Lake County High School

300 Cochran Street
Tiptonville, Tennessee 38079
731-253-7733 731-253-7734

Lara Kendall Elementary School

200 College Street
Ridgely, Tennessee 38080

Margaret Newton Elementary School

819 Church Street
Tiptonville, Tennessee 38079

The Lake County School System is comprised of three schools: one high school, Lake County High School, grades 9 through 12, fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and with an enrollment of 288 students, located at Tiptonville; and two elementary schools, Lara Kendall, K through 8 with an enrollment of 399 students, located at Ridgely; and Margaret Newton, K through 6, with an enrollment of 373 students, located at Tiptonville. The staff includes the chief administrator, three persons in supervisory positions, three principals, and 81 classroom teachers.

The Lake County High School, constructed in 1963, has been expanded to include a $350,000 vocational wing which will provide facilities on the one campus to house all the vocational classes now requested, plus possible future ones. Those now being offered include Vocational Home Economics, Building Trades, Industrial Arts, and Vocational Improvement Programs.

Samburg students located in Obion county have access to all schools listed in Lake County. In addition to Lake County schools, Samburg students have access to Black Oak Elementary School, one mile west of Hornbeak, K through 8, with an enrollment of 400 students; and Lake Road Elementary School, located five miles west of Union City on the Old Lake Road, K through 8, with an enrollment of 700 students. Located at Troy is the Obion County Central High School, grades 9 through 12, with an enrollment of 980 students. This school is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges. Obion County Schools available to Samburg students provide equivalent facilities and supervision to those in Lake County on all levels.

Other Educational Facilities

Located within 25 miles of Tiptonville in Lake County and 35 miles from Samburg in Obion County is Dyersburg State Community College a commuter college; within 30 to 40 miles is the University of Tennessee at Martin; and within 100 miles, Memphis offers 14 colleges and universities, nine business schools and 20 technical and trade schools.

4 Year Schools Within 75 Miles

Institution City State Size Distance
University of Tennessee at Martin Martin TN 6,104 45
Bethel College McKenzie TN 1,304 56
Lambuth University Jackson TN 806 64
Lane College Jackson TN 1,045 64
Mid-Continent University Mayfield KY 814 53
Murray State University Murray KY 10,120 66
Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau MO 9,615 65
Union University Jackson TN 2,843 60

2-4 Year Universities Within 50 Miles

Institution City State Size Distance
Blytheville Academy of Cosmetology Blytheville AR 18 39
Kennett Career and Technology Center Kennett MO 21 33
Sikeston Career and Technology Center Sikeston MO 66 36
Volunteer Beauty School Dyersburg TN 58 24

2 Year Universities Within 50 Miles

Institution City State Size Distance
Arkansas Northeastern College Blytheville AR 2,018 40
Dyersburg State Community College Dyersburg TN 2,477 24
Tennessee Technology Center at Newbern Newbern TN 187 22
Tennessee Technology Center at Ripley Ripley TN 124 44

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