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Gatlinburg Pittman High School

Public | 9-12 | 619 students

 
 

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Posted November 15, 2011

great program for college bound kids, wonderfull teachers with an eye for the students who are matriculating through the school.system. we are a military family who just moved here and our daughter has been in many school around the states. She loves GP and we plan on staying until she graduates so she wont have to change schools again.Most of the people we have met have said its the best school to send our daughter,,....they're the locals. they should know!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2010

I am the parent of an over achiever and an under achiever. The staff at Gatlinburg Pittman is to be commended on how they handled both very different students. My under acheiver got her diploma because GP took the time to let her know she could do it when she had given up on herself. For my honor roll student, they are there to offer support, guidance and excellent classes. With a ACT of 30, he will be going to college, hopefully, with a full ride. I have been very happy with this great high school. I would highly suggest any Sevier County resident to send their child there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

Coming from G.P., I have had a head start over some of my fellow college students. Gatlinburg offers some of the best teachers that public schools could hope to have. Also, Gatlinburg's staff helped me earn over $120,000 in scholarship money. This enabled me to attend Maryville College which is a very prestigeous school. In terms of neighboring high schools, Gatlinburg offers one of the best teacher to student ratios and the teachers go out of their ways in order to help students fullfill their academic potentials. The sports programs are top notch and offer competitive varsity positions instead of political like some neighboring schools. Definetely one of the best high schools in the state.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 29, 2008

Oustanding school! We have had one child graduate from G.P. and another is a freshman. The faculty truly care about the success of the student and give the students every opportunity to succeed! The counselors are the best I have ever seen. Fantastic! They assited our oldest in receiving a full four year academic scholarship worth over $100,000. Our second child is also in honors classes and an athlete. Do they get special treatment? I don't think so but I do believe the students who can balance both the academics and the athletic side of school are pretty well rounded kids. Not the case with every student but I do believe a majority. Go G.P.!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2008

Gatlinburg-Pittman is an excellent academic institution. I would highly recommend it to any student who is interested.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2007

No question about it, this school is outstanding. Political? No. It is a competitive place in a healthy way. Many times, parents who have problems with their children, will grasp at straws and blame the system for the difficulties that children face. It's amazing how 'political' problems seem to follow some children. Great school, one of the best in the state---and it starts at the top.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2007

the staff seem to really care about the kids and their education thats a good thing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2005

I agree with the parent who said there are big political distinctions. This is a problem that is county wide. This school does work very hard at getting the kids academic scholarships. Not all who attend or teach are merit scholars by a long shot. (Maybe some people actually believe this delusion) Some of the kids attending GP appear to be snooty. Some are down to earth. I found it to be a better school if one is athletically inclined. I should know, I went there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 9, 2005

Gatlinburg Pittman is one of, if not,the best High Schools in the county. They stress academics and in fact have many top students in the county coming to GP just because of their academic programs. They have led the county and state in the number of National Merit Scholars they produce. As in any school the student only gets out what they put put in, but at GP if a student wishes to excel the opportunity is there. I have had two children attend GP and I would not hesitate to send them there again. They both did well in academics and in athletics and the school supported them in both.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2005

GP is one of the better schools in the county school system, however, none county wide are up to par. There are a few teachers here that excel. There are a few that obviously need to get out of the field or retire completely. Problems seem to stem from the inactive and unresponsive Board of Education and school administrators. There is a smaller environment in this school. Big political distinctions. Problems that occur are not always handled, as the environment is dysfunctional. It is like a big elephant in your living room causing havoc and destruction, yet no one talks about it. Athletes are given preferential treatment. Priorities seem to be in the wrong place. Kids who have grown up here find it to be quite normal. Those who have been elsewhere seem to have more objectivity. Slow to be progressive, but better than any other high school in the system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2005

Although some of the teachers were excellent, my child had several classes in which he did nothing at all. Athletics are definitely valued more than academics. The principal seemed more concerned with no ruffling political feathers than he was with carrying out discipline. I transferred my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2004

gatlinburg pittman is a very good high school. It one of the best high schools in the area. They have very well academics and sports teams including the soccer team. If you are looking for a well rounded school this is it.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
51%
Algebra II

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
40%
Biology I

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

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
English I

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

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
English II

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
English III

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

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
60%
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 Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
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 90% 67%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Black 1% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 48%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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150 Proffitt Rd
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone: (865) 436-5637

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