Blue Grass Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 8901 Blue Grass RD
       Knoxville, TN  37922


(865) 539-7864

District: Knox County

SchoolDigger Rank:
53rd of 1,020 Tennessee Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,780 Help


Students who attend Blue Grass Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    West Valley Middle School
High:    Bearden High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.7 Help
Number of students:  569

Racial breakdown:

White:
82.4%
Two or more races:
6.3%
Hispanic:
4.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  13.3% Help


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Compare Details Blue Grass Elementary ranks better than 94.8% of elementary schools in Tennessee. It also ranks 2nd among 49 ranked elementary schools in the Knox County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.12. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (82.4%), two or more races (6.3%), Hispanic (4.4%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Blue Grass Elementary is 16.7. 44 elementary schools in the Knox County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Blue Grass Elementary is $9,780. 42 elementary schools in the Knox County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Blue Grass Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Blue Grass Elementary 53rd of 1020 Tennessee public elementary schools. (See Blue Grass Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Knox County:

SchoolDigger ranks Knox County 89th of 140 Tennessee school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Blue Grass Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Blue Grass Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 96.09 37th 809 95.4%
2011 92.77 58th 818 92.9%
2012 91.54 62nd 820 92.4%
2013 88.68 55th 846 93.5%
2014 75.85 138th 853 83.8%
2015 89.54 56th 855 93.5%
2017 87.78 31st 646 95.2%
2018 86.53 96th 997 90.4%
2019 92.19 72nd 985 92.7%
2021 95.83 44th 983 95.5%
2022 94.00 58th 1000 94.2%
2023 95.12 53rd 1020 94.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Blue Grass Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.72 57th 395 85.6%
2021 51.44 130th 369 64.8%
2022 89.33 30th 447 93.3%
2023 85.14 38th 528 92.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Blue Grass Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.34 448th 877 48.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Blue Grass Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 91.25 65th 926 93.0%
2021 94.53 42nd 945 95.6%
2022 91.47 70th 975 92.8%
2023 94.78 49th 989 95.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Blue Grass Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 89.33 75th 916 91.8%
2021 94.57 48th 941 94.9%
2022 91.68 73rd 980 92.6%
2023 91.80 73rd 987 92.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Blue Grass Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 59.87 31st 55 43.6%
2023 68.40 20th 57 64.9%
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Rank History for White students at Blue Grass Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.08 121st 841 85.6%
2019 86.53 99th 812 87.8%
2021 93.66 56th 844 93.4%
2022 89.56 79th 844 90.6%
2023 92.20 61st 852 92.8%
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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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Reviews:
by a student
Sunday, March 29, 2009

Open Quote I got in trouble for defending lesbians in that school. It is insulting and too conservative for my taste. It did encourage reading a lot, though. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Blue Grass Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 740 10 18 2 0 n/a n/a 0 770
1989 810 13 10 5 n/a n/a n/a 0 838
1990 873 18 14 2 0 n/a n/a 0 907
1991 954 24 25 5 1 n/a n/a 0 1009
1992 992 25 26 5 1 n/a n/a 0 1049
1993 1049 29 10 6 0 n/a n/a 0 1094
1994 595 25 9 4 0 n/a n/a 0 633
1995 589 23 14 5 0 n/a n/a 0 631
1996 589 23 14 5 0 n/a n/a 0 631
1997 623 28 18 10 3 n/a n/a -19 663
1998 580 88 10 5 1 n/a n/a 0 684
1999 645 25 19 10 5 n/a n/a -1 703
2000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 662 662
2001 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 699 699
2002 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 744 744
2003 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 744 744
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 783 783
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 780 780
2006 700 37 38 18 1 n/a n/a 0 794
2007 731 43 36 15 1 n/a n/a 0 826
2008 658 29 31 19 1 n/a n/a 0 738
2009 648 22 35 22 1 n/a n/a 0 728
2010 651 26 36 24 0 n/a n/a 0 737
2011 670 23 32 22 1 0 22 0 770
2012 678 22 39 19 1 0 23 0 782
2013 684 18 36 25 2 0 28 0 793
2014 608 22 29 23 1 0 24 0 707
2015 539 20 25 29 0 0 25 0 638
2016 527 18 22 27 0 0 21 0 615
2017 516 16 23 26 1 2 20 0 604
2018 498 23 22 23 0 0 24 0 590
2019 473 25 29 24 0 1 28 0 580
2020 468 17 29 24 0 0 26 0 564
2021 428 11 32 20 0 0 28 0 519
2022 423 14 37 23 1 0 38 0 536
2023 469 16 23 25 0 0 36 0 569

