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Rhea County High School

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Posted June 4, 2011

I just finished Freshmen year at this school, and it has been an amazing experience here at Rhea County. :D The teachers are very helpful, detailed, and funny. The students here are very friendly and have a lot of school spirit when it comes to sports. We have the unique "hour lunch" where the students have a whole hour to socialize, workout, and pig out on our pizzas :) I can't wait for what Sophomore year has to offer here :D :D
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2007

I think RCHS is a wonderful school. Most of the teachers are dedicated to their jobs and are wiling to help students by coming in early or staying late to tutor them. I am a graduate from RCHS as well as my oldest. My youngest is currently attending RCHS, so I have experienced several years with the school. I do wish that they offered more vocational programs and classes such as drafting. There are may wonderful programs available for students at RCHS. Parental involvement is no where what it should be. These kids need to know they are loved and cared about.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2007

This school is accelerating in every area compared to several years ago. I am a new teacher here, but I also graduated from here in 1991. The teachers are highly qualified. There is a new 1 hour lunch program that enables students to attend tutoring, writing workshops, guitar playing, singing, intramural tournaments, Christian prayer groups and clubs, just to name a few. The curriculum director works beyond the mandatory to ensure that RCHS is now competitive with all other high schools. Data is required now by all departments as far as the writing and other test scores of students. This helps administration and teachers to identify target areas and students that need further instruction or differentiated instruction. School is the cleanest...in a beautiful rural area, and parent involvement is increasing!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 3, 2006

The academic programs are of good variety. There is a wonderful music program, but would like to see more art come through. Extracurricular activities are well rounded for the teenagers. Need more parent involvement.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 7, 2006

My son is a senior at this school and after taking honors classes and dual enrollment classes, I can only pray that he will actually be prepared for college level work. The band was the best aspect of his high school career. I would rate this school a '3' at best for quality of programs. Most students are quite content to get by with as little as possible, school is called off very frequently for any possible excuse. I will be glad when he goes to college & can be in a different environment. Parents definitely show up for all sporting events & band activities but the halls were totally empty for teacher conferences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2003

My son attends Rhea County High School. I was a little afraid he wouldn't like it because it is bigger than the other school he went to but he loves it. The teachers are all nice, the school is clean, and although there are drugs in a lot of schools, our school is doing its best to KEEP THEM OUT! There are also a lot of after school activites for the kids to be involved in as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

This school has really changed for the best. It prepares you more now for college than it did and that's great.


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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.

434 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
42%
Algebra II

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

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
40%
Biology I

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

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
62%
English I

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

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
55%
English II

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

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
62%
English III

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

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
40%
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 American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
White42%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students69%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
White40%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities78%
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 92% 67%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Black 3% 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 57%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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405 Pierce Rd
Evensville, TN 37332
Phone: (423) 775-7821

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