Kingsport City Schools Named "Best Place to Teach in TN" and "#4 Best Overall District in TN" on 2023 Niche Best Schools List

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Kingsport City Schools has been ranked number one as the "Best Place to Teach in Tennessee" out of 135 schools in the 2023 Niche Best Schools ranking.
Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
"It is a great honor to be recognized by an organization like Niche; which is outside the state and education, to notice the work and recognize our efforts to serve our students and our community, all while ranking Kingsport City Schools among the top in Tennessee" said Dr. Jeff Moorhouse, Kingsport City Schools Superintendent. "I am particularly proud that Niche found the culture we have created that places us as the best place to teach in the state! The performance of our students is closely tied to having amazing teachers!"
In addition, KCS ranked number four out of 126 as the "Best School Districts in Tennessee" and ranked number four out of 136 as the "Districts with the Best Teachers in Tennessee." The Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users.

With in-depth profiles on every school and college in America, over 140 million reviews and ratings, and powerful search and data tools, Niche helps millions of students and families find and enroll in the right school for them. For schools, school districts, and communities, Niche’s platform, data, and services help thousands of schools recruit and enroll more best-fit students. For more information, visit
Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district has a total enrollment of over 7,600 students and is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, a high school program of choice, and an alternative learning program. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to Inspire. Cultivate. Impact.

For more information on KCS, visit, call (423) 378.2100, or listen live on WCSK 90.3 FM, The Voice of Kingsport City Schools. We’re social too; follow us on Facebook (Kingsport City Schools), Instagram (@kcs_district), Twitter (@KCS_District), LinkedIn (Kingsport City Schools), and check out our YouTube Channel (KPTSchools).