This is Kingsport City Schools...


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


Our desired future.
  • Inspire. Cultivate. Impact.


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.
  1. Provide personalized opportunities for students to develop social-emotional and academic skills and knowledge to succeed in life.
  2. Recruit and retain diverse employees who are professional, passionate, and student-focused.
  3. Align resources to our students’ needs and ensure safe, equitable learning environments at every school.
  4. Engage families and stakeholders with accessible, effective supports, and meaningful communication.


Who we are.
  • Offer a rigorous, comprehensive, engaging, and vertically-aligned curriculum.
  • Engage students in learning through the use of transformative tools and innovative practices.
  • Actively engage and serve our families and community.
  • Promote and support exemplary leadership through career progression and succession planning.
  • Provide personalized professional learning opportunities for all employees.
  • Promote collaboration through the utilization of professional learning communities.
  • 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 master?
  • How will we know when our students have mastered the content?
  • How will we respond when our students do not master the content?
  • How do we respond when our students have mastered the content?