Education in Giles County, Tennessee





Giles County School System

Education is a Giles County commitment to lifelong learning through a fabric of resources that are anchored with the Giles County Schools. The kindergarten through high school educational system prepares students to reach their potential at or beyond their grade level. Links to each of Giles County’s schools are provided below. Visit the school system’s website HERE.

Head Start

Giles County is home to Head Start for area preschool aged children. This active center focuses on child development programs that provide comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to children and their families. Get info HERE.


The Giles County Chamber of Commerce actively engages business and industry in ongoing programs to enhance business knowledge, skills and a lively business community. Learn more HERE.

UT Extension Giles County

Giles County also has the resources for families, communities, businesses and consumers through UT Extension Giles County. With programming, workshops and library resources, the Extension Office offers a wide range of information, education and support for all of Giles County. Beyond that, the Agricultural Extension operates a vibrant 4H program for young people from 4th-12th grades. Get involved HERE.


The Giles County Public Library offers classes and learning opportunities for children and adults, including instruction on the use of computers and other personal technology. Learn more HERE.

Tennessee College of Applied Technology

Located in Pulaski, TCATP provides competency-based training through superior quality, traditional and distance learning instruction methods that qualify students completing their programs for employment and job advancement. Get started HERE.

University of Tennessee Southern

Founded as Martin Methodist College in 1970, the college became part of the University of Tennessee system in 2021, emerging as a public four-year liberal arts campus in Pulaski, Tennessee.  Offering more than 30 academic majors. The college also has an MBA program. Explore options HERE.


Schools  Giles County Board of Education
Central Office  270 Richland Drive – Pulaski, TN 38478
Phone  931-363-4558
  Giles County High School
Address  200 Sheila Drive – Pulaski, TN 38478
Phone  931-363-6532
  Richland School
Address  10610 Columbia Highway – Lynnville, TN 38472
Phone  931-527-3577
  Bridgeforth Middle School
Address  1051 Bridgeforth Circle – Pulaski, TN 38578
Phone  931-363-7526
  Minor Hill School
Address  13099 Minor Hill Highway – Minor Hill, TN 38473
Phone  931-347-0163
  Elkton Elementary School
Address  176 College Street – Prospect, TN 38477
Phone  931-468-2285
   Richland Elementary School
Address  10333 Columbia Highway – Lynnville, TN 38472
Phone  931-527-0663
   Pulaski Elementary School
Address  606 South Cedar Lane – Pulaski, TN 38478
Phone  931-363-5233
  Southside Elementary School
Address  707 Cedar Lane – Pulaski, TN 38478
 Phone  931-424-7005


This painting by Pamela Sue Keller hangs in the Giles County Courthouse Commission Room. It is one of a series of paintings commissioned by Giles County to capture aspects of the county’s culture. This painting depicts a classroom of the future.

Giles County Education Central Office

Director of Schools: Vickie Beard

Address:  270 Richland Drive -Pulaski, TN 38478

Phone:       931-363-4558


School Board Members

District 1: Chris McAlister

District 2: Mary McCloud

District 3: LeAnn Gordon

District 4: Scooter Sumners

District 5: Richie Brewer

District 6: Willa Sherrell Smith

District 7: Knox Vanderpool

School Board Secretary: Susan Angus

graphic of row of books with spines spelling out Never Stop Learning