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Happy Valley High School

Public | 9-12 | 560 students

 

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Posted November 30, 2011

I had to transfer my child to another school because I found Happy Valley to be unsatisfactory, especially in academics. Violence was also a problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2009

Love the school. To much drama though. Teachers are great, down to earth, and highlarious :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2009

This is a very good school.
—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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
40%
Algebra II

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
5%
Biology I

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
English I

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%
English II

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

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
English III

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
32%
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 Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged40%
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 disabilitiesn/a
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 96% 67%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Asian 1% 2%
Black 1% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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121 Warpath La
Elizabethton, TN 37643
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