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Public Education

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System has a focused effort on improving student achievement for the more than 29,000 pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade students it serves. Great gains have been made since the beginning of this initiative, which began seven years ago. Test scores continue to rise for students in every grade level in nearly every subject area in every classroom across the district. Graduation rates have improved and the school district has been recognized nationally for its academic and professional development achievements.

Private Education

Private schools in the Clarksville-Montgomery County area offer a choice for parents seeking an alternative to the traditional school system. Each has distinctive characteristics that meet the different needs of individual students.

Clarksville Academy
710 North Second Street
Clarksville, TN 37040

Clarksville Christian School
501 Hwy. 76
Clarksville, TN 37043

Clarksville Montessori Childrens House
1220 Madison Street
Clarksville, TN 37040

Montgomery Christian Academy
1186 Fort Campbell Blvd.
Clarksville, TN 37042

St. Mary’s Catholic School
1901 Madison Street
Clarksville, TN 37043

Higher Education

Austin Peay State University
Established in 1927 with 158 students, APSU student enrollment now tops 10,000. Students at Austin Peay can choose from numerous programs and concentrations to earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or education specialist degree. The University also offers numerous online courses and online programs.

The University has a premier science facility, the Sundquist Science Complex, featuring more than 180,000 square feet of classroom, laboratory, and research. In conjunction with the new Hemlock Semiconductor (HSC) plant being constructed in Clarksville, APSU was awarded a state grant of $6.4 million to construct a new training facility next to the Sundquist Science Complex. The facility will emulate HSC’s laboratories, allowing APSU to provide chemical engineering degree programs, opening the door for jobs in industries like HSC.

The Joe Morgan University Center is at the heart of campus, and the facility provides a food court, cafeteria, and various meeting areas. In 2007, APSU opened the $11 million Foy Fitness and Recreation Center, which features a rock-climbing wall, 10,000 square feet of fitness space and outdoor pool. In spring 2009, the University opened a $4.7 million education facility at nearby Fort Campbell, Kentucky. It is the only stand-alone higher education facility on post. 

APSU has an accelerated bachelor’s in professional studies, allowing students with an Associate of Applied Science degree to complete a bachelor’s degree in 14 months. Minors in real estate, Asian studies, geographic information systems, dance, and global security studies also have been added. APSU’s M.S. in Management has expanded students to earn the degree online or on campus in as little as one year. An M.A. in curriculum and instruction began in Fall 2007.

APSU boasts two Centers of Excellence - the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the Center of Excellence for Field Biology.

Bethel College
130 Corporate Drive
Clarksville, TN 37040

Daymar Institute
1860 Wilma Rudolph Blvd.
Clarksville, TN 37040

Miller-Motte Technical College
1820 Business Park Drive
Clarksville, TN 37040

North Central Institute
168 Jack Miller Blvd.
Clarksville, TN 37042

Tennessee Technology Center
3789 Guthrie Highway
Clarksville, TN 37040

Tennessee Rehabilitation Center
1575 Corporate Park Blvd.
Clarksville, TN 37040

Troy University
399 Tiny Town Road
Clarksville, TN 37042