Elizabethton High School is a four-year comprehensive high school in Elizabethton, Tennessee, a municipality of approximately 15,000. Elizabethton High School is one of 17 high schools in the United States that is a considered a XQ Super School. Elizabethton is the county seat of Carter County, a rural county with a population of 52,000. Carter County is located in the northeast corner of the state, on the western edge of the Appalachian Mountains and lying only a few miles south of a tri-cities, metropolitan five-county area of approximately 432,000 people within a 75-mile radius.
Elizabethton High School has an enrollment of 860 students in grades 9-12. The senior class enrollment is 200.
Tennessee is one of 9 states that tests all students on the ACT, and the 2018 composite average score was a record high of 22, well above the state average of 18.8.
All students will abide by the curriculum as set by the State of Tennessee’s Diploma Project. Students must complete a total of 22 state mandated courses, along with district-approved electives. Graduates of the class of 2019 at Elizabethton High School must compete 28 credits. Students will complete the core curriculum and courses required for entrances to Tennessee’s Public Colleges and Universities.
The present 168,500 square-foot school was built on thirty-two acres of land, which students first occupied in January 1974. The building houses 37 classrooms, including a Media Center, commons area, and 13 Career and Technology Education classrooms. EHS has a new music wing completed in 2016 which includes a band room, choral room, storage area and offices. Four wheelchair-accessible classrooms accommodate students with disabilities. The athletic wing has an office for the Athletic Director, a concession stand area, a football office, a full gym, an auxiliary gym, boys and girls locker rooms, a football weight room, a general weight room, and a swimming pool which is used by both the students and community.
The football program practices and competes at the new Citizens Bank Stadium located at the high school, and the soccer programs utilize the field at T.A. Dugger Junior High. The baseball program utilizes Joe O'Brien Field. The acreage around the current building consists of a football stadium, track, softball field, indoor softball practice area, tennis courts, and a practice area for the band.