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GCS Named Best in State in New Rankings
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Tuesday, September 05, 2017
2018 Best Schools Niche
2018 Best Schools Niche

The accolades keep coming for Greeneville City Schools. The district has been ranked as the top school district in Tennessee and is in the top 2 percent of school districts in the nation. The district also received a No. 1 ranking in best teachers and best place to teach. (See the full report here.)

In compiling its rankings, looked at data from the U.S. Department of Education as well as test scores, college data and ratings collected from users.

Niche assigns a standardized score for each factor, which is then weighted before an overall score is calculated for each school district. The overall scores are again standardized and some districts are disqualified from receiving a final letter grade if there is not enough data. School districts are then ranked numerically and assigned grades.

Greeneville City received an overall grade of A+ from It received an A+ for teachers and clubs/activities as well as an A for academics and college prep.

“I loved attending the Greeneville City School system,” said one reviewer. “There are many classes offered that allow each student to feel like they belong and find something that interests them.”

The ranking is the latest accolade for the district, which was named No. 1 in Tennessee by the Business Insider 2016 list of best public school districts. The district also scored among the top 10 in Tennessee for many subjects on the TNReady end-of-course exams, outperformed students globally in 8 out of the 11 Advanced Placement (AP) subject exams, and ranked No. 10 in the nation for their digital transformation by the Digital School Districts Survey.

“This is a testament to the hard work and determination on the part of our teachers and students,” said Dr. Jeff Moorhouse, Director of Greeneville City Schools. “This is confirming what we have known for a while: we are blessed with the best teachers in Tennessee and nationally. Everything starts with having a fantastic teacher! I am happy for our community. The Town of Greeneville needs to share in the pride that comes from their investment into the Limitless Learning opportunities of its youth.”