Maury County Public Schools


Welcome to Maury County Public Schools

Eddie Hickman, Director of SchoolsMessage from the Director    Video Message  District Brochure

 Welcome to Maury County Public Schools. Our mission is to provide rigorous and relevant learning environments, to create high expectations and to encourage our students to become lifelong learners in preparing our students to be college and/or career ready. We serve approximately 11,500 kindergarten through twelfth grade students and operate 21 schools and one alternative school in our county.

In my 40 year tenure with MCPS, I’ve had the opportunity to work with the most talented teachers, administrators and above all – students. Student growth and achievement is our top priority along with providing a safe and nurturing school environment for both students and teachers. As Director of Schools, my personal goal is to use the MCPS system resources wisely in achieving student success by accomplishing a 90% graduation rate, at least a 3% growth every year moving our students from Basic to Proficient and from Proficient to Advanced. We accomplish student success through our over 1,500 dedicated administrators, faculty and staff members.

 My job as director of schools is to work in collaboration with the highly skilled leaders at the Central Office as we serve, guide and support each of our departments and school campuses. We remain student-centered in our decisions, activities and strategies based on data. While education in Tennessee has undergone many changes and continues to do so, we persist in our meaningful focus on student achievement and closing the achievement gap. I am pleased to work alongside our committed school board members who approve district policies and provide guidance and decision-making as well as adopt the district budget each year.

 The MCPS website is for our parents, students, teachers, staff and community members and I hope you find it resourceful. Individual school websites are listed under the Visit our Schools tab and you can find community links here. You can also find us on Facebook where we post announcements and achievements. Another way to keep up with what’s going on in your district is to read our quarterly newsletters. You are encouraged to be involved in the many opportunities for engagement in our schools – your input and time are very valuable and we thank you. Again, welcome and please contact us if we can be of service in any way.

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Edward A. Hickman
Director of Schools
Maury County Public Schools

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