Key Club Division 7 K-T Lt. Governor
Group photo of 18 students that scored 30 or above on the ACT test.
Congratulations ACT 30+ Club
25 students in top ten percent of class of 2018
Congratulations Top Ten Percent Class of 2018!
Students working on a drone
New Spring 2018 Unmanned Aerial Systems
EHS Principals
EHS Principals
STEM Solar-powered Go-Kart
2016 State Champion Betsy Band
Criminal Justice Program
Aviation Program

Elizabethton at a glance

Our Mission & Vision


The primary mission of Elizabethton High School is to provide a positive atmosphere where students become intellectually motivated, vocationally competent, physically fit, and socially adept.


The vision of Elizabethton High School is to provide a school climate where diligence, enthusiasm, and optimism lead to student and staff success.  We have a vision of expanding opportunities for all students both inside and outside the classroom.  We envision our graduates meeting the needs of a changing marketplace, post-secondary institutions, and the community.

News & Announcements

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Students' environmental studies at GSMNP to support park research EHS Biology and Ecology students from Mrs.Denise Hilton's and Mrs. Jessica Hayes' classes recently traveled to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to provide asssitance with environmental ... Read More
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Elizabethton FFA places 6th at District Land Judging Competition On September 13 the Elizabethton Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter competed in the Watauga District FFA Land Judging Career Development Event. This competition consist of evaluating four land ... Read More
Carter Everett
Elizabethton Cyclones quarterback Carter Everett named TV-11 player of the week BY KANE ONEILL, WJHL Elizabethton - Daniel Boone and Elizabethton squared off on the gridiron Friday night and in a battle of unbeaten squads, the Cyclones made a statement. Read More
Ryan Curtis speaks to students
Sociology debate with lawyer explores cases in Innocence Project You can teach sociology from the textbook, or you can teach it through complex current events. Elizabethton High School sociology teacher Alex Campbell prefers the latter and teaches these concepts ... Read More
Forrest Holt
All roads led Forrest Holt back to Elizabethton as Athletic Director BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star As Forrest Holt was finishing up his senior season at Happy Valley High School in 2002 as a member of the football, baseball, and track teams, little did he know ... Read More
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EHS Testing Update Sep. 2018 Please read this important information for students in all grade levels regarding ACT, SAT, TNReady, and Cyclone Checkpoints. Read More
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Redhead Murders development encourages Elizabethton students BY JACKIE DEFUSCO, WJHL The Elizabethton High School sociology teacher whose class project last spring put the so-called "Redhead Murders" back on law enforcement's radar plans to ... Read More
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Last year's EHS class project continues to have an impact on cold cases BY JOHN THOMPSON, Johnson City Press ELIZABETHTON — Students who worked on a high school project usually don’t think much about it a year later, except to be glad it’s over. Read More
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1st, 2nd, 3rd place ribbons awarded at Appalachian Fair Recently at the Appalachian Fair, Elizabethton High School students took home numerous ribbons in first, second and third place in numerous competitions. Read More
New freshmen Bartleby course emphasizes self-awareness, professional communication For students to be successful in today’s economy, they cannot wait till senior year to start thinking about a career or how to prepare for an interview. At Elizabethton High School, this begins ... Read More
Malana Griffey
Students elect third Student Liaison to Elizabethton Board of Education Student voice continues to play an important role on the Elizabethton Board of Education with the election of the third student liaison. Malana Griffey will serve as a voice for students on the Board ... Read More
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New anti-drug billboards use high school athletes to reach kids BY CALEB PERHNE, WCYB CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. — Carter County is taking a unique approach to keeping kids away from drugs. New billboards went up this week with the message “No matter who ... Read More
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Carter County students place in National 4-H Forestry Invitational BY CURTIS CARDEN, Elizabethton Star The Carter County 4-H Forestry Team placed 12th in the nation at the 39th annual National 4-H Forestry Invitational. Read More
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New hands-on learning courses re-inspire students BY CALEB PERHNE, WCYB ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — Getting teenagers excited about learning may seem an impossible task, but Elizabethton High School is doing it with 13 new elective classes, taking ... Read More
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EHS students unveil ‘soccer locker’ project, seek community support BY CURTIS CARDEN, Elizabethton Star Eyeing a plan to give back to their peers, a handful of Elizabethton High School students decided to do something for the future soccer players coming through ... Read More
Student athletes take part in 3rd annual tobacco cessation campaign BY CURTIS CARDEN, Elizabethton Star Whether its a fourth-and-goal play on the 1-yard line or a last-second 3-pointer with time expiring, you have to have the right focus and attitude to handle the ... Read More
Corey Russell
Cyclones and Hilltoppers: A rivalry the way it should be BY DOUGLAS FRITZ, Johnson City Press Read More
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Congratulations Elizabethton FFA Team 9th Place in Dairy Evaluation The Elizabethton FFA Chapter placed 9th in the East Tennessee Regional Dairy Evaluation CDE on August 24, 2018. Read More
John Holsclaw
The 'Voice of the Cyclones' steps aside during cancer treatment BY CALEB PERHNE, WCYB ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — An empty chair marks the spot where John Holsclaw called every Elizabethton football game for four decades. Now stage-four colon cancer has forced ... Read More
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ECS Transportation highlights safety precautions for students BY CURTIS CARDEN, Elizabethton Star It is always best to be prepared. Read More
Eric Wampler
Welcome Eric Wampler, Interim Director of Early Learning, Curriculum & Testing 6-12, and Data Services Welcome Eric Wampler, Interim Director of Early Learning, Curriculum & Testing 6-12, and Data Services. Wampler has worked in Elizabethton City Schools for 14 years, most recently serving as ... Read More
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Cyclones, Hampton top list of decade's best BY DOUGLAS FRITZ, Johnson City Press Over the past decade, several area football teams have been consistent winners. Read More
Hayley Bishop
ECS introduces new system-wide Special Education Coach Special Education teachers in all Elizabethton schools will be supported by a new full-time Special Education Coach this year. The addition of this position is part of a system-wide initiative to ... Read More
Estep and family at signing
Elizabethton's Estep is Milligan bound BY BRYCE PHILLIPS, Elizabethton Star Following one of the best seasons in Elizabethton High School baseball history, former Cyclone Logan Estep recently put himself on course to continue his career ... Read More