Carter County Public Schools

There are 19 public schools in Carter County, Tennessee, serving 7,199 students.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Tennessee state average of 34%.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is less than the state average of 15:1.

Carter County Public Schools

  • School Location Students Grades
  • Roan MountainCloudland Elementary School
    8540 Hwy 19 East
    Roan MountainTN37687
    385 students | Gr. KG-6
  • Roan Mountain
    Cloudland High School
    476 Cloudland
    Roan MountainTN37687
    325 students | Gr. 7-12
  • ElizabethtonEarly Learning Center
    104 Hudson
    74 students | Gr. PK
  • Elizabethton
    East Side Elementary School
    800 Eiam Rd
    311 students | Gr. PK-5
  • Elizabethton
    Elizabethton High School
    907 Jason Witten Way
    813 students | Gr. 9-12
  • HamptonHampton Elementary School
    408 Hwy 321
    690 students | Gr. PK-8
  • Hampton
    Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Hampton High School
    766 1st
    397 students | Gr. 9-12
  • ElizabethtonHappy Valley High School
    121 Warpath
    537 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Elizabethton
    Happy Valley Middle School
    163 Warpath
    482 students | Gr. 5-8
  • Elizabethton
    Harold Mccormick Elementary School
    226 Cedar
    369 students | Gr. KG-5
  • Elizabethton
    Hunter Elementary School
    145 Hope
    555 students | Gr. KG-8
  • Elizabethton
    Keenburg Elementary School
    139 Keenburg
    321 students | Gr. PK-8
  • WataugaRange Elementary School
    655 Watauga
    117 students | Gr. PK-8
  • ElizabethtonSiam Learning Center
    Alternative School
    2543 Siam
    Alternative School
    13 students | Gr. 6-12
  • Elizabethton
    T A Dugger Junior High School
    306 West East
    559 students | Gr. 6-8
  • Elizabethton
    Unaka Elementary School
    120 Unaka
    285 students | Gr. KG-8
  • Elizabethton
    Unaka High School
    119 Robinson
    345 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Elizabethton
    Valley Forge Elementary School
    485 Riverview
    303 students | Gr. PK-8
  • Elizabethton
    West Side Elementary School
    1310 Burgie St
    318 students | Gr. KG-5

County Statistics

About Carter County County Statistics (TN) State Statistics
Population (Approximate) 45,068 people 6,238,518 people
Age 25+ w/College Degree 13% 18%
Median Household Income $28,648 $38,720
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Did You Know?
Carter County, TN public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.04, which is lower than the Tennessee average of 0.5. The most diverse school district in Carter County is Ardmore School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Tennessee or in the USA.