Shelby County Schools

Overton High School is committed to offer a complete, high quality and unique educational program that meets the individual differences, abilities, talents, capacities, and aspirations of each student.

The needs of the total person must be met so that a healthy and realistic self-concept may emerge.

Our goal is to instill in each student:

  • A respect for others
  • A sense of self-confidence, self-respect and self discipline
  • A thirst for knowledge
  • A dedication to excellence
  • A commitment to the betterment of society
  • An appreciation for the aesthetic aspects of life

Overton High School believes that every student wants to learn and is capable of learning. We believe that by providing a challenging, standards-based curriculum taught through the Multiple Intelligences, our students will perform at very high levels. When students have opportunities to learn through their strengths, unexpected and positive cognitive, emotional, social and even physical changes will take place. We further believe that parents are the most important people in a child's life because their love, support, and approval are fundamental in determining the success of children and the overall effectiveness of our school. We visualize parents serving as active partners in their children's education by providing an appropriate home environment conducive to learning and being actively involved in planning and implementing our educational program.

We envision students making continual discoveries using critical thinking and decision-making skills. Students who arrive at Overton as children will leave as young adults prepared to be productive, responsible citizens with high levels of thinking skills. They will recognize the importance of learning and realize the need to be life-long learners. Our graduates will have a love and an appreciation for the arts. They will be self-disciplined and aware that rewards or consequences accompany all behaviors.

Through the cooperative efforts of parents, teachers, administrators and students, Overton High School will undergo a metamorphosis from merely being "a school" to "our school." We are committed to a quality education that strives to develop all students socially, culturally, aesthetically and intellectually.

Shelby County Schools does not discriminate in its programs or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap/disability, sex, or age.  For more information, please contact the Office of Equity Compliance at (901) 416-6670.
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