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Smith County High School

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Posted August 5, 2014

If I could give a negative star I would. My first child graduated top 4 in her class. But hated school. The kids and teachers were awful as a whole. Unless u were name branded to the county. My second child got physically and vebally bullied and NO one did a thing about. In fact it was kept hidden and hush hush. The new super intendant of schools played a big part in that. Go figure. My second child was also top on her class and an excellent athlete but was beaten down and kept there. She tried harder than I've ever seen anyone. If it wasn't for her guidance counselors, Miss Goodman especially, I fear how bad it could have actually gotten. She eventually dropped out. I hated that cause she was almost done. But it was best thing she ever did. She has achieved greater heights since she left that awful place. She has earned a full ride to a good college and has been rewarded for efforts finally. I seriously caution any parent sending their child to schs. Especially if they are a girl and not from the county originally. Could write a book and just might. This school is an epic example of a degression in education and society.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2009

SCHS is top of the line. Yes all school districts will have teachers and board members who are in the profession for the wrong reason but above 90% of the teachers at SCHS are there for the students! They work not only during school hours but before and after school hours and on weekends! I believe those in the teaching profession have the toughest jobs on the planet and get the least respect of any as well. Teachers get the blame when a student does bad even if the student is a low life who would rather sleep in class than learn. I think those of you on here to bash teachers and say your children aren't learning should change the way they are brought up at home and maybe they will have more drive to do good on their own and have more respect for teachers and others.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2009

As a former student at smith county high school, I urge parents to aviod this school at all costs. Yes there are a handful of teachers that care,but they are vastly outnnumbered by the one that do not care about anything but a paycheck and football. I wish that i had went to a good school so that i did not have to work so hard to catch up in collage.


Posted February 23, 2009

This is an Excellant School. Administration, and teachers are very committed to their jobs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2008

if you are a parent i want you to know that when your child walks in a school nothing at that moment is more important. I also want you to know that teachers and staff most of the time work OFF THE CLOCK. do you think they get paid for ball games? do you think that get paid after 3? i wonder how many parents with jobs work for free just to benifit people who are some times not even thankful they even showed up? there are bad apples in staff im sure but i know there are more problem children than teachers and staff. if parent could get rid of this My CHILD IS GOD complex teachers and kids will get lots more done. Your child may be God at home but hes a student who should know how to behave in public when at school. That should be expected and demanded.


Posted August 7, 2007

I am a parent of 4 students at Smith County High School in Carthage Tn. I beleive the school officials for our schools and county are only in it for the paycheck! Not for the children and there education.
—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.
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The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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The state average for Math was 41% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

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Science

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade 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

Math

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Economically disadvantagedn/a
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Reading/Language Arts

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Economically disadvantagedn/a
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Science

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade 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

Algebra I

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

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English I

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

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

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62%
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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 II

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

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84%
Biology I

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

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English II

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English III

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

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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U.S. History

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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 Students70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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White71%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities38%
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English I

All Students66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities29%
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

Algebra II

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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White70%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students56%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities13%
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English III

All Students50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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White51%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities7%
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U.S. History

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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 92% 67%
Black 5% 23%
Hispanic 2% 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 51%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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