State releases 2013 Report Card
Knox County Schools receives straight As in Achievement
The Tennessee Department of Education has released the 2013 data on the State Report Card results on pre-K-12 education, and the results for the Knox County Schools show positive gains in several areas. (Read More)
Strategic Plan Development - Knox Schools 2020
We are very pleased with the amount of feedback we have received from stakeholders regarding the development of the next five-year strategic plan for Knox County Schools. The next step is to consolidate the information into a draft document. For periodic updates, please continue to visit the Knoxschools2020.org website and also follow us on Twitter @knoxschools2020. As always, if you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to email us at email@example.com.
Students Graduate from Unique Firefighter Training
In partnership with Rural/Metro of East Tennessee, the Knox County Schools provides an accredited and unique Fire Recruit Training program at South-Doyle High School, which is the only class of this type in the U.S. to ensure employment at completion. Three students (shown here in center), Corey Bunch, Jeremy Martin and Justin Johnson, recently completed the training and have been hired by Rural/Metro as Reserve Firefighters. Additionally, the cadets are now eligible to take the Firefighter 1 test.
Recognizing the students at the Dec. 4 Board of Education meeting are (L to R) South-Doyle High School Principal Tim Berry, Board of Education District 9 Representative Pam Trainor, Knox County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre and Fire Lieutenant and South-Doyle High School Teacher Brian Woods.
2014-15 MAGNET Transfer Window now open
The 2014-15 MAGNET Transfer window is now OPEN. The Magnet window will remain open until February 2014 (exact date to be specified later). Anyone wishing to apply for a transfer to a Knox County Magnet School may do so by completing an online application here.
At this time, we are only accepting applications for our Magnet Schools. The General Transfer Window will open at a later date that is to be determined.
Knox County Schools Strategic Plan:
The strategic plan is the culmination of a year-long effort to identify and assess the strengths and the needs of the Knox County Schools. The plan builds on the vision for the future, Building on Strength: Excellence for All Children, that I presented to the Board of Education and the community in December 2008.
Just as we did with the development of the vision, we have had broad stakeholder participation and comment as we have developed this strategic plan. We have collected insights at multiple community forums and meetings with school leaders. The Knox County Council PTA, the Knox County Education Association, the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce and our school principals were also represented on the strategic plan advisory group.
This strategic plan provides a blueprint for our actions, and defines our success for the next five years. There are areas in this strategic plan that are very specific in nature, elements that are more general, and some components that will require additional research and analysis. We have clearly established goals and initiatives that will be regularly measured using a variety of methods and metrics.
This strategic plan provides for the productive development of our instructional practices, processes, and systems, as well as an educational culture that will enable us to realize higher levels of academic success for all students, and achieve our vision of Excellence for All Children.
James P. McIntyre, Jr.
Knox County Schools Mission:
Knox County Schools will enable all students to achieve academic success based on established performance standards and students' individual needs and abilities, by providing highly trained teachers, a nurturing environment and by partnering with parents and the community to ensure that a commitment to education continues outside the classroom.
DIRECTIONS TO CENTRAL OFFICE:
From I-40 W, take exit 388A for James White Parkway. Merge onto Downtown Loop/James White Parkway. Take the exit toward US-441/Downtown/Cumberland Ave onto Cumberland Avenue. Turn left onto Gay Street. Turn left onto Hill Avenue then left onto State Street where parking is available in the Dwight Kessel Parking Garage on the right.
From I-40 E, take the 389 Exit for Hall of Fame Drive toward US 441- N/Broadway. Keep left at the fork and merge onto Downtown Loop/James White Parkway. Take exit US-441 S/Downtown/Cumberland Avenue onto Cumberland Avenue. Take the first left onto Gay Street. Turn left onto Hill Avenue then left onto State Street where parking is available in the Dwight Kessel Parking Garage.
School Coupon Book Report
Need a Coupon Book?
Extra Discounts on 25th
ORDER ONLINE TODAY
Parent accounts for the KCS website may be obtained from your local school.
Interviews with former educators
who influenced education
in Knoxville and Knox County
(See List of Videos)