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School Options & Directory

ASD studentsTennessee public schools educate students through 137 school districts and more than 1,700 public schools across the state. The school district locator and school directory can be used to find public schools in your area.

Charter schools, which are operated by independent, non-profit governing bodies, are offered in some school districts. Answers to frequently asked questions and additional information can be found on the charter schools page.

Non-public schools include accredited private schools, church schools, special purpose schools and more. An updated list of more than 600 non-public schools in Tennessee can be found on the non-public schools page.

Home schooling allows Tennessee parents to teach their students at home or by affiliating with church-related schools. Laws, forms and requirements can be found on the home schooling page.