For those with a family who have recently moved to the city of Loudon in the state of Tennessee, you will no doubt want to know more about the education facilities in the area before deciding which school is suitable for your child. Registration day for the year ahead is usually the first Monday in August (this is the 5th for 2013) with the first day of tem beginning on the Wednesday, which is August 7th for the year 2013. The district has five elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools for students in this area. There are also some new regulations coming into effect soon that may effect you if you have a child who is due to go into kindergarten in the 2013 – 2014 school year, as by law, all Tennessee children must be 5 years old by August 31st to start school, not by September 30th which was the previous cut-off date. As of next year, the requirements will be altered again for the 2014 – 2015 school year as the date will then be brought forward even further by a few weeks, to August 15th.
If your child is in the first to fourth grade age group and you wish them to attend a school that is within the city itself then there are two options, the Steekee Elementary or Loudon Elementary School. The latter is situated on Roberts Road, while the former can be found on Steekee School Road and this is one of the oldest schools in the community. Its name is derived from the Cherokee Indian word meaning “big waters as the original school building was located on the banks of Steekee Creek although its current location is now a few miles further away. The Fort Loudon Middle School – for 6th, 7th & 8th grade students – is located on Roberts Road prides itself on its commitment to creating a safe and friendly environment where children can enjoy learning and develop both intellectually and socially. However, if you are considering enrolling your child here then you will need the class schedules and parent packages that are available to provide all you need to know before registering. On registration day you will need to provide your child’s birth certificate, social security card, immunization records, proof of residency in Loudon County and the withdrawal/transfer documentation and forms from your previous school.
Older children living in the area should be enrolled in the local high school on Mulberry Road. This is Loudon High School which is a public school with around 800 students in grades 9 through to 12. The school’s mission statement confirms its commitment to preparing students to become productive members of society through education, character development and community interaction. A freshman day is held on the first Tuesday in August, between registration on the Monday and the start of the school term on the Wednesday so new students can find their way around the school to locate their classrooms and meet their teachers, as well as finding out more about school policies and administration procedures.