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PK-8
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Lavergne, TN
Students enrolled: 961

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1000 Waldron Rd
Lavergne, TN 37086

(615) 904-3820
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March 31, 2014
We have had a child at RSE for the past three years. She has excelled and our experience with this school has been wonderful. The teachers are all kind and smart, and the specific teachers our daughter has had have done a phenomenal job at teaching, even with the common core changes being thrust upon them. The administration is fantastic as well. The students love the principal, Mr. Lewis, who is accessible and approachable, for both parents and students. Someone in another review mentioned the numerous fundraisers, and there are a few, but there is never pressure to participate. My daughter loves her school. I am on this site doing research for a possible move across the county, and the more I research the other schools the less I want to move away from RSE. Great people teaching happy children in an environment made to feel exceptionally safe.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2013
My son has gone there since the 1st grade, he is now a 4th grader. I personally help in the class when i can. I feel very blessed to have this school. Each teacher has done a perfect job. Some parents need to help out more and even help their child with homework. Some come in and has not done their homework, this is the parents resonsibliity, and they blame the teachers..this is one great school with a great staff.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2013
A lot has changed at Rock Springs in the last few years. There are still some wonderful teachers that truly care about their students, but personally, the Common Core has made teaching to the test more important than having a nurturing relationship with the student. The leadership of this school has also plummeted with hiring new administration. Test scores and how much funding the school can raise in donations from Lions Prowl or Spring Fling seem to be what is the most important to the administration at Rock Springs, If you are new to the area, I would highly recommend looking at other schools for your child/children to attend.

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2013
We considered moving to a subdivision that is zoned for this school. I reviewed the website and was surprised to find that some of the teachers couldn't even write a short paragraph about themselves without major errors. As an educator myself, I find this unacceptable (especially for a school that seems to have a good reputation).

- submitted by a community member
May 10, 2013
I am so glad my child goes to RSE. The teachers/staff and administration are excellent!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
The teachers and staff are there to teach and help every child, no matter what.

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June 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2009
RSE is an excellent school. The principal is wonderful with the students and a strong leader. The teachers are exceptional! They are caring and compassionate. The school offers a great learning environment for the students - the right mix of discipline and fun. Parents are respected and take an active role in the school. Overall, it is a great school. When looking for a new house, we purposefully moved to this school zone. I had once thought about home schooling my kids, but with RSE as a choice for a public school there is no reason. I am very proud to have my two children attend RSE.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2009
My son goes to the Pre School class. He has learned so much this year! He also goes to speech therapy. You can't even tell that he has a speech problem anymore. Thanks Rock Springs Elementary!

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November 15, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2008
I am very proud to say that my children attend RSE. The parent-teacher involvement is incredible. I have a 1st and 4th grader both of whom amaze me everyday with the things that they've learned and I wouldn't trade the education they're receiving for anything.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2008
Our son started kindergarten this year at RSE. We seriously searched and researched schools thru-out the area. Not knowing much about this school other than what we saw on a tour, we were impressed. After this year with Ms. Blackburn, we knew we'd made the best decision. Our son thrived in his 1st year of school and we couldn't have asked for more. The staff is great and we're looking forward to the remaining years at RSE.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2008
We have two children in RSE (just finishing 4th grade and just finishing K) and we have been pleased with the school from the beginning. All of the teachers my kids have had have been fantastic. They care about my kids specific needs and sometimes go above and beyond the call of duty to try to make sure my kids needs are met.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2008
Our son attends 1st grade at RSE. He has had an excellent year. This is our first year in TN. Our son is encouraged to do his best whether math, spelling, sciene or writing. His teacher Ms. Mitchell brings out the best in her student, encourages them to work hard, but at the same time expects them to not act or our disturb other students. When my son was being unmercifully teased at the beginning of the year because he is small, she put a stop to it immediately and the school did a class on bullying and teasing. My son loves this school is reading well and is a good studen all around. In fact, my family is looking for a home and our criteria of home location is based on being able to keep him zoned for RSE. GREAT JOB

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March 16, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2008
This was my daughter's first year at this school, she is in the 3rd grade and has Mrs. Good as her teacher. Mrs. Good went out of her way to talk one on one with her during orientation and helped her overcome her anxiety of being the new kid. It is now the second semester and she is still enthusiastic about going to school everyday. She has remained an honor roll student every six weeks. I do wish they had a book club or more academic clubs for young children, though, as she had at her old school. Our first year has been very impressive and successful!

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 12, 2008
This school has done wonders for my son. He has Ms Short this year and is a blessing for him. She has built his self-confidence and made him believe that he can do it no matter what. I give so much credit to her and thanks to her.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 10, 2008
Great Staff with caring parents create a positive learning environment. The Principal is very approachable. This is a school on the right track!

