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
LaPorte Track Grand Opening
We are Cyclones
Commissioner McQueen, First Lady Visit

Elizabethton at a glance

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.

News & Announcements

Weekend event geared to support WSE playground, technology BY CURTIS CARDEN, Elizabethton Star An annual tradition has turned into a key part of improvements at a city elementary school. Read More
Students review data
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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Crystal VanHuss is WJHL's Educator of the Week BY KASEY MARLER, WJHL Congratulations Crystal VanHuss, WJHL's Educator of the Week! 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
Ribbon Cutting
ECS, Douglas Community dedicate Connie Baker Training Center Today, we honor a woman who wore many hats. Whether she was teaching, tutoring, serving on the Board of Education, helping create retirement plans or file taxes, cooking for the community, or planning ... Read More
Eric speaks to students
TVAAS growth continues at Harold McCormick BY CURTIS CARDEN, Elizabethton Star The last three years has showcased a quick increase in student development at one city elementary school. Read More
Students doing group work
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
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
Dr. Corey Gardenhour
Director of Schools receives outstanding evaluation by Board Elizabethton City Schools Director Dr. Corey Gardenhour once again received superior ratings in his annual evaluation by the Board of Education. Gardenhour just began his fourth year as Director of ... Read More
Bus Driver gives bus tour
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
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
Teacher Collaboration
Elizabethton High School launches school-wide project-based learning initiative Bartleby Program & Buck Institute for Education host 3-day PBL seminar Read More
Police Chief Jason Shaw
Security grant to help fund SROs at all city schools BY CURTIS CARDEN, Elizabethton Star With the State of Tennessee putting an emphasis on school safety, Elizabethton City Schools, Elizabethton Police Department and City Council are partnering ... Read More
Book Bus Team
School System unveils new Betsy Book Bus BY CURTIS CARDEN, Elizabethton Star Children across the city will “get carried away with books” in style for the coming years. Read More
XQ in San Frnacisco
BOE hears report from XQ Trip BY CURTIS CARDEN, Elizabethton Star Momentum continues to brew for Elizabethton City Schools. City Board of Education members were able to hear reports from Director of Schools Dr. Corey ... Read More
Terry Smith
Congress receives update on Bartleby Program BY CURTIS CARDEN, Elizabethton Star From Elizabethton to Washington, D.C., the Bartleby Program continues to make waves. Read More
TN Treasurer visits Elizabethton to launch financial literacy program BY ABBY MORRIS-FRYE, Elizabethton Star Local educators took part in a special training session on Monday as Tennessee Treasurer David Lillard visited Elizabethton to celebrate the state-wide launch ... Read More
STRIVE Group photo
How Bartleby Changed The Way I See My Own Education “What is Bartleby?” Dr. Martinez asked our dinner table. “Is it a school, an idea, or only additional classes?” she added on. Read More
Bus and children
Betsy Book Bus hitting the road to provide books BY CURTIS CARDEN, Elizabethton Star As the state looks to bolster early literacy efforts, Elizabethton City Schools is taking to the road to give area youth a chance to pick up a book to hold off a ... Read More
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Registration for fingerprinting now available online Substitute personnel, volunteers, and contractors in Elizabethton City Schools can now register online for fingerprinting, which is required by the State of Tennessee. Complete instructions are ... Read More
Dr. Martinez voices XQ's support for Bartleby
XQ team supports Bartleby vision following recent visit Bartleby is on a journey to rethink high school, and on Thursday night, the team received a special visit from XQ Institute leaders, the organization unifying 18 Super School Projects (including ... Read More