Henry C. Maxwell
Elementary School

Learning to the Max!

Learning to the Max!

At a Glance

  • Serves grades Pre-K - 4
  • Cane Ridge Cluster
  • Not Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers before or aftercare

Welcome to Our School

Dr. Bernice Russell  Principal

Dr. Bernice Russell

Welcome to Henry C. Maxwell Elementary, a school rooted in the Cane Ridge community. Students in all grades, from Pre-K all the way to 4th grade, are nurtured and respected as individuals, challenged to become lifelong learners and inspired to be active contributors to our society.

Maxwell has an overwhelmingly positive spirit. We have a big job, but know we can do great things. We approach every decision by asking ourselves, “What is best for the kids we serve?”

I invite you to explore Henry C. Maxwell Elementary to learn about our mission and vision, meet our faculty and staff, and discover what we offer in academics and the arts. Then plan your visit to our campus where you will be able to experience firsthand what makes Henry C. Maxwell Elementary such a vibrant, dynamic school.


Contact Information

5535 Blue Hole Road
Antioch, TN 37013 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal: Dr. Bernice Russell
Assistant Principal: Sam Frey
Dean of Instruction: Mrs. Carmen Corn
School Counselor: Grace Miller
School Board Representative: School Board Representative: Fran Bush




School Description

Henry C. Maxwell Elementary is a very diverse school with many opportunities for students to learn and excel. As a Responsive Classroom school, we emphasize academic, social and emotional growth. We offer small group lessons in reading and math, and we allow students to work at the level they’re most comfortable with, but we also encourage them to achieve new heights. We offer a strong program for English language learners, and we also provide extra support to our gifted and talented learners through the Encore program.

We passionately believe that students need to have recess time, so we have 30 minutes of recess daily for every child. We offer a range of Related Arts classes, including music, PE, art, media arts and computer, where students can express themselves creatively. 


School Hours

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

A Typical Day at School

  • 120-minute English & Language Arts Block (incorporated with Social Studies)

  • 120-minute Math Block (incorporated with Science)

  • 60 minutes of Related Arts (with Physical Education twice within a six-day rotation)

  • 45 minutes of RTI (Response to Intervention)

  • 30 minutes of PAPE (Physical Activity/Physical Education - Recess)

  • 30-minute Lunch


School Details & Links


Standard School Attire (SSA)

Bottoms: Blue, khaki or black pants

Tops: Any sold-color shirt with a collar

Shoes: Closed-toe; no flip-flops or house shoes allowed


  • Parent Teacher Association

  • Before and aftercare
    YMCA Fun Company: 615-259-3418 ext. 72523

  • Family Resource Center

  • Food Bank

  • Tutoring

  • English Language classes

  • Clothing Closet

  • Social and Emotional Learning

  • Adult job readiness skills, e.g. resume writing

  • Cheerleading

  • Choir

  • Debate/Speech

  • Garden Club

  • Newspaper

  • Student Leaders

  • Ensworth School

  • Home Depot

  • Kroger

  • Walmart