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Unicoi County High School

Public | 8-12 | 735 students

 

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Posted February 17, 2014

Unicoi County High School isn't the best choice for your child's education. Unless you want to have athletics over intelligence, then I don't recommend sending your child here. Some teachers are very caring and would give anything for the student to succeed while most only come for the paycheck and/or a coaching position open. There is little to no advanced, challenging classes. The arts department suffers yearly while the sports teams get improved uniforms or facilities. The counselors only want to send transcripts to local colleges and don't want to be helpful or beneficial. If you want to live in this area, pay the tuition for an out of county public school.


Posted February 10, 2007

Hey if your on here make sure you look at our test score ratings. For a school with such an emphasis on sports we have really good test scores. That's because we have the best teachers in the world. They really care about their students and will do whatever they can to help them. They are constantly adopting new programs to further expand their students opportunities. Yes, there is an emphasis on sports. Every year some of our students get recruited with full scholarships to college so I don't see that as a bad thing. The groups that have to raise their own money do amazingly well because the parents work with the school to get it raised. I graduated from their with honors and as a member of the National honors society. They offered my many opportunities to gain experience for my future career. You can do a lot there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 12, 2006

I am a former graduate of UCHS, so I feel that I can give an opinion from the student's perspective. The sports program is over-emphasized and over-inflated. There are some intelligent, caring teachers. However, the academics are lacking for higher educational preparation. When I was a student, there was no budget for the band program, with the students having to raise money for their uniforms, band trips, instruments, etc., as the school would not provide the necessary funds. There was preferential treatment for the athletes, but almost no support for anyone with other educational or artistic inclinations. If as a parent, you care more about your child's athletic success, then UCHS is the school for your child. Although, if you are more interested in academics, then finding another school might be a better choice.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 13, 2005

I agree, with Heidi. Unicoi Schools may not have alot of money, but they try their hardest to get kids through school. I enjoyed school while I was there in UCHS. Whether anyone else seems ot aknowledge that or not, I don't care. I loved the German Class with Frau Guinn. All my classes were fun and I had a great time.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 5, 2005

I believe that Unicoi County Schools do the best they can. The teachers in the area are the most caring and do try very hard to inspire their students. These schools offer programs for students that can't be found anywhere else. They have one of the best bands in the state and these schools have recieved numerous awards for what they contribute to their community. Very often they recieve exchange students. These exchange students have often said that unicoi county has the nicest people they had ever met. The system may not have much money but it has other things that matter more.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 8, 2005

I'm sorry, but I am NOT impressed with Unicoi County High School. Regardless of the propaganda spread by the faculty, the school does not, in my opinion, provide a decent education. Teachers do not 'pressure' students to work harder, nor do they often explain nessecary concepts (particularly in the math area). As with any school, there are good teachers, but it seems to be that there are not enough. Also, few AP/IBS classes are offered, only two foreign languages are offered, arts programs are always on the chopping block, and sports programs are both overemphasized and lacking at the same time.
—Submitted by a former 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.
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The state average for Math was 41% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English I

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

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 II

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

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Biology I

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

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English II

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

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English III

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

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 Students47%
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Hispanic39%
White48%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities24%
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English I

All Students71%
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White73%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities21%
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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

Algebra II

All Students39%
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Hispanic27%
White40%
Economically disadvantaged30%
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Biology I

All Students52%
African Americann/a
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White55%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities24%
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English II

All Students52%
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White55%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities11%
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English III

All Students30%
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Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities5%
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U.S. History

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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 92% 67%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Black 1% 23%
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 53%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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700 South Mohawk Dr
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