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      • Culleoka Unit School is located in the southeastern corner of Maury County, Tennessee, USA. The school serves over 1,000 students in kindergarten through grade 12. Culleoka School has a proud tradition of excellence in academics, fine arts, sports, and extracurricular activities.

        Mission
        The mission of Culleoka Unit School is to work together to foster a love of learning so that all students can learn and grow into successful community members.

        Vision
        The vision of Culleoka Unit School is to ensure high levels of learning for all through:
        •Collaboration
        •Data-driven instruction
        •Seeking & implementing effective strategies for continuous learning
        •Maintaining a positive attitude
        •Making connections & building relationships with our students

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      History of Culleoka Unit School

      • Probably the first school in this area was built in 1820 near the old Wilkes Cemetery about one mile west of Culleoka. The building, which has been gone for many years, housed a school for girls in one side and a place for religious worship in the other.

        In 1835, the Pleasant Grove Male Academy was organized. It was built about a mil west of the village on a two acre lot sold to the trustees of the school for $20.00 by M. H. Booker.

        The Pleasant Grove Female Academy was organized several years later before the outbreak of the Civil War. At a time when the education of women was considerably less important than the education of men, it is interesting to note that this progressive community was operating an academy with an enrollment of approximately one hundred girls.

        In 1867, the Rev. A. G. Dinwiddle organized a school in the basement of the present Methodist Church on Quality Street below the present school campus. This school, known as Culleoka Institute, was later to become the birthplace of the famous Webb Brother's Academy for boys.

         

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