Superintendent's Message


Clint Satterfield
Director of Schools


On behalf of the Trousdale County Board of Education, our employees, and more than 1,200 students, WELCOME to Trousdale County Schools’ website!

Our district is comprised of three schools, including Trousdale County Elementary School, Jim B. Satterfield Middle School, and Trousdale County High School, all of which have a rich tradition in providing a quality education for generations of students. We have a new Trousdale County High School beautifully located on Highway 25. A newly renovated Jim B. Satterfield Middle School, now equipped with a new heating and cooling system that allows all classrooms to be thermostatically controlled for more effective teaching and learning.

With its 400 students, Trousdale County High School prides itself with one of the state’s highest graduation rates in addition to being ranked in the top 10 in academic achievement in the subjects of English I, Biology, Algebra I, Algebra II, and English II. The school was named a Reward School for both academic achievement and progress in 2012 by the State Department of Education. In recent years, the school has added Health Science, Physics, Dual Enrollment, and Virtual On-line courses to deliver Honors and Advance Placement opportunities for its students.

Jim B. Satterfield Middle School, with its 300 students, continues to boast about its ACT EXPLORE scores, which have exceeded the national averages for the past three years in all reporting categories of English, Math, Reading, and Science. The school has outstanding math achievement scores and ranks 10th in the state in grades 3-8 math achievement scores. The school has recently added Art, Music, Keyboarding, and Advanced PE for both boys and girls to enrich each student’s educational experience.

Trousdale County Elementary School, a Title I school with its 550 students, was named a Reward School for the 2012-13 school year for academic progress by the State Department of Education as the school demonstrated some of the highest value-added scores in the state for grades 4 -5. One hundred percent of the school’s Title I funds are spent towards the development of early literacy skills for all students. The schools 3rd grade reading proficiency has increased from 37.5% in 2011 to 63.9% in 2013. In October, Governor Haslam personally visited the school to congratulate the students and teachers for their most recent achievement. The school also has an outstanding Afterschool Program that enriches the educational experience of approximately 100 students in grades K-6 each afternoon.

Our mission is to "Graduate and Accelerate ALL Students" so that all our graduates will be college and career ready upon graduation. We strive to create a learning environment that promotes the highest quality educational experience in the State. As we move towards academic excellence, it will be essential for our families to become more informed and involved at all levels of their child’s educational experience. I hope this website will provide answers to most of your questions as you strive to become more active in your child’s education. If you cannot find the answer to your particular question, please feel free to contact your child’s school or our office either by phone or email.

Go Jackets,

Clint A. Satterfield

Director of Schools


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