• a map showing Northeast Elementary School on North Old Kentucky Road

    Map & Directions:

    575 N. Old Kentucky Road

    Cookeville, Tennessee 38501

    931-526-2978 fax: 931-372-0385

    Mission Statement

    "Northeast students serve others, work hard, and soar high!"



    We learn to live, and live to learn!


    In the fall of 1972, funding was approved to build a new elementary school in the northeast section of Cookeville, Tennessee. This construction project led to the creation of Northeast Elementary School. Located in Putnam County, Tennessee, at 575 Old Kentucky Road, the school was opened in 1975 and originally housed Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. Because of rapid population growth in the area, Northeast was built to help with the overcrowding at Capshaw Elementary School and Jere Whitson Elementary School. At the height of its utilization, Northeast Elementary housed its own students plus all the Kindergarten classes from Capshaw Elementary and one Kindergarten section from Parkview Elementary. The peak enrollment at Northeast was 755 students during the 1995-96 school year. Currently, Northeast Elementary School has pre-K through Fourth Grade and a before-and after-school program (SAC). The enrollment for the 2005-2006 school year was 525 students with a full-time faculty of 30.

    Since our opening in 1975, we have enjoyed excellent leadership from the following principals:



    Years Served

    Arthur Thompson


    Eulene Locke


    Don Copenhaver


    Eulene Locke


    Leann Taylor


    Fay Borden


    Jerry Bush


    Melissa Palk