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Kindergarten Graduation 2017 Senior Tea Day Photo of 24 tenure teachers and 3 teachers of the year. Thank you Mrs. Cannon! Tacky Sweater Day Harvest Day 2016

East Side at a glance

Our Mission

The mission of East Side School is to ensure that all students receive maximum resources necessary to develop inquisitive minds, master the required curriculum, and enhance their creative and social skills.

News & Announcements

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ESP Online Application Now Open for Summer 2018 Any student currently enrolled in one of the ECS Elementary Schools (East Side, West Side, Harold McCormick) or the Wandell Early Learning Center is eligible to attend the summer program. Read More
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Elizabethton teachers to receive content-specific support with new teacher leader network Beginning in May 2018, Elizabethton City Schools joins the statewide Teacher Leader Network in launching its Elizabethton Leads program. This will transition away from having system-wide instructional ... Read More
Kids on playground
WELC (Pre-K) still accepting applications for 2018-19 Even though early registration has passed, the Wandell Early Learning Center is still accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. For more information please call 547-8035. Read More
HME seniors at Tree house
Seniors share memories, dreams at Senior Tea Every year, graduating seniors return to their elementary school to visit with former teachers and current students for Senior Tea. The goal is to celebrate seniors' successes and to help rising ... Read More
TJ Brown dressed as Teddy Roosevelt
Happy National Library Week to Librarian TJ Brown Happy #NationalLibraryWeek! TJ Brown has been East Side's Librarian since 2009 and is famous for his incredible costumes, positive attitude and seemingly endless reserves of energy. Brown also ... Read More
Hurley and Malone with State legislators
East Side teacher, principal honored at state financial literacy event ELIZABETHTON — It isn’t often that a fifth-grade teacher or an elementary school principal meets with Gov. Bill Haslam, Lt. Gov. Randy McNally and House Speaker Beth Harwell. It is even ... Read More
Student Registration
2018-19 Student Registration Information & Dates Parents of current Elizabethton students, new students, and prospective tuition students should be aware of some important upcoming dates. This information is available at www.ecschools.net > ... Read More
Crowe, Hurley, students
Rusty Crowe presents East Side with TN Flag On Monday morning, March 12, State Senator Rusty Crowe visited students at East Side to share a bit of Tennessee history and to present the school with a Tennessee flag. Read More
Book Drive receives nearly 15,000 books for Betsy Book Bus There will be no shortage of books aboard the Betsy Book Bus this summer. Following a month-long book drive in Elizabethton schools, approximately 14,700 books were collected. The books range in ... Read More
Eric Wampler disinfects computers
Elizabethton schools work to prevent flu with new electrostatic sprayer Following a year in which illness-related absenteeism led to school closure, Elizabethton City Schools is taking a new approach to cleaning and disinfecting facilities. ECS will be using an ... Read More
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Inclement weather related make-up days plan Due to a large number of inclement weather events thus far in the 2017-2018 school year, Elizabethton City Schools has used all but one of the built-in inclement weather days. As a result, we are ... Read More
Myra Newman
Elizabethton City Schools announces new Deputy Director of Schools Elizabethton City Schools administration is excited to announce Dr. Myra Newman will serve in a new position, effective immediately, as Deputy Director of ECS. Richard VanHuss will continue to serve ... Read More
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New state report card indicates exemplary education in Elizabethton schools The release of the new state report card shows Elizabethton students ranking highly in many areas and even exceeding statewide record-breaking ACT scores and graduation rates. This growth took place ... Read More
Betsy Book Bus to spread love of literature with community support This summer, children and teens in five Elizabethton communities will be able to select and keep books from a mobile library, the Betsy Book Bus. Elizabethton will join Johnson City, Greeneville City, ... Read More
Students Reading
ECS awarded grant to continue ‘Camp Read-A-Lot’ BY CURTIS CARDEN, Elizabethton Star City youth will soon have the opportunity to go through a unique camping experience over the summer. Elizabethton City Schools recently learned the district ... Read More
Brody Hurley
East Side celebrates Microtia Awareness Day East Side students celebrated Microtia Awareness Day today, Nov. 9 to help educate students about living with microtia (have underdeveloped or missing ears) and atresia (hearing loss due to ... Read More
Lillard with students
TN Treasurer witnesses progress in students' financial literacy thanks to Vault East Side Elementary School students were able to show what they now know about financial literacy thanks to a program provided by the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission and local sponsors. On ... Read More
Students walking
$12,000 raised at Walk-A-Thon, students give back with Share-a-Thon In October, East Side students and staff raised $12,000 for technology with their Walk-a-Thon, and thought of creative ways to give back with their Share-a-Thon. The Walk-a-thon was a great day of fun ... Read More