There's nothing cool about school, right?

That’s what we were thinking when we were contracted to build the new website for Haywood County Schools, a U.S.-based school system in the heart of Tennessee. We found a project that provided not only one of our greatest challenges, but also one of our greatest rewards.

CASE STUDY:#253COMPANY:Haywood SchoolsDATE:2022DELIVERABLES:Design, Development, Support & Maintenance

Haywood Schools Web Design

Re-introducing a refreshed appearance for all schools in Tennessee

The rewards are easy to see: helping the teachers and educators that are raising our future—the children.

The challenges were many: from merging an archive from their old, unusually outdated content management system to migrating thousands of pages and designing a modern website that was easy to use for teachers, parents and young students. The first challenge was solved by good old-fashioned elbow grease. The second led us towards a kid-friendly layout that uses icons and a custom menu to give the website an app-like feel that’s easy to understand and use.

By pairing the new Haywood Schools website with Potato Care, our cloud-hosting service, we’re making sure that attendance stays perfect with minimal downtime.

For Haywood County Schools, it’s a new look that’s keeping them in touch with the times. For us, it’s a reminder that—like your favourite teacher— school really can be cool.


Working with Metal Potato was a pleasure. They were helpful in design and guiding me through WordPress. They were patient with my questions and provided helpful videos. We are pleased with our new website and the ease of editing.
Rita Hathcock — Project Lead, Haywood Schools