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Mission & Vision

This is Kingsport City Schools...


What we are hoping to accomplish.
  • The mission of Kingsport City Schools is to provide all students with a world-class and student-focused education that ensures college and career readiness.


Our desired future.
  • Student Focused ... World Class


What we believe.
  • Exemplary student learning
  • Guaranteed and viable curriculum
  • Collaborative professional learning communities
  • Engaging families and the community
  • Data-driven decisions for continuous improvement
  • Culture of shared leadership


What we strive to achieve.
  • Goal One: Deliver world-class curriculum and instruction.
  • Goal Two: Provide committed and innovative educators.
  • Goal Three: Furnish safe, appropriate, and well-maintained facilities that support teaching and learning.
  • Goal Four: Ensure business operations effectively support teaching and learning.
  • Goal Five: Engage families and the community.


Who we are.
  • Promote and support exemplary leadership through programming and succession planning.
  • Offer a rigorous, comprehensive, and engaging curriculum.
  • Engage students in learning through the use of transformative tools and innovative instructional practices.
  • Provide personalized professional learning opportunities for all employees.
  • Actively engage and serve our families and community.
  • Support and sustain the organization with a performance improvement system.


What we do.
  • Plan, teach, assess, and evaluate to inform instructional practices through the use of the 4 critical questions.
  • Incorporate problem-solving and innovation in teaching and learning.
  • Guide teaching and learning using internationally benchmarked standards.
  • Seek to understand and engage our families and community.
  • Recruit, retain, and develop highly competent educators.
  • Build leadership capacity within our educational community.


How we plan for learning.
  • What is it we expect our students to learn?
  • How will we know when our students have learned it?
  • How will we respond when our students do not learn?
  • How do we respond when our students have mastered the content?


Download the KCS Guiding Tenets and the KCS Strategic Plan for classroom or office use.
Contact Us!
Kingsport City Schools
400 Clinchfield Street, Ste. 200
Kingsport, TN 37660
Ph: (423) 378.2100
Fax: (423) 378.2120