Mary Blount Elementary

Summary:

Mary Blount Elementary is a public elementary school in Maryville, Tennessee, serving 594 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Blount County School District, which is ranked 54 out of 139 districts in the state and has a 3-star rating.

While Mary Blount Elementary has a higher percentage of White students (78.62%) compared to the state average, it has lower percentages of African American (3.2%) and Asian (1.18%) students. The school's academic performance has fluctuated over the past 10 years, with its statewide ranking ranging from 365 out of 646 Tennessee elementary schools in 2016-2017 to 404 out of 1000 in 2021-2022. In the most recent school year, Mary Blount Elementary ranked 576 out of 1008 and received a 2-star rating. The school's performance varies across different student subgroups, with its special education and lower-socioeconomic status students performing relatively better than its White and Hispanic students.

Compared to nearby schools like Friendsville Elementary, Carpenters Elementary, and Middlesettlements, Mary Blount Elementary generally underperforms in academic proficiency across all subjects and grade levels. Schools in the Maryville district, such as John Sevier Elementary and Sam Houston Elementary, significantly outperform Mary Blount Elementary, with proficiency rates often 20-30 percentage points higher.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 131 South Old Glory RD
       Maryville, TN  37801


(865) 980-1430

District: Blount County

SchoolDigger Rank:
576th of 1,008 Tennessee Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,798 Help


Students who attend Mary Blount Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Union Grove Middle School
High:    William Blount High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.8 Help
Number of students:  594

Racial breakdown:

White:
78.6%
Hispanic:
10.4%
Two or more races:
6.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  70.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Mary Blount Elementary ranks worse than 57.1% of elementary schools in Tennessee. It also ranks 10th among 14 ranked elementary schools in the Blount County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 42.26. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Mary Blount Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Blount County School District. Racial makeup is: White (78.6%), Hispanic (10.4%), two or more races (6.4%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mary Blount Elementary is 14.8, which is the 6th best among 14 elementary schools in the Blount County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Mary Blount Elementary is $11,798, which is the 7th highest among 14 elementary schools in the Blount County School District.
Schooldigger 2024 Rankings:

Mary Blount Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Mary Blount Elementary 576th of 1008 Tennessee public elementary schools. (See Mary Blount Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Blount County:

SchoolDigger ranks Blount County 54th of 139 Tennessee school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Mary Blount Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Mary Blount Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 51.14 421st 809 48.0%
2011 70.41 233rd 818 71.5%
2012 65.23 303rd 820 63.0%
2013 57.65 432nd 846 48.9%
2014 50.76 428th 853 49.8%
2015 47.35 514th 855 39.9%
2017 44.14 365th 646 43.5%
2018 54.58 390th 997 60.9%
2019 45.33 500th 985 49.2%
2021 42.56 529th 983 46.2%
2022 54.20 404th 1000 59.6%
2023 50.66 463rd 1020 54.6%
2024 42.26 576th 1008 42.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Mary Blount Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 78.15 59th 528 88.8%
2024 30.14 415th 577 28.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Mary Blount Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.57 507th 877 42.2%
2019 52.29 337th 821 59.0%
2021 39.28 478th 823 41.9%
2022 62.85 230th 858 73.2%
2023 68.16 188th 865 78.3%
2024 25.39 697th 847 17.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Mary Blount Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 36.66 594th 926 35.9%
2021 36.10 580th 945 38.6%
2022 59.24 330th 975 66.2%
2023 50.02 463rd 989 53.2%
2024 38.15 613th 981 37.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Mary Blount Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 52.44 378th 916 58.7%
2021 46.56 448th 941 52.4%
2022 44.81 498th 980 49.2%
2023 48.73 467th 987 52.7%
2024 45.65 518th 982 47.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Mary Blount Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 34.73 241st 363 33.6%
2023 26.68 315th 387 18.6%
2024 38.54 259th 410 36.8%
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Rank History for White students at Mary Blount Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.80 414th 841 50.8%
2019 33.66 572nd 812 29.6%
2021 31.42 607th 844 28.1%
2022 47.18 404th 844 52.1%
2023 40.70 498th 852 41.5%
2024 30.11 621st 840 26.1%
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Data source: test scores: Tennessee Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Tennessee Department of Education

