Kingsport City Schools

About Our Schools

The Kingsport City School District contains 12 school facilities. These facilities are learning-centered campuses featuring innovative, state-of-the-art technology, and well-maintained grounds. The Kingsport City School system is considered one of the top school systems in Tennessee and the nation, serving more than 6,500 students and employing more than 1,000 quality staff members. The Kingsport City Schools feature seven elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school, along with an alternative education facility and an early childhood learning center. All schools have undergone renovation within the last 20 years, with our most recent school constructed in 1994.



Early Intervention for ages 3-5 who qualify for special education services
Pre-K for age 3
Pre-K for age 4
Early Childhood Learning Center for infants to age 5

Elementary Schools
Early Childhood – Pre-K
Elementary - grades K-5

Secondary Schools
Middle - grades 6-8
High - grades 9-12

Construction, Renovation & Technology
For the last 20 years, Kingsport City School facilities have undergone systematic renovations outlined through Capital Improvement plans. Kingsport City School’s construction update site provides details of current renovation projects.

Schedule A Tour
Kingsport City Schools welcomes prospective students and parents to tour school facilities. To schedule a tour, contact Amy Greear, Community Relations Coordinator at (423) 378-2123 or by email at agreear [at] k12k [dot] com.

Links to the Schools of Kingsport

2009 Achievements

  • Dobyns-Bennett High School was named by Newsweek magazine as one of the top high schools in the country.
  • Kingsport City Schools increased its gradUation rate to 93.1% in 2009 compared to 90% in 2008. The state graduation rate average was 82% in 2009.
  • The Kingsport Board of Education was named the Tennessee School Board of the Year by the Tennessee School Boards Association.
  • Six Dobyns-Bennett High School students were named as Finalists for the 2009 National Merit and National Achievement Scholarship program.
  • Several Dobyns-Bennett High School students received top honors in the National Spanish Exam with student Maria Panozzo placing second overall in the state rankings for the examination.
  • Dobyns-Bennett High School’s Culinary Arts Program was named as one of the “Hot 100” schools in the nation for culinary arts instruction as determined by Sullivan University.
  • Reduced energy costs by an estimated 22% from 2003-2008.
  • Centralized energy management saved $22,000 in energy costs during the summer months.
  • Dobyns-Bennett High School student Alice Xiang was one of only 141 high school seniors selected as a 2009 Presidential Scholar by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Students selected to receive the honor have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship and community service.
  • The 2009 Kingsport City Schools Teachers of the Year were: Josh Davis, PreK-3; Aaron Gourley, Grades 4-8; and Denise Oglesby, Grades 9-12.

Visit Kingsport City School's website for more information.

Kingsport Contact Info


1st Floor, City Hall


225 West Center St.
Kingsport, TN 37660



(423) 229-9400


(423) 229-9350