Contact Info: 201 Bluff City Highway, Bristol, Tennessee 37620
423-652-9292 phone * 423-652-9214 fax

Principal, Tanika Hardin, M.Ed.
Program Assistant, John Sproles

Secretary, Holly Denton

Mission Statement: It is the mission of Haynesfield School to provide the best education for every student enabling them to lead fulfilling and productive lives in a diverse society. We strive to know and meet the needs of individual students and work cooperatively with caregivers and community leaders to make Haynesfield a great place for children.

Enrollment & Class Schedules: Haynesfield serves approximately 400 students in grades PK-5. There are typically 3 classes per grade level in grades K-5. Students participate in one special area class per day (Art, Library, Music, PE, PLAY) and receive Guidance Class once every four weeks.

A.N.C.H.O.R. Enrichment & Intervention Courses (30 minutes daily)
Enrichment "elective courses" offer each student opportunities to explore new areas of interest or to study a particular area in depth. Electives may also provide avenues to tailor a child's specific needs. In the elective portion of the curriculum, courses are offered in the following areas: language arts, social studies, math, science, computer studies, health, physical education, foreign language, visual arts, performing arts, and media.

INTERVENTION: When a child is not meeting grade level expectations, additional time for direct instruction is needed. This process is called Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI) and is required by the Tennessee Department of Education. Students who fall below grade level proficiency in reading and/or math are required to receive additional time in direct instruction in those courses. If your child received Corrective Reading or another RTI class last year, he/she will begin in intervention this year. In addition, we will use STAR screening to determine any other student who may qualify for additional instructional time. Once the STAR screening is complete, intervention letters will be sent home with more detailed information. Students in intervention are arranged in small groups in order to provide intensive instruction to progress your child to meet grade level expectations. Students who raise their performance level will transition into elective courses, therefore, all students should complete elective course selections.



All students are members of one of the following HOUSES: Earth, Water, Wind or Fire.  Students are a part of the House that is assigned to their particular Kindergarten class.  Students are a part of that House for the remainder of their time at Haynesfield.

Haynesfield students are motivated to be better citizens and achieve academically in order to be the House leader! Students earn points for academics and behavior on a daily basis and during themed pep rallies. The House with the most points each day will fly their flag on the flagpole at the front of the school. The goal is to be crowned House Champions at the end of the 9 weeks to attend the victory celebration.

More information to come.

Environmental and Safety Conditions

A surveillance camera monitors all entrances of the building, hallways and common areas. All entrance doors are locked during the school day so that visitors must enter through the front door, report to the office, sign in, and obtain a visitor's pass prior to entering the classroom area of the building.


Haynesfield School's current facilities, completed in November 1966, include 20 classrooms, an art room, a music/band room, a school counselor's room, a cafeteria, a gymnasium with a stage area, a library/media center, a teacher's lounge, an office with a clinic area, and several storage areas throughout the building. In 2011 Haynesfield was updated with new energy effiecient windows, heating and cooling units, lighting, dropped ceilings in several classrooms and water saving devices for utilities. Improvements continued in 2012 with a new paved parking lot and interior doors.

Haynesfield School is located on 201 Bluff City Highway on 5.9 acres of land. Parking facilities are available curbside in front of the building and in the parking lot at the rear of the building. Students enjoy an outdoor basketball court and two playground areas with playing fields large enough for football or soccer practice and kickball games. The high school baseball field is located behind the back parking lot. The Haynesfield community pool and fire station are located immediately west of the school property.

Historical Background

Haynesfield Elementary School is one of five elementary schools in the Bristol Tennessee City School System. Prior to 1926, it was known as Haynes Chapel School, a one-room school housed in a small country chapel built on land belonging to Judge H. Haynes. In March 1926, a group of parents formed the Haynes Chapel PTA and petitioned the Sullivan County Board of Education to build a new school to meet the needs of the growing community. The Board agreed to build the school if the PTA provided the land.

Judge Haynes sold and traded some real estate, thus procuring the tract of land upon which the present school is located. Construction of the original building was completed in April 1927. The original building consisted of four classrooms and a basement with two indoor toilet facilities. Judge Haynes's generosity and concern for the community is remembered through the school named after him, Haynesfield Elementary School.

In the summer of 1927, the city annexed the neighborhood surrounding the school, and Haynesfield Elementary School became part of the Bristol Tennessee City School System. According to old office records, the enrollment circa 1929 was 120 students in four classrooms, grades 1 - 4.

Additions were made to the building in 1939, 1949, and 1957-58. In 1965, the city voted to raze both the original building and the 1939 addition to make room for new construction that incorporated the 1949 and the 1957-58 addition.

1977- Ms. Elizabeth Hickam 
1978 - Mr. David Wise
1981 - Dr. Steve Dixon
1993 - Ms. Jean Price
1995 - Dr. Rick McInturf
1998 - Dr. Kyle Evans
2006 - Dr. Amy Scott
2012 - Dr. Rachel Walk
2020- Ms. Tanika Hardin

Mascot: Haynesfield Hurricanes Colors: Red, Maroon, Gold, Black


Today, I pledge to act in such a way that I will be proud of myself. I will be: engaged, challenge and inspired. I have come to school to learn, and I will learn, I will have a good day.

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