PreK - 12

There are three public school systems in McMinn County allowing parents a choice in education:  McMinn County Schools (preK-12), Athens City Schools (preK-8), and Etowah City Schools (preK-8) all have STEM educaton programs.   The following provides additional information on each of these award winning school system.

 McMinn County Schools


  • Pre-k - 12th
  • Graduation Rate - 93.5%
  • ACT Average Score - 20.2
  • Student Population - 5,390
  • Reward Schools
  • Designated as an Advancing School District
  • CTE (Career Technical Education) Concentrators - 60.5%
  • Career Pathway in Advanced Manufacturing and Information Technology
  • CTE dual credit opportunities are available with local Cleveland State Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Athens.
  • Dual EnrollmentAg Business, Green House, Animal Science, Nutrition Medical, Nutrition Lifespan, Mechatronics, Electrical Mechanical, Welding, Auto Collision Repair, Construction, Nursing Education, Computer Applications, Cad/Drafting, AP Human Anatomy and Physiology, AP US Government and Politics, Calculus and Physics.
  • Even Playing Field Classrooms – Every classroom (375) has three-point accessibility – keyboard, touchscreen, and stylus – to accommodate each teacher’s instructional approach.  Seventy (70) inch touch panel mounted with an integrated sound system and tablet.
  • Distance Learning Classes – these classes are for teaching Algebra 1 from the High School to the Elementary Schools.
  • STEM Fair


  • Pre-k - 8th
  • Student Population - 1,573
  • Desginated as an Exemplary School District
  • Ranked first in TCAP (state standardized testing) 3-8 English Language Arts and Math among all the districts in the Southeast Core Region.
  • One to one technology in 5th – 8th grades
  • STEM
  • Camp Oo-Tah-Nee-Noh-Chee
  • Let’s Read Bus
  • Reward School

     Etowah City Schools

  • Pre-k - 8th
  • Student Population - 368
  • Designated as an Exemplary School District
  • STEAM Family Nights
  • Reward School


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