Partnering to empower our students to be productive citizens who are resourceful lifelong learners able to think critically
To provide an innovative and exemplary education for all students in a safe, high-performing district that encourages them to expand their horizons, achieve their potential, and live lives of integrity.
Bartlett City Schools serves over 9,100 students in 11 schools, led by Superintendent David Stephens. The work of Bartlett City Schools is grounded in the following beliefs:
We believe all decisions are measured by student outcomes.
We believe students have priority to all of our resources.
We believe transparency is essential for district success.
We believe education is the shared responsibility of the student, the parent/guardian, the school, and the community.
We believe that core academics, the arts, career & technology, electives and extracurricular activities are crucial to a well rounded education.
We believe all students deserve highly effective teachers.
We believe that every individual is entitled to an emotionally and physically safe and respectful learning environment.
Driven by these shared beliefs, Bartlett City Schools works towards the following goals:
To increase academic achievement for all students
To prioritize all district resources to maximize student outcomes
To create an innovative environment that promotes success
To develop students who demonstrate good citizenship and become productive members of society
To provide and maintain a safe, orderly and secure learning environment
To recruit, develop and retain highly effective staff
To cultivate a positive culture and climate throughout the district
To conduct the district’s work in an open and transparent manner
Dr. David A. Stephens, Superintendent was Tennessee’s 2017 Superintendent of the Year
Voted a Top Workplace in the Mid-South from 2017-2020 (2021 results are out yet)