our history

Message from the Principal

Welcome to Dodson Branch School’s website. We are a family-oriented school in a small, close-knit community on the southeast side of Jackson County. I am in my 28th year at DBS and 11th as principal. DBS is a Title 1 school serving 250 students in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade.


Our school is a source of great pride for the community. Residents are very supportive of our school and embrace having all their children together from pre-k through 8th grade. We take pride in our fundamental belief that ALL CHILDREN can learn! Our faculty and staff strive daily to provide adequate resources, instruction and support so all students can succeed. Please stop by and visit us!


Tammy Woolbright

DBS Principal

Get Involved!

DBS offers many ways for parents, friends and the community to get involved in our school.



Dodson Branch School is a small, rural school located in southeast Jackson County, Tennessee. We have approximately 250 students in grades pre-K through 8. The school building was originally built in the 1950s and expanded in 1999. Another addition was just completed in March 2011. Our school now boasts 16 classrooms and a full-size gymnasium!​


Our vision


All students will become lifelong learners who value education and reach their full potential as responsible, productive citizens.

We’ve got wildcat spirit!










We invite you to contact us by e-mail, fax, phone, letter or in person at:


Dodson Branch School

16221 Dodson Branch Highway

Cookeville, TN 38501

Phone: 931-858-7006

or 931-268-0761

Fax: 931-268-1891

Email: dbsinfo@jacksoncoschools.com


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