Covington-Tipton County has a strong educational system. School options for families include public and private. Whether you are looking for a nursery school or a college, Covington-Tipton County has it. Recent changes in the public schools have positioned Covington-Tipton County as a leader and innovator in education. Covington is home to the Tennessee Technology Center as well as a campus of Dyersburg State Community College. Whether it is in Memphis, Jackson, or even Nashville, many universities are nearby. Get the education you want right in Covington or only a short drive away! Nursery | Elementary/Secondary | Alternative | Home school | Private Post Secondary | Technical Centers | Adult Education

Tipton County – Board of Education
1580 Highway 51 South, Covington, TN

Phone: 901.475.5814 or 901.476.7148 web site: The Tipton County School System is responsible for the education of over twelve thousand students, pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade students and serves as the largest employer in the county with over 1400 employees.  The Tipton County Schools include six elementary schools which serve pre-kindergarten through fourth or fifth grade. 
The county is also home to a preK-8 magnet school for the performing arts. The schools are located in Atoka, Brighton, Covington, Drummonds and Munford. They were all constructed and occupied in 1982 or later with the most recent opening in the fall of 2008.The district is home to three middle and three high schools. In 1992 Munford and Crestview Middle Schools were opened followed by Brighton Middle School in 1999. High schools in Covington and Munford were constructed and occupied in 1982. Brighton High School was open for class in 1996. The schools within the Tipton County School System are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the district is in “good standing” having made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).The Tipton County School System provides services to meet the needs of exceptional students. These services consist of but are not limited to speech and language therapy, occupational and physical therapy, hearing and vision support and augmentative communication.  We also provide pre-vocational community based training programs for students with disabilities in order to enhance their skills for employment. Students may receive services through inclusion in the regular education program or a resource pull-out program.   A self-contained setting is offered to students who require services for functional daily living skills. Intellectually gifted students are exposed to a rigorous, challenging curriculum in the regular program or in a pull-out program.The Tipton County Board of Education is located at 1580 Highway 51 South.

Nursery Schools

Crestview Elementary School
151 Mark A Walker Dr

Covington, TN 38019
Phone: 901.475.5925
web site: Pre-Kindergarten

First Baptist Pre-School
2105 HWY 59 S

Covington, Tn. 38019
(901) 475-4990

Methodist-Presbyterian Nursery School
First Presbyterian Church

403 South Main Street
Covington, TN 38019
Phone: 901.476.2434
Email: MPNS director Andrea Franklin at
web site:

Munford Methodist Nursery School
57 Tipton St S

Munford, TN 38058
Phone: 901.837.9130


Elementary & Secondary Schools. Each elementary and middle school develops its program of instruction within the state framework. The schools provide for learning experiences in the following areas: language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, health and physical wellness and the arts (music & arts). Guidance services are provided at all schools. Each student is encouraged to meet the achievement level to commensurate to his/her respective grade level.The magnet school, Covington Integrated Arts Academy, is currently a participant in the Value Plus Schools program which is sponsored in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission.  The Value Plus program is a five-year whole school reform model emphasizing learning through the arts by integrating performing, visual, literary, and traditional art forms into non-arts subjects such as math, science, and language arts.  Learning about the arts is also an important component of Value Plus as dance, visual art, theatre, and music are taught as core stand-alone subjects, as mandated by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
Atoka Elementary School
870 Rosemark Rd.

Atoka, TN. 38004
(901) 837-5650
Grades PreK-5th gradeAustin Peay Elementary
474 Academic Drive, Covington, TN

Phone: 901.476.5120
web site:
Grades: Kindergarten,1,2,3,4
Brighton Elementary School
1201 Old Highway 51 South, Brighton, TN

Phone: 901.837.5860
web site:
Grades: Kindergarten,1,2,3,4
Crestview Elementary School
151 Mark A Walker Dr, Covington, TN
Phone: 901.475.5925
web site:
Grades: Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten,1,2,3,4,5Drummonds Elementary
Box 178, Drummonds, TN

Phone: 901.837.5781
web site:
Grades: Kindergarten,1,2,3,4,5
Munford Elementary
1200 McLaughlin Dr, Munford, TN

Phone: 901.837.0152
web site:
Grades: Kindergarten,1,2,3,4,5
Brighton Middle School
7785 Hwy 51 South, Brighton, TN

