Karns Elementary School is an educational institution that offers a variety of academic options to students in kindergarten through grade five. Its curriculum includes reading, math, social studies, science, language arts, physical education and music. The school provides special education programs for students with learning disabilities. Karns Elementary School maintains a parent-teacher association that serves as a resource for students, parents and staff members. It also offers a talented and gifted education program. The school operates a library media center, computer laboratory and cafeteria. Karns Elementary School administers the English Language Learners program, as well as provides guidance counseling services. In addition, the school offers several before- and after-school care programs. It is a part of Knox County Schools.