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"Carter Elementary School is a safe and caring place, where we all learn, improve, and strive to be the best that we can be." 

Partners in Education

  • Please be sure to visit and support Carter Elementary's official Partners in Education
    Outback Steakhouse
    Citizens National Bank
    Thank you to all who support Carter Elementary 
    If your company is interested in becoming an official partner please contact the school administration at (865)933-4172
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School Announcements

  • Happy Fall Break!

    Fall Break is October 10th - 14th. Have a safe, restful & fun fall break!

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  • Kindergarten Night

    Parents/guardians of Kindergarten students are invited to join us on Tuesday, August 23rd, from 6:00-7:00pm for Kindergarten Information night.

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  • Grades 1-5 Information Night for Parents

    Parents/guardians of students in grades 1-5 are invited to join us on Thursday, August 18th, from 5:30-6:30pm for grade level information night.

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  • Open House

    Open House is Friday, August 5th, from 4:00-6:00pm at CES! Kindergarten students and families are also welcome to tour classrooms this evening. Kindergarten class information will be available later in August.

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  • Class Lists

    Class lists for the 2016-2017 school year will be available after 12:00pm/noon on Monday, August 1st for grades 1-5 via Parent Portal. If you are unable to access your account, please email for assistance.

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  • School Messages - Important!

    In order to receive school/district messages after July 2016, please see the directions to the right under District Announcements to update your School Messenger options.

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  • Summer Office Hours

    The school office will be open on Wednesdays (9:00-12:00) beginning May 30th - July 11th.




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  • Spring Book Fair

    The spring book fair will be held the week of March 7th - 11th. The book fair will be open late on Tuesday, March 8th, from 3:00-5:30pm. (Please note this is also a pancake supper night for grades PK, 1, 3 & 5.)

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  • Dr. Seuss Week Celebration

    We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss Week March 7th - 11th. Each day is a Dr. Seuss book theme, and we encourage our students to get in to the Seussical spirit! A parent letter will be going home with the daily themes!

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  • "Thank A Teacher Week"

    The Knox County Schools' "Thank A Teacher Week" is September 28th - October 2nd. Show your appreciation to our CES teachers with a note or other gesture of appreciation.

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  •  Keyboarding Practice for Success
    Keyboarding skills are becoming more and more essential in our technological world. Learning to type on the keyboard correctly is a valuable skill for students and has quite an impact on their performance when using the computer for a writing task. Please see our "For Families" tab for some free typing resources you can use to help your child develop these skills.
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  • The Little Hornets are Tweeting! 
    Follow Carter Elementary on Twitter @CarterElem

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  •  Ticket to Read at Home!

    Ticket to Read is now available on iPad and any computer that is connected to the internet. Carter students love Ticket to ReadTicket to Read is a self-paced, student-centered online reading program for students in grades K–5 that provides extended practice to improve reading performance. The program is completely free to any Carter Elementary student. The Ticket to Read program was purchased through Carter Elementary's Title I funds for the 2014-2015 school year and will be available until July 31, 2015.


    Visit the app store on your iPad device and search for Ticket to Read. You can access the online version at Your child will need his or her personal student ID to access this free program. Every student uses their personal student ID as their password to access the site.  The username will be s followed by the student ID. If you have any issues accessing the site please let your child's teacher know. 

     A parent quick reference guide can be accessed by clicking here Ticket to Read Parent Letter 


    Student Login example:





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  • CES School Newsletters Are Now Online!
    Have you misplaced your current school newsletter and need an extra copy? The Carter Elementary School Newsletter can now be accessed digitally online. To view or download any school newsletter for 2014-2015 school year, please visit the "About Us" section on the Carter Elementary School webpage. Once there select "School Newsletter."
    You may also access by clicking here 
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