Relocating to East Tennessee
Relocating to a new state, or even just a new neighborhood, is exciting but can also be stressful. Moving by yourself or moving the entire family entails many details like finding good doctors, or schools, and even a local gym.
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Knox County (Knoxville, Farragut)
Knox County is the state’s third largest and contains the city of Knoxville and its surrounding areas. The city center is home to the University of Tennessee and a culturally and commercially thriving downtown area. Surrounding downtown is an assortment of neighborhoods, each unique in their own way. From sidewalk-lined communities that offer a pedestrian lifestyle to established neighborhoods with large lots and mature trees, Billy Houston Group can help you find the perfect home with just the right balance of city living and a laid-back atmosphere. Suburbs like Farragut and and the growing Powell community also offer great options for those looking for something just a bit further off the beaten path. Chamber of Commerce:
- Knoxville – http://www.knoxvillechamber.com/
- Farragut – http://www.farragutchamber.com/
- Government – http://www.knoxcounty.org/
- Knoxville – http://www.cityofknoxville.org/newcomers/utilities.asp
- Farragut – http://www.cityofknoxville.org/newcomers/utilities.asp
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Knox County is governed by the Knox County School System, which is riding a wave of continuous improvement since its 2009 implementation of Excellence for All Children. In the past year alone, the school system saw ten of its schools recognized as “Reward Schools” by the State of Tennessee, a title given to schools that are among the top five percent in achievement or academic growth. Test scores have increased in all subjects, and the high school graduation rate has risen from 79.3 to 90.3 percent over the last five years. With ACT scores also on the rise, Knox County Schools have shown they intend to go nowhere but up. See their website for more information.
Knox County Schools http://knoxschools.org
Three public school systems comprise the education system of Anderson County. The Clinton City School District recently implemented a program that places full-time School Resource Officers at each school in the district to enhance safety measures. The Oak Ridge City School System boasts a rate of 76 percent of its teachers who hold master’s level degrees. See the individual links below for more information on the schools in each district.
Loudon County is home to both the Lenoir City and Loudon County School Systems. The Lenoir City School System consists of an elementary, middle, and high school. Its middle school facility was awarded School of the Year when it opened in 1990, and a new state-of-the-art renovation is currently underway at the high school. The Loudon County School System received all A’s and B’s on the recently released district and school report cards. Progress was shown in all areas. Statewide results and other information is available through the following links.
Blount County’s Alcoa City Schools is comprised of one elementary, middle, and high school. In addition to their academic excellence, Alcoa High School also boasts 12 state champion titles in football (including the last seven in a row) and two in basketball. Students of Maryville City Schools graduate at a rate of 92 percent, with 87 percent continuing their education. Blount County Schools consists of 19 schools with approximately 11,800 students. This school system was awarded the Governor’s A+ Award for Commitment to Excellence in Education by the Department of Education. See the links below for more information on all Blount County schools.
The Sevier County School System currently serves over 14,000 students at 25 schools. They earned Exemplary (A) status on the recent statewide report card for achieving growth in student proficiency in language arts and math and for closing the achievement gap for identified subgroups. Writing performance at the elementary and high school levels also received an A. In addition, both Seymour and Gatlinburg-Pittman High School were awarded the title of “Reward School,” designating them as being among the top five percent in the state. More information on these and other noteworthy accomplishments can be found at the link below.
Sevier County Schools http://www.sevier.org