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Unaka High School

Public | 9-12 | 345 students

 

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Posted May 15, 2011

This Is One Of The Bestest High Scools I Ever Goed To, The Teechers Are Awsum, They Teeched Me Prety Gud.


Posted August 31, 2009

Both my children went to school at Unaka, and both were well educated. They have faired well in college and enjoyed their high school experience greatly. We miss the small school environment and the feel of family. Greatly appreciated the teachers and administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2009

this is a wonderfull school and they are updating there curiclum every year but this is the biggest one yet it will be almost the same as the cty schools
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2009

this is a wonderfull school and i think that the upcoming years are going to be even better than before because they are updating their curiculum
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2008

I am very proud of the job the school does and with the product they produce. I feel my son is getting a sound education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2007

The school does a great job with the funding it receives.Students who attend UHS and go on to postsecondary schools seem to perform very well in comparison to schools of a similiar make up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2006

i think unaka is a wonderful school for any child to go. cause the teachers are great and you can meet new freinds there as well.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 12, 2006

I think teachers don't get children ready for college.at the county schools and I dont think teachers should make their own rules.go by the school law book ,every teacher makes it a little harder on students because this teacher does one thing and the other does something different....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2003

My daughter had to move to Alaska this year. the school she goes to in Alaska has almost 1000 students and she doesn't like it there she misses her unaka high school so that tells me that shes loves it down there.unaka did a good job teaching.


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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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
35%
Algebra II

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
5%
Biology I

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
45%
English I

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
57%
English II

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
54%
English III

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
28%
U.S. History

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%
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
White51%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White13%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged87%
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 98% 67%
Black 1% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 70%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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119 Robinson La
Elizabethton, TN 37643
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