The mission of Johnson City Schools is to enable all students to achieve excellence in learning, social responsibility, and self-worth.
Johnson City Schools consists of 12 schools with an enrollment of approximately 8,000 students for the 2022-2023 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 Topper Academy. There are eight elementary schools, along with Indian Trail Intermediate School, and Liberty Bell Middle School. The Johnson City Virtual Academy was brought on board in 2021 and serves students in grades 6-12 with a fully online curriculum taught by Johnson City Schools' teachers.
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.
Last Updated: October 12, 2020