News & Announcements

GCS recognized as the 2021 Niche #2 Best School District in TN, up from #4 in 2020

2021 Niche Best School Districts in Tennessee results have been released and Greeneville City Schools, GCS, has been recognized as the #2 Best Public-School District in Tennessee, up from #4 in 2020. Additionally, GCS was ranked #1 in the following categories: Districts with the Best Teachers in Tennessee, Best Places to Teach in Tennessee, and Best School Districts for Athletes in Tennessee. GCS was ranked #322 of 10,760 in the Best School Districts in America ranking.

Greeneville City’s Starnes Elected as Chairman of the State Superintendent Study Council Executive Committee

Greeneville City Schools Director, Steve Starnes, was recently elected Chair of the Tennessee Superintendent Study Council Executive Committee.  The purpose of the council is to provide an opportunity for the continuous study of problems pertaining to the education profession, and jointly evaluate, with the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE), ongoing instructional programs and recommend changes designed to improve those programs.

Free Drive-Through Flu Clinic!

The Greene County Health Department and the Greene County & Greeneville City School Systems are partnering to host free drive-through flu vaccinations for students and their family members. Participants remain in their vehicles throughout the process. Pre-registration not required.

Effective Monday, Sept 28, GCS will begin an A/B Hybrid Schedule

Effective Monday, September 28th, all students who have chosen in-person learning will begin operating on an A/B Hybrid Schedule. Students will be divided into an “A” group and a “B” group. Individual schools will send a notification on Monday, Sept 14th alerting parents/guardians of the group to which students are assigned.

Students assigned to the “A” group will attend school in-person on Mondays and Tuesdays. Students assigned to the “B” group will attend school in-person on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Students will continue to complete assignments and watch teacher posted videos online on days in which they are not scheduled to attend in-person.

Students and staff will follow the safety protocols outlined within our GCS Framework for Safe Reopening of Schools.

Given the current conditions within our community, we believe this plan provides the safest environment for students and staff while providing a quality educational experience. As a reminder, throughout the year plans may be altered for the safety of students and staff. Thank you for your flexibility and continued support of Greeneville City Schools as we navigate this global pandemic.

ESP Essential Worker Child Care Assistance

Are you an essential worker? Do you plan on sending your child to ESP? Is your child already part of the program? Tennessee is paying for child care costs right now for essential workers. All you need to do is go to link provided and sign-up. GCS will do the rest!

Martin McDonald has been selected as principal of Greeneville High School

Mr. McDonald has served most recently as principal of Oak Ridge High School in Oak Ridge, Tennessee since 2015. He is slated to begin as principal of Greeneville High School effective October 19, 2020. A committee of administrators, Greeneville High School staff members, students and a GHS parent representative selected Mr. McDonald following the screening of applications and interviews of selected candidates.

Watch the GCS Board of Education Meeting Live! 09/24/2020, 6 p.m. EST

Under the continued provisions of the State Executive Order to protect the safety and welfare of the public, the Greeneville City (TN) Board of Education meeting on September 24, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. will be closed to the public. In order to maintain transparency, the meeting will be livestreamed, and a recording will be provided as requested. The livestream link will be available on our website,, on the day of the meeting.
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