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  Mission Statement  

DCHS Mission Statement


Providing a safe environment characterized by creativity, inquiry, and personal responsibility through the endeavors of faculty, staff, and stakeholders; DeKalb County High School will graduate students who will meet or exceed state standards in Mathematics, Science, Language Arts, written and oral communication, and career technical studies and who will also process the ability to problem solve in teams.

  About The School  


       DeKalb County High serves as the ending point of an education for Dekalb County students.  The High School serves grades 9 through 12 under the supervision of  Mr. Patrick Cripps as Principal and 2 assistant principals David Gash and Kathy Bryant. 


DeKalb County High School is a high school rich in history and tradition.  DCHS is located in the Upper Cumberland region of Middle Tennessee.  Smithville is the county seat of DeKalb County.  DCHS has been in existence since 1923.  The school was first called Pure Fountain High School, but later was renamed to DeKalb County High School, though many unofficially referred to it as Smithville High School.  It had three teachers, less than fifty students and a graduating class of two.  Throughout the twenties, thirties and forties the student enrollment continued to grow.  In 1948 the school built a new gymnasium with seating capacity for two thousand people.  This inspired the schools basketball program in the following years.  The original school burned down in 1962.  In 1963 the current DCHS facility was opened. 


DeKalb County High School is constantly changing.  New students are coming to DCHS with different backgrounds and learning abilities.  DCHS is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to educate the children of DeKalb County.  Stakeholder surveys are used to help administration evaluate the educational process at DCHS.  DCHS has many programs and services to help students learn, achieve, and succeed.  DCHS has hard working and dedicated staff who believe in the children they teach.