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Congratulations Top 10% Class of 2019
ACT 30+ Club
Colorguard
Cheerleaders
Students
Key Club Division 7 K-T Lt. Governor
Photography Club
Photography Club
Proud to be an Exemplary School District
Betsy Band with Pride of the Southland Band
Betsy Band with Pride of the Southland Band
Smiling
LaPorte Track Grand Opening
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We are Cyclones
Classroom Activities
Commissioner McQueen, First Lady Visit
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Board Meetings

July 16, 2019

6:30 p.m.

Mack Pierce Board Room
804 S. Watauga Ave.
Elizabethton, TN 37643
423-547-8000
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Volunteer SignUp for our Back to School Bash We're looking for Volunteers for the Back To School Bash! Read More
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Immunization requirement for 7th graders This is a reminder that all students entering the seventh grade must turn in an updated TN immunization certificate, as required by the State of Tennessee, no later than August 7, 2019. Read More
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LaPorte Sports Complex nears completion BY AMBER WADOVICK, Elizabethton Star The LaPorte Sports Complex is just about complete. All the city needs now is time for the grass to grow. Read More
Carla Whiles and Becky Wagner at Bus
Betsy Book Bus gears up for second season Beginning June 11, the Betsy Book Bus will hit the road for the second season of its summer program. The bus will be distributing free books to children and teens in 13 different neighborhoods and ... Read More
Molly Tipton
Operation Valedictorian: Elizabethton High School's dual graduation speakers BY JONATHAN ROBERTS, Johnson City Press Elizabethton High School may not name a valedictorian, but that doesn’t mean the school is short on students with impressive resumes. Read More
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New Elizabethton senior dual enrollment course to focus on college, life skills Beginning with the Class of 2020, seniors at Elizabethton High School (EHS) will be enrolled in a new course designed to teach postsecondary success skills. The course, “Success! Skills for ... Read More
Richard Kitzmiller, Veronica Watson, Matt Desjardins, Sheri Nelson
Sophomore recognized by ETSU, Niswonger for teaching coding in summer STEM camps If you asked a high school student what his or her summer plans are, you probably wouldn't expect to hear Veronica Watson’s response – teaching teens computer coding. Read More
Todd McKeehan group
Student podcasters share their experience, advice with MIT Instructional Designers Podcasting is now becoming a staple across industries – even in education. This week, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Instructional Design Team looks to incorporate it into ... Read More
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High school trains students to fill national pilot shortage BY CALEB PERHNE, WCYB ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — The demand is growing for airline pilots while the number of pilots available is shrinking. Read More
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EHS students win national NPR Student Podcast Challenge National Public Radio recently announced four Elizabethton High School juniors as the winners of the inaugural nationwide NPR Student Podcast Challenge. The contest was open to middle and high school ... Read More
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Mathletes claim four major awards in regional competition TAD Mathletes received four major awards in a competition Tuesday with 20 regional teams! Read More
Madison Townsend
Open House highlights student projects throughout school Student presentations and displays highlighted projects from throughout the year at Monday's Open House at EHS. Students were proud to share their work from immersive project-based learning (PBL) ... Read More
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Here Are The Winners Of The NPR Student Podcast Challenge BY STEVE DRUMMOND & CLARE LOMBARDO, National Public Radio What happened to a circus elephant in the small East Tennessee town of Erwin a century ago, and what are the people there today doing ... Read More
Eddie Pless & Jimmy Kee
7th graders explore vocational opportunities in TCAT Elizabethton tour In a first-time field trip, all 7th graders from T. A. Dugger Junior High School toured Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Elizabethton on Tuesday. Read More
Josh Boatman interviewing a prospective teacher.
'Recruit Betsy' a win-win for prospective educators, EHS Elizabethton High School hosted an inaugural teacher recruitment event Tuesday designed to showcase the school’s vision and to attract future teachers. The purpose is not to fill currently open ... Read More
Wheelchair Race
Elizabethton, Carter County students travel to Johnson City for Special Olympics BY AMBER WADOVICK, Elizabethton Star This was a different kind of field trip. Instead of going to the zoo and looking at animals or checking out a government building, students across Elizabethton ... Read More
Abbie Addington receiving award
Abbie Addington selected for 20 Under 20 Appalachian Highlands 20 Under 20 highlights students who have shown an affinity for science, math, engineering, and have leadership, community service, and entrepreneurial skills. Abbie Addington was ... Read More
Todd McKeehan's mother expresses gratitude for the podcast.
Students submit 11 podcasts to NPR Student Podcast Challenge Students have far exceeded expectations in a recent assignment to create a podcast that tells a community story. The podcasts were recently submitted to the National Public Radio (NPR) Student Podcast ... Read More
Phil Roe
Literacy, civics at heart of Roe’s visit to Harold McCormick Elementary School On Wednesday afternoon, Dr. Phil Roe, U.S. Congressman from Tennessee’s first district, visited with students at Harold McCormick Elementary School in Elizabethton. He shared the importance of ... Read More
Bob Lewis
Several Guests visit East Side Last week, ESE Kindergarten classes studied all about Community Helpers. Read More
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Elizabethton FFA to compete at state after placing 2nd in region On April 13, four Elizabethton FFA members placed 2nd in the East TN Regional Nursery and Landscape Career Development Event. The students are Nathan Batchelder, Cheyenne Bowers, Heather Estep, and ... Read More
Top 10 Percent Class of 2019
Top Ten Percent of Class of 2019 recognized at Elizabethton banquet Few high school honors compare to being named among the academic top 10 percent of your graduating class. On Monday night, 33 Elizabethton High school students were recognized at the school’s ... Read More
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Drama students place among best in District Competition This weekend, EHS Advanced Drama participated in the Tennessee High School Speech and Drama League (THSSDL) District Competition in Johnson City. Read More
Carter County Schools Superintendent Kevin Ward meets one of the Hall of Fame recipients during last year's award ceremony.
Imagination Library announces newest entries into the Educators Hall of Fame BY ANDREW WADOVICK, Elizabethton Star The Imagination Library is kicking off its annual Educators Hall of Fame for the 2019 year, bringing recognition and appreciation to the region’s ... Read More

District Snapshot

22
Record ACT Composite

94.4% 
Graduation Rate

Level 5
Harold McCormick
Elementary

1
XQ Super School of 18 in USA

1,111
Early Postsecondary
Opportunities earned

$10,487
Per Pupil Expenditure

2,465
Students Pre-K - 12th grade

180 
Teachers

 

Our Mission

The primary mission of the Elizabethton City School System is the development and growth of its children in knowledge and skills which enable them to achieve their potential as complete human beings, sharing in and contributing to the enjoyment and enrichment of their own lives, the lives of others, of the community, and the world as a whole.