Amherst Announcements

  • PTA

    Want to get involved at Amherst? Join our PTA and help us move mountains for our students! Our PTA provides many supports for our students and staff throughout the school year. It is a perfect way to get connected at Amherst Elementary.

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  • PBIS

    At Amherst we strive to be safe, kind, respectful and responsible in school and in everyday life. Ask your child about earning tickets and all the amazing ways we are empowering students to take ownership of their choices everyday!

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  • Ready Rosie

    We are excited to announce that we will be starting an amazing program called Ready Rosie this semester. This program offers opportunities for families to do fun activities with their children. We can't wait to get started.

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  • Scholastic Book Fair

    From February 17-21, students will have the opportunity to visit our Scholastic Book store in the library. There will also be a parent night on February 20 where families can come and buy books!! Watch your child's folder for more information as the date gets closer.

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  • 771 Students

    Our students excel inside and outside the classroom, and Amherst Elementary School is committed to providing them with the instruction, resources and support they need to achieve their goals. Investing in students not only helps them as individuals but also ensures a vibrant future for all of Knox County.

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  • 108 Staff

    Teachers, principals and support staff are the driving force behind our educational mission. Amherst Elementary School is committed to fostering a workplace culture that values employee contributions, equips employees to meet their professional goals and supports employees in the work of teaching and learning.

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  • 1 Community

    The work of education requires support from the entire community, and Amherst Elementary is committed to partnering with businesses, nonprofits, civic clubs, religious organizations and other groups that want to invest their time, talent and resources in students.

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  • Amherst Elementary will provide students with academic and social skills to become life-long learners who contribute to society by thinking independently as problem-solvers.

  • Knox County Schools is committed to increasing academic achievement, eliminating disparities, and creating a positive culture.