Our School

  • Welcome to Scales! Scales Elementary School is part of the Williamson County School District in Middle Tennessee and is located 15 minutes south of Nashville, Tennessee. Our district is a large area consisting of 562 square miles. Our school houses grades Kindergarten through fifth grade and provides safe facilities along with an excellent learning environment. Scales was named as a National Blue Ribbon School or Excellence in 2018.

A front view of Scales Elementary
  • School Hours:

    Students will be allowed inside the building beginning at 8:30 each morning. The school hours are below for a full day of school.

    Office Hours: 7:30-4:30

    School Hours: 8:50-3:50

  • Attendance

    We recognize that children learn at different rates.  Formal learning is greatly reduced if your child is not in school.  Legitimate excuses for absences are personal illness, death in the family and religious holidays.  All absences are considered “unexcused” until a note is sent from home within 48 hours of the absence.  E-mail notes will suffice.  If your child is to be excused during the day for a medical appointment, please send a note stating the time you wish to pick up your child.  NO child is permitted to go home unless the parent (or person designated by the parent on the emergency card) comes to the school office. It is the goal of SES to attain an average daily attendance of 98%.

  • Arrival and Dismissal
    The only students who should arrive at school before 8:00am are those enrolled in SACC.  When arriving at school between 8:30 and 8:40, students will go to their grade-level areas.  All students must be in the classroom by 8:50.  Students not in the classroom by 8:50 will be counted tardy.   Bus riders are NOT counted tardy when their bus is late.  Tardy students should come to the office with a parent to sign a tardy note before going to their classroom.  Excessive tardies will be considered unexcused  and the principal may request a medical note, as per district guidelines.  Excessive tardies will result in disciplinary action.

    Dismissal will begin at 3:50PM.   Students not picked up by 4:00 are taken to the front office where a parent will have to pick them up. Students are not allowed back in the classroom after dismissal. 

    Please note: Early dismissals must be performed before 3:00 PM. After that time, students will go through normal dismissal procedures. 

A Scales banner stating that in 2018 Scales was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School