Home of the Patriots

                                       Be Ready

                          Be Respectful

                         Be Responsible 

474 Academic Drive

Covington, TN 38019

901-840-9325 AES

901-840-9350 TCPS


Principal: Mrs. Jill McIntyre

Assistant Principal: Mrs. Leanne Stewart

Assistant Principal: Ms. Ayanna Dowell

School Building Hours: 
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Patriots  Mission Statement

We, the students of Austin Peay Elementary,

pledge to keep our learning environment

positive and safe by:

  • Attending school every day.
  • Respecting others.
  • Following school rules.
  • And working hard to achieve academic growth.       

Tipton County Board of Education Information:


Important Information

New Student Registration Information

School Hours for Teachers 7:40-3:10

Breakfast Prices:
Employee or Substitute  $1.75
Adult Visitors  $2.00

Meal Prices:
Students $2.25
Reduced Lunch $0.40
Adults $3.25
Visitors $3.50
Special Meals $5.00

Pay Pams : When you register for Pay Pams you can view your child's meal account balance, receive low balance email reminders, and view daily spending reports and cafeteria purchases.

Lunch is not served when students get out on half days of school.

On abbreviated or half days of school, when students are out at 11:30, dismissal will begin before 11:30.  We will begin with car rider dismissal at 10:40 on these abbreviated days.

The Tipton County Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities.

Summer Learning Camp

Welcome to the
Austin Peay Elementary virtual school.
Please click on the links below to view important information.


            Tipton County Schools 6 mobile hot spot locations:

            1)N. Maple St near E. Pleasant in the Covington city parking lot                 across from the old police station.
          2)Brighton- behind the old baseball fields
             near the fire department.
          3)Sadler School Rd at the gravel parking lot just off
             Beaver Creek Rd near Hwy 14.
           4) St. Mark's Baptist Church at 3220 Wilkinsville Rd.
           5) Centennial Park at 158 Reeder Ave in Munford.
           6) Save A Lot at 843 Hwy 51 N in Covington.

Parents/Students will need to select Kajeet SmartBus and the password is smartbus.  

Online Resources:

Please remember that you need to have the latest version of Google Chrome downloaded for most apps and programs to run correctly.

Have a Great Summer!!!


Please join the Tipton County Family Resource Center Facebook Group to stay informed about local resources in the community! Be sure to invite your Facebook friends! 

The Tennessee legislature has passed new laws regarding school attendance and truancy, which require immediate progressive interventions be implemented upon a student having 5 unexcused absences. Therefore, we have also made changes to our board policy regarding absences. A student will be allowed 5 parent notes per semester. All documentation for absences must be turned into the school no later than 5 days after the student returns. All students that do not meet the expectation of attending school every day class is in session are subject to interventions and referral to Juvenile Court if their attendance still does not fall in compliance as outlined in TCA 49-6-3009.

             Beginning Monday, August 24, 2020, we will begin our Drive Thru meal program. Any child that is ENROLLED in a Tipton County School may come by between 10:50 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. and get a lunch and/or breakfast. This program is free until further notice. Our Drive Thru will be available Monday - Friday in front of the cafe' door. Children do not have to be present. If you have children at more than one Tipton County School,  you may pick up meals for all children at any of those schools, but you must to be able to provide lunch account numbers for all students receiving a meal. 

Random locker checks will be conducted at all grade levels in all Tipton County Schools. The safety of our students is of utmost importance to the faculty, staff, and administration of Tipton County SchooSystem.
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