Phone: 901.475.5600
web site:
Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8
Covington lntergrated Arts Academy
760 Bert Johnston Ave, Covington, TN

Phone: 901.476.1444
web site:
Grades: Pre-K thru 8th Grade

Crestview Middle School
201 Mark Walker Blvd., Covington, TN

Phone: 901.475.5900
web site:
Grades: 6, 7, 8

Munford Middle School
100 Education Avenue, Munford, TN

Phone: 901.837.1700
web site:
Grades: 6, 7, 8 The Tipton County High School curriculum includes advanced placement, dual credit, college prep, career technical and exceptional education courses.  The courses vary at the different schools.  Each school seeks to prepare students to be successful after high school in the work force or in post-secondary education.

Brighton High School
8045 Highway 51 South, Brighton, TN

Phone: 901.837.5800
web site:
Grades: 9,10,11,12

Covington High School
803 S College, Covington, TN

Phone: 901.475.5850|
web site:
Grades: 9,10,11,12

Munford High School
1080 McLaughlin Dr, Munford, TN

Phone: 901.837.0137
web site:
Grades: 9,10,11,12

Alternative Schools
Covington Integrated Arts Academy
760 Bert Johnston Ave

Covington, TN
Phone: 901.476.1444
Grades: Kindergarten,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Tipton County Alternative Learning
Russell Lindsey

P O Box 547
Brighton TN 38011
Phone: 901.837.5755
Grades: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Home Schools
Christian Home Educator Association (CHEA) of Tipton County

Donna Winters, Support Group Leader
8249 Highway 59 West
Burlison, TN 38015
(731) 635-4648 The CHEA of Tipton County is a home school support group organized to offer support to families seeking to succeed in home education. We seek to glorify God and share the knowledge of His saving grace to all. Our world view is Christian. All support group activities will be conducted in a manner according to our Christian world view.

Membership is open to any home educating family. We do ask that you be in agreement with our Christian world view and follow a Christian standard when planning activities and attending functions sponsored by the support group.Membership is free for those who receive the newsletter through email. If you prefer to receive your newsletter by mail, a $10 fee is required for paper and stamps. Tipton County Board of Education
1580 Highway 51 South, Covington, TN
Phone: 901.476.7148
Grades: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12Tipton HEART Homes School Support GroupContact:

Private Schools 
Tipton Christian Academy
2105 Highway 59 South

Covington, TN 38019
FAX 901-475-4930 
Grades: PreK3, PreK 4, Jr. Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. 
Tipton Christian Academy is Tipton County’s only christian school and is committed to educating, inspiring and discipling our students.  Located on a shared campus with First Baptist Church, TCA follows a discipleship model of christian education.  High standards of learning presented from a biblical worldview are found in all courses and at all grade levels, Preschool to High School.  Tipton Christian Academy is approved through the Department of Education and is a member of Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). 
For more information about Tipton Christian Academy or to arrange a campus tour, please call 901-475-4990 or

Tipton-Rosemark Academy Inc.
8696 Rosemark Rd

Millington TN 38053
(901) 829-4221
web site:
Grades: 3K and 4K Kindergarten,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 The closest private school to the Covington area is Tipton-Rosemark Academy. Requirements for entry into Rosemark Academy include three years of age, presentation of a birth certificate, medical examination and proof of immunizations.
Youth Villages – Morris Wilson Campus
Penny Johnson

2890 Bekemeyer Dr
Arlington TN 38002
Phone: 901.252.7200
web site:
Grades: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Post-Secondary Schools

Bethel College
6800 Poplar Ave., Suite 220

Germantown, TN 38138

Christian Brothers University
650 East Parkway S

Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: 901.321.3000

Crichton College
5567 Ticonderoga Street
Millington, TN 38053
Phone: 901.873.0794|

Dyersburg State Community College
3149 Highway 51 South

Covington, TN 38019|
Phone: 901.475.3100

Dyersburg State Community College serves the Tipton County area by providing Covington with a center on Highway 51 South. Day and night classes are offered at this location. The facility has space for classrooms, computer and science laboratories, a learning resource center, classrooms with distance learning technology, office space for faculty and staff, a bookstore and testing rooms. One of the important goals of the college is to provide facilities for instruction in nursing and allied health fields including instruction in those science areas that will prepare students to enter health care programs. Dyersburg State Community College will also provide employee training in the workplace of in the Tipton County facility. The overall educational level of the community will increase as a result of this partnership between Dyersburg State Community College and Tipton County Leaders.

