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Middle Valley, TN
Students enrolled: 559
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8629 Camp Columbus Road
Middle Valley, TN 37343

(423) 843-4704
(423) 843-4706
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August 14, 2015
Our son attended McConnell last year and is back for 1st grade this year. We love this school and the staff.

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2011
Let me say while I do still find this an excellent school an influx and shifting of teachers has missed the mark. I am disappointed in the new drive for testing but I do know this isn't just the school it is our whole education system ever since No Child Left Behind was implemented I have seen a shift toward testing being the be all and end all. Next year it is due to get worse when TCAPS start counting as a grade. It is horrible that now we have a situation where the teachers are under so much pressure to get great test scores they can't properly teach. It's not the school it is the system. Both my boys teachers did a fine job this year with my youngests being excellent and oldests doing as well as could be expected under some unique circumstances. I really hope to see a shift away from No Child Left Behind and test driven results.. Also the shift in the difficulty of subjects is really bad, because of new testing standards previous star roll kids are getting frustrated because they are working harder only to get Honor roll.

- submitted by a parent

May 04, 2011
I have two boys that attend McConnell at this time and while I can say that my oldest (5th grade) received good academic instruction from K-3 his 4th grade teachers were horrible, both academically and to him personally. His science and social studies teacher this year is equally bad. They treated him, and many others that aren't "pets", so unfairly that he went from liking to going to school to trying to avoid it. The kids are not enriched emotionally or socially and are only taught to the test. My youngest is in K and we are seriously considering moving schools even though we know his 1st grade teacher will be really good. Most of teachers seem to like children who sit quietly and fit into their "ideal child" boxes. The school does encourage parental involvement, but doesn't seem to appriciate it.

- submitted by a parent

April 05, 2009
I'm very pleased with the academic and social progress my granddaughters are making! Just love the happy smiles on the paricipals' faces at afternoon pick-up' .... a sign of a happy and healthy school environment! Thank you!!

- submitted by a community member

October 12, 2008
They actually do have an Art Program now. I love it here. This is my daughter's first year of school and we are very pleased she is making the most important start to her life at McConnell Elementary. There is alot of involvement from the parents and it is wonderful to be apart of that!

- submitted by a parent
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September 18, 2008
This is a school where volunteer hours don't have to be required. Most parents want to be involved in the education of their child. The teachers are interested in the well being of the children and work with the parents to achieve success.

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2008
I have three children who have attended this school and i think it is a great school they make everyone welcome no matter what.

- submitted by a parent

September 03, 2008
The adminstration and staff are wonderful. Parents are encouraged and welcomed to volunteer throughout the school. However, there is no art program and I am disappointed that unlike other local schools we do not offer after school programs such as newspaper, chorus and clubs etc. I feel our kids are missing out on expolring other interest and activities.

- submitted by a parent
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July 05, 2008
This the best school.They work as a team an have great staff an parnets.

- submitted by a parent
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February 15, 2008
If you are looking for a safe, challenging place for your child, McConnell is the place for you! We absolutely love our school!

- submitted by a parent

August 23, 2006
This is a great school full of caring teachers and staff members. Our students are well behaved and our parents are very involved for the most part. Even though it is a large school it has a neighborhood school/family atmosphere. My daughter went to elementary school here. She is now 18 years old. She got an excellent start here!

- submitted by a teacher

August 11, 2005
We Love McConnell. The PTA & Parent involvement are terrific! The staff, teachers, and principals are all very nice to work with. An overall great school.

- submitted by a parent
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Mcconnell Elementary School
8629 Camp Columbus Road, Middle Valley, TN  37343
(423) 843-4704
Last modified Mcconnell Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mcconnell Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top