In 1964, Cecil B. Rigsby Elementary School was built on ten donated acres in eastern Bledsoe County.  Nestled in the plateaus of the Smokey Mountains, Rigsby served as a 1st-8th primary school until 1976 when Kindergarten classes were added.  After 36 years as an institution serving 6th-8th graders, these students were moved to a new middle school in 2000.  In 2002, there were six self contained classrooms, a computer lab and new library added to the north end of the compound.  Not only was the building changed, but a Pre-kindergarten class serving 3 & 4 year olds was added.    Rigsby Elementary School (Pre-K-5) is one of three elementary schools in Bledsoe County Tennessee.   The faculty and staff at Rigsby are committed to developing well-rounded individuals who have a solid educational foundation, a strong sense of self-worth, an understanding of cultural diversity, the desire for success in the work force, and the quest for lifelong learning. Rigsby is a school-wide Title I school.

Cecil B. Rigsby is located at 8231 New Harmony Road, Pikeville, Tennessee.  The campus is composed of a single building with one Kindergarten, one First grade, two Second grades, one Third grades, one Fourth grades, one Fifth grade, one Special Education classroom, and one Pre-Kindergarten classroom serving 3 and 4 year olds.   The building also houses a Library, a series of administrative offices, a speech room, two computer labs, and a gymnasium, as well as a Title I reading room and a cafeteria.