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Administrative Appointments
Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent, has made the following administrative appointments to address the needs of the Knox County Schools. More Info
Legos in My Lincoln Logs:
Campers Get Hands-On Experience at STEM Camp
Farragut High School and Hardin Valley Academy are combining expertise June 23-27 to provide rising 2nd-7th graders with a fun and hands-on camp focusing on science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health sciences. Teachers from both schools are leading the week-long camp, which takes place this year at Hardin Valley Academy and next year at Farragut High School.

Creative camp sessions and demonstrations include Legos in My Lincoln Logs, Customizing Bobbleheads, Bristlebots, Make Your Own Stethoscope, Infectious Disease, Cu-Ag-Au Lab, Chromatography, Bungee Spidermen, Hour of Code, Light Bot, Foam Ball Cannon and many more.

The schools’ expertise is recognized nationally, as both schools were recently named to the U.S. News and World Report 2014 Best High School rankings. Among Tennessee schools, Farragut High School was ranked 8th, and Hardin Valley Academy was ranked 12th. The rankings are based on schools’ performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college. For more information, visit http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools.
Knox County Schools to Transition to New Student Information System
Over the summer, the Knox County Schools will transition to a new student information system that will provide families and staff with enhanced accessibility and more digital connectivity to their child’s classroom.

Due to the need to complete data transfers and validation between the old system and the new system, the systems will not be accessible during the month of June. This will delay the publication of schedules for our middle school and high school students. This year only, the schedules will be mailed to students and parents in July, and school staff will be available to work with students and parents in those cases where adjustments may be necessary. More Info
Summer Transfer Window: May 1 - July 1, 2014
The 2014-2015 summer transfer window opened May 1, 2014. Applications for general transfers and magnet transfers will be accepted for students meeting at least one of the necessary criteria for the 2014-2015 school year:
  1. Students new to the Knox County Schools, including kindergarten students
  2. Students who have had a change in family circumstances such as custody or guardianship since February 19, 2014
  3. Students with a change of address since February 19, 2014
  4. Students seeking a transfer to a magnet program where space is available
Visit transfers.knoxschools.org for more information.
Knox County Schools' 2014-2015 Budget
The Board of Education approved the 2014-2015 budget on June 4, 2014. More information about this process and the fiscal outlook is available at the links below and here.
Superintendent delivers “State of the Schools” Address
Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, delivered his third annual “State of the Schools Address” February 11 at Hardin Valley Academy.

The State of the Schools Address provides an overview of academic progress in the Knox County Schools, gives an update on implementation of the five-year strategic plan entitled Excellence for All Children, and outlines the educational goals and aspirations for the coming year.



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Strategic Plan Development - Knox  Schools 2020
We are very pleased with the amount of feedback we have received from stakeholders regarding the development of the next five-year strategic plan for Knox County Schools. The next step is to consolidate the information into a draft document. For periodic updates, please continue to visit the Knoxschools2020.org website and also follow us on Twitter @knoxschools2020. As always, if you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to email us at knoxschools2020@knoxschools.org.

Knox County Schools Strategic Plan: 

The strategic plan is the culmination of a year-long effort to identify and assess the strengths and the needs of the Knox County Schools. The plan builds on the vision for the future, Building on Strength: Excellence for All Children, that I presented to the Board of Education and the community in December 2008.

Just as we did with the development of the vision, we have had broad stakeholder participation and comment as we have developed this strategic plan. We have collected insights at multiple community forums and meetings with school leaders. The Knox County Council PTA, the Knox County Education Association, the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce and our school principals were also represented on the strategic plan advisory group.

This strategic plan provides a blueprint for our actions, and defines our success for the next five years. There are areas in this strategic plan that are very specific in nature, elements that are more general, and some components that will require additional research and analysis. We have clearly established goals and initiatives that will be regularly measured using a variety of methods and metrics.

This strategic plan provides for the productive development of our instructional practices, processes, and systems, as well as an educational culture that will enable us to realize higher levels of academic success for all students, and achieve our vision of Excellence for All Children.


Sincerely,



James P. McIntyre, Jr.
Tennessee's selection as one of two first round "Race to the Top" winners highlighted the state as a national leader in public education reform and improvement.  Setting and meeting higher standards for a better education is a major part of the state's plan. (More)
    
    
 

Knox County Schools Mission:
Knox County Schools will enable all students to achieve academic success based on established performance standards and students' individual needs and abilities, by providing highly trained teachers, a nurturing environment and by partnering with parents and the community to ensure that a commitment to education continues outside the classroom.

DIRECTIONS TO CENTRAL OFFICE:
From I-40 W, take exit 388A for James White Parkway. Merge onto Downtown Loop/James White Parkway. Take the exit toward US-441/Downtown/Cumberland Ave onto Cumberland Avenue. Turn left onto Gay Street. Turn left onto Hill Avenue then left onto State Street where parking is available in the Dwight Kessel Parking Garage on the right.

From I-40 E, take the 389 Exit for Hall of Fame Drive toward US 441- N/Broadway. Keep left at the fork and merge onto Downtown Loop/James White Parkway. Take exit US-441 S/Downtown/Cumberland Avenue onto Cumberland Avenue. Take the first left onto Gay Street. Turn left onto Hill Avenue then left onto State Street where parking is available in the Dwight Kessel Parking Garage.





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