Henry County is committed to education in West Tennessee.


TN College of Applied Technology at Paris


The Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Paris is one of 46 institutions governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents system, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation.

The primary objective of the TCAT-P is to provide quality technical training designed to meet the occupational needs of the citizens of this region and state. Their programs are structured to meet the changing training needs of business and industry. They strive daily to be innovative in program design and proactive in our approach to delivery.

Full Time Programs

  • Administrative Office Technology
  • Collision Repair Technology
  • Comp0uter Information Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • General Metals
  • Health Information Technology
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Motorcycle/ATV Repair
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Practical Nursing
  • Residential Maintenance

Special Industry Training

Special industry training, as offered by the Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Paris, is training in specific subjects needed by a particular company or organization. The word “industry” means a field of business or activity, not necessarily manufacturing.

The content of the course may be a standard topic, or one tailored uniquely to meet the needs of that particular group (the customer). The College arranges the curriculum with input of the customer’s needs. In that sense, it is a customized course, including the hours, dates, length and location. If it better suits the customer’s needs, it can be presented in the customer’s facilities.

Special Industry Training is offered at a very reasonable rate which is determined depending on the customer’s needs.

Listed below are some examples of classes the Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Paris offers for local industry.


  • Accounting/Bookkeeping
  • Auto Body Repair
  • Basic Dimensional Measurement
  • Blueprint Reading for Industry
  • Business Communications
  • CNC Machining
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Geometric Dimension and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Hydraulics/Pneumatics
  • Industrial Electricity
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Word
  • PLC Troubleshooting
  • Robotics
  • Supervisory Training/Team Building
  • The Internet
  • Welding


If you would like more information about Special Industry Classes or have a new course your company needs, please contact Mr. Willie Huffman at (731) 644-7365 or e-mail him at

Other Programs

Online Programs

  • Administrative Office Technology

Part Time Programs

  • Practical Nursing

Colleges & Universities

Murray State Univeristy

Murray State University, located in the city of Murray, Kentucky, is a four-year public university with more than 10900 students.

University of Tennessee at Martin

UT Martin is a primary campus in the University of Tennessee System and is known for excellence and outstanding value in undergraduate education.

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University (APSU), located in Clarksville, Tennessee, is the state’s fastest growing university.

Union University

Union University is a four-year, liberal arts, Christian university located in Jackson, Tennessee, USA.


Two Year Colleges

Dyersburg State Community College

Dyersburg State Community College is a comprehensive community college providing liberal arts, technical, professional, developmental, public service and enrichment credit and non-credit programs

Jackson State Community College

Jackson State Community College is a publicly supported community college located in Jackson, Tennessee and operated under the auspices of the Tennessee Board of Regents.


Henry County Board of Education


The Henry County Board of Education Central Office is located in the Grove Tower Building at 217 Grove Boulevard. The School System operates four K-8 elementary schools, a ninth grade campus and one high school with approximately 3,200 students. The comprehensive guidance program on both campuses is developmental and based on assessed student needs. Special education services are available on both campuses. It also serves the educational needs of Henry County by offering services through Adult Education and the Henry County Family Resource Center. Phone: 731-642-9733. Address: Grove Boulevard, Paris, TN 38242.

The high school is located on two campuses. Eighth grade students from four county elementary schools and the Paris Special School District feed into E. W. Grove, which is for ninth grade only. It is located within the Paris city limits with 28 teachers/administrators and offers courses to approximately 400 students. Henry County High School is located within the Paris city limits on a 60 acre campus and has 67 teachers/administrators in grades 10 – 12. HCHS offers 130 courses for approximately 1,000 students. Phone: 731-642-5232.
Address: 315 South Wilson Street, Paris, TN 38242.


Henry Elementary School
8985 Hwy 79 South
Henry, TN 38231
Phone: (731) 243-7114

Dorthy & Noble Harrelson School
143 Puryear Country Club Road
Puryear, Tn 38251
Phone: (731) 247-3152

Lakewood Elementary School
6745 Hwy 79 North
Buchanan, TN 38222
Phone: (731) 644-1600

E.W. Grove
215 Grove Blvd.
Paris, TN 38242
Phone: (731) 642-4586

Henry County High School
315 Wilson
Paris, Tn 38242
Phone: (731) 642-5232


Paris Special School District


Paris Special School District serves approximately 1,500 students from preschool through eighth grade in three schools: Rhea Elementary School, grades K-2; Paris Elementary, grades 3-5; and Inman Middle School, grades 6-8. All schools are certified by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Each school is served by a registered nurse.

Paris Elementary School and Civic Center is co-funded by Paris SSD and Paris city government. Students have access to an indoor pool, a 600-seat theater, and an extra large gymnasium.

In addition to computer labs, the high-tech schools have a media retrieval system with 32 inch monitors in every classroom enabling teachers to play videos from the school bank, tune in cable programming, or project presentations from their computers for a large display, and each grade has network copying machines for teachers to print directly from their computers. In 2006, all seventh graders at Inman Middle School were issued laptop computers as part of the PSSD continuing commitment to technology education.


W.G. Rhea Elementary School
Lone Oak Road
Paris, TN 38242
Phone: (731) 642-0961

Paris Elementary
650 Volunteer Drive
Paris, TN 38242
Phone: (731) 642-3675

W.O. Inman Elementary
400 Harrison
Paris, TN 38242
Phone: (731) 642-8131