Tennessee School For Deaf (District)


Tennessee School For Deaf (District)


The Instructional Program is known as a leader in the education of students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. The program serves students from nursery through grade twelve. Students receive instruction in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, computer technology, vocational education, independent living skills, physical education, and health. In each area, staff members have developed a curriculum that is specifically designed to meet the educational needs of hearing impaired students. All of our teachers of core academic subjects are classified as Highly Qualified by virtue of having met the federal requirements that are a part of No Child Left Behind (NCLB)guidelines. An Individual Education Plan is provided for every child in the program. In addition to preparing students academically, the IEP is used to set goals and objectives for developing speech skills, and to make Occupational and Physical Therapy available to those children who need help in mastering basic motor skills. The Tennessee School for the Deaf is a part of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association. High school students compete against public school teams as well as teams from other schools for the deaf in the Southeast and beyond. Football, basketball, track & field, cross-country track, volleyball, swimming and cheerleading are all important parts of a well rounded athletic program at the Tennessee School for the Deaf.

Mission Statement

The Tennessee School for the Deaf offers an individualized and comprehensive educational program. The school provides a total learning environment that utilizes state of the art curricula, materials and methods for the purpose of preparing students for adult life. Students are equipped academically, vocationally, physically, emotionally and morally to meet the daily challenges presented by society.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is the policy of the Tennessee School for the Deaf not to discriminate on the basis of sex, race, national origin, creed, age, marital status, or disability in its educational programs, activities or employment policies as required by TITLE VI and TITLE VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act; TITLE IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Tennessee School For Deaf (District)

2725 Island Home BLVD, Knoxville, TN 37920