The Wilson County School System serves approximately 15,435 students in pre-kindergarten through adult education. Twelve elementary schools, two middle schools, four high schools, one vocational center, one adult high school, one alternative school and an adult basic education program make up the twenty-two sites.
The Wilson County School System is committed to excellence in all areas of education. The system strives to obtain the best teachers and administrators possible. Of the 1,170 people employed in positions that require state certification, approximately 50 percent have attained an educational degree at the Masters level or higher. All Wilson County Schools and the Board of Education are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement.
The school system has lowered pupil-teacher ratios, employed reading and math coaches, increased the number of teaching assistants, and increased the number of counselors, added school nurses and a School Health Coordinator as a way of providing better service to the students of Wilson County.
Wilson County has worked to improve its delivery system of educational technology. Library/Media Centers, offices, and classrooms are wired for Internet access. Teachers and students use the technology in many new and exciting ways, including on-line and distance learning.