We are Haywood Schools

The mission of Haywood County Schools, in partnership with the home, school and community, is to ensure a positive, safe learning environment and to provide all students with the knowledge and skills that enable them to be lifelong learners. 
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will be holding a Work Session on

Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

at the Haywood County Board of Education

This will be to discuss the

Superintendent Search



Director of Schools job posting


2016-2017 HCS Calendar – 2017-2018 HCS Calendar


Haywood County Schools Graduation Ceremonies
Anderson Early Childhood Center Kindergarten Classes
May 22 –  8:30 and 10:30
Haywood Middle School – May 22 – 6 p.m. at Haywood High School
Haywood High School – May 20 – 10 a.m. at L. Z. Hurley Memorial Stadium


Host a Summer Feeding Site 2017.pdf



The Haywood County Board of Education has changed its meeting dates to the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The new dates are May 11, 2017 and June 8, 2017.


 Haywood Schools offers information on TNReady

Superintendent of Schools Teresa Russell has received several information sources on the TNReady schools assessment program and state score results from the last school year. She also received a news release about TNReady from Education Commissioner Candice McQueen.
According to Superintendent Russell, this is very important information about the state’s testing program, TNReady, that grades 3-12 are using now to assess our students. The information says that state tests are just one measure of a child’s readiness, but they give unique feedback on students’ readiness for the next grade level or beyond high school. Because the state is setting a new baseline for students and teachers, the hope is that this will provide them “with stability from which they can grow for years to come.”
Furthermore, it is important to note that schools now have higher instructional standards, which meant a harder test. Students are being asked to do more critical thinking, problem solving, and application and less multiple-choice questions. “When we increase our expectations on an assessment we can expect scores to dip, as we have seen in our state-wide TN Ready high school scores.” Tennessee went through a similar re-set on assessment scores in 2010 when standards were increased. We know that through a partnership with our students, teachers and families, we will see our scores improve over time. This improvement will equate to greater success after high school.
For more information, please read the letter from Commissioner McQueen and the articles below.

What families and students should know about TNReady score results.

What parents should know about TNReady scores.

Tennessee high school students set new baseline with first year of TNReady results.

Parent Guide to being TNReady


Useful Information

Haywood County Schools
900 E. Main St., Brownsville, TN 38012 (731) 772-9613
Haywood County Schools is the website that Includes links to individual K-12 schools and the early childhood education program. Twitter - Haywood County Schools@Haywoodschools, Instagram - Haywood County Schools, Facebook - Haywood County Schools.


Superintendent of Haywood County Schools, Teresa Russell welcomes pupils back for the 2016-2017 school year.

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Meet the Board

Meet the Board members responsible for overseeing the running of Haywood Schools.

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School Board Agenda

Haywood County Schools Board Meetings where our school Agenda is discussed.

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Meet the Administration

Names and contact details for everyone responsible for the Haywood County Schools system.

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School Calendar

View useful information such as school breaks and progress reports forall 14 of the schools in within Haywood County.

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Healthier Haywood Meals

Nutrition standards for school meals require that students must select at least ½ cup fruit and/or vegetable at breakfast and lunch.

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The Haywood County Board of Education is actively seeking teachers and other staff across the school system.

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Code of Ethics

Read our Code of Ethics which is bound by all teachers in the Haywood County Schools system.

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Federal Programs

Details on the federal programs of the Haywood County Schools system, including complaints, grievances, discrimination policies and more.

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Community Links

Links and contacts for the Mayor, Chamber of Commerce and Brownsville County.

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Curriculum & Instruction

The Office of Curriculum and Instruction assists district personnel in improving classroom instruction through the development, revision, and training of Tennessee State Standards.

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Coordinated School Health

Health advice by our school nurses, healthy and fun recipes for parents, kids and teenagers.

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News Archive

Links and contacts for the Mayor, Chamber of Commerce and Brownsville County.

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Details of libraries and resources available to our students.

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Details on transportation for students in the Haywood County district.

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Assessment Calendar

Details on the Haywood County Schools Assessment Calendar.

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Textbook List

View our Haywood County Schools textbook list.

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View the TNReady page with lots of helpful information and tips for parents and students.

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Haywood County Schools Technology Acceptable Use Policy

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Public Chapter 644

This document includes a summary of the state laws that provide explicit rights to parents, legal guardians, or students

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Haywood County Extended Learning Program has a mission is to provide challenging before- and after-school activities that will meet the academic, recreational, cultural, social, and safety needs of the students of Haywood County.

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School Internet Policies

All students are subject to our School Internet Policy.

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Dress Code Policy

HCS District Standard Dress Code Policy

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School Board Policy

Haywood County Schools Board Policy can be seen here.

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According to State law TCA 49-6-5005, schools are to provide parents and guardians with information about meningococcal disease and the effectiveness of vaccination against meningococcal disease. Per the attached brochure, Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial illness and is the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in children 2 through 18 years old in the United States. The good news is that a vaccine is available.