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by a parent
Monday, May 16, 2016

Open Quote I wish I didn't have to give this school a star in order to submit a review. This is the worst school for children with special needs or "disabilities", nor are they comfortable with "unique" families. My children have two moms and two dads as their father and I are divorced and remarried. All for of us enrolled our children into school, three days later the assistant principal informed my husband that it was strange for all of us to show up. We are a unique family but we all have the children's best interest at heart and do alot of things all together as one family not two. Our youngest was having emotional and behavior issues due to him having autism. When we approached the principal with the idea that some of his behavior (not all) was due to autism, which he can't control, the principal became offensive and said we would have to have a medical diagnosis before they could do anything at the school to help him. The next week we had the medical diagnosis and it was faxed to the school as well as me walking a copy into the school an handed it to them personally . A month later we are being told they have no diagnosis on file and that they had done their own testing and found him to not be autistic but instead adhd and depressed. The secretary is truly one of the rudest people I have ever met. Everytime any of us four parents walked into the office she rolled her eyes and never looked up from her computer screen once while talking to us. The last straw came on field day, mind you my youngest child broke his leg while at school and thought he had missed field day due to having surgery for the second time. Due to rain, field day was rescheduled and he had returned to school in time for field day. The day before field day his stepmom was told of the wonderful week he was having. The day of she goes to the school to enjoy field day with him. Upon entering the school she saw our child sitting at the end of the hallway, alone, crying. She went straight to him and asked what was wrong, he informed her he had lost field day. When questioning the teacher she was informed that he has lost field day because at one point throughout the day he had cried and was "acting horrible", although no example of bad behavior was given other than crying. They took field day away from an autistic child because he had cried. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Open Quote Mary Blount Elementary is a great school. The faculty and all staff members genuinely care about the students and are very parent/family friendly. I would not send my children to any other school in the Blount County School system. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Mary Blount Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1990 870 11 3 1 1 n/a n/a 0 886
1991 903 4 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 910
1992 933 4 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 940
1993 918 8 7 3 0 n/a n/a 0 936
1994 929 6 8 2 0 n/a n/a 0 945
1995 991 4 10 2 0 n/a n/a 0 1007
1996 991 4 10 2 0 n/a n/a 0 1007
1997 1022 11 8 4 0 n/a n/a 15 1060
1998 1072 12 6 5 1 n/a n/a 0 1096
1999 1072 21 8 2 1 n/a n/a 2 1106
2000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 975 975
2001 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1200 1200
2002 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 613 613
2003 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 613 613
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 606 606
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 662 662
2006 613 19 5 19 1 n/a n/a 0 657
2007 629 13 10 24 0 n/a n/a 0 676
2008 660 21 8 42 2 n/a n/a 0 733
2009 587 20 4 33 1 n/a n/a 0 645
2010 557 20 7 34 3 n/a n/a 0 621
2011 602 23 5 26 0 2 1 0 659
2012 590 15 8 23 2 0 3 0 641
2013 537 14 5 26 0 0 5 0 587
2014 530 16 6 33 3 0 8 0 596
2015 521 15 4 37 0 0 13 0 590
2016 494 15 5 34 0 0 13 0 561
2017 491 16 4 39 0 0 18 0 568
2018 472 15 4 50 0 1 35 0 577
2019 487 13 4 46 3 1 44 0 598
2020 487 13 4 52 2 1 37 0 596
2021 468 13 3 56 2 1 35 0 578
2022 459 16 5 61 1 0 32 0 574
2023 467 19 7 62 1 0 38 0 594

