School Systems & Institutions

Education in Greene

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.

A skilled workforce is important to the success of any business, and Greene County understands that providing both preparatory and continued training is imperative to economic growth. The Greene County Partnership cooperates with three local institutions to provide education and training opportunities. Please visit their websites for more information or contact Christina Potts, econdev@greenecop.com, with specific training needs.

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 have maintained accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for more than 40 years.

Excellence in
Education

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.

High Graduation
Rates

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%).

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

The Greeneville City School System is also one of only two systems in Tennessee that have maintained accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for more than 40 years.

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 University. Both schools are accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Please visit their websites to learn more.

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

Walters State Community CollegeMain Campus in Morristown, Tenn.30 miles
East Tennessee State UniversityJohnson City, Tenn.30 miles
Milligan CollegeJohnson City, Tenn.36 miles
Northeast State Community CollegeBlountville, Tenn.36 miles
Carson-Newman CollegeJefferson City, Tenn.44 miles
Mars Hill CollegeMars Hill, N.C.44 miles
King CollegeBristol, Tenn.53 miles
University of North Carolina AshevilleAsheville, N.C.54 miles
University of TennesseeKnoxville, Tenn.72 miles
Appalachian State UniversityBoone, N.C.86 miles