Bartlett City Schools

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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)

View the Tennessee Department of Education Report Card for Bartlett City Schools  

Visit the Bartlett City Schools Website

By the Numbers

  • 29% Black
  • 5% Hispanic
  • 60% White
  • 98% 4-year Graduation Rate
  • 47% Proficiency in English
  • 29% Proficiency in Math