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Haywood High School

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Posted February 10, 2012

The principal, Dorothy Bond, has called for expulsion or suspension of students who identify with the LGBT community. She does not advocate the separation of state and religion and persecutes her own students.


Posted January 15, 2012

This school is under one of the best leadership team possible in Haywood county lead county lead by the most experienced, most driven, and most dedicated, passionate principal, Dorothy Bond who is doing a remarkable job in trying to turn a lost school into the righ direction while umfortanety working with mostly unmotivated, uncooperative, immoral, non-caring teachers and students who are at the disadvantage of being taught by these inconsiderate teachers in their classrooms. One again, excellent leadership, but unfair, cold, disrespectful teachers that lack a genuine focus who sit behind their desks and could care less if kids are getting an adequate education. As mentioned by a parent,agreed,one person isn't responsible for the clean-up of others ignorances overnight. I advise all those who like to point the finger to point the finger at yourself- to educate yourself to why things are the way they are. Have respect for those who deal with unintelligent, irrational parents, disresectful teachers, and your outrageous children on a daily basis. 95% of the others in the community do not come close to being qualified to handle what you see as an easy task-let's see how far you get.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2011

First of this school is system(Haywood county) is horrible, they treat the schools like prisons, especially junior high, sunny hill, and the high school, the students are just disrespectful, the teachers there just dont care if you pass or faill, especially in the high school, the school has a lot of potential of being a great school, but with Dorthy Bond as principle, not alot is going to get done
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

This school needs help financially. It has good teachers and a great principal, but many "at risk" children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

I am a new student who just transferred to Haywood High School. I understand the issues of funding and whatnot, but I still believe the school needs a lot of work. Technology-wise as well as student sociability wise. A couple of clubs might help mix the population a bit.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2009

My child graduated from HHS and I feel that she received an excellent education. She attends a highly-selective college (with the help of scholarhip money), and says that if it wasn't for teachers like Mr. Norvelle, Keel and Carr, she would not have been able to handle the rigorous cirriculum at this school. (she has a 3.9 GPA). I had two sons who attended schools in Memphis, and HHS exceeds those schools in organization, teacher involvement and student expectations. HHS may not have AP classes, but their distinguished scholars program deserves an A+. As for other programs at HHS, if the students want to be respected, they need to be respectful and at least make an effort. I
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2008

I believe this school could use alot of work. Some of the teachers are great teachers because they interact with the students while others just don't care.


Posted January 11, 2006

I think that Hawyood County High school is a wonderful school except for a lacking amount of discipline.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 8, 2005

In my personal opinion Haywood High is a school that mainly just lacks the correct leadership. The teachers are ok the only thing is that, they're the type that will teach you if you want to learn if you don't then they won't waste their time. The lockers are in poor condition. In my opinion, the main thing this school needs is a great new leader that can provide what is right.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2005

Physically,, the main building of our school is in bad condition. Some of the teachers are excellent while others could show a little more interest in the students performances. We also could use more extra-curricular activities.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
44%
Algebra II

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

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
22%
Biology I

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

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
44%
English I

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

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
39%
English II

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

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
38%
English III

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

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
22%
U.S. History

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%
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.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students38%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students26%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
White39%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students52%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students43%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students42%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
White53%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students27%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White53%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students94%
African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
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
Black 66% 23%
White 28% 67%
Hispanic 6% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Brownsville, TN 38012
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