For more information on Dyersburg State and its courses offerings in Covington , contact the administration office at (901) 475-3100.

LeMoyne-Owen College
807 Walker Avenue

Memphis, TN 38126
Phone: 901.774.9090

Memphis College of Art
1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: 901.272.5100

Park University
5722 Integrity Drive

Millington, TN 38054
Phone: 901.872.4389

Rhodes College
2000 North Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112
Phone: 901.843.-3000

Southern Illinois University
5567 Ticonderoga Street
Millington, TN 38053
Phone: 901.872.3815

Southwest Tennessee Community College
Memphis, TN 38103

Phone: 901.333.7822

Millington Center
5567 Ticonderoga Street
Millington, TN 38053
Phone: 901.872.8117

Trevecca Nazarene University

Covington High School

Contact: Dr. Alice Patterson at

Trevecca Nazarene University offers the M.Ed. in educational leadership at Covington High School. The Educational Leadership Program is a four-semester program that is designed for the working educator to meet the coursework foundation for the Beginning Administrator’s License in Tennessee. The program is a lock-step curriculum that meets as a cycle on Saturdays from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. The next cycle will begin in January 2005. For more information, please contact Dr. Alice Patterson at or complete the information request form on the Trevecca Nazarene University web site /graduate.programs/info.request.html

Union University
1050 Union University Drive

Jackson, Tennessee 38305
Phone: 731.668.1818

University of Arkansas
5567 Ticonderoga Street

Millington, TN 38053
Phone: 901.872.2280

University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152-3370

Phone: 901.678.2169 or 800.669.2678

Millington Center
5567 Ticonderoga Street
Millington, TN 38053
Phone: 901.873.0176

University of Tennessee – Martin
544 University St.

Martin, TN 38237
Phone: 800-829-UTM1

The UT Martin Ripley Center specializes in day, night, and hybrid courses that are convenient for Traditional and Non-Traditional students

University of Tennessee – Memphis
UT Health Science Center

Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: 901.448.5500


Technical Centers

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Covington
1600 Highway 51 S

Covington, TN 38019
Phone: 901.475.2526
click here for website

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Covington is one of a state-wide system of schools made possible by Legislation enacted by the 1963 General Assembly of Tennessee. The school was established in 1966. The school is a training center to serve both youth and adults from a broad geographic area by providing technical instruction and skill training in trade, technical and other occupations. The curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for employment and to upgrade the skills and knowledge of persons who have already entered the labor force. The school is governed by The Tennessee Board of regents and is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education institutions. It has modern facilities, a flexible plan of operation and a staff of instructors selected from the field of work in which they teach. Preparatory training is offered on a full-time and part time basis during the day in several occupational areas. Classes are designed to upgrade the training of employed persons and part-time preparatory classes for others may be available during the evening and are explained in a special school brochure as classes are developed.

For further information, contact Youlanda Jones at (901) 475-2526 of fax (901) 475-2641. The center is located at 1600 Highway 51 South in Covington , Tn. The business hours are 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Adult Education






Tipton County Adult Learning Center


3373 Highway 59 West

Phone 901-475-3999

Hours of operation Monday through Friday 8AM-2PM



SRVS Learning Center offers a cutting edge curriculum to enhance the academics, life skills, and independence of people with intellectual disabilities. Based on Montessori philosophy and methodology, each classroom has a unique environment that fosters progressive learning and the ability to choose activities according to personal interests. This educational approach provides a person-centered, self-guided, life-long opportunity that takes to heart the needs, talent, gifts and individuality of each person. This approach allows individuals to learn, grow, and socialize in their own way and at their own pace. The Montessori technique brings forth the gift of each person. At the learning center, individuals will be able to become more self-reliant and self- sufficient while increasing their creative, physical, and cognitive abilities. They will have the opportunity to participate in music classes, art therapy, community outings, and daily life skills such as cooking and cleaning. The center provides an interactive, fun, holistic, multi-disciplinary, and multi-sensory life experience for all its participants.