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Bartlett High School

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Posted August 5, 2013

I graduated in 2001- I feel as if I received an excellent education. For college, I attended UT Knoxville. While attending, most of my friends/fellow students came from private schools. Saint Benedict was one in particular. Out of all of my friends from St. Benedict, I had to help with them with their English and math because they were having difficulty. These were students with a 3.5 or higher GPA. So, in comparison to many private schools, I feel as if I got a great education. The only downfall now, as I have a younger brother enrolled at Bartlett, is the quality of students coming in whom are disrupting the classroom. The teachers are not able to always control them and their learning abilities are jeopardized. He tells me that all they do is socialize in many of the classes that he has. Hope this review is helpful!


Posted September 25, 2011

This school is great! I'm a junior here and have loved it for the past 2 years! I must say I didnt really like my freshman year, but normally some people dont.This school has changed SOO much since my freshman year. There is more discipline and leadership from teacher,administrators and students! This school has great athletics! The coaches are great here, Most of them know what they are doing.. The teachers are great put if you dont help with your grade they wont help either, so do your work.... ALSO we have a GREAT Special Education program, the teachers in this department are so nice and caring.. We have awesome classes for those in need, like Spanish, home ec, Math, Science, basically everything! And the students mostly get along with eachother! No one is rarely left out! Most People are kind here at Bartlett, but others who dont wont to be here or transferred here arent so great but who cares! Also a downfall of this school is some of the teachers dont care which leads to some students not caring and not learning.another is I think SCS shouldnt let a little section of the city of Cordova come to Bartlett... They could be going to Cordova. anyways this is a AWESOME school!BHS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 26, 2009

I am currently in Bartlett High school and I can honestly say there is no other school I would rather be at. The teachers there, as long as they know you are honestly trying at a subject, are all willing to go to the ends of the earth to try and help you at the very least pass. And at my school, even though there are a few fights here and there, I have never once feared for my safety. Which is something that many many children in the Memphis area really can't say. I know tons of teachers who go above and beyond to try and help, such as Coach Cacy with history and Mrs. Smith in Latin. :) I really hope Bartlett keeps up it's great work for when my little sister goes to school there!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

It is my son's first year at Bartlett High and everyone that I have dealt with has been very helpful, friendly and seems qenuinely happy to be there and happy to be with the kids. Everyone seems to love their jobs and where they are and it seems to have a positive effect on the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

I graduated from Bartlett in 2006. If you are thinking about going one good thing is this is still in Shelby County. The teachers at the school are overall good. Of course each year I attended there were 2 out of 6 I honestly didn't like. Although, you don't go to school to like the teachers so that was to be expected. Teachers who were outstanding I still remember. Mrs. Gaines is a excellent English teacher. Mrs. Johnson was my all time favorite in the culinary arts. Coach Avery knew how to explain math to even the slowest learner. Coach Isaac was a very good math teacher also. One main flaw I saw during my four years was the guidance department. It was supposed to be there for guidance although I was never sure who they were there to guide has it seemed biased towards the college based, richer crowd.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2008

I attend Bartlett High and let me just tell you, its not as good as people say. As me being an African American who loves my culture, that school should be closed. I delt with racism my whole year there. The taechers took it as i joke. They have coaches teaching a subject they know nothing about if you ask me. They dont try to help you all they do is put you down. And if they know your from a city school they'll say. 'I just think you need to go back if you are having a hard time understanding'. Now that kind of mess is that. I had a 3.0 gpa, what turned into a 2.0. Unhappy to say my family was dissappointed for somthing that wasnt my fault.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2008

I attended Bartlett for all four years and i have to say that it is a great school. Some people commented on how Coaches teach some of the classes and that they were incompetent but I have to disagree...Coach Owen for example is the best math teacher there is , I dont know what I wouldhave done without him. Coach Avery is great as well and coach Gore is probably every student's favorite teacher. Mrs. Mitchell is an excellent English teacher. Just about all the teachers are great. I loved it there and i would recommend this school to any parent looking for a good school to send their kids to!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2008

I've had two children graduate from Bartlett High School and both are currently in private colleges where they have excelled. Bartlett High should be proud of the administration and the teachers. My only wish is that parents take a more active roll in their child's education (parents tend to drop this roll when their child gets out of elementary school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2007

I am happy to be able to give a positive review of this excellent school. Our daughter is just in her freshman year, but already we have had the opportunity to meet and have email correspondence with a few of her teachers and several other staff and teachers. The dedication that has been shown so far gives us a lot of confidence in the preparation for life that she is going to get at this school. Thanks to Ms. Mccalla, Coach Couey, Mr. Avery, Ms. Morris, Mr. Cacy, Ms. Patrick, Mr. Youngblood, and other teachers and staff whose names we don't know yet, but look forward to learning, this has been a good first half year of what we hope and expect will be a great high school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2007

A lot of people have talked about academics and diversity, but who cares? I'm a current senior who has spent my last three years at Bartlett, and they were amazing. Now, I've moved away to a school with better academics and more diversity, and it's horrible. A parent can't just look at academics; they have to see that Bartlett is a family. The students are so close to one another! Besides, we had Mrs. Gaines, the best Enbglish teacher ever! Kids at my new school treat me like trash, and at Bartlett, I never felt alienated. I know that this isn't always the case, but BHS is one of the few schools where few kids are alone. Even with the diversity, we're okay. I'm half black, half white and I fitted in great. If I could do one thing, I would go back to Bartlett, the real BHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2007

