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8901blue Grass Rd
Knoxville, TN 37922

(865) 539-7864
(865) 531-2164
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November 23, 2014
Blue Grass is a huge family! Everyone goes above and beyond for students and families. Parents are very involved, as well as, the community. Great elementary school.

- submitted by a community member
September 03, 2014
I keep hearing about how the school isn't "big enough" or its not "modern enough." Let me just say this: I'm glad it's not. The teachers and staff are engaged and welcoming. The school does well academically, and I appreciate the old charm about the school. Sure, you could go modern, but why? It's not about the look of the school, as much as it is about the character of the school. By the way, my child loves going to BG.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2014
Try A.L. Lotts or Northshore Elementary (both within a few miles of Blue Grass). You'll discover a more modern administration and PTA that are both open to new ways of thinking and performing for the best interest of your child.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
Teachers are very engaged. PTA is active in the school and provides additional funding for STEM lab, computers, and playground equipment. Students seem well-behaved. Small school lends itself to agreat learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2014
Blue Grass is a wonderful school. I have been impressed with how much the staff cares about students. The PTA is also outstanding. Parents are always welcome!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
I'm proud of the consistently high standards Blue Grass holds for its staff and students. The small(er) size offers a warm, friendly environment that fosters learning and collaboration. I understand Blue Grass is the only school in the system to have a full-time STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) teacher and STEM lab is now in full rotation with other Encore classes such as gym, art, computers and music. We love our school!

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2013
I am generally discusted with this school. My son was struggling terribly at BlueGrass and the teachers and administraition were completely indiferent. I was told that my son did not have the ability to do his work. We have thankfully been transfered to another school in Knox county and I am really amazed at the difference in my son. He also underwent educational testing at his new school (my request was refused by Blue Grass) and my son has scored gifted. He would have not passed second grade if we had stayed at Blue Grass. Now he loves going to school!

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2013
Our opinion of this school is poor. We have been at Bluegrass for multiple years, and have experienced far too many teachers that should have been out the door long ago. Oftentimes, we've been the recipient of teachers that are stuck in vey old teaching methodologies, and that fall far below what most would expect regarding parent and student interation (minimal communication, rudeness toward students, and downright laziness). Additionally, it appears that multiple teachers are only primarily focused on teaching the children to test well, but leave out the opportunites for students to truely embrace (or enjoy) what they're learning. These unfortunate examples of teachers have been tenured, but appear to dislike their jobs currently, and seem to have quit on their work long ago. - It's unfortunate that our children have to have them within their schooling experience. The new principal is unsupportive of student or parent needs, and turns a blind eye toward obviously inappropriate teacher behaviors. I will be happy to have my children out of this school. If another school were an option, we would definitely do it.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2012
My family and I relocated here from out of state. We have not had a good experience with this school. I understand that the faculty sticks together as a united front, and that can be a good thing, but not at the expense of the students and their education. I have had negative experiences with my child every year we have been here. The new principal pretends to be kind and involved, but the minute you have a concern, she quickly shows her true colors. The teachers don't communicate, but they will be quick to if it concerns them. They are not concerned with the children's education, unless the child has been picked out as a favorite. I begged for suggestions to help my child, and was given none. I will be glad when my child is out of this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2012
I went to tour the school before enrolling my children and discovered such excellent teaching unsolicited. Even the no academic classes were excellent. All I can say is wow!

- submitted by a community member
October 14, 2011
I just read a couple other reviews about this school and now know that I am not alone. Even though you see a 5 star overall rating here be careful. I am sure there are some good teachers at this school. In fact, during our 4 years here I have met some very nice ones. However, there are some really nasty ones that will ruin it for everyone. It seems like no one is willing to speak up either. My personal thought is - if you are not there to teach and it isn't something you like doing, please quit - don't take it out on the kids. Believe me when I say I am not the only parent with this issue, and I wish it was just one teacher. I never believed in home school before this school. Several of us moms have spoke of pulling out our kids from the school. Please do your homework. I am sure others have had great experiences... and I hope that the majority of the time the experiences are not like mine and a few others. I just wanted to post this so other parents could be informed, prepared. It is not as 'peachy' as it seems.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2011
We started out at Bluegrass a few years ago with high hopes (given all the good reviews). We have been at the school for a few years now and have been more than disappointed to say the least. If you have a child that has any sort of special needs this school is not for you. The teachers are not flexible are are disrespectful to, not only the parents, but to both principals when asked to make allowances for students. Needless to say I am at a loss as to what to do - other than pull my son out of school all together. I am sure if you have a kid who doesn't have any challenges this would be a great school for you. It really is sad.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2011
Mr. Mosely, you ARE a gem....an all-star among educators. People like you aim way beyond "meets expectations" and shoot straight for "exceeds expectations." It's people like you that open others' eyes' to the idea that their bar isn't as high as it can go when it's resting at the lowest it could possibly be without being let go. You're an inspiration to your community and an amazing principal at Bluegrass Elementary!. -EJC

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2010
as a grandparent of a 1st grader, I think we are so lucky to be in Blue Grass school zone. Principal is outstanding and the majority of teachers are excellent. Even with the focus on testing instead of what should be focused on, Blue Grass rocks!

