100 East Maple Street - Johnson City, TN 37601
Phone: (423) 434-5200

100 East Maple Street
Johnson City, TN 37601
Phone: (423) 434-5200
Fax: (423) 218-4968

barnettsHello and thank you for visiting our website.

The Johnson City School System strives to be one of the premier school districts locally, regionally and nationally. In the past, we have lived up to those expectations and we have developed a habit of continually raising the bar throughout our long history. As Superintendent, I hope to continue the tradition of providing a plethora of opportunities for all the students of the Johnson City School System.

The classroom, like the workforce, is constantly evolving and we aim to make sure that our close to 8,000 students are prepared for whatever line of work they want to make a career. That would not be possible without our phenomenal teachers, students and parents. All of those important parts make Johnson City a great place to live and raise a family.

We have the support of our city leaders and they share in the vision that our Board of Education and central office staff have outlined and continued to achieve year in and year out. Whether it be excellence in the classroom or the same level on any playing surface, we are proud of the hard work that our students and staff put into each day.

If you get a chance, please visit our school’s web pages and see for yourself some of the great things that are happening in our district.

Kind Regards,

Steve Barnett, Ed. D.

About Us

The Johnson City School System has eleven schools with an enrollment of approximately 7,900 students for the 2015-2016 school year. There are 522 certified teachers, 273 classified employees and 37 administrators employed by the school system. Science Hill High School is comprised of the 10-12 campus, 9th grade academy, Career Technical Center and the Henry Johnson Alternative Center. There are eight elementary schools, one intermediate school and one middle school.

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) named the district one of the top three school districts in Tennessee in September, 2015. SCORE heavily considers academic achievement and student gains in its deliberations.

All teachers in the Johnson City School System are certified with no waivers or permits. Currently there are 20 teachers who have received National Board Certification and several who are in the process of completing the requirements for certification. Three hundred fifty-eight of our teachers have Master's degrees or higher. All Johnson City Schools' teachers have met requirements for highly qualified status as outlined in the state standards for No Child Left Behind.

Johnson City Schools consistently scores above state and national ACT and SAT scores and our TCAP academic performance exceeds state and national averages in every discipline and grade level tested. We also achieve exemplary ratings at all levels on all non-academic indicators such as attendance, promotion and drop-out rate.

Publications & Information

  • Communications Contact - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 2017-2018 Annual Report
  • Johnson City Schools District Profile (detailed breakdown / printer friendly)


All district administrative functions are housed at Central Office (Columbus Powell School) located at:

Mission Statement

The mission of the Johnson City Schools is to enable all students to achieve excellence in learning, social responsibility, and self-worth.