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This list of schools has been developed using the following sources:

Tennessee Schools: Historic School Properties and Historical Markers
CountySchool NameTown/CommunityNat. Reg. / MarkerNotes / Other Links
Anderson Green McAdoo School Clinton National Register

Green McAdoo Cultural Center

Southern Places: Green McAdoo School

Bledsoe Lincoln SchoolPikevilleNational Register  
Bledsoe Bellview School Pikeville National Register  
Blount Happy Valley School Maryville vicinityNational Register
BlountSam Houston SchoolhouseMaryville vicinityNational RegisterSouthern Places: Sam Houston Schoolhouse
BradleyOak Grove Male AcademyCleveland Historical Marker  
Carroll Webb SchoolMcKenzieHistorical Marker
Carter Range SchoolWataugaHistorical Marker
Claiborne Powell Valley Male Academy SpeedwellNational Register
Clay Free Hills Rosenwald schoolFree HillNational Register
Cumberland Cumberland Mountain School CrossvilleNational Register
CumberlandPleasant Hill Academy Pleasant HillHistorical Marker
Davidson Cameron School NashvilleNational Register
DavidsonDuncan College Preparatory School for BoysNashvilleHistorical Marker
DavidsonEast Nashville High and Junior High Schools Nashville
DavidsonFall School NashvilleNational Register
DavidsonHarpeth Hall SchoolNashvilleHistorical MarkerYearbooks and Course Catalogs
DavidsonHume-Fogg High SchoolNashvilleHistorical Marker
DavidsonMontgomery Bell AcademyNashvilleHistorical Marker
DavidsonNashville Christian Institute Gymnasium NashvilleNational Register
DavidsonOglesby School NashvilleNational Register
DavidsonParmer School 
DavidsonPearl High SchoolNashvilleHistorical Marker
DavidsonSt. Cecilia AcademyNashville Historical Marker
DavidsonUniversity School of NashvilleNashvilleHistorical Marker
DavidsonWard's SeminaryNashville
DavidsonWest End High SchoolNashville Historical Marker
Dickson Promise Land PromiseHistorical Marker
Fentress Alvin C. York Agricultural Institute Historic District Ten in Tennessee: The Alvin C. York Institute
Franklin Asia School Asia National Register
Gibson Gibson County Training SchoolMilan Nat. Reg. | Marker
GibsonPeabody High School TrentonNational Register
Gibson Union Central SchoolMilan vicinityNational Regiser
Giles Bodenham (Colored) SchoolBodeham vicinityNational Register
GilesBridgeforth High SchoolPulaskiHistorical Marker
Hamblen Rose School MorristownNational Regiser
Hamilton Bonny OaksChattanooga Nat. Reg. | Marker
Hamilton Chattanooga Howard SchoolChattanoogaHistorical Marker
Hamilton Chattanooga's First SchoolChattanoogaHistorical Marker
Hamilton Daniel Ross HomeChattanoogaHistorical MarkerNote from marker: "First school in the Cherokee Nation was at the Ross home, about 1800."
Hamilton McCallie SchoolChattanoogaHistorical Marker
Hamilton Oak Grove Elementary SchoolChattanooga National Register
Hamilton Signal Mountain Elementary School Signal MountainNational Register
Hancock Vardy School Community Historic District SneedvilleNational Register
Hardeman Allen-White School WhitevilleNational Register Southern Places: Allen-White School
Hardeman Pocahontas SchoolPocahontasNational Register
Hardin Shiloh School ShilohHistorical Marker
Hawkins New Providence Presbyterian Church, Academy, and CemeterySurgoinsville vicinityNational Register
HawkinsPrice Public Elementary SchoolRogersvilleNational Register
HawkinsSaunders SchoolSharon Edwina Becker, "Preserving rural African American heritage in Hawkins County, Tennessee: a history and restoration proposal for Saunders School, Chapel, and Cemetery" (Master's thesis, East Tennessee State University, 2005).
HaywoodCollege Hill Historic DistrictNational Register
HaywoodDunbar, Haywood County Training, Carver High SchoolsBrownsvilleHistorical Marker
HaywoodStanton Masonic Lodge and SchoolStantonHistorical Marker
HendersonDoe Creek SchoolSardis vicinity)National RegisterTelevision news story, West Tennessee Treasure - Scotts Hill - Doe Creek School.
HendersonMontgomery High School LexingtonNational RegisterSouthern Places: Montgomery High School
HenryGrove, E.W. Henry County High SchoolParisNational Register
HenryRobert E. Lee SchoolParisNational Register Ten in Tennessee: Robert E. Lee School (Tennessee Preservation Trust)
HickmanFairview SchoolCentervilleNational Register
JacksonJackson County High SchoolGainsboroNational Register
JacksonPine ChapelDandridgeHistorical Marker