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Mary Blount Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 886 37.0 23.9 0
1991 910 37.0 24.5 n/a
1992 940 37.0 25.4 n/a
1993 936 37.0 25.3 n/a
1994 945 37.0 25.5 n/a
1995 1007 53.0 19.0 n/a
1996 1007 53.0 19.0 n/a
1997 1060 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 1096 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 1106 n/a 0.0 n/a
2000 975 n/a 0.0 n/a
2001 1200 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 613 n/a n/a n/a
2003 613 n/a n/a n/a
2004 606 n/a n/a n/a
2005 662 n/a n/a n/a
2006 657 40.0 16.4 n/a
2007 676 43.0 15.7 47.8
2008 733 44.0 16.7 51.2
2009 645 45.0 14.3 60.3
2010 621 43.0 14.4 63.1
2011 659 42.2 15.6 62.4
2012 641 41.0 15.6 60.7
2013 587 40.0 14.6 66.4
2014 596 43.0 13.8 69.5
2015 590 43.0 13.7 62.7
2016 561 44.0 12.7 70.9
2017 568 42.5 13.3 n/a
2018 577 44.0 13.1 n/a
2019 598 44.0 13.5 n/a
2020 596 39.0 15.2 n/a
2021 578 42.0 13.7 n/a
2022 574 40.0 14.3 n/a
2023 594 40.0 14.8 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Mary Blount Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 886 37.0 23.9 0
1991 910 37.0 24.5 n/a
1992 940 37.0 25.4 n/a
1993 936 37.0 25.3 n/a
1994 945 37.0 25.5 n/a
1995 1007 53.0 19.0 n/a
1996 1007 53.0 19.0 n/a
1997 1060 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 1096 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 1106 n/a 0.0 n/a
2000 975 n/a 0.0 n/a
2001 1200 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 613 n/a n/a n/a
2003 613 n/a n/a n/a
2004 606 n/a n/a n/a
2005 662 n/a n/a n/a
2006 657 40.0 16.4 n/a
2007 676 43.0 15.7 47.8
2008 733 44.0 16.7 51.2
2009 645 45.0 14.3 60.3
2010 621 43.0 14.4 63.1
2011 659 42.2 15.6 62.4
2012 641 41.0 15.6 60.7
2013 587 40.0 14.6 66.4
2014 596 43.0 13.8 69.5
2015 590 43.0 13.7 62.7
2016 561 44.0 12.7 70.9
2017 568 42.5 13.3 n/a
2018 577 44.0 13.1 n/a
2019 598 44.0 13.5 n/a
2020 596 39.0 15.2 n/a
2021 578 42.0 13.7 n/a
2022 574 40.0 14.3 n/a
2023 594 40.0 14.8 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Mary Blount Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,058 (9.9%) $8,948 (83.9%) $10,664
2020 $934 (8.7%) $9,158 (85.7%) $10,692
2021 $1,498 (12.7%) $9,682 (82.1%) $11,798

Data source: Tennessee Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Mary Blount Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 500th of 985 Elementary schoolsRanks 463rd of 1020 Elementary schools
 5.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Mary Blount Elementary)34.826.6
 8.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Blount County)38.637.5
 1.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)43.840.5
 3.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Mary Blount Elementary)34.843
 8.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Blount County)36.537.2
 0.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)36.940.5
 3.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Mary Blount Elementary)46.348.6
 2.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Blount County)43.343.4
 0.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)4643.6
 2.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Mary Blount Elementary)36.137.8
 1.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Blount County)31.641.2
 9.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)34.343.5
 9.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Mary Blount Elementary)38.939.4
 0.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Blount County)46.747.7
 1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)46.241.3
 4.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Mary Blount Elementary)26.744.1
 17.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Blount County)33.639.2
 5.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)35.237
 1.8%
All Grades Mathematics (Mary Blount Elementary)39.838
 1.8%
   All Grades Mathematics (Blount County)37.239.1
 1.9%
   All Grades Mathematics (Tennessee)40.838.1
 2.7%
All Grades English Language Arts (Mary Blount Elementary)32.541.9
 9.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Blount County)31.437.3
 5.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Tennessee)33.736.6
 2.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students598594
 0.7%
African American1319
 46.2%
American Indian31
 66.7%
Asian47
 75%
Hispanic4662
 34.8%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White487467
 4.1%
Two or More Races4438
 13.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Mary Blount Elementary

Students who attend Mary Blount Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Union Grove Middle School
High : William Blount High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 594 students attended Mary Blount Elementary.

Students at Mary Blount Elementary are 79% White, 10% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 3% African American, 1% Asian.

Mary Blount Elementary ranks 576th of 1008 Tennessee elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Tennessee Department of Education.

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