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South Greene High School

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Posted February 13, 2014

Best school I've ever been to. Accepting of all types, caring staff, and great a principal.


Posted September 27, 2013

The way the students and staff handled the stabbing incident was wonderful,they prevented any others from possibly being injured. They handled the situation. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2011

I'm an alumni ('06) of South Greene High School, and have nothing but wonderful things to say about the school. The principal and assistant principal are outstanding, and the teachers are hands down the best in Greeneville/Greene County. I was always proud of what the school accomplished - academically and athletically - considering that Greeneville High School is the perceived "premiere" school in the region. The faculty, staff, and administrators will make sure each student is well prepared for either higher education or to participate in the workforce.


Posted March 21, 2011

I graduated from South Greene High School in 1966, the first year of its existence. Later, I served as Assistant Principal and Principal (1978). South Greene has always been a good school with many ready graduates. Ready for higher education or ready to join the work force. In all my years of association with South Greene, I have always felt that the very best teachers and coaches work at South Greene. Many are former honor students and athletes from South Greene. Luck may have played a part in these people having the opportunity to return to the school to work, but my guess is that these people were rewarded for accomplishment by being given a choice to return.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 6, 2009

they make their students feel like they are valued
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

I went to South Greene High School and it is the Best County High school in Greene County.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2009

Excellent school... very good at sports... something for everyone... great academics....
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 22, 2009

I am a graduate from South Greene. This is an excellent school centered in a tight knit community. Atheletics is a huge part of the experience at South Greene and rightfully so with the school holding numerous state championships in girls basketball and excelling in all other sports. Although sports are a key factor at South Greene I feel that non atheletes have an excellent opportunity to obtain a great education if they are willing to work towards it. Nothing in life worth having comes easy so if you feel like you didn't get your fair share of opportunity or scholarships at this school it is your own fault from a lack of hard work.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2008

I am a graduate of South Greene High School. I would NOT recomend that anyone send their children there on purpose unless it is for punisment; however, if your child is an all star athlete that only cares about the four years of high school atheletics they will participate in and not in an education then by all means do send them because they will feel right at home. I was fortunate enough to have parents who cared about my education so I did ok there because I studied quite a bit. I would not give credit for my education to any of the teaching staff at South Greene. Some of them act more like the teenage students rather than teachers themselves.


Posted April 2, 2008

I just recently graduated from South Greene High School. The four years I was there were some of the best years of my life. The teachers and staff are great and caring, and the atmosphere is outstanding. In my opinion, South Greene High School is second to none.


Posted March 18, 2008

I have just read some of the reviews and one ones that say we offer no high honors courses are not true. We have a top notch ROTC and have some of the best test sores in the state for quite a few years. I myself are an honors students.I am not an athlete and I think this is one of the best high schools inthe U.S.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2007

I am currently a senior at South Greene High School. I did not go to one of the feeder schools, instead I moved from one of the other county elementary schools to go to South Greene because of the great reputation the school holds. I did not know a soul and the atmosphere made me feel so at home and happy with my decision. I will admit that athletes and others get special treatment; however, they only receive this treatment from certain teachers and it is by far only a few. Their honors programs are excellent, I myself, am an honor student and the honors classes have challenged and prepared me for college. They offer many high level courses, which I opted to take, and they are taught very thoroughly. I could not dream of a better school to be a student of, or graduate of. I love South Greene High.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 28, 2005

I graduated from South Greene a few years ago. Also, I had a brother who also graduated from there. My brother and I did not like going to school there. When we were at SGHS, the students who played sports or who their parents worked there recieved special treatment. Also, the school was lacking in several programs, such as ROTC and honors programs, that some of the other high schools in the area offered. I did not enjoy my high school experience at all at SGHS and my brother did not either. I was an honor student and I feel like the lack of programs offered at SGHS hindered me from recieving help for college and the armed forces.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 13, 2005

I just currently left South Greene to move to Lousisana, and I must say that South Greene is one of the best schools I have ever been in. They have wonderful teachers and a very caring principal. They also have a top sports program. Parents are very invloved in the school and support the sports programs fully. We also have a great music and art program, and a top moch trial team.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 4, 2004

This high school is the best in Greene County. The students and staff have so much respect and hospitality to offer. The students are well disciplined and enjoy their school.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Algebra II

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%
Biology I

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
81%
English I

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
69%
English II

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
76%
English III

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
41%
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 Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged52%
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 97% 67%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 23%
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 49%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7469 Asheville Hw
Greeneville, TN 37743
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