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9-12
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Church Hill, TN

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1050 Volunteer Bl
Church Hill, TN 37642

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September 29, 2009
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July 18, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 21, 2009
My children, one graduated and one attending have nothing but great results from VHS. The band is excelllent, and football could use a few wins, but other than GREAT! Keep up the good work and go Falcons.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2009
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February 19, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2009
I loved the atmosphere of the sports at this school. we had great fan support.

- submitted by a student
December 12, 2008
As a former student I know the school. And compared to others around it, it's not a bad school. But, overall it needs serious improvement. The guidance department is never around when you need them they have no idea of what you need or should take and there are only three counselors for over 1,300 students. The school is to small for this number of students. The cafeteria definately leaves something to be desired. They serve the same boring food day in and day out. The teachers either don't really teach or give assignments that are so hard many students fail the classes especially in the math department. And, the administration also shows clear favorites in the extra-curricular areas. The school has a wide range of sports and vocational extras however, the only ones mentioned are football, basketball, and the band. The school has more than these three activities...

- submitted by a community member
November 18, 2008
Volunteer High School has been my haven in times when home wasn't the best in the world. I'm very apprciative to all the teachers who have listened to all my problems and talked me out of doing a bunch of stupid things. I'm going to miss it next year.

- submitted by a student
October 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2008
This is by far the best academic High School in the county. Teachers are informed and present themselves professionally. Guidance office is engaged and active in student success. The principal is professional and an asset to the school system.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2008
High safety but low teacher skills

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2007
I graduated from Volunteer in 2003, and was very unprepared for college. I took the College prep classes, and graduated with a 3.6, which should be fine, but it was far from it. It has been an uphill struggle from the outset. I've had to take classes deemed remedial by the college, and which most of my friends who went to other schools are going to graduate at least a semester ahead of me. If you want your son or daughter to flourish in college, do not send them to Volunteer...move if you have to.

- submitted by a community member
December 18, 2006
Volunteer High School is a very good school and has prepared me for for the college education ahead of me. I am pround to say that I went to Volunteer and hope that the students there now do not take the hard working teachers and staff for granted!

- submitted by a former student
December 18, 2006
Volnteer High School prepares high school students for entry level college class. I am thankful for all the hard work that teachers put into helping me be the best I could be. College will not be such a shock to me now that I have been guided by some of Tennessee's finest!

- submitted by a student
December 18, 2006
I do not think that parent involvment is a major quality this school has. Here at volunteer, we do have music, and art but I do not think by taking the class it will help you in furthering your career in the field. At volunteer, if the student tries they will succeed and if the students do not try, they will get the grade they deserve.

- submitted by a student
December 18, 2006
Volunteer is a great school. The teachers here really show you to have fun with your work and enjoy what you do. The are passionate with their teachings. Since I am a dual enrollment student and I am more concentrated on computers and such,I have really got to know the teachers, and they really do make a difference. If you want your kid to go to a school where they will find what they are passionate about and learn what career to pursue, I would definitely send them to Volunteer!

- submitted by a student
December 18, 2006
As a Senior of this school I belive the school has pushed me to my fullest potential.We have a wide variety of music ,art,sports,and other extracurricular activites.Volunteer provides kids who love music the opportunity to be part of a great school band one of the best around.Volunteer provides many choices in sports which are exccellent.The parents of volunteer students are very involved touchdown club,Band boosters,are run by parents.Parents and students are both involved with the school improvement plan and serve on a committee for school improvement.I recommend Volunteer to anyone it has a great student body and most of all wonderful teachers.

- submitted by a student
November 21, 2006
it is the worst school i have ever went to in my life....and believe me i have went to alot of schools!...They need to do alot of things to make this school better!

- submitted by a student
November 14, 2006
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- submitted by a student
September 01, 2006
As a parent of a cadet and former Nco in the marine corps. The volunteer high school NJROTC program is the best in the area. They may not win alot of stufff but they have heart and that is what matters.My rateing is about the ROTC not of the school.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2005
This school i oh k, but its not the best ive seen. Some teachers are really good and others dont teach period. Some situations are not handled correctly. Not everyone gets punished for violating the dress code, only certain people do. But there are some halfway decent things about the school, such as basketball, band, and some good teachers. But theres some things that need to be fixed. - former student

- submitted by a former student
May 27, 2005
Let me start by saying that I am a sophomore student at Volunteer High School and that even though I've only been here a short time, I think I've seen and experienced enough to write a review of my just plain great school (sarcasm?). Throughout my education I've always made good grades, up until high school that is. As a person who has always thought for themselves and has never accepted what one teacher or a group of teachers says as the absolute truth, I'm public enemy no.1. I can't be trusted, I've learned to think for myself, but maybe other people would like to hear what I have to say. If an entire class fails a test and the teacher has to give a huge curve on every test just so normally A students can pass, is something wrong, is it just the student's faults, or maybe, something more.

