Communications Department

The Kingsport City Schools Communications Department serves as a liaison between the community and the school district through internal and external communications, media relations, special events, a radio station (WSCK 90.3 FM), and an online presence via our website and social media channels.

Information Resources

About Kingsport City Schools

Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, a high school program of choice, and an alternative learning program; with a total enrollment of over 7,900 students. 

KCS has been ranked the "#1 Best Place to Teach in Tennessee" by the 2023 NICHE Best Schools Ranking and the City of Kingsport has been voted as the "Nicest Places in America" in the October 2022 Reader's Digest.

News and Events

Social Media

The following are official accounts of Kingsport City Schools.
  • KCS Annual Report
  • KCS Employee Handbook
  • KCS Policy Manual
  • KCS Procedures Manual
  • KCS Strategic Plan Data Dashboard
  • KCS Student Handbook
  • KCS BOE Meeting Notes (bi-weekly)
  • KCS Employee Newsletter (monthly)

For Parents & Community Members

schoolmessenger automated phone system opt-in

KCS uses SchoolMessenger phone calls, texts, and emails regarding school or district information, emergencies, and weather related closures. In most instances, the automated phone call is only sent to the home phone on file for the student. In emergency situations the automated phone call is sent to all phone numbers on file for each parent/guardian of the student. During student enrollment, the parent/guardian must indicate if KCS can send automated phone calls and/or text messages to the phone number(s) on file for the student being enrolled by selecting "yes" or "no". Contact your child's school to ensure you have opted in.

School Tours

To speak with a school representative regarding enrollment questions, call your child's school directly (click here) or call Kingsport City Schools Administrative Support Center at (423) 378.2100.

Kingsport City Schools Communications Department
400 Clinchfield Street, Ste. 200
Kingsport, TN 37660
Ph: (423) 378.2100
Fax: (423) 378.2120