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Anderson County High School

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Posted August 28, 2013

I am a junior at AC right now, and who better to get a perspective from than a student? As a child I always attended Knox County Schools. They were always top notch and very focused on education. AC, however, seems very focused on football. More so than education. I am in the band and we haven't gotten new uniforms in 10 years. The school only pays for one of our three buses we have to take to every game. Mr.Brown, the band director, is an amazing man. Best teacher I've ever had. Not to mention Mrs.Watson (French), Mr.Ortstadt (science), and Mrs.Perry (english). They are some of my favorite and most inspiring and devoted teachers. But as for most of the rest of the teachers, they are also coaches. And are much more focused on their teams than their class. Anyway, I think the band deserves more attention! We have HUNDREDS of trophies lining the band room that nobody seems to recognize, despite our lack of support we've always been an amazing, headstrong band, thanks to Paul Brown!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2009

I have a 14 year old deaf child who attends this school. He is never treated any diffrent. I am very impressed with Anderson County High. Anderson County High is top rank in my childs education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

The college retention rate of Anderson county graduates is extremely low. There are a few exceptions, but for the most part this school lacks in passionate teachers. I would not recommend this school to any parents who want their children to be successful. I would consider a private school in Knoxville before sending my child to school there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2008

I had two sons graduate from AC and went on to become very successful. They credit the teachers they had there with the success they later had in college. In addition they both played football and will tell you that the commitment that is made to athletics there did not deter from the academic mission of the school. I highley recommend AC as a place for a challenging and well rounded education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2007

Anderson County High School has a great atmosphere for students. My daughter enjoys going to school there, and that is one thing that I couldn't say about her school before we moved to Tennessee. But I am concerned about the quality of academics. There seems to be no one watching what's going on in the classroom; I can't count the movies my daughter watched in the 2nd semester of school, many of which had nothing to do with the content area. The academic challenge is not there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2007

My child is a sophomore at Anderson county right now, and she loves it. it's the kind of school where every one fits in somewhere and where you cna just be who you want to be. she is in the band, and I must say, it is extraordinary! all the other extracurricular activities are well put together and provide and opportunity to learn and have fun. I find that I can be very involved and kept up to date with everything. their academic programs are excellent as well. as long as the child stays focused and actually tries to pay attention, then they will receive a top notch education. I would recommend this school to any one who wants to give their kids a quality education and a great chance to experience life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2007

This school is too football oriented and lacks academic achievement. With the exception a small handfull of teachers, the quality of the education received is poor.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2004

My step-daughter goes to ACHS and she seems very pleased. She comments daily on the great Language Arts and Spanish teachers and classes. ACHS has taken our children and made them into leaders. I plan on sending my children there as well. -Diana Moser
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2004

This school has been really good to the students and the parents both. People should really enjoy their time there, I know I did when I attended the school... I will enjoy sending my children there aswell. They have helped me in various area's that no other school cound, I thank them for all the effort they have put into the system.
—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.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%
Algebra II

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

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
48%
Biology I

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

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
44%
English I

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

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
English II

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

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
54%
English III

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

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
29%
U.S. History

2013

 
 
n/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.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities94%
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 99% 67%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
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 47%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Clinton, TN 37716
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