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.