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The mission of East Side School is to ensure that all students receive maximum resources necessary to develop inquisitive minds, master the required curriculum, and enhance their creative and social skills.

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Elizabethton school officials: Drivers are endangering students at bus stops BY JACKIE DEFUSCO, WJHL ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) - Following a series of student deaths at bus stops, one local school system is taking action to prevent one of their students from being next. Read More
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NHTSA Urges Motorists to Drive Safely Near School Zones and Bus Stops The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging motorists to exercise caution and follow State laws when approaching a school bus or school ... Read More
Student Authors
New! Pirate Press produced by ESE students Pirate Press is a student produced newsletter that began in October 2018. With questions, contact school librarian TJ Brown. Enjoy! Read More
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Board, Director reflect on school system’s record-breaking achievements at end of term Over the last four years, the Elizabethton Board of Education has supported some of the school system’s most distinguished achievements and programs. During this time, Elizabethton City Schools ... Read More
Groundbreaking
School, city, community leaders break ground on LaPorte Sports Complex Today, leaders from Elizabethton City Schools (ECS), City of Elizabethton, Elizabethton Soccer Association (ESA), Boys and Girls Club (BGC) of Elizabethton/Carter County and members of the LaPorte ... Read More
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Students encouraged to share triumph over struggle in storytelling, barn quilt design contest In a new project-based learning course at T. A. Dugger Junior High School, students have launched a system-wide storytelling contest that encourages students in all grade levels to express triumph ... Read More
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ESE Triad-A-Thon raises $14,000 for technology, school improvement projects On Friday, September 28, East Side Elementary celebrated their Triad-a-thon! Students were challenged to raise money through donations to support the PTAC organization. Read More
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ECS Transportation highlights safety precautions for students BY CURTIS CARDEN, Elizabethton Star It is always best to be prepared. Read More
Eric Wampler
Welcome Eric Wampler, Interim Director of Early Learning, Curriculum & Testing 6-12, and Data Services Welcome Eric Wampler, Interim Director of Early Learning, Curriculum & Testing 6-12, and Data Services. Wampler has worked in Elizabethton City Schools for 14 years, most recently serving as ... Read More
Hayley Bishop
ECS introduces new system-wide Special Education Coach Special Education teachers in all Elizabethton schools will be supported by a new full-time Special Education Coach this year. The addition of this position is part of a system-wide initiative to ... Read More
Police Chief Jason Shaw
Security grant to help fund SROs at all city schools BY CURTIS CARDEN, Elizabethton Star With the State of Tennessee putting an emphasis on school safety, Elizabethton City Schools, Elizabethton Police Department and City Council are partnering ... Read More
Book Bus Team
School System unveils new Betsy Book Bus BY CURTIS CARDEN, Elizabethton Star Children across the city will “get carried away with books” in style for the coming years. Read More
Treasurer
TN Treasurer visits Elizabethton to launch financial literacy program BY ABBY MORRIS-FRYE, Elizabethton Star Local educators took part in a special training session on Monday as Tennessee Treasurer David Lillard visited Elizabethton to celebrate the state-wide launch ... Read More