) includes a 700-acre farm, a research unit of the University of Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station. Enrollment is approximately 6,900.

UT Martin offers 17 undergraduate degree programs, which are supported by more than 100 specialized programs, and six Masters degree programs.

The University of Tennessee at Martin also has an Office of Extended Campus and Continuing Education. Through this office, the University offers both degree and non-degree courses on a wide array of subjects. The University also offers one of the only totally online undergraduate degree programs in the State of Tennessee, the Online Bachelor of University Studies degree program, where all courses can be taken over the Internet and some course credit is given for life experience.

In addition to providing West Tennessee with an institution of higher education, the University of Tennessee at Martin offers many cultural advantages to the city and area. Nationally known entertainment groups perform at the University's Fine Arts Building. The West Tennessee Agriculture Pavilion serves as a convention center, hosting a variety of events ranging from rodeos and national horse shows to food fairs and a Christmas Village.

Undergraduate Majors Available:

  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Fine Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Computer Science
  • Nursing
  • Agriculture
  • Teacher Education
  • Business Administration
  • Engineering
  • Bachelor of University Studies (for working adults)

Master's Degrees Available:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Counseling
  • Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Agricultural Operations Management


  • Education with major in educational administration and supervision
  • Agricultural Operations Management

Other Colleges and Universities

Eight Institutions of Higher Learning are within a 50-mile radius of Weakley County as follows:


The State of Tennessee has comprehensive Technology Center campuses within a 30 minute drive in McKenzie and Paris. Courses offered include Automotive Technology, Welding Technology, Computer Operations Technology, Nursing, Industrial Maintenance, Electronics Technology, Machine Tool Technology and Business Systems Technology. A branch of the McKenzie Technology Center in Martin offers courses in Business Systems Technology, Nursing, and Industrial Maintenance.