Education

 

Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade

  • Recognized as an “Excellence in Education” community
  • Two award winning, accredited public school systems: Loudon County Schools and Lenoir City Schools
  • Focused on college and workforce preparedness
  • Articulation agreements with local colleges for college credit classes through dual enrollment
  • Lenoir City High School recognized as a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) School
  • Family Resource Centers
  • Lenoir City High School awarded an Excellence in Education Award by the Tennessee School Board Association for their “Project lead the Way” pre-engineering program

See Loudon County Schools Report Cards by school

Workforce Preparedness/Career Technical Education programs in:

  • Agriculture
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Business Marketing & Management
  • Culinary Arts
  • Construction
  • Consumer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Graphic Arts
  • Health Science
  • Human Service
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing/Machining
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Internship programs with local businesses
  • 63% of teachers have advanced degrees above a Bachelors degree
  • Multiple private schools and international education opportunities are found within a 30-minute drive of Loudon County

Colleges and Universities

Roane State Community College satellite campus located in Loudon County offers Associate degree programs, technical career certificate programs, transfer degree programs, online courses, accelerated degree programs, continuing education courses, customized training for the local business community, internship programs, and proven job placement. University of Tennessee, the State of Tennessee’s flagship research-intensive university, is located a short 30-minute drive from Loudon County. The university is among the nation’s top public universities with over 27,000 students in 90 major programs. UT’s student body is a sign of academic quality. The new 2009 class of 3,723 entering freshmen had an average core GPA of 3.79 and a 26.5 average ACT score—the highest ever for an entering class. Forty percent of the incoming freshmen had GPAs of 4.0 or higher and includes 40 National Merit scholarship winners.

Other Colleges within a 30-minute drive:

Four-Year Degree Programs

Two-Year Degree Programs

Workforce Training and Placement

Tennessee Career Center in Loudon County provides career counseling and training services including academic enrichment classes to address basic skill levels, computer keyboarding and applications, resume and interviewing skills, stress management, goal setting, money management, and other job related programs. The Center also provides on-the-job training services. The Career Center assists the business community with job placement and testing and issues Tennessee Career Readiness Certificates that documents the level of skills a potential employee possesses in the areas of applied math, reading for information, and locating information. Job placement services available.

Roane State Community College Business Services offers business training and consulting to local businesses. This division of Roane State Community College offers business, computer, and human resource management classes to the business community to assist with increasing the skill sets of the local workforce. The College also offers human resource consulting, professional certification preparation classes, employee recruitment, safety, first aid, and OSHA training. Roane State Community College will also customize training courses for a specific industry sector or business. Job placement services available.

Pellissippi State Technical Community College Business and Community Services offers courses designed to provide practical skills and hands-on-training in a targeted, time-limited, training environment. This division of Pellissippi State Technical Community College offers industrial and technical training in mechanical systems, electrical systems, maintenance management, machining, rigging, welding, construction, green/renewable energy technology, and computer-aided manufacturing. Pellissippi State also offers programs in professional certification preparation classes, computer applications, and will customize training courses for a specific business or industry sector. Job placement services available.

Tennessee Technology Centers (locations in Athens, Harriman, and Knoxville) offer skill advancement programs in industrial maintenance, software applications, first aid and safety, industrial electronics, industrial electricity, welding, CAD technology, computer electronics, machine tool technology, automotive technology, practical nursing, residential wiring, and business system technology. The Centers also offer customized need centered training for the business community that focuses on increasing skill sets of the existing workforce. Job placement services available.

University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services, an agency of the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service, offers Tennessee’s manufacturers the ability to become more productive, more profitable, and more competitive. The Center assists local manufacturers with new production techniques or business practices, expanding markets, complying with regulations, and much more. The Center provides assistance and training with manufacturing operations, management, quality, financial and information systems, human resources, energy management, safety and environmental compliance and assistance, and LEAN manufacturing. The Center also assists businesses in working with government agencies.