Local Public Education


Loudon County is composed of two schools systems that offer excellent college preparedness and hands-on skills training for tomorrow’s workforce.

Lenoir City High School is recognized in the 2017 National Rankings according to U.S. News report and earned a bronze medal. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college.

CTE Career Clusters/Programs Offered


Lenoir City School System

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  • Architecture & Construction
  • Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Loudon County School System

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  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  • Architecture & Construction
  • Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
  • Business Management & Administration
  • Education & Training
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics 

Loudon County Graduation Rates

  • High School Graduation Rate: 86.9%
  • College-Going Rate: 57.5%
  • Population with Associate’s Degree or Higher: 30.7%
  • Population with Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 22.2%

Rate Source: TNECD 

Statewide Education Initiatives

Governor Haslam has challenged our state with a critical new mission: the Drive to 55 – the Drive to get 55 percent of Tennesseans equipped with a college degree or certificate by the year 2025.

  • Tennessee Promise is both a scholarship and mentoring program focused on increasing the number of students that attend college in our state. It provides students a last-dollar scholarship, meaning the scholarship will cover tuition and fees not covered by the Pell grant, the HOPE scholarship, or state student assistance funds. Students may use the scholarship at any of the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology, or other eligible institution offering an associate’s degree program.
  • Tennessee Reconnect is Governor Bill Haslam’s initiative to help adults enter higher education so that they may gain new skills, advance in the workplace, and fulfill lifelong dreams of completing a degree or credential. As part of Tennessee Reconnect, all Tennessee adults can now attend and earn a diploma or certificate at any of the 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCATs) completely free of tuition and fees.
  • Tennessee LEAP will help ensure that postsecondary institutions are producing the skills and credentials that Tennessee employers actually need. The objective of Tennessee LEAP (Labor Education Alignment Program) is to eliminate skills gaps across the state in a proactive, data-driven, and coordinated manner by encouraging collaboration across education and industry and by utilizing regional workforce data to identify and then fill skills gaps across the state.

Post- Secondary Institutions

Assisting with Training and Job Placement

With top primary/secondary schools, four community colleges, two 2-year colleges, six 4-year colleges, and one of the most respected university programs in the country, East Tennessee offers a topnotch education for everyone.  Several of East Tennessee's schools annually rank among the nation's best in a variety of categories and two of the state's top three school systems are in the region.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

As the state's flagship, research-extensive university, UT Knoxville is among the nation's top public universities.  With its main campus in Knoxville, UTK offers 100 major programs in 15 different colleges. Many of the 1,200 faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their contributions to research and teaching.

Among the various colleges, most participate in major research programs in the fields of energy, polymer engineering, advanced and composite materials, biomedical sciences and geological sciences, many of which are leaders in the nation.

Roane State Community College

Roane State Community College will offer customized training courses for a specific industry sector or business. 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.

Pellissippi State Community College

Pellissippi State 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

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

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.