Elizabethton City Schools


About ECS

Elizabethton City Schools, located in Elizabethton, Tenn., includes one high school, one middle school, three elementary schools, and one Early Learning Center. The district has a total of approximately 2,500 students and 200 educators.


ECS was recognized as an Exemplary School District by the State of Tennessee in the 2012-2013 school year and is proud to have schools recognized as Reward Schools four times since 2012. 

The district graduation rate is 96.6 percent, and the composite ACT score is 21.4. In Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, the graduation rate is 99 percent, and more than 88 percent of CTE students at ECS continue on to postsecondary education or advanced training in their fields of study. Students have excellent opportunities for furthering their education right in Elizabethton at Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Elizabethton and Northeast State Community College. Students pursuing undergraduate degrees in various fields may enroll at Milligan College in Elizabethton or at East Tennessee State University in neighboring Johnson City.

Elizabethton is located in the Southern Appalachian Mountains at the convergence of the Doe and Watauga Rivers. It is a community of approximately 14,000 people with an abundance of opportunities for outdoor exploration along its more than 80 miles of Appalachian Trail, two state parks, numerous city parks and pristine national forest land.

Our Administrative Offices are located at 804 S Watauga Ave, Elizabethton, TN 37643.  

Vortex Annual Report

To view our 2015-16 Annual Report, click the image below:

Link to Vortex Annual Report


To provide all students equal and appropriate educational opportunities so they will be productive citizens, good decision makers, and be prepared to attain their goals in life.


To use all the data we have as a Board of Education to improve our educational environment so that no student is left behind and all students have the skills to succeed in a highly competitive society.

Board Policy

You may access the ECS Board of Education Policy by clicking here.


District & Schools' Report Cards


Each year, the State of Tennessee reports data on district and school performance in the State Report Card and makes it available for comparison with other districts. Use the table on the state website to access this information. On the same page, you may access Career and Technical Education program data, state report card archives and parent involvement standards survey information. The report card has not been updated for the 2015-16 school year due to complications with the online testing vendor last year.


Opportunity for employment, as well as continuation and advancement in employment, shall be afforded equally to members of all races, creeds, colors, sexes, religions, ages, national origins, and individuals with disabilities or veteran status with regard only for qualifications for the position involved.