GCS 3rd Grade TCAP Scores Greatly Improve

Grainger County Schools received 3rd grade TCAP information from the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) on May 19, 2023.  Principals and teachers at our elementary schools notified parents and families on Monday, May 22, of their child’s score and performance level.  TDOE has established four categories of performance:  Exceeded, Met, Approaching or Below Expectations for TCAP. 

This year our TCAP scores for 3rd grade English/Language Arts (ELA) reflect the highest percentage of Grainger County students categorized as proficient by the TDOE since more rigorous and demanding standards were established in 2017.


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Summer Program Enrollment Opens

Grainger County Schools is pleased to inform you that your student is invited to participate in  this year’s Summer Learning Camp or Middle School Summer Bridge Camp. These free programs were made possible by the Tennessee Learning Loss Remediation and Student Acceleration Act which was approved by the Tennessee General Assembly in January 2021 and is designed to support students whose learning was interrupted by COVID-19.

 Our Summer Camp is a 4-week program that will begin on Tuesday May 30 and will run through June 22 (provided TDOE approves our plan) for a total of 16 days.  Students will attend each day from 8:00 until 3:00. 

·         Week 1 -  May 30-June 2

·         Week 2 -  June 5-8

·         Week 3 -  June 12-15

·         Week 4 -  June 19 - 22

Breakfast and lunch will be served each day.  Bus transportation will be available for students that attend camp. Routes may be limited and students may have to use pick up points to ride the buses.

 For eligible students, a camp day will consist of

  • 4 hours of reading, writing, and math instruction
  • 1 hour of intervention
  • 1 hour of play
  • 1 hour of S.T.R.E.A.M. instruction.

    “S.T.R.E.A.M.” programming will focus on Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math.


    Please complete the registration form and return to your child’s school OR complete the online form at  as soon as possible to be considered for enrollment. 

    Transportation will be provided at pick up/drop off points. Please see DOCUMENTS below for each school's bus schedule.


We are excited to provide this opportunity, and we hope your child will participate!

GCS Named as an Advancing District

Grainger County Schools was recently named as an Advancing District by the Tennessee Department of Education.

Under Tennessee’s accountability system, districts are expected to increase achievement levels for all students and demonstrate student growth across all student groups. Districts are assessed on their performance across six critical performance indicators measured through multiple pathways.  The indicators include Grade Band Success Rates, rates at which students are Chronically Out of School, performance on the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA), and Graduation rates. District accountability scores are calculated using a weighted average of the district’s scores across all indicators and student groups to determine a district’s designation. The five possible district designations are Exemplary, Advancing, Satisfactory, Marginal, and In Need of Improvement.

New to Grainger County Schools?

If you need to enroll a student in a Grainger County School, we now offer online enrollment.  Please click here and choose the appropriate school(s) online enrollment form.  After you have competed the form,  you may contact the school(s) for additional information on completing the enrollment process.  If you are unsure of what school your child will attend, please call the Grainger County Board of Education office at 865-828-3611.  Online enrollment forms can also be found on the schools' website under the School Info drop down menu.

StaffEZ to Employ GCS Substitutes for 22-23

 The Grainger County School Board has voted to return to StaffEZ to employ our substitute teachers.  This will allow our substitutes to work five days a week if they choose to accept jobs everyday whereas they were only allowed to work four days in the past. Substitutes are still needed in all areas.   Anyone interested in substituting and all current substitutes MUST complete the StaffEZ online application. Any substitute that worked with StaffEZ (PESG) in the past will NOT have to complete the application. .  Anyone with questions may contact Roger Blanken at 865-828-3611 or email

Click HERE to complete the online application.

Online Lunch Application

Please click HERE to complete the Free/Reduced Lunch Application online.

TCAP Family Portal

To better serve parents and to provide clear insight into student achievement, the Tennessee Department of Education has opened a TCAP Family Portal. This online resource offers detailed, personalized information about student’s progress on the Spring 2021 TCAP exams. Visit to register for the Family Portal using the student’s State ID. This State ID can be found in your ParentVue or StudentVue accounts under the Student Info tab or on any past printed TCAP report.