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Van Buren County Schools Where Kids Come First

Cheryl Cole, Director of Schools

Van Buren County Board of Education

293 Sparta St.

Spencer, TN  38585





Van Buren County has one pre-school, one head-start program, one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school. Van Buren County School System has a unique situation where Early Bird Pre-School, Spencer Elementary, and Van Buren County High are all housed on one campus. We are fortunate to have UCHRA Van Buren County Head Start located in our county.  We celebrate the fact that we are a small school system. We believe that knowing our kids can and does make a difference in every aspect of their education.


Our Mission

The mission of the Van Buren County School System is:

(1) To provide each student a quality education and the skills necessary to function successfully in

 today’s changing society;

(2) To develop an appreciation for diversified cultures;

(3) To develop problem solving and critical thinking skills necessary to meet the demands of the future;


(4) To foster an appreciation of learning as a life-long process.


Tennessee State Academic Standards
Home Schooling in Tennessee
UCHRA Van Buren County Head Start

School Board Policy

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
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My Tennessee Public Schools

Van Buren County  Schools                

testing dates/windows:

2017-18 Assessment Calendar



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Van Buren County schools are 100% accredited by AdvancED - Combining the knowledge and expertise of a research institute, the skills of a management consulting firm and the passion of a grassroots movement for educational change, serving as a trusted partner to 32,000 schools and school systems—employing more than four million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students—across the United States and 70 other nations.




Contact Information

Telephone 9319462242
FAX 9319462858
Postal address
293 Sparta Street
        Spencer, TN 38585

Email: Cheryl Cole, Director of Schools

     VAN BUREN COUNTY SCHOOLS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin,

religion, sex, age, or disability in admission to or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.

The system will be in compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of

1994, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990,

and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Any person having inquiries concerning the system's

compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

is directed to contact Van Buren County Schools compliance officer by calling 931-946-2242.

     In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies,

the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are

prohibited from discriminating  based on race, color, nation origin, sex, disability, age or reprisal or retaliation for prior

civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

     Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large

print, audiotape, American Sigh Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at

(800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

     To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027)

found on line at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html  and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed

to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call

(866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter USDA by:

1.  mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW,

Washington, D.C.  20250-9410

2.  fax: (202) 690-744; or

3. email: program.intake@usda.gov








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