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Knoxville, TN
Students enrolled: 432

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5316 Shannondale Road
Knoxville, TN 37918

(865) 689-1465
(865) 689-9158
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February 19, 2014
I can not say enough good things about Shannondale. The teachers are amazing. There are plenty of extra challenges for those children who excel and extra help for those kids who are falling behind. The current principal has been there for 2 years now. He is very hands on and really cares about the kids and the teachers. The parental and community support is phenomenal. The Shannondale Foundation has done a great job of raising money for extra technology and teaching assistants. The school just gets better and better every year!

- submitted by a parent

February 18, 2014
We have had a child in the school for three years and every year has been outstanding. The parental involvement is great. The school has a foundation that works hard to raise money for the school's children. It is also having major renovations being done now that will make it even better!

- submitted by a parent

July 24, 2013
My son has just completed his kindergarten year at Shannondale and I am extremely pleased with the school and staff. His teacher (Mr. Cameron) was AMAZING. My son loved going to school and his vocabulary, confidence, and self esteem are throu the roof. I am excited about his first grade year.

- submitted by a parent

May 30, 2012
I love this school. It has been great with my son and he loves it as well. The teachers and staff work very well with the kids and they really learn a lot here. I am not moving this year because I want him to stay here for 2 more years. This is a great school.

- submitted by a parent

November 29, 2011
Currently our experience with Shannondale Elementary and staff is been far from pleasant. We are new to the area and the school. During the open house, the teacher was withdrawn and unfriendly. However, she was very interested on how we were able to "transfer in" and where we currently reside. After receiving our answer: no transfer, and about five minutes from the school, the teacher had nothing else to say. We stood there in silence. Upon leaving, I watched as the teacher greeted other parents and students warmly. Thus far the school year has been unpleasant and awkward. We have complained of little communication which has resulted in daily behavior reports which we thought would inform of our child's academic weaknesses and successes. So far, they are only about behavior. We have attempted to inquire about resources to use to help our child. We were told that our child demonstrated "incapabilities" and symptoms of 2 different psychiatric disorders. Alarmed, we immediately sought out testing centers for our child. We are also bothered by some misinformation we received by a prominent staff member and that member s apathy toward our child s success.

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2010
This is only our second year and I could not be more happy and in love with this school. WOW what great teachers and parents this is better than a private school!!!!!!! Good JOB Shannondale!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2010
I love the friendly and nurturing environment that Shannondale is rightly known for and family involvement in the school is remarkable. I am disappointed in the academic challenge of the classroom. A single teacher with +-20 elementary kids necessarily has to teach to the average kid in the room. There is nothing in place to help those kids who show a particular aptitude in one area or another to develop those abilities. Shannondale has great potential, it could be SO much better than it is!

- submitted by a parent

April 27, 2010
I have three children that attend Shannondale and I have nothing but nice words about this school. The teachers and staff are great. They are easy to work with and only want what is best for our children.

- submitted by a parent
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February 03, 2010
My daughter transitioned from a private Montessori school to Shannondale this year and is in Kindergarden. We couldn't be happier. There is great PTA involvement by parents and the teachers are very professional.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 01, 2009
My son previously attended Shannondale and my daughter is currently a 3rd grader there. We have always been very happy with Shannondale Elementary. The teacher and parent involvement are absolutely awesome! It is a fabulous school

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 14, 2008
I have a daughter at Shannondale. This is her 3rd year there, and I could not be more pleased. The staff is amazing; they are the highest rated elementary school in the state of TN. My daughter is so advanced because of the teachers at Shannondale. I highly recommend it!

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2006
Shannondale is a TERRIFIC school. The Principal truly cares about the kids. The teachers are enthusiastic about teaching the kids. Mrs. Lane is the nicest principal ever, my kids think the world of her! I am proud to have an elementary school in my community like Shannondale!

- submitted by a parent

August 02, 2004
This school has great parent involvement which helps for the success of the school. Parents that don't even have kids at the school come and help other kids whose parents do not help them. I read where someone sounds upset about the political status of the school. Well, society is political, that is just part of it. All students at this school are treated fairly and the teachers and staff have only the best interest of the kids in their hearts and minds. Collecting food, clothes, money, for families in need are just a part of the nature of the school. This is not just a school, it is a community that cares for it's kids.

- submitted by a teacher

September 05, 2003
My Family loves this school. We have two children going to shannondale and they could not be any happier. The PTO is great! We have a Walkathon in the early fall that raises money for the school and it is so much fun. I would not want my children going to any other school. Shannondale Teachers must be teaching the students something because every year they have received A's on their state wide report card for the past 3yrs. I say keep up the great work Shannondale Teachers and Staff!

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2003
This school is way to political,the leadership is not concerned with the children as a whole. Is worried more about tcap scores and raising money.Most of the parents that stay at the school day in and day out control alot at the school if you fit in with those parents you may be ok with your child there, but if you are like me were both parents have jobs and cant be at the school from 7 am till 3 pm then your child will more than likely be left out or targeted by teachers who had a bad time dealing with people at a young age or was mistreated as a student them self. This is not a letter to bad mouth the school the school its self is a great school. Some of the leadership and a few bored parents would get on with teaching and keeping the parents out of the discision making would be of a great deed to the school. five year parent.

- submitted by a community member
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Shannondale Elementary School
5316 Shannondale Road, Knoxville, TN  37918
(865) 689-1465
Last modified Shannondale Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Shannondale Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top