Both Greeneville and Greene County school systems received the Governor’s A+ Award for Community Excellence in Education. Only 52 of the 139 school systems in Tennessee have qualified for this recognition.

Greeneville City School System

Greeneville ranks fifth out of 136 school systems in Tennessee Competency Test results and the city school system consistently rates above state averages in attendance and graduation rates (96.7%). Approximately 238 teachers and administrators (five with doctoral degrees, 147 with master’s degrees and 14 with specialist degrees) are among the system’s 416 employees. The student/teacher ratio is 14:1 and the Per Pupil Expenditure is $10,237. The Greeneville City School System is also one of only two systems in Tennessee that has maintained accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for more than 40 years.  Most recently, the Greeneville City School System was chosen as one of only three finalists in the state for the district- level SCORE Prize, which is awarded based on “dramatic gains” in student achievement.  Although they did not receive the top SCORE prize, being chosen as a finalst is an honor in itself.  The city schools' finalist video, which can be viewed here, depicts the strong dedication of local educators. 

Greene County School System

Of the 565 teachers and administrators employed by the county system, 65% hold advanced degrees. The student/teacher ratio is 15:1 and the Per Pupil Expenditure is $7,640, while the graduation rate is 94.9%. The Greene County School System is also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Higher Education

Greeneville is home to two outstanding institutions for higher learning, a Walters State Community College satellite campus and Tusculum College. Both schools are accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Please visit their websites to learn more.

Tusculum CollegeWalters State

There are 11 more college campuses located within a two-hour drive of Greene County:

Walters State Community College Main Campus in Morristown, TN 30 miles
East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN 30 miles
Milligan College Johnson City, TN 36 miles
Northeast State Community College Blountville, TN 36 miles
Carson-Newman College Jefferson City, TN 44 miles
Mars Hill College Mars Hill, NC 44 miles
Virginia Intermont College Bristol, VA 51 miles
King College Bristol, TN 53 miles
University of North Carolina Asheville Asheville, NC 54 miles
University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN 72 miles
Appalachian State University Boone, NC 86 miles


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