Award Year: 2016

Walnut Grove Elementary School

326 Stable Road
Franklin, TN, 37069-4526

(615) 472-4870

Dr. Kate Donnelly, Principal at time of Nomination

Williamson County Schools

School Website


We are a community of learners preparing our children to become independent, responsible, high-achieving, and knowledgeable citizens.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 89%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 6%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Walnut Grove, Franklin, Tennessee

Walnut Grove, Franklin, Tennessee

Walnut Grove recently celebrated twenty-five years of excellence in education. Over the past quarter century, Walnut Grove has been defined by a collective commitment to nurture and develop the academic, social and emotional attributes of our students. Our staff is diligent in assessing students, analyzing their specific needs, and utilizing current best practices in education to differentiate instruction to meet all student needs. It is our mission to instill a love of learning through supporting, encouraging, and inspiring our students to take educational risks. Our high expectations paired with a loving and supporting community has produced creative, independent thinkers. By continually asking the question, "What is best for the students?" our staff collaborates to ensure we are meeting the needs of our diverse learners. This highly dedicated and knowledgeable faculty partners with parents to create a dynamic school environment that welcomes new ideas, philosophies and initiatives to improve student learning and school life. We also listen and honor the voices of our students, who assume leadership roles and in the process, share their ideas and vision for our school. This collaborative leadership has cultivated a community where staff, parents, and learners persevere to meet Walnut Grove's high expectations. It allows our community to proudly state our mission with pride: "We are Walnut Grove."