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In 2008, DBHS saw a significant raise in the number of students graduating with college credit.‚  More than half of the students graduating in 2008 graduated with at least some level of college credit.‚  Dobyns-Bennett High School offers 20 Advanced Placement courses that include topics in English, History, Math, Science, Social Sciences and the Fine Arts.


College Credits Earned by the Graduation Class of 2008

AP Credits ‚  1474
Dual Enrollment Credits 276
Career/Technical Articulation Credits 502
Fast Track/Dual Credit 49
Total # of Credit Hours 2301
Total # of Students that earned College Credit 195
Total # of Students in 2008 Class 2008 38

2008 Dobyns-Bennett High School Graduates -¦

Have an average of 6.1 College Credits when they graduate
40 graduates earned 20 or more credits
1 graduate earned 50 college credits

How Do D-B Students Earn College Credit In High School?

Advanced Placement Courses
Dual Credit/Fast Track Program with Northeast State
Career & Technical/Articulation Credits

Did You Know …

276 D-B students took 576 AP Classes in 2008
The average AP score was 3.51 out of 5
Many college allow college credit for a score of 3 or above
The average ACT score for a D-B graduate is 21.7, compared to 20.7 in TN and 21.1 nationally


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In 2008, DBHS saw a significant raise in the number of students
graduating with college credit. More than half of the students
graduating in 2008 graduated with at least some level of college
credit. Dobyns-Bennett High School offers 20 Advanced Placement
courses that include topics in English, History, Math, Science, Social
Sciences and the Fine Arts.


College Credits Earned by the Graduation Class of 2008

AP Credits ‚  1474
Dual Enrollment Credits 276
Career/Technical Articulation Credits 502
Fast Track/Dual Credit 49
Total # of Credit Hours 2301
Total # of Students that earned College Credit 195
Total # of Students in 2008 Class 2008 38

2008 Dobyns-Bennett High School Graduates -¦

Have an average of 6.1 College Credits when they graduate
40 graduates earned 20 or more credits
1 graduate earned 50 college credits

How Do D-B Students Earn College Credit In High School?

Advanced Placement Courses
Dual Credit/Fast Track Program with Northeast State
Career & Technical/Articulation Credits

Did You Know …

276 D-B students took 576 AP Classes in 2008
The average AP score was 3.51 out of 5
Many college allow college credit for a score of 3 or above
The average ACT score for a D-B graduate is 21.7, compared to 20.7 in TN and 21.1 nationally


The City of Kingsport is governed by a seven member Board of Mayor and
Aldermen, elected at-large and on a non-partisan basis for four-year
staggered terms. The exception to this rule is that the Mayor is
elected at-large for a two year term. Elections are held in May during
odd numbered years. The new Board of Mayor and Alderman are seated on 1
July of each election year.

The current Board of Mayor and Aldermen is comprised of the following
individuals: Mayor Dennis Phillips, Vice Mayor Ben Mallicote, Alderman
Ken Marsh, Alderman Larry Munsey, Alderman Tom Parham, Alderman Valerie
Joh, and Alderman Jantry Shupe.

For contact info and term info click here.

City-News_36The City of Kingsport is governed by a seven member Board of Mayor and Aldermen, elected at-large and on a non-partisan basis for four-year staggered terms. The exception to this rule is that the Mayor is elected at-large for a two year term. Elections are held in May during odd numbered years. The new Board of Mayor and Alderman are seated on 1 July of each election year.

The current Board of Mayor and Aldermen is comprised of the following individuals: Mayor Dennis Phillips, Vice Mayor Ben Mallicote, Alderman Ken Marsh, Alderman Larry Munsey, Alderman Tom Parham, Alderman Valerie Joh, and Alderman Jantry Shupe.

For contact info and term info click here.

Kingsport was among 16 finalists to present homegrown initiatives at
the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University on Wednesday, May 27th.‚  Kingsport was
selected as one of the 16 finalists for the Innovations in American
Governance Award from the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation, which originally
had more than 600 applicants. For the presentation, the city presented its achievements in
educational policy since 1999.‚  Presenting for the City of Kingsport were Mayor Dennis Phillips and Dr. Bill Locke, President of Northeast State Community College.

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The Ash Institute describes the Innovations in American Governance Award as "a significant force in recognizing and promoting excellence and
creativity in the public sector. Through its annual awards competition,
the Program provides concrete evidence that government can work to
improve the quality of life for citizens and that it deserves greater
public trust. By highlighting exemplary models of governments
innovative performance, the Program serves as a catalyst for continued
progress in addressing the nations most pressing public concerns."

