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Gibbs High School

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Posted April 17, 2013

Gibbs High School is not the best school for parental involvement and communication, but it is better than it's neighboring school Halls High School. Although the teachers lack effective communication from the head staff, they do genuinely care for the students. I suggest being consistent with your parental involvement so your child doesn't fall through their communication gap.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2012

In my opinion, the atmosphere at the High school is a direct reflection of the effects of busing our kids to the inner city for middle school. This instills in them that they are merely political pawns and have no real worth other than filling a quota to insure funding for Holston middle school. My family and I moved to the Gibbs community for the schools. We've been promised a middle school by every politician running for office. My guess is that we will never see a middle school. We are now preparing our home to put on the market. We love this community but are becoming painfully aware that this is north knoxville, not west knoxville.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

the schools principals lack the common knowledge of understanding how they make the students very depressed. many students have dropped out do to the new administrators
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Teachers not really into teaching, students not into challenging themselves, many of the boys must want to be in WCW since they love to fight. No real effort by students to get out of the same Gibbs label: education not all that important.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

Gibbs used to be a great school. Recent poor leadership has left the school with very little discipline and low teacher morale. The new principal seems to lack a personality that is conducive to being a good leader. Teachers are very caring but seem frustrated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

Gibbs used to be an outstanding school in both academics and athletics. Since the retirement of Mr. Taylor, the school has gone straight down hill. Discipline is just about nonexistent and teachers are really depressed. What happened to strong administrators? We need one again!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2008

totally agree with a few of the other reviews... gibbs sure was a disapointment for me too. i just knew if my child survived middle school at holston that gibbs would be 'home' again but not the case.. some of the teachers are for sure in diar need for training. some act so imature that its hard to say which is teacher and which is student...disapointed parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2008

I graduated from Gibbs in 2007. I loved the school. The school has good students and teachers. Just like every school there are a few students and teachers that are not so good. If you want your child to learn, make them take higher classes because that will make them better for college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2008

Gibbs has alot of good teachers that are dedicated to the success rate of the students
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 9, 2008

Gibbs High School is a pretty good school although students and parents are more apathetic than they used to be. There is not much drive among the student body to excel, but the kids are pretty good kids. A student can receive an outstanding education at Gibbs if he takes the hardest classes and gets the hardest teachers. I would try to keep my kids in the upper level courses (particularly AP) because of the smaller class sizes. If you really want to get some guidance about which classes and teachers to take, ask some of the teachers who have been there awhile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2008

I am very disappointed in the quality of most of the teachers at Gibbs. I can't believe how unprofessional some have been... They do not seem to care if the child suceeds or not!!!! Some of the teachers need to attend some child psyc. classes and realize what influence they have with our children...It's an embaressment the way some of them behave!!! A disappointed parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2007

I graduated from Gibbs High school in 2006, I love the school because the teachers are involved with the students. They go out of there way to make sure each student understands what is going on the class so everyone is on the same page. There were only a couple things that bothered me within the 4 years I attended.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 20, 2006

I was a graduate of the 2001 class. I was pleased to be apart of this school. While I was there violence was minimal. Kids are very family, and religion oriented. Fairview Baptist Church is a large part of the school for a good reason to teach a better way of life, not to force you into the religion. The teachers may be over worked but if extra attention is needed it is the child's responsibility to ask for it. Not the teachers. Athletics are encouraged, although a bit political. I recommend Gibbs High School and the Corryton community.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 4, 2006

I highly recommend Gibbs High. My stepson goes there by his choice. We were transferring him to Halls (with his middle school friends), and he decided to try Gibbs. I was skeptical, but he loves it! He easily made friends, and tells me there is little violent stuff that goes on. I've been on field trips with the kids. I am very impressed with the kids. For the most part, they respect each other and adults. I was pleased to hear how many kids were planning for church on Easter. Seems most go pretty regularly. I was happy to hear that. One reviewer fussed about it being a 'God oriented school'. The school isn't God-oriented, it's the students, the parents, and the community as a whole. Would you rather your kids be in a violent, hostile environment? I don't think so. We need more schools like Gibbs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2006

I am a graduate of 1997. I was very pleased with the academic program and staff at Gibbs High School. If you are willing to work hard, you can reap the benefits in college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2006

I'm a graduate of Gibbs High School and I'm very unhappy with how that school is ran. I moved here from California two years ago... First of all this 'Fairview Baptist Church' needs to seperate it's self from the school. It might as well be Fairview Christian School... Also members of it's youth group get, shall I say 'better treatment' from the school's staff and administration. I am very ashamed to say I got my diploma from Gibbs High School. This school is very 'god' oriented, and I belive it's a major problem... Concerned parents beware!!!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 19, 2005

I went to this school many years ago and some things never change. The coaching staff believe the football field is 'theirs' and not property of Knox County. They fight the band for practice time, and end up 'letting' the band use the field for 2 hours A WEEK! How ridiculous is that? I've tried to talk to the coaches, but they aren't going to listen, which I'm not surprised. Other than this, I still think Gibbs is a fine school to attend. I have a child at this school, and would and could not imagine sending him anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2005

I just moved here to Knoxville and Checked my Son into this school. Classes are over crowed. I was NOT pleased to see how the kids get to dress. The dress code is Not Enforced, it is Especially Not Enforced with the girls. The some kids are even smoking campus after school. Very disappointed. I was hoping it would be better than city school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

Gibbs High school is a wonderful school because of it's staff and the community in which it is located. The administration really cares about it's students and I feel proud to have been apart of this school for the 2004-2005 school year as an intern in the art program. The students I have worked with are friendly and well mannered. There are very little problems with violence and crime and I felt extremely safe. I would recommend this school because of its fabulous programs especially in art and history.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 6, 2004

This is a great school I will graduate from here in 2005. '05 class represent. This school just needs some serious guidance with it having 2 new principles this year the guidance looks to be improving especially in the next 3 to 4 years. This though is by fair the best school in the county as far as safety because the kids here don't mess with guns and don't bring them to school if they do. There is like every school your good kids and bad kids except for there is a lot more of the good kids than there is bad ones. If your looking for a great public school this is one of the best if not the best.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
29%
Algebra II

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

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
30%
Biology I

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

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%
English I

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

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
63%
English II

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

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
60%
English III

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

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
36%
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 Students39%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students34%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students63%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students79%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students54%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities86%
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 93% 67%
Black 4% 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 38%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Fax number
  • (865) 689-9128

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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Corryton, TN 37721
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