The mission of Thomas Magnet School is to provide an environment that will challenge, enrich, and nurture students’ ability to achieve success.
- Black/African American: 7%
- White: 68%
- Hispanic: 20%
- Asian: 2%
- Native American: 1%
- Two or more races: 2%
- ELL: 3%
- Economically Disadvantaged: %
Thomas Magnet School is located in the rural community of Shelbyville in Bedford County, Tennessee. The local community is small with a population in Shelbyville of approximately twenty-thousand people. Bedford County is known for agriculture including the Tennessee Walking Horse industry and also pencil manufacturing.
We pride ourselves in a student centered learning environment and our rigorous curriculum prepares our students for future academic demands. Our teachers rise to this challenge by offering a variety of educational experiences to enrich students and empower them to expand their horizons. Each child is valued and loved as we work as a community of learners to ensure that all students achieve their highest academic potential.
Students explore learning through hands-on experiments and projects during enrichment classes. Student products are displayed during TMS’s annual Showcase Night. Students learn to express their thoughts and opinions by communicating openly during Paideia Socratic Seminars. A musical production exhibits the musical and dramatic talents of the student. Students participate in Chinese culture taught by a teacher from the Confucius Institute. Through Mandarin language lessons and Chinese culture, students are exposed to a global view at an early age. Kindergarten students participate in the SMART program in related arts classes.
Volunteers play a critical role in the development of each child’s educational success at TMS, and we value our relationship with our parents and our community as we work together toward student success.