- submitted by a student
April 26, 2005
I am a Junior here and I think Volunteer is a very good school. It has something for everyone here! If someone is not involved and does not have many friends, it is thier own fault. Even if you aren't the best student, you can still be a good citizen by joining our award winning Key Club. If you love to cook, our Culinary Arts program is one of the best in the state. You have many opportunities and people to embrace. So I say BRAVO, Volunteer, and thanks for making these ast three years of my life ones I will never forget!

- submitted by a student
March 18, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
December 27, 2004
I currently attend the school and I think that it is maybe the worst school I have ever been to, ever. I move around alot and when I came to Volunteer I was looking for new friends. I felt very un-welcome. Everyone looks at the wrong things. If you havent been around since elementary school, you're not welcome, If you arent friends with football players, others wont be friends with you. Its sad but thats the way it is. The teachers cant teach especially the algebra 2 teacher. No names mentioned. Most of the students fail the class and no one ever questions why... maybe they should look into that...

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2004
I am a senior at volunteer i think this school is ok but it deos depend on who you know. If you are not friends with football players and basketball players or in the band then you are not really payed attention to. We need more funding and discipline in the school. There is not enough preparation for gateway tests in math they don't give you hardly any infornmation.

- submitted by a student
November 15, 2004
I am curantly attending Volunteer High School. I am in 11th grade. I like the school overall but there are somethings that should be changed. For example, the food that is served in the cafeteria is the same thing everyday, chicken sandwiches, pizza, and french fries. These meals get old after eating them everyday for a year. Other than the lunch meals, everything is perfect.

- submitted by a student
September 23, 2004
I have 2 choldren at this school. When enrolling as transfer students there were several hurdles, including the attitude of leadership. We found a political undercurrent, ie.'It's who you know that helps you make the team'> School pride is present. They have some great tenured teachers. Guidance dept. needs to be more active.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2004
I have a freshman son at volunteer.I myself went to volunteer also.theres a feeling of being comfortable there.I have some friends whos kids are in king. city schools and they say its real bad.So I am so glad that my son has the opportunity to learn and attend volunteer high.Another thing I like about volunteer is there's familiar faces of staff and teachers from 19 years ago when I attended,that itself says alot.Also my sons guidance counselor is very interrested in my sons eduacation also ms.byrd,I appreciatte that.my son also is a freshman football player in which so far they are 3-0,but its not the scores or numbers,its the time and care that the coaches have also.And also a very good ROTC program.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2004
I think this school is great I started going here in 2004 the teachers have control and the learning is awesome and so is the band program I wouldn't change this school fo nothing.

- submitted by a student
June 18, 2004
Both my son and daughter attend VHS and I couldn't be happier. I can't say enough about the teachers and coaches, especially Coach Whittemore,Coach Weyland and Mrs. Murray. They geniunely care about the youth in the school. They work hard to prepare our children for our world. Amongst expecting great academic performance from the youth, they also expect self respect for themselves as well as respect for others, expect nothing less than self discipline by displaying their own self discipline, and encouraging the youth to reach their ultimate goal in life. I am a proud to have my children attend Volunteer High School. Missy D.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2004
As a graduate of Volunteer High School, I don't think that I was cheated of a education. There are problems at VHS, but not any more than the other local schools. VHS isn't a 'Haven' for drugs. Every high school faces drug issues. If you would walk to any other school you would find it a problem there as well. It's a part of society. Not only does a student's education depend upon the teachers, but the students and parents. Parents should play an active part in their child's school activities and not consider the school as a 'daycare' and expect their child to leave there a genius without the one on one attention at home. VHS is a good school with wonderful teachers. I know how much time is put in daily. I feel that it is mostly up to the student for what they get out of their education.

- submitted by a former student
May 07, 2004
Volunteer is not a good school. Teachers don't teach, there is no discipline, and it has very little funding. Teachers have no control over students and don't want any control. The students are the most rude of any youth I have ever seen. The school will not provide anything for the students and students in general do not want to be in this school. Student prefer to go to local city school districts when possible.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2004
I am proud to be a parent of two VHS graduates and I am proud of our school. The teachers that I know and/or have associated with are concerned about the students. I an impressed with many aspects of our school: the cleanliness of the facility, the school spirit, the various opportunities the school provides for the students through the diverse curriculum, the high accomplishments of many of our graduates, the dedication of the faculty to their goals as teachers, and the teachers who are continually advancing their education levels. I think the teachers do a great job especially considering the challenges of our society. I believe that graduates of VHS are just as well prepared to face college or the work force as graduates of any other school.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2004
Administration is extremely cooperative. Great faculty. Very safe enviroment. My kids love this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2004
This is a great school with excelent sport programs, and coaches that really want to improve the student athletes and the principal is on top of everything,and has everything under control.

- submitted by a student
August 26, 2003
Administration needs to be changed to make this a better school.

- submitted by a parent
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Volunteer High School
1050 Volunteer Bl, Church Hill, TN  37642
(423) 357-3641
Last modified Volunteer High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Volunteer High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top