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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Johnson City Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Johnson City, TN. It has 8,020 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.

Johnson City Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1330
48 responses
Average ACT
27
485 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,020
Free or Reduced Lunch
35.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,522
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.8%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$9,971/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$40,786
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$734
National
$949
Median Home Value
$165,900
National
$184,700

Johnson City Schools Reviews

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Johnson City Schools offer a lot in classes and range of difficulty for such a ‘small’ area. It is a big school, so it can be hard for someone who doesn’t make friends easily, but the amount of people you’ll meet let’s you find someone. Most teachers are great people and really care about your education, and the few that don’t- you’ll hear about them and know how to avoid their classes. The main issue is the feeling that the school cares more about ‘education’ than ‘students- I’ll explain. We go the most possible days that the government requires of us, which leaves with an barley any snow days “buffer days” and we’ll most likely have to make them up. Our lunch is 20 minutes long and I remember when we had a better system in place (of course some dumb students ruined it). I don’t blame the school- I blame the current administration- so for how much I may complain, I really enjoyed my time at school.
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Johnson City Schools has provided such a wonderful place for you to be your best. Science Hill has offered me personally challenging classes where I could find potential in myself I never knew existed. I am so thankful for the classes that have pushed me especially their career technical education programs. I am also thankful for the staff at SHHS who have always put their best effort out for students to help them achieve their goals. They will give you extra work, and really push you until you understand. SHHS has given me an amazing high school experience. They provide so much for the students from school supplies to our prom dress closet just so everyone could have a perfect night without a money obstacle. They have provided us with identification badges for our safety to know who is and who is not a student. There are very few things I would change about SHHS; the short list consists of: more covered walkways for raining / snowing situations and more ACT exercises.
In elementary school, my experience with Johnson City Schools was wonderful; however, that was before I had real issues or any control over what I did academically -- middle school was relatively similar. There are some wonderful teachers at Science Hill High School, yet somehow there are almost just as many who are completely under-qualified for their jobs. Administration (for the most part) was completely useless in times of actual, genuine need; 98 percent of what they care about is sports. We had one counselor who actually did her job well, cared about the arts, and loved people for their character as opposed to just judging it off looks or academics. overall my experience with JCSchools was pretty average -- there was some bad, but there was also much good.