• Knox County Schools: A Great Place to Learn

  • About Knox County Schools

    At Knox County Schools, we strive to provide those educational experiences that develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that students will need to be successful members of our local and the larger global communities. We recognize that the world is a changing and dynamic place, and our approach to providing education must be constantly reviewed and adapted to ensure we are providing our students with the skills they need to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

    In addition to providing an elementary and middle level education that includes grounding in the arts as well as basic core subjects, KCS also offers a secondary curriculum that provides opportunities for students in college preparation, the arts, and a wide variety of vocational subject areas.

    Our school system of more than 60,000 students is served by more than 8,000 dedicated men and women who are committed to providing all of our children with an exceptional education in a safe, secure, and healthy environment.


    Living in Knoxville



    Knoxville is not only an amazing place to work, it’s an even better place to live. Knoxville is the economic epicenter of East Tennessee. Knoxville is home to Scripps Networks Interactive (HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel), Regal Entertainment Group, TeamHealth, Jewelry Television and Pilot Flying J corporations.

    With a population of more than 400,000, Knoxville residents enjoy a cost of living that’s lower than the national average, all four seasons and amazing location only a few hours away from a variety of tourist destinations and metropolitan cities.

    Interested in planning a visit to Knoxville? Check out Visit Knoxville, to find about all of the exciting events, festivals and shows taking place in our beautiful city!

  • Knoxville Features and Highlights



    Knox County Schools is located in Knox County, Tennessee, an area recognized for its affordable quality of living, many outdoor recreation adventures, and of course, its great schools. The state of Tennessee does not collect income tax and Knoxville’s cost of living index is 11 percent lower than the U.S. average. The average home price, September 2015, was $183,962. Making this the perfect city for recent college graduates looking for a fresh start, young families looking for amazing schools and affordable housing options and for seasoned and mid-career professionals, looking for a new place to work hard and relax more.



    Knoxville’s varied and inspiring landscapes offer the perfect spot for any type of outdoor adventure. You won’t have to venture far to find a river for paddling, a forest for hiking, or trail for watching native wildlife. From exciting downhill single-track trails to serene quarry lakes, bubbling mountain streams, or impressive rock outcrops, Knoxville’s varied and inspiring landscapes offer the perfect spot for any type of outdoor adventure. (Source: https://www.visitknoxville.com/things-to-do/outdoors/)



    Situated at the foothills of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it should come as no surprise that the area is blessed with natural beauty and exceptional recreational opportunities, including several lakes, hiking trails and nearly 100 miles of greenways. Residents looking for a weekend getaway have a variety of options, given Knoxville’s central location.

    • Pigeon Forge: 50 minutes
    • Asheville: 2 hours
    • Nashville: 2.5 hours
    • Atlanta: 3 hours
    • Charlotte: 4 hours


    Music & Entertainment

    Knoxville is one of America’s most vibrant cities for live music. Its rich musical heritage includes A-list country and early rock ’n’ roll stars like Dolly Parton, the Everly Brothers and Roy Acuff. The city’s complex persona is also reflected in the dazzling, dizzying array of musical offerings available today. In any given week, visitors and locals alike can find first-rate entertainment options throughout the city. (Source: https://www.visitknoxville.com/things-to-do/music-entertainment/)


    Sporting Events

    When many people think of Knoxville, their first thought is the University of Tennessee Athletics. Although they provide great entertainment for the city, there are other teams that offer a lot more than you might think. The Knoxville Ice Bears provide both a family-friendly experience while also keep a tradition of winning. The Hard Knox Roller Girls are East Tennessee’s first all-female flat track roller derby league which gives an intense experience to any hardcore sports fan.  The Tennessee Smokies give a more relaxed setting and allow any traveler to have a relaxing day at the ballpark. (Source: https://www.visitknoxville.com/things-to-do/sports/)