Amherst Elementary School

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5101 Schaad Rd

Knoxville, TN 37931

(865) 560-7001

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 820

Students Per Teacher: 16

Parent Reviews

16 Parent Reviews for Amherst Elementary School

I have two children in this school. The staff and teachers are wonderful. I have been very pleased with the school and area.

Posted by a parent on 05/17/13

I have 2 children in first grade at Amherst and we love the school. The school just got a new principal this year so I don't know a lot about her yet, but the principal last year was wonderful. She spoke to my children on the way in the door each morning and was always so nice. So many people at this ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/17/12

My daughter is finishing up her first year at Amherst as a kindergartner and I could not be more pleased with her teacher, the principal and the rest of the staff. She has been placed in 2 different accelerated programs to keep her challenged and I love that they were willing to take the time to make ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/11/11

While we absolutely love the facility and most of the teachers, I have to agree that the Principal is not the easiest person to work with. I have had 4 children go through the school, all of them students who excel. My issues with the principal began early with one of my children being bullied and her ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/05/10

Amherst is by far the greatest school that we have had a child in. We have 5 children from ages 5 to 22. I just wish we had a school as effective when our 22 yr old was in elementary. We have experienced every setting from small county to big city schools. Amherst is a wonderful place that empowers ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/13/10

Amherst is a wonderful school. The staff is caring and they present material in exciting ways. They have great test scores and an amazing facility. The school itself is new, clean, and beautiful!

Posted by a parent on 09/04/09

I have 3 children currently in Amherst & we have been there since the 2nd year they opened. We have had nothing but great experiences with all of the teachers and staff. They are genuine in their desire to teach & help the children. I couldn't ask for a better elementary school.

Posted by a parent on 08/31/09

Are these parents crazy? My wife and I have had children in Ridgeway now Amherst for a combined 16 years. I have never felt I'm not welcome or that the teachers and staff don't care about my children. You know honestly some people will never be satisfied with anything and probably these parents ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/21/09

My son is going into 3rd grade and I have to say he is very proud of his school and working through a few mishaps when he first started we have been pleased overall each year. The only aspects I find that I feel could improve is that I wish kids were able to have more fun in school. At Amherst I notice ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/12/09

Despite the fact that Amherst is a brand new building with some great teachers and parents, it's not the ideal place for children to learn and grow. Children are not encouraged to be themselves here; they are expected to be miniature adults. Gym is not about exercise and fun, instead, it's a 30-minute ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/31/09

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Test scores for Amherst Elementary School

TCAP* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Amherst Elementary School
Knox County School District
* In 2011-2012 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math and science. The results for reading/language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchool profiles. The results are for all grades combined for each subject and reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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Knoxville schools — Amherst Elementary School is located at 5101 Schaad Rd, Knoxville TN 37931. 5101 Schaad Rd is in the 37931 ZIP code in Knoxville, TN The school district for Amherst Elementary School is the Knox County School District. Amherst Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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