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Johnson City Schools

Mission Statement

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

Johnson City Schools is a publicly-funded district with 11 schools serving more than 8,000 students from PreK to 12th grade. Our community of 75,000 residents is thriving and is one of the most popular destinations in the nation for new residents.  We provide a comprehensive educational experience culminating with Science Hill High School.  Serving students in grades 9-12 with a wide range of career technical offerings, 27 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, and virtual and alternative pathways, Science Hill is ranked as the 17th best high school in Tennessee according to US News and World Report. Indian Trail and Liberty Bell middle schools serve students in grades 6-8, and the following eight elementary schools serve students in prek-5th grade:  Cherokee, Fairmont, Lake Ridge, Mountain View, North Side, South Side, Towne Acres, and Woodland.  All of our elementary schools provide a fee-based, before-and-after school care program. 

In a district where our students speak more than 50 languages at home, we value diversity in our faculty and staff.  Our student body demographics include White (68 percent), African American (15 percent), Hispanic (13 percent), and Asian (4 percent) communities. Furthermore, we strive to support the needs of all of our students, with 27 percent identified as economically disadvantaged and 12 percent identified as special education. Ensuring all students have access to a quality education,  the Johnson City Schools Board of Education has prioritized funding for all of Science Hill’s AP tests, Response to Intervention support, curriculum coaches, and access to state of the art technology and facilities across the district. In addition, our commitment to mental health and safety initiatives has resulted in our ability to offer versatile counseling and therapy services at every school.  Although our district consistently exceeds state and national averages in ACT, SAT, and TCAP scores, we also excel in non-academic areas like attendance, promotion, and dropout rates, emphasizing holistic development to match our district’s goal to enable all students to achieve excellence in learning, social responsibility, and self-worth. 


Last Updated: July 20, 2023