Proud of our past . . .excited about our future . . .
The Greeneville City School System has a vision "to provide a world-class education for all students." The system is committed to educating all students to be successful in a global society by providing excellence in educators, programs, and environment.
The school system's administrative offices are located in the Kathryn W. Leonard Office on Depot Street. The building was donated to the school system by the family of Mrs. Leonard in her memory and honor.
The Greeneville City School System consists of four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school serving approximately 2750 students. The system also serves as the fiscal agent for the Greeneville/Greene County Center for Technology, which provides technology education classes for students in all county high schools.
The elementary schools offer art, music, and guidance services and employ full-time physical education instructors and librarians. A Spanish program is also offered in all four elementary schools. Along with an academic program that includes algebra for high school credit, learning opportunities for middle school students include band, chorus, Latin & French, an independent diversified technology laboratory, and technology in all classrooms.
Greeneville High School offers more than 160 courses and operates on a block schedule format, which is composed of four class periods of 90 minutes per day. English, calculus, European history, U.S. history, biology, chemistry, and music theory are offered in advanced placement (AP) courses. Greeneville High School also offers a course for the U.S. Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.
A Freshman Academy program and credit-recovery program help students reach academic success. In addition, the system offers an alternative graduation path program (GAP) for students identified with specific challenges.
Technology utilization for both business and instructional applications has increased dramatically. During 2006-2007, the mobile computing program was expanded to include 200 additional student laptops as part of a cyclical lease/hardware refresh program. A web-based employment application system provides an easy-to-use interface for applicants and an efficient tool for administrators in the hiring process. The system received the ISTE Dr. Sylvia Charp Award at the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in June 2008. This national award, presented by T.H.E. Journal and the International Society for Technology in Education, honors one school system each year for effectiveness and innovation in the application of technology district-wide.
The school system provides a full-day preschool program for 3- and 4- year old children from families who meet the eligibility requirements of Head Start or are educationally at-risk. Priority is given to children of Families First parents.
The Extended School Program (ESP) offers before-and after-school care for children enrolled at each of the four elementary schools and offers care during times when school is not in session, including the summer months. Parents pay for these services on a sliding-fee scale based on family income. All schools in the system also offer after-school programs for remediation and/or enrichment.
The school system provides bus transportation for students who reside within the city limits. A breakfast and lunch program is available at all schools and meets all state and federal requirements.
The city system provides comprehensive programs for the students in all areas of special education, including gifted, learning disabled, physically challenged, behaviorally disordered, and mentally challenged students. The Early Learning Program provided by the system is available for developmentally delayed preschool students and is located in the Vocational Annex building next door to the Greene Technology Center on Hal Henard Road.
Greeneville serves as one of only two Professional Development Center sites in the state and serves the region with quality professional development. This provides world-class professional learning for educators in the seventeen school districts in upper east Tennessee.
Approximately 238 teachers and administrators compose the Greeneville School System's professional staff. Of these, five have doctoral degrees, 147 have master's degrees, and 14 have specialist degrees. The average years of experience is 15.17. With the additional paraprofessional and other staff positions, the system employs approximately 416 people.
Funding for the city school system comes from local, state and federal sources. The state provides 47 percent, and the federal government provides 3 percent of the funding. The other 50 percent comes from local sources.
Student achievement results continue to be exemplary and rank the system as one of the state's elite. Greeneville students consistently score well above state and national averages on mandated assessments and college entrance exams. In addition, each of the Greeneville City Schools maintains excellent performance levels as defined by the Federal "No Child Left Behind" guidelines. The system has a dropout rate of less than two percent.
Members of the Greeneville City Board of Education include Craig Ogle, chairman; Cindy Luttrell, vice chairman; Dr. Craig Shepherd, Dr. Mark Patterson and Jerry Anderson. A student representative position has also been created to serve on the Board of Education.