KnoxTennessee School for the Deaf KnoxvilleNational Register Tennessee School for the Death Digital Collection (TEVA, TSLA)
LincolnMimosa School MimosaNational Register
LoudonCraigs Chapel AME Zion ChurchGreenback vicinityNational RegisterSouthern Places: Craigs Chapel AME Zion Church
LoudonDunbar Public School Loudon National RegisterSouthern Places: Dunbar Rosenwald School
Madison Lane College Jackson Historical MarkerMarker note: "founded as a high school in 1882."
MauryThe AthenaeumColumbiaNational Register
MauryBranham and Hughes Military AcademySpring HillHistorical Marker
MauryColumbia Central High School ColumbiaNational Register
MontgomeryClarksville High School ClarksvilleNational Register
OvertonAlpine Institute Alpine National Register
OvertonFisk Female AcademyLivingstonHistorical Marker
PutnamBaxter SeminaryBaxterHistorical Marker
PutnamBuffalo Valley School Buffalo Valley National Register Jesse L. Alley, "Buffalo Valley School: Preservation and Adaptive Reuse in a Rural Tennessee Community" (Master's thesis, Middle Tennessee State University, 2011).
RheaGrandview Normal InstituteGrandviewHistorical Marker
RheaGraysville Academy GraysvilleHistorical Marker
RheaRhea County Courthouse Dayton National Register
RutherfordBradley AcademyMurfreesboro Nat. Reg. | Marker
RutherfordCemetery SchoolCemetery CommunitySaving an African American Schoolhouse, Saving Fond Memories (PreservationNation blog)
RutherfordMiddle Tennessee State Teachers College Training SchoolMurfreesboroNational Register
RutherfordRansom SchoolMurfreesboro Arnette Family Hands Over Keys to Ransom School (Rutherford County Historical Society)
SequatchieDunlap Community BuildingDunlapNational Register
SevierIsland View School Preserving Island View School in Sevier County (KnoxNews photo gallery) 
SevierLittle Greenbrier School-ChurchGatlinburg vicinityNational Register
SevierNancy SchoolSeviervilleHistorical Marker
SevierPittman Community Center Home Economics BuildingPittman CenterNational Register
SevierSettlement School Community Outreach Historic DistrictGatlinburgNational Register
SevierSettlement School Dormitories and Dwellings Historic DistrictGatlinburgNational Register
ShelbyBartlett SchoolBartlett Bartlett, Tennessee Historical Marker
Shelby Central High School MemphisNational Register
ShelbyChristian Brothers High School / Christian Brothers BandMemphisHistorical Marker
ShelbyCordova School MemphisNational Register
ShelbyDouglass High School MemphisNational Register
ShelbyHunt-Phelan Home MemphisHistorical MarkerMarker notes that a school for former slaves was on the grounds.
ShelbyL.C. Humes High School MemphisNational Register
ShelbyMelrose School MemphisNational Register
ShelbyPeabody Elementary School Memphis National Register
ShelbyRozelle Elementary School Memphis National Register
ShelbySchools for Freedmen MemphisHistorical Marker
ShelbyWells School Eads vicinityNational Register
Stewart Freedmen's Camp DoverHistorical Marker"The camp contained houses, a school, and a church."
SullivanGeorge Washington SchoolKingsportNational Register
Sumner Cairo Rosenwald School Cairo National RegisterCairo School (Tennessee Preservation Trust)
SumnerCold Spring SchoolPortlandHistorical Marker Historic Cold Springs School
SumnerDurham’s Chapel Rosenwald SchoolBethpage vicinity National Register Durham's Chapel School (Tennessee Preservation Trust)
Van BurenCrain Hill School and ChurchCrain HillNational Register
WashingtonColored Christian Church and Colored SchoolJohnson CityHistorical Marker
WashingtonLangston High SchoolJohnson CityHistorical Marker
WashingtonScience Hill Male and Female InstituteJohnson CityHistorical Marker
WashingtonWarner InstituteJonesboroughHistorical Marker
WilliamsonBattle Ground AcademyFranklinHistorical Marker
WilliamsonBostick Female AcademyTriune Nat. Reg. | Marker
WilliamsonForest Hills SchoolFranklin vicinityNational Register
WilliamsonFranklin Special School DistrictFranklinHistorical Marker
WilliamsonLiberty Hill SchoolLiberty HillNational Register
WilliamsonNolensville School NolensvilleNational Register
WilliamsonTriangle School FairviewNational Register Triangle School photograph, 1940 (Heritage Foundation Williamson County)
WilsonCastle Heights Academy Historic District LebanonNational Register
WilsonWilliamson Chapel CME Church Complex Greenlawn vicinityNational Register
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