Award Year: 2014

Tompkinsville Elementary School

420 Elementary School Road
Tompkinsville, KY, 42167-1669

(270) 487-6472

Mrs. Heather Geralds, Principal at time of Nomination

Mr. Kirk Biggerstaff, Current Principal

Title I School

Monroe County

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The mission of Tompkinsville Elementary School is "to put kids first and help every child, every day reach his or her highest potential."

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 82%
  • Hispanic: 10%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 5%
  • ELL: 4%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Tompkinsville Elementary School

Tompkinsville Elementary School

Tompkinsville Elementary School is considered a rural elementary school with a predominantly Caucasian population and a poverty rate soaring over 80%. Despite persistent and glaring socio-economic barriers, Tompkinsville Elementary has proven itself within the last five years in particular to be one of the top performing schools in the Commonwealth as evident through numerous awards, accomplishments, and accolades.

With a focus on "Every Child, Every Day", Tompkinsville Elementary has had a myriad of factors to play an instrumental role in contributing to our increased levels of student achievement and success. Namely, our schools focuses on maintaining an atmosphere of high expectations that permeates throughout the entire school community, including students, teachers, staff and parents. We expect the best from our whole learning community, and, in return we receive the best. Additionally, our school has an intentional focus on the creation and maintenance of a positive school culture in which relationships between teachers and students flourish. Within this culture-centered learning environment, we celebrate often with staff and students, build an urgent sense of personal responsibility for all, and motivate each other to put forth the extra effort in everything we do. In every decision we make, we ask ourselves "is this best for kids?" This kids-first mentality illustrates how every decision is based on the premise of always doing what is in the best interest of our students