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2705 Ottway Rd
Greeneville, TN 37743

(423) 234-8511
(423) 234-3281
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May 20, 2013
Ottway Elementary School is the worst school in Greene County.They do not me involved in my childs education. I have made attempts to communicate with the teacher but have not recieved the feedback I was hoping for. I feel like my hands are tied for lack of knowledge about what's going on in the classroom. My children have been in other schools where I was given weekly letters and suggestions about how to help my childs studies for that week and where the teachers shared with me how my child was doing. I do not get anything of the sort here. Also, I feel that the school activities are unorganized, the teachers are unaware of them, and I have wasted my time and money having my children participate in them.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2013
Ottway has been such a waste of my children's education. There is no since in having an IEP, they want follow it. I keep being told my child is doing well, until I get his report card and it is all "F's". Strikes are handed out like candy around there. And if a teacher has a problem with 1 child they will find reasons to take it out on your other ones. Most of the so called teachers there need to FIRED!!! My husband and I have had meeting after meeting with the middle school teachers, IEP and the principlal and nothing has ever been done to better either one of my children's education. The teachers don't want parent involvement because then you will really see how your children are treated. A monkey could do a better job than the zoo that is already there.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2011
Great school, great teachers. Small classes so each student gets plenty of teacher time. No complaints at all about Ottway, but as another poster here said, it would be nice if they had more funds to work with.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2011
Upon enrolling my child I stopped @ the office to learn about the school and What they had to offer. Huge mistake got nasty answers and a lot of eye rolling, I had no problem with meeting the teacher. We sat down and I explained to her about my child and what I was looking for in his education. ( My child is gifted ) There is no program in place until the 3rd grade. Ty to his teacher for going above and beyond to accommodate his needs. The OSA ( pta) I am totally disgusted with some of their fund raising programs. On a final note, The school is poor. Many teachers are forced to spend their own money to buy supplies. Not acceptable. So please ask the teacher if there are supplies they are in need of or donate money to the classroom. A little bit of help goes a long way in the teacher/ parent relationship. The principle? Well let's just say he can't be bothered.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2010
The teachers & principal are very nice & willing to help in any way they can.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2009
It is not the school to send your special needs children to,they are simply understaffed and are not dilligent.

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April 30, 2009
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April 30, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 30, 2009
Excellent school. Teachers are concerned about the kids and force them to take on responsibility. Parent apathy is the biggest problem. Teachers push kids to succeed, but many parents don't expect anything from the children.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 27, 2008
As a parent of a student here, I feel totally unwelcomed to be involved in my childs education. I have made attempts to communicate with the teacher but have not recieved the feedback I was hoping for. My daughters are learning well but as far as being able to help them improve, I feel like my hands are tied for lack of knowledge about what's going on in the classroom. My children have been in other schools where I was given weekly letters and suggestions about how to help my childs studies for that week and where the teachers shared with me how my child was doing. I do not get anything of the sort here. Also, I feel that the school activities are unorganized, the teachers are unaware of them, and I have wasted my time and money having my children participate in them.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2008
I think they view parent's interaction as a nuisance.Despite countless meetings to address our child' s educational needs they were never really addressed .They basically nod their heads in agreement ,make promises,and after you leave the school -their motto is outta sight outta mind! they need to allocate more funding to special needs programs .The principle and some select few were on the job but were left unable to help due to the school board which needs a shaking to wake them up!there were others there whom are in the wrong line of work!teachers shoud nurture not terrify children -and you know who are.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2006
Ottway overall is ok but needs to improve on a lot of things.It could let parents be more involved in things.They could earn more money to get supplies.There needs to be more resources for the kids learning.The students at Ottway don't have enough after school programs.The caffeteria food is not up to the level it should be.Certain office staff could be nicer to parents and teachers.The majority of teachers are very helpful and friendly to the parents.The coaches of the sports teams are also nice to the players.The principal is easly approached about any problems but he doesn't handle alot of situations in the appropriate manner.The guidence teacher needs to be there more often.The school needs a clinic.They need to have more fundraisers that aren't selling things such as candy bars and expensive nick nacks.They need more full time janitors.

- submitted by a parent
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Ottway Elementary School
2705 Ottway Rd, Greeneville, TN  37743
(423) 234-8511
Last modified Ottway Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ottway Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top