The children, staff and teachers of Lonsdale Elementary School hold a special place in the hearts of the GRIDSMART family. There are 418 students currently enrolled at Lonsdale representing 10 countries. There are 11 languages spoken within the school and the student body is primarily of Hispanic (57%) and African & African American (35%) descent. At this Priority, Title I school, 99.7% of the students are on free lunch and 88% come from homes below the poverty line. Lonsdale serves one of Knoxville’s poorest neighborhoods. It happens to be their circumstance, but it doesn’t define these children. These are bright, smart kids and we are so excited they let GRIDSMART be a part of their school activities.
Currently, their playground equipment is unusable due to safety concerns. We are working to raise funds for new playground equipment and you can donate directly to this effort below. Any amount, large or small, will help. Thank you for helping our friends at Lonsdale Elementary School!