Kingsport City Schools Accepting Zoning and Tuition Applications for 2024-2025 School Year

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Kingsport City Schools will begin accepting Zoning and Tuition Applications for students in grades K–12 for the 2024-2025 school year beginning Friday, March 1, 2024 at 8 a.m.
Parents who would like to request their child attend a different city school instead of one for which their child is zoned, must apply for a zoning exception. Parents of students who are not legal residents of the City of Kingsport must submit a tuition application to attend Kingsport City Schools. Parents or legal guardians must apply annually for their child’s tuition and zoning status, even if they attended Kingsport City Schools during the preceding school year. For all zoning and tuition applications, the student's attendance, behavior, and academic record will be reviewed prior to approval for the upcoming school year.
Beginning March 1, applications will be available online at via the Zoning & Tuition Application link at the top of the homepage or, if need be, in-person at the KCS Administrative Support Center, 400 Clinchfield Street, second floor, downtown Kingsport. Application deadline is June 5, 2024.
The following are excerpts from the Kingsport Board of Education’s policies and procedures for zoning and tuition:
  • Parents or legal guardians must apply annually for their child’s tuition or zoning status.
  • Students who are not legal residents of the City of Kingsport shall pay tuition charges as approved annually by the Board of Education.
  • Failure to pay tuition will disqualify a student’s application for the next year.
  • Tuition students are accepted and zoning exceptions are granted only if current enrollment permits.
  • The system does not provide bus transportation for tuition or zoning exception students, except in specific circumstances.
To find out the school for which your child is zoned, please refer to the online KCS School Zone Finder listed under the “School Zones/Street Directory” link under “Families” at, or call the KCS Administrative Support Center at (423) 378.2100.
For additional information, please contact Jim Nash, Chief Student Services Officer at (423) 378.2169 or [email protected]
Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district 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; with a total enrollment of over 7,400 students. 
KCS has been ranked the "#1 Best Place to Teach in Tennessee" by the 2023 NICHE Best Schools Ranking and the City of Kingsport has been voted as the "Nicest Places in America" in the October 2022 Reader's Digest.
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