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

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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Blue Grass Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 770 29.0 26.5 n/a
1989 838 29.0 28.8 n/a
1990 907 29.0 31.2 n/a
1991 1009 40.0 25.2 n/a
1992 1049 40.0 26.2 n/a
1993 1094 40.0 27.4 n/a
1994 633 38.0 16.7 n/a
1995 631 38.0 16.6 n/a
1996 631 38.0 16.6 n/a
1997 663 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 684 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 703 n/a 0.0 n/a
2000 662 n/a 0.0 n/a
2001 699 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 744 n/a n/a n/a
2003 744 n/a n/a n/a
2004 783 n/a n/a n/a
2005 780 n/a n/a n/a
2006 794 42.4 18.7 n/a
2007 826 42.1 19.6 9.2
2008 738 43.0 17.2 9.8
2009 728 42.5 17.1 10.9
2010 737 41.8 17.6 13.4
2011 770 42.4 18.1 14.4
2012 782 39.0 20.0 16.4
2013 793 40.5 19.5 19.3
2014 707 37.0 19.1 22.6
2015 638 38.0 16.7 14.1
2016 615 39.0 15.7 14.3
2017 604 36.6 16.5 n/a
2018 590 34.6 17.0 n/a
2019 580 34.1 17.0 n/a
2020 564 30.4 18.5 13.3
2021 519 36.0 14.4 n/a
2022 536 35.0 15.3 n/a
2023 569 34.0 16.7 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 Blue Grass Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 770 29.0 26.5 n/a
1989 838 29.0 28.8 n/a
1990 907 29.0 31.2 n/a
1991 1009 40.0 25.2 n/a
1992 1049 40.0 26.2 n/a
1993 1094 40.0 27.4 n/a
1994 633 38.0 16.7 n/a
1995 631 38.0 16.6 n/a
1996 631 38.0 16.6 n/a
1997 663 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 684 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 703 n/a 0.0 n/a
2000 662 n/a 0.0 n/a
2001 699 n/a 0.0 n/a
2002 744 n/a n/a n/a
2003 744 n/a n/a n/a
2004 783 n/a n/a n/a
2005 780 n/a n/a n/a
2006 794 42.4 18.7 n/a
2007 826 42.1 19.6 9.2
2008 738 43.0 17.2 9.8
2009 728 42.5 17.1 10.9
2010 737 41.8 17.6 13.4
2011 770 42.4 18.1 14.4
2012 782 39.0 20.0 16.4
2013 793 40.5 19.5 19.3
2014 707 37.0 19.1 22.6
2015 638 38.0 16.7 14.1
2016 615 39.0 15.7 14.3
2017 604 36.6 16.5 n/a
2018 590 34.6 17.0 n/a
2019 580 34.1 17.0 n/a
2020 564 30.4 18.5 13.3
2021 519 36.0 14.4 n/a
2022 536 35.0 15.3 n/a
2023 569 34.0 16.7 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 Blue Grass Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $237 (2.7%) $7,938 (91.6%) $8,664
2020 $313 (3.5%) $8,244 (92.3%) $8,931
2021 $535 (5.5%) $8,859 (90.6%) $9,780

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Blue Grass Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 72nd of 985 Elementary schoolsRanks 53rd of 1020 Elementary schools
 2.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Blue Grass Elementary)6460
 4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Knox County)42.438.4
 4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)43.840.5
 3.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Blue Grass Elementary)66.373.8
 7.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Knox County)40.243.5
 3.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)36.940.5
 3.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Blue Grass Elementary)63.868
 4.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Knox County)46.344.7
 1.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)4643.6
 2.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Blue Grass Elementary)60.674.2
 13.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Knox County)36.548.4
 11.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)34.343.5
 9.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Blue Grass Elementary)7277.2
 5.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Knox County)48.545.5
 3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Tennessee)46.241.3
 4.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Blue Grass Elementary)59.871.7
 11.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Knox County)40.142.5
 2.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Tennessee)35.237
 1.8%
All Grades Mathematics (Blue Grass Elementary)66.968.8
 1.9%
   All Grades Mathematics (Knox County)40.838.1
 2.7%
   All Grades Mathematics (Tennessee)40.838.1
 2.7%
All Grades English Language Arts (Blue Grass Elementary)62.173.2
 11.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Knox County)38.740.1
 1.4%
   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 Students580569
 1.9%
African American2516
 36%
American Indian00
Asian2923
 20.7%
Hispanic2425
 4.2%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White473469
 0.8%
Two or More Races2836
 28.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Grass Elementary

Students at Blue Grass Elementary are 82% White, 6% Two or more races, 4% Hispanic, 4% Asian, 3% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 569 students attended Blue Grass Elementary.

Students who attend Blue Grass Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : West Valley Middle School
High : Bearden High School

Yes. Blue Grass Elementary ranks in the top 5.2% of Tennessee elementary schools.


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