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LSSD is a public-school system that serves more than 4,200 students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade in Lebanon, Tennessee (Wilson County). Our school system is served by over 700 dedicated men and women who are “Committed to a Community of Excellence” for all of our students. Our district includes five elementary schools (Byars Dowdy, Castle Heights, Coles Ferry, Jones Brummett, and Sam Houston) and two middle schools (Walter J. Baird and Winfree Bryant). 

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Mission: Committed to a community of excellence.
Vision: The commitment to excellence in teaching and learning inspires and empowers all children, equipping them with the tools they will need to be successful in a globally changing world.
Beliefs: The Beliefs of the Lebanon Special School District are…

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The Lebanon Special School District’s mission is “Committed to a Community of Excellence”. The district provides instruction for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, as well as, services for children qualifying for special education. The Lebanon Special School District of Wilson County, Tennessee, was established by a special act of the Tennessee General Assembly in 1901. Originally, the school district corresponded to the Tenth Civil District. It has been enlarged twice, taking in areas of the Third Civil District.
The Lebanon Special School District is funded by: the State of Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA) Act, a percentage of Wilson County property and sales tax, and the Lebanon Special School District tax. The state of Tennessee allocates funding for each school district in the state based upon the TISA public school funding formula. Tennessee statute provides for a student-based funding approach. Wilson County government is required to provide funding for the current operations and maintenance of schools as determined by the weighted full-time equivalent average daily attendance of students. The Act of 1901 levied a tax on the properties of the district for operational purposes.
  • Level 5 Designated as an "Exemplary District" by TDOE
  • 1:1 Technology for all Students
  • 1:21 Elementary Student Teacher Ratio
  • 1:25 Middle School Student Teacher Ratio
  • K-2 Recognized as a Model District for Early Literacy by TDOE
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