Findlay Elementary School is located at 560 Hale Street, Sparta, Tennessee, which is east of the White County Fair Grounds. Dr. Findlay, a Methodist missionary and physician, started the school.
Findlay Elementary School began before 1910 as a one-room school with two teachers. The original school was located on the same grounds as the present school.
The present Findlay Elementary School is a result of a 1966 consolidation of many schools. Those schools included Old Zion, Cole's Chapel, Almyra, Macedonia, Fountain Head, Lamb, Yankeetown, Black Oak, and Findlay.