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2020-2021 Zone Exemption application information - Deadline April 15, 2020

Rutherford County Schools is currently accepting zone exemption applications online from Feb. 1-April 15, 2020.

Any parent who feels they have a significant hardship may apply, and the decision depends greatly on whether the requested school has available space. If the requested school is overcrowded or at-capacity, we are not permitted to approve a zone exemption. A list of schools that are currently at-capacity is included below. 

If you have any questions about the zone exemption process, please contact the RCS Communications Office at (615) 893-5812 and ask for administrative assistant Karen Hayes.



To apply for a zone exemption, parents will need to use the link below.

Once a parent submits an application electronically, the principals from the zoned and requested schools will review the application and provide a recommendation. Then, Communications Director James Evans will review the completed application along with any supporting documents and the recommendations from the principals. Parents will receive a letter, via email, once a decision has been made. 

If you need to include supporting documents with your application — such as a house contract, medical documentation, etc. — please follow the instructions on the application to upload those documents using either a scanner or mobile phone scanning app. You can complete an application using a mobile device, smart phone or computer. If you do not have online access to do so, you may also visit the RCS Central Office and complete an online application there. 

If the application is for an existing Rutherford County Schools' student, parents should include their student's ID number on the application so the zone exemption — if approved — can be attached to the student's academic record. The number can be found on your student's Skyward profile (see screenshot below).

Student Number screenshot








  • Barfield Elementary
  • Blackman Elementary
  • Buchanan Elementary
  • Cedar Grove Elementary
  • Christiana Elementary
  • David Youree Elementary
  • LaVergne Lake Elementary
  • LaVergne Primary
  • Rock Springs Elementary
  • Rocky Fork Elementary
  • Roy Waldron Elementary
  • Rockvale Elementary
  • Smyrna Elementary
  • Smyrna Primary
  • Stewarts Creek Elementary
  • Wilson Elementary



  • Blackman Middle
  • Christiana Middle
  • LaVergne Middle
  • Rockvale Middle
  • Siegel Middle
  • Stewarts Creek Middle

  • Blackman High
  • Stewarts Creek High
  • Rockvale High