Bedford County Public Schools

There are 14 public schools in Bedford County, Tennessee, serving 7,569 students.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Tennessee state average of 34%.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is less than the state average of 15:1.

Bedford County Public Schools

  • School Location Students Grades
  • WartraceHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Cascade Elementary School
    2998 Fairfield
    626 students | Gr. PK-6
  • Wartrace
    Cascade High School
    1165 Bell Bckle/wartrace


     students | Gr. KG-12
  • Wartrace
    Cascade Middle School
    1165 Bell Buckle Wartrace
    414 students | Gr. 6-8
  • ShelbyvilleCentral High School
    401 Eagle
    1220 students | Gr. 9-12
  • UnionvilleCommunity Elementary School
    3480 Hwy 41a
    649 students | Gr. PK-6
  • Unionville
    Community High School
    100 Community Crossing
    477 students | Gr. KG-12
  • Unionville
    Community Middle School
    3470 Hwy 41a
    362 students | Gr. 5-12
  • ShelbyvilleEakin Elementary School
    1100 Glenoaks
    545 students | Gr. PK-5
  • Shelbyville
    East Side Elementary School
    421 Elliott
    413 students | Gr. PK-5
  • Shelbyville
    Harris Middle School
    570 Eagle
    811 students | Gr. 6-8
  • Shelbyville
    Learning Way Elementary School
    200 Learning Way
    605 students | Gr. PK-5
  • Shelbyville
    Liberty Elementary School
    500 Snell
    593 students | Gr. PK-8
  • Shelbyville
    South Side Elementary School
    903 Cannon
    415 students | Gr. PK-5
  • Shelbyville
    Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Thomas Magnet Elementary School
    Magnet School
    515 Tate Ave
    Magnet School
    439 students | Gr. PK-5

County Statistics

About Bedford County County Statistics (TN) State Statistics
Population (Approximate) 45,774 people 6,238,518 people
Age 25+ w/College Degree 17% 18%
Median Household Income $44,607 $38,720
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Did You Know?
Bedford County, TN public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.05, which is lower than the Tennessee average of 0.5. The most diverse school district in Bedford County is Bedford County School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Tennessee or in the USA.