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New Center Elementary

7 reviews
2701 Old Newport Highway
Sevierville, TN 37876
(865) 453-2123

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New Center Elementary
Based on data from the 2017 school year

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I think this school overall is a good school with a few exceptions! I am not sure the substitute teachers they hire have been screened properly. I have had several bad reports that on several occasions the substitute teachers yell at the students and sit in class and eat all day in from to the students which should not be permitted! I don't know of any job where eating all day is permitted but the main complaint I have is how rude the subs treat the children when their teacher is out for the day. It is hard for students when their day is disrupted with a fill in teacher and for that teacher to be rude and downright mean when they are used to be treated good by their full time teacher is not right! I feel when there is a substitute teacher they should not be permitted to yell at children under any circumstance! Crushing a child's spirit or making them feel embarrassed should never be permitted it could be handled by taking them aside and speaking in private about issues the teacher has with a child!
Posted by a community member on 4/15/2015
Terrible school. Anytime I've been there I've found kids wandering the school with no supervision. My son's teacher lost track of him for over 15 minutes on more than 3 occasions. The vice principal is barely intelligent enough to speak a sentence and the counselors themselves will tell you they're underqualified. I think the staff needs an education worse than the students! Needless to say, our son has been transferred.
Posted by a parent on 9/17/2014
New Center is one of the best schools in Sevier County. The teachers and administration are dedicated to providing the highest possible learning experience for the students. Students are thoroughly prepared for high school upon exiting New Center and since the school is K-8, students have a strong sense of community.
Posted by a community member on 10/19/2013
It's been a long time since I went to New Center, but the whole experience was pretty good. The one thing (as another reviewer said) was there aren't a lot of male teachers. But to give you an idea of how great Dr. Sims is as a principal... my brother and I went to this school when we were very little (K and 1st), then we moved away to Michigan for awhile. When we moved back a couple years later, not only did she remember both of us (separately), but she also remembered our mother's name, job, everything. The lady really cares, and her personable personality isn't just a front. When my best friends little brother went there, we'd sometimes pick him up, and even 6 years after we'd both left the school, Dr. Sims still knew who we were. And it's not like either of us were outstanding students that were very involved or in trouble very often. I honestly have nothing bad to say about the school, and I expect the people that do are busy-buddies or people that have had the luxury of seeing schools with more money.
Posted by a community member on 1/18/2013
We moved here from Middle TN. We have 18 years of experience in various school systems in the Middle TN area as well as AL. This particular school I wouldn't recommend due to the bullying problem. I have never witnessed such a problem that has been swept under the rug for many years. If you are moving from a great school system then you will be disappointed. We will be transferring our son to The Gatlinburg school. As far as academics go.... I think this school is good. However, my child can't concentrate long enough because of the constant bullying.
Posted by a parent on 12/21/2012

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Sevierville schools - New Center Elementary is located at 2701 Old Newport Highway, Sevierville TN 37876. New Center Elementary is in the Sevier County School District. New Center Elementary is a Public school that serves grade levels K-8.

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