My daughter is a senior and has attended Bartlett High since 9th grade. It has been academically challenging for her. My biggest disappointment is that there is no orchestra program like in the city schools. The AP English teacher expects high levels of achievement and after taking the ACT, my daughter has already been told she will quality for some of the top scholarships. She works hard and spends hours on homework. I recently graduated from college myself and I can tell you from experience that the AP classes seemed a higher level than my regular college classes. You have to keep your nose to the grind and not get caught up with the trouble makers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

This school is horrible for achievers. The extracurriculars dont exist. For average students it is worse The only thing decent is the baseball team and they ship them in from other districts. This school is deplorable.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 24, 2007

Bartlett is a great school. I am the parent of a junior and I think this school has given my daughter the foundation for success. She is involved and she is learning. I would say this would be the ideal school for your child to attend once in high school. I rate Bartlett High 8 out of 10. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2007

I am a graduate of Bartlett High School (2003). If you are moving to the area or have the means to send your child to a private school, I would say you must. I attend this school for all 4 years. While we had a State Champ Basketball team 2001 and an award winning band for several years, the academics and campus safety are deplorable. In my sophomore Biology class, I never saw a lab. My teacher's idea of learning was to copy text from the book put a few blanks in and have us fill it out...tests were a copy of those 'worksheets' with the heading whited out and changed to Test. This was the routine for the entire semester.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 6, 2006

I am a parent who had two children to graduate 10 years ago, one child to graduate five years ago and one soon to graduate in 2007. I have been very satisfied with the academic programs of Bartlett for I believe that my children were well prepared for college. I give special thanks to Ms. Gaines, the Honors English teacher and Mr. Cook, the band director. My children stated that both were instrumental in their success in college. The extracurricular activities are rewarding and are strongly supported by parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2005

I graduated from Bartlett High School in 2003 and my sister graduated in 2004. We were both in the band all four years of our high school career and feel that the band director there did an excellent job in incorporating diversity into the program or marching shows. I know for a fact that we played one peice of music called La Suerte De Los Tontos and many others with a latino flare. We also feel we had a great diversity in teachers; yes many were white, but you must take into consideration the location of the school. Over all the most important thing about Bartlett was the ability of the teachers to help you in any way possible and the fact that they truly cared for their students. I could go on and on about the amount of help I recieved from counselors and teachers who prepared me for college.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 17, 2005

I recently completed all four of my high school years at Bartlett High School. The general mentality at BHS is athletics and discipline before academics. Many classes (including math and science classes) are taught by coaches who don't hold degrees, much less advanced degrees, in the subjects they teach. I had only three or four teachers at BHS whom I consider excellent. I consider a few literally incompetent. The BHS administration and faculty place huge emphasis on enforcing dress codes and many other trivial matters. This mentality creates an air of hostility and ill will between the student body and the administration. The school could be considerably better if those resources spent on trivial matters were allocated for what should be priority number one: academics. Unfortunately, BHS is considered one of the better public schools in the area. Considering that, I would seriously consider a private school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 27, 2005

Well I am not a parent I am a Junior at BHS. The past 3 years in which I have attended this school have been wonderful. The teachers that I have had the chance to be taught by as well as get to know are very intelligent and highly skilled in their departments. I had the chance to be in the choir my sophomore year and it was an amazing experience. I can just say that Bartlett is an outstanding school.I would also like to add that YES there is diversity at my school as well as academic excellence!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 5, 2005

I had two daughters to graduate from BHS about 9 years ago. I attended a graduation ceremony last May (2004) and was never so appalled at the speeches I heard. Things have gone way, way, down since my daughters graduated from BHS. Several of the graduates ran late and just walked in to be seated during the speeches, etc. It was not at all what I had expected. It has changed a lot in 9 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2005

My daughter is currently a freshman at BHS, and thus far, she has maintained excellent grades while enrolled in several honors courses. I feel that my daughter is getting a quality education, one that will prepare her for college and probably earn her a scholarship. As for sports and other extracurricular activities, I have been quite satisfied with the programs at BHS. My daughter participates in two sports activities and attends most major sporting events in which BHS is involved. She is also enrolled in the Shelby County Schools OPTIONS Program and actively participates in numerous social activities at the school. Parents are always encouraged by the school to be involved in their children's extracurricular activities, and at BHS, parental involvement appears to be very high.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

529 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
30%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
23%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

497 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
60%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

582 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
59%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

507 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
64%
English III

The state average for English III was 40% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
35%
U.S. History

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

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In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students55%
African American41%
Asian86%
Hispanic51%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students52%
African American32%
Asian77%
Hispanic44%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students69%
African American50%
Asian95%
Hispanic63%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students72%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students67%
African American47%
Asian84%
Hispanic67%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students41%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 67%
Black 37% 24%
Hispanic 7% 6%
Asian 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

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  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

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  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

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5688 Woodlawn
Bartlett, TN 38134
Phone: (901) 373-2620

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