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Public Schools

Washington County serves over 16,000 students in grades Pre-K through 12 in the Washington County Department of Education and the Johnson City Public School System. Both of these stellar school systems rank competitively in terms of graduation rates, offering of advanced level classes, college preparation, and workforce preparation programs.

The Washington County Department of Education (WCDE) served 9,057 students in the 2012-2013 school year in its nine elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools, the Lamar School, and Asbury Optional High School. The Lamar School serves students Pre-K through 8th grade and is a feeder school for David Crockett High. Asbury Optional High School serves non-traditional students and adults who wish to complete their high school diploma or gain their GED. Flexible scheduling between 7:30am and 8:30pm is provided for individualized programs of instruction to accommodate students' needs.

Some of the features of the two traditional high schools in the WCDE - David Crockett and Daniel Boone - are:

  • Advanced level classes
  • Advanced Placement (AP) classes
  • Marine Corps JROTC program
  • Career and Technical Education Programs in:
    • Agriculture
    • Business Technology
    • Family & Consumer Science
    • Health Science
    • Marketing
    • Technology Engineering
    • Trade & Industrial
    • Visual & Performing Arts
  • Dual Enrollment program with Northeast State Community College

The Johnson City Public School System served 7,900 students in the 2013-2014 school year in its eight elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, and one high school. All elementary and secondary schools are accredited by the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Some of the features of Johnson City Public School System's high school - Science Hill - are:

  • Advanced level classes
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) classes
  • Free afterschool tutoring
  • Career and Technical Education Programs in:
    • Agriculture
    • Automotive Technology
    • Business Technology
    • Counseling & Mental Health Services
    • Culinary Arts
    • Digital Arts & Design
    • Early Childhood Careers
    • Engineering Design
    • Marketing Education
    • Medical Technologies
    • Welding

Private Schools

  • Ashley Academy is an independent, coeducational, private school that serves students from Pre-K through 8th grade. The teacher-student ratio averages 1:8, and the enrollment capacity is 115 students.
  • Providence Academy is a Christ-centered and classical educational institution, serving students in K-12.
  • St. Mary’s School is a Catholic Christian school, serving students in kindergarten through 8th grade, and has been accredited since the year 2000.