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Principal's Message

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Ms. Laura Jones
Welcome to Tellico Plains Elementary School (TPES)! We are a rural Pre-K-4th grade school in the mountains of East Tennessee. Our school is located in an area abundant with natural resources. The mountains, streams, and wildlife are amazingly beautiful in our area.

Our mission at TPES is simple. RAISE is the intended purpose for our students. Our acronym signifies Raising Achievement and Increasing Self-Esteem. We want our students to achieve at their individual, optimal levels and develop a good sense of self in their character. TPES faculty is dedicated to providing the opportunity of raising each child to their fullest potential while under our care.

We are a Pre-K-4th grade school. The TPES facility has undergone an incredible renovation. Classrooms have been completely updated, a new cafeteria added, and a gymnasium well-appointed for any event. The Monroe County Schools Technology Department has also equipped the building with a wireless feature. 

Recent test scores indicate our students are achieving and growing well in their academic performance. One year averages by themselves indicate significant improvement. All are welcome to come by and let us show you what is going on at TPES!