- submitted by a community member
April 30, 2010
Mr. Mosely, the administration staff, and the group of teachers there do a wonderful job of caring about the students and teaching them to be responsible. They use creative ways in teaching concepts which makes learning fun. Parents are encouraged to volunteer their time to help out at school and to be involved with their student's education.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 20, 2009
I am very happy with the caring teachers and staff at Blue Grass! My son is in the 4th grade and the staff has been very helpful to work with me to find the right class and the right programs to help him excel and grow.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2009
Teachers are genuinely involved and care about the children's education with emphasis on respect and responsibility while encouraging self esteem in a fun environment. A great emphasis on reading and writing with many educational extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2009
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December 19, 2008
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October 16, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2008
We have a 5th grader and a Kindergartener at Blue Grass and have been thrilled with the level of life experience both are receiving. Ideal childhood development is a cross between learning and experiencing and this school strives to achieve this balance. My husband and I have discussed moving a dozen times, but really want our youngest to enjoy the same benefits as our eldest. Out of seven teachers, six have been exceptional and one mediocre. We love Blue Grass!

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2008
School is a 'reading' school with high value on literacy and math. Has new leadership/administration that provides balance and is highly competent. Superior teaching staff, creative and dynamic librarian.Wonderful new computer lab! Plenty of outdoor play area/s. Parent involvement encumbers the educational process at times. New leadership has resulted in providing more appropriate balance in the parent involvement area.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2008
This school is the best one in Knoxville! The teachers all really care about the students and the school has an extraordinary TAG program. The TAG teacher is AWESOME and really goes above and beyond to challenge bright and able students!

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 20, 2008
I have three children at Blue Grass, and we have been very happy with it. The teachers are great and the librarian is super. My kids are on different levels, academically, and they have all thrived while at Blue Grass. In Knoxville, you can't do better!

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2008
Some teachers are good, but good teachers not enough to outweigh the really awful ones! The principal is not any help. She is not an advocate for students and their needs and educations. She is there to cover for teachers inadequacies and makes things 'look good'. If at all possible send your child to another school

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2007
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- submitted by a student
April 29, 2007
I am not a parent of a Blue Grass Student, but I completed my student teaching there in late 2004. As a student myself, learning to be a teacher, I met and had some of the most wonderful mentors in the education field. The principal and the curriculum were awesome. The parental involvement was magnificent. I do not live in TN any longer, but if I did I would definitely desire for my children to go to this school! Melody Garcia

- submitted by a teacher
December 19, 2006
There is nothing special about Bluegrass. Some of the teachers are very good and others are worn out.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2006
I had two children that attended Bluegrass. This is a school where the teachers are competent and care about your children! It had a friendly enviroment for the kids to learn and grow together ! I would highly recommend this school anyday!

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2005
I have two children attending Blue Grass. This is the school of our dreams. Our 5th grader has dyslexia and the special program (which we have been using since kindergarten) Blue Grass offers has been excellent. Blue Grass is a 'small town' school in that there is tons of parental involvement and a very familiar feeling. Blue Grass is growing by leaps and bounds so consideration will have to be given to how long your children will be attending before it gets too big.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2004
The parental support and involvement at Bluegrass makes the learning environment so pleasant. The teachers know they can send requests home to parents for time or resources and parents are always ready to help. The classrooms are well-equipped with stimluating stations for early learning but more or larger windows would have been nice in the original design. The principal, Ms. Brenda Gray, is a wonderful leader. I had her as an elementary teacher and remember as being one of my favorites. I am thrilled that she is my child's principal.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2004
Blue Grass is a great school with great teacher and a great principal. Been at the school for 4 years and each year is better than the previous. Great place to learn and have fun.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2004
My son will be completing kindergarten at Bluegrass in a few days. I am so sad, because ~we~ have had such an awesome year! The teachers are wonderful, the curriculum is top-notch, and the school has such a feeling of warmth and community. Although we have only been there one year, we already feel part of the Bluegrass Family. We are looking forward to another great experience next year in first grade.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2004
I have two children presently enrolled at Blue Grass. Love the school!! My kids teachers have always been loving and caring, all the while providing them with a great education!!

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
With eight student years at Bluegrass, we have never had a teacher that we didn't like nor one that our children didn't like. Parental involvement is encouraged. Strong PTA support.

- submitted by a parent
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Blue Grass Elementary School
8901blue Grass Rd, Knoxville, TN  37922
(865) 539-7864
Last modified Blue Grass Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Blue Grass Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top