Dyersburg Primary School is an innovative school that strives for excellence. In an effort to assist students in achieving academic success while supporting balanced social and emotional growth, School Wide Positive Behavior Support was developed in 2006. Lambuth University's Lambuth LinX (Now the University of Memphis) assisted in the implementation as a joint collaboration with Project RISE.
Dyersburg Primary School uses a comprehensive, integrated three-tiered model of prevention. The model of prevention is a proactive approach to meet the academic, behavioral, and social needs of students. The model aims to prevent and respond effectively to the development of learning and behavioral challenges through tiers of support: Primary Support (Tier 1 focuses on the needs of all students), Secondary Support (Tier 2 focuses on students for whom preliminary intervention was insufficient), and Tertiary Support (Tier 3 focuses on students who are at heightened risk for school failure).