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Houston Co High School

Public | 9-12 | 410 students

 

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Posted September 13, 2008

I teach English at HCHS and have been thoroughly impressed from day one with the quality of the school's staff and administration. Also, he high school building is, I believe, 7 or 8 years old, but it still looks brand new due to excellent upkeep. Discipline/ at HCHS is light years better than the neighboring Clarksville/Montgomery County schools. Lack of cutting edge technology in the classrooms (no mobile computer labs) is the only negative quality to speak of.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 20, 2006

I'm glad to see the new technology and structure being a 1984 graduate of Houston County myself. My daughter is very fortunate to be a part of this new school and she really likes it. And Ms. Janyja you're the best...Thank you so much for being the intelligent, caring and sensitive person you are. It's teachers like you that really make a difference in a child's life. You teach them far more than academics. Marcy Graves
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2004

This is a wonderful school! I was tense about having a freshman enter school this year. She has had a lot of guidance from faculty and loves her teachers. After about one month of school, I see that this is the best a parent could feel about placing their child in a high school. The staff makes all the difference in the world!
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Posted September 11, 2003

This school has been a wonderful school for my 14 year old daughter! Everyone knows hows girls love to look cute, but with this school..bad dress code is a big rule that is to me corrected. Anyone hoping to insert your child here, you will love it and its a great experience for both you and you child. Having my freshmen daughter coming home and telling me about how much of a wonderful day she had and how all the teachers are wonderful and great sprited. I have expecially heard lots of good compliments about her US. Goverment class teacher. I hope you chose this school..it is overall a wonderful school that holds to its rules and lets no student break them.


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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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
31%
Algebra II

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%
Biology I

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
54%
English I

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
82%
English II

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%
English III

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%
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 Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged49%
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 94% 67%
Black 3% 23%
Hispanic 1% 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 51%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2500 State Route 149
Erin, TN 37061
Phone: (931) 289-4447

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