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Elizabethton High School

Public | 9-12 | 819 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 22, 2014

As a former student I can say I had a great experience. Sure there are Cliques but there are cliques in EVERY school. Nothing new there. The large majority of the teachers seem to genuinely care about the students. For a mid sized school they offer a lot of programs and clubs and extracurricular activities.Something for everyone really. Its a nice school and a nice environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2010

I am a parent of an 11th grader, and agree with another reviewer that the school is full of cliques. However, I don't feel that that is the fault of the school itself. I do however, have a problem with the fact that last year the school decided to stop making grades a factor in whether one is allowed on a sport team or not. I feel the primary responsibility of the school is to educate and not play football. So letting kids still play that are failing classes is unacceptable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

I am currently a senior and in my 4 years here, I gave only noticed 2 bad things about this school. There way too many cliques at this school to the point that there are students who literally have no friends. And there are select students(usually athletes) who get away with almost anything. Also they seem to only focus on sports and test scores here. Students who excel in other ways get little to no praise for it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2009

i am also a student at ehs & it is amazing. i am currently in alternative school but when you're not in there, its perfect. we have so much freedom & they trust us to do the right thing. i guess i didnt though.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2008

i am currently a student at ehs and i absolutely love. The freedom and decpline is just the exact amount that we teens need these days, enough to where most of the student body knows what is right and wrong. As mr. elliott, my favorite teacher and inspiration, says 'do the right thing, 'cause its the right thing to do', and as a band member every 110 people try to do just so. At the first of the year you just think that the teachers you were given are just another bunch of parents to boss you around and try their hardest to start walkin on that last nerve that you have, but after a while you start warming up to each of them and like them for each unique trait that they aquire. I would type more but this is the most it will let me. i love ehs!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2003

As a graduate of Elizabethton High School, I can say without a doubt what a wonderful school we have. The teachers are wonderful just as they always have been, even 12 years later. My favorite teacher, in 1989 when I graduated, was Mr. Ed Alexander, and I am happy to say, he is now principal of this high school and is doing a wonderful job! Thank God for teachers like Mr. Alexander, who have come to this tiny town, to make a big difference. God knows they made a difference in my life. Go Cyclones!


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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.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
41%
Algebra II

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

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
47%
Biology I

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

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
59%
English I

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

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
English II

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

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
English III

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

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%
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 Students70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities82%
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 94% 67%
Black 3% 24%
Asian 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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907 Jason Witten Way
Elizabethton, TN 37643
Phone: (423) 547-8015

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