Award Year: 2014

Trinity Elementary School

4410 Murfreesboro Road
Franklin, TN, 37067-7814

(615) 472-4850

Mrs. Chris Schwartz, Principal at time of Nomination

Williamson County Schools

School Website

Mission

Trinity Elementary is a caring community that cultivates a love of learning, builds character, develops leaders and celebrates student success.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 88%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Trinity Elementary School...Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow

Trinity Elementary School...Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow

Trinity Elementary School is located in Franklin, Tennessee and is one of 24 elementary schools in Williamson County. Trinity serves approximately 600 students in PreK-5. The faculty, staff, parents and community function as a team to support student learning and growth. Strong parental support and involvement through volunteer hours and monetary donations enhance our program and positively impact student learning.

Teachers are committed to providing rigorous instruction and are exceptionally dedicated to professional learning. Math and reading blocks are 90 minutes of focused, relevant instruction. Teachers provide research-based instructional strategies during daily whole group lessons. Skills are then reinforced during daily small group instruction. The school schedule includes specific times for additional small group remediation or enrichment. There is a strong believe in bell to bell instruction and making the most of every minute.

Trinity’s principal attributes this uniquely special school to the high quality and extremely dedicated teaching staff. While there are many tools and resources available to teachers in making curriculum come alive, it is their dedication to students, passion for learning, and inspirational attitudes that drive the school forward. There is a spirit of teamwork at Trinity that contributes to its success. Professional learning communities and weekly grade level meetings regarding shared lesson planning, analysis of assessment results and conversations of best practices are evidence of this.

An emphasis on fostering a culture of respect and purposeful relationships is the springboard for the positive energy that fills the classrooms. The high energy and positive culture is contagious. Students are anxious to come to school and teachers love teaching! Leadership skills are taught and applied in all areas. Teachers model and encourage students to set goals and celebrate both academic and personal growth. The collaborative relationship and commitment to continuous improvement is a key contributor to Trinity’s success.

Three years ago, the State Department of Education began recognizing the top 5% of schools for academic achievement and growth. Trinity has been honored as a Reward school for each of these three years. Trinity Elementary’s continued effort and proven results are further reinforced with the National Blue Ribbon Award.