Kingsport presented achievements in the Higher Education program and developments in educational policy over the past 10 years and emphasized the improvements in the economic and educational base since implementation of programs such as the Educate and Grow scholarship program and the creation of the Regional Center for Applied Technology.‚  These initiatives have been fundemental to the revitalization of the downtown area and have produced more jobs, higher property values, and most importantly a more educated citizenry and workforce.‚  The winners will be announced in September.‚  Three top prizes of $100,000 will be awarded and three will be awarded $50,000.‚ ‚ 

To read the Times-News article about the Award Presentation click here.

To view an overview of the finalists click here.

NEW –> To view the video of the presentation click here.


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Kingsport was among 16 finalists to present homegrown initiatives at
the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University on
Wednesday, May 27th.‚  Kingsport was
selected as one of the 16 finalists for the Innovations in American
Governance Award from the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and
Innovation, which originally
had more than 600 applicants. For the presentation, the city presented
its achievements in
educational policy since 1999.‚  Presenting for the City of Kingsport
were Mayor Dennis Phillips and Dr. Bill Locke, President of Northeast
State Community College.

The Ash Institute describes the Innovations in American Governance
Award as "a significant force in recognizing and promoting excellence
and
creativity in the public sector. Through its annual awards competition,
the Program provides concrete evidence that government can work to
improve the quality of life for citizens and that it deserves greater
public trust. By highlighting exemplary models of governments
innovative performance, the Program serves as a catalyst for continued
progress in addressing the nations most pressing public concerns."

Kingsport presented achievements in the Higher Education program and
developments in educational policy over the past 10 years and
emphasized the improvements in the economic and educational base since
implementation of programs such as the Educate and Grow scholarship
program and the creation of the Regional Center for Applied
Technology.‚  These initiatives have been fundemental to the
revitalization of the downtown area and have produced more jobs, higher
property values, and most importantly a more educated citizenry and
workforce.‚  The winners will be announced in September.‚  Three top
prizes of $100,000 will be awarded and three will be awarded $50,000.‚ ‚ 

To read the Times-News article about the Award Presentation click here.

To view an overview of the finalists click here.

NEW –> To view the video of the presentation click here.


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The City of Kingsport will be launching its new website www.kingsporttn.gov at the Board of Mayor and Alderman Meeting at 4:30pm on June 1, 2009. The site will be the new home of all of the departments of the City of Kingsport, including Fire, Police, City Schools, Office of the City Manager, Public Works and more. It will contain information and links to various sites of interest in Greater Kingsport and the region, including‚ parks, shopping centers, resturaunts, public art, special events, and more.‚  The site will be the easiest way to contact your local officials in Kingsport and the City Manager will have a blog that will be updated with the City Manager’s latest thoughts.‚  The new site will‚ show the current temperature and weather conditions in the City of Kingsport, as well as a map feature that will grow over time to include a number of points of local interest.‚  Plus, there are links‚ for easy viewing of‚ Board of Mayor and Aldermen agendas and minutes as well as other public documents including, operating and capital improvement budgets and independent audits of City finances.‚  The City of Kingsport has put a lot of time and effort into this new website to better serve citizens, providing more transparent and efficient government and a far more effective means of communicating interactively with local, regional and national audiences. We hope you find this site easy to use and look forward to hearing suggestions for new features as we expand the site going forward. Enjoy!

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The Sullivan County Imagination Library (SCIL)
will host an event to celebrate the delivery of the 200,000th book
since the program began in September 2004. Tennessee
Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey will read
to children at the First Presbyterian Church in conjunction with the
celebration. The Vice President of Governors Books from Birth Foundation, Clayborne Gayden will also make an
appearance.‚  The celebration will be held on Friday,
May
29, 2009 at 10 a.m at the First
Presbyterian Church, which is located at 100 W.
Church St.,‚ Church Circle in Kingsport.‚  Through this
program, more than 10,488 children in Sullivan County
have received a free book a month from birth to five years of age.‚  The SCIL
is based on a model of Dolly Partons Imagination Library.‚  Currently,
there are approximately 5,049 (57%) children enrolled in the program.‚  More
than 3,979 children have graduated from the program.‚  So, come out Friday and celebrate these accomplishments with the Imagination Library.

Leaf season runs from the middle of October through the middle of January.‚  After that, you must bag your leaves and place them with the rest of your trash.‚  The City does not provide bags for this.

Recycling bins are provided at no additional charge.‚  You may have two per residence.‚  You may also purchase an additional container for a one-time fee of $60.