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2008
I agree with the parent that stated that the school fails to teach basics like handwriting and spelling. My child is in the upper grades now, but attended RSE her entire elementary school life...from first grade on, they allowed her to spell words incorrectly (she spelled them like they sounded) and yet the teachers never corrected the spelling...this continued through the 5th grade...shouldn't they at least circle the word and spell it correctly so the child will know how to spell the word in the future? Such an emphasis is placed on the standardized testing, but no emphasis beyond taking the test....I guess you don't have to know how to spell in order to blacken the circle on the correct bubble test answer!!!!

- submitted by a parent
December 26, 2007
The teacher quality is excellent! The leadership quality is excellent. There is great participation from the parents in everything possible and the staff is very friendly. My children have been attending this school for 6 yrs and I have had nothing but pleasant experiences (now that the old principal is not in the picture).

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2007
This school is physically nice but doesn't teach basics very well at critical points in a child's education. Handwriting, spelling - things they will need their entire life.

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November 20, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2007
We couldn't be happier with RSE! From the staff to the facility, it's top notch! Mr. Lewis is a 'No Nonsense' principal and the students really respect him! They have a secret weapon, the music teacher, Mr. Hamby! He is so great with the kids and we are lucky to have him.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2007
We LOVE this school! We are so happy we chose to move into this area. The school is run well, the teachers have been great, and parent involvement has been outstanding. Our test scores are very high, the teachers teach at the level of each child and don't hold anyone back from doing their full potential. I believe we have one of the very best schools in the Middle Tennessee Area.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2006
RSE has greatly improved with regards to the leadership over the past two years. The principal from 2004 passed away and the new principal (formerly the asst. princ.) is Very involved with the students and staff. There is a tremendous amount of parent involvement. The music program has also increased, the entire school performs an annual 'multi cultural' music event. I am very impressed with the school overall. My son has been there for three years, and there is a noticable difference from when the previous principal was there.

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October 21, 2005
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November 03, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2004
Since my son started school at rock springs one year ago he has matured into a wonderful student always eager to go to school and looks forward for the challanges that he encounters in class. His teacher Ms Amanda Champbell has challanged him through out the year and also at home. he has consistently made honor roll and principals list and continues to work hard to achieve success. This is a great school for kids and continues to raise the level of acheivement for them. The teachers are excellant and I look forward to working with them for the up comming 2004 - 2005 school year.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2004
I have been involved with this school for a few years and my child adores the teachers but the lack of leadership is astounding.The principal is so uninvolved that many of the children fear her. Any one walking into the school can see the stress put on the teachers faces by the 'leaders'. The ones in those positions have to remember that the most important thing is to have a safe and emotionally healthy environment not only for the students but for those who work there.I hope that a transition is made at some point the children there really love the teachers and other members of the staff.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2004
As a parent of an up and coming first grader, I was very impressed with my son's experience in Kindergarten. He is well beyond ready for first grade academically and socially. His teacher, Jamie York was consistent, well-read, and up to date on the latest strategies in teaching. The administrative support was apparent and positive. We look forward to a great First grade year with more and more positive experiences.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2004
I can't believe the incompentence of the school as a whole. My child's teacher couldn't spell, the principal never returned calls, the vice principal walked around with a confused look on his face. Overall I was completely unimpressed and can't wait to move to another school district!

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2004
I wish that I had something really good to say about the school. There are good people here and there are great teachers but without the great leader as a principal should be the school goes down fast. There is no care in the parents that work really hard for the school, the fundraisers or for the class for that matter. The parent boards were dismissed most of the time and sometimes the principals and faculty never showed up! I think people should think really hard before coming to this school. There is a lot going on with promise of a better year I hope so but for now parents should think twice and get lots of opinions. I really wish I had.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2004
My child attended RSE when it first opened, 3rd grade-honor roll student! The first year was great- the asst principal and teachers truly cared about the best interests of the children. At the start of the new school year most of those fine people had left due to the changes the principle had made. By 5th grade my childs selfesteem was rock bottom. 4 of the 5 teachers he had had never taught school before- they did not use lesson plans which I asked for to help him be better prepared. Several of these teachers tutored after school but never showed up. The principal was sometimes too busy to attend important meetings and left us feeling as though she did not care. I have raised 3 children and this was the most frustrating and unpleasant experience we have ever had with any school. My child did not go back to RSE!

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2004
Rock Springs Elementary has several passionate teachers and a beautiful setting and facility. However, the principal is not as strong at encouraging creativity among her faculty. Two wonderful teachers opted to leave to my direct knowledge. Good sized library and a wonderful music teacher (Mr. Hambee) help considerably. Parent involvement is not actively discouraged but teachers are reluctant to involve parents due to principal directives.

- submitted by a parent
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Rock Springs Elementary School
1000 Waldron Rd, Lavergne, TN  37086
(615) 904-3820
Last modified Rock Springs Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rock Springs Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top