Grainger County Pre-K Registration 

Beginning March 4, 2024
Is your child turning 4 on or before

August 15, 2024?

The Grainger County School System invites  you to enroll your child in one of our Voluntary PreK programs


OnlineEnrollment will open for the 2024-2025 school year onMarch 4, 2024. You can findonlineenrollment information by visiting the Grainger County Schools webpage where you will find a link to our PreK program pageand form.  If you prefer a paper form for enrollment, you may also contact each school and make an appointment for packet pick-upbeginning March 4, 2024.

             Bean Station  865-767-2131 

Joppa  865-828-5721 

Rutledge Primary  865-828-5614 

Washburn School  865-497-2556 

If you have questions concerning the enrollment process, please contact Ginny McElhaney at 865-828-5436. 

Welcome to Pre K

Grainger County's pre-school program strives to provide four year old children with essential skills for success in kindergarten and beyond.

Each site serves twenty (20) students.  Classroom staff understands that children develop at individual rates.  This understanding is reflected in the daily lesson plans of each classroom teacher, in small group and individual instruction, and in the use of materials that are appropriate for the different developmental levels.

Who is Eligible?

All children who will turn four years old by August 15 could qualify for a Pre-K program. Anyone may apply, regardless of income; however, priority is given to those that meet income eligibility. Proof of income must be provided to determine eligibility.. A Pre-K teacher or school administrator can answer any questions or concerns.

Students who have diagnosed/suspected disabilities are great candidates for most Pre-K programs. In fact, collaboration with our Special Education Department helps specialize plans that best fit your child. Grainger County also has a 619 program located at Rutledge Primary School. This program is designed for  3 year old children who may have learning disabilities, physical disabilities, or other impairments that affect a child's education.


Grainger County Schools Pre-K Handbook



Grainger County Schools currently has four Pre-K sites:

Bean Station Elementary School -Matt Gowan, Principal

Joppa Elementary School - Pam Roach, Principal

Rutledge Primary School - April Sell, Principal

Washburn School, Aaron Clay, Principal