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Hendersonville High School

Public | 9-12 | 1491 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2014

This school is pretty awesome for the sole reason that if you go here you will be going to the school that Taylor Swift went to. Bragging rights for daysss.


Posted April 30, 2014

My school is very good they help you with you with anything you need they got resource dapartment i love some of the teachers there. I wish that we could have a better text books and computers because our internet is really slow and i thank if my school win 5,000 dollars i thank they will put it towards us the students and some renvations in some of the classrooms the paint is chiped of the wall and some of the tables are broken down. They suppert us in the best way possible we also have black adn gold day evry year and they also help kids less fourent they give a bag of food every friday sometime its its good food but I love my school and teachers and classmets
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 2, 2014

Best school there is. Hands down. They have any and every kind of activity you could ever dream of and almost every teacher I had cared about my success not only in the classroom, but in life as well. I'm not too fond of the new principal though. She seems to drain the fun out of everything.. especially all the awesome stuff seniors used to do at the end of the year.


Posted July 12, 2013

I started at HHS my sophomore year and my teachers right away help me find my.place. There are so many clubs and sports to join. I only give 4 stars because sometimes the teachers aren't very understanding with grades but most are.During my junior and senior year my teachers and counselors were extremely helpful with college prep and ACTs the school actually offers an after school course .It's a great school with di much variety kids can fit in anywhere.


Posted August 10, 2012

Mrs. Worsham(Principal) needs to leave. All she has done is tarnish the reputation of the school. Besides that, this is one of the best high schools in the state. Not only in terms of quality of education, but athletic facilities as well. Coach Bruce Hatfield has established a wonderful football program and maintains his athletic facilities to the extent of a small university. The only reason why I am giving this school 4 stars is because of the terrible principal, Mrs. Joni Worsham.


Posted January 18, 2012

HHS is a really good school in my opinion!! The faculty and staff make learning easy and understandable. The guidance counselers are good too. You can go to them whenever with whatever is on your mind. If you're having trouble at home or with your grades or you just need a place to cry. I have been a freshman at HHS since August 2011 and I've had the time of my life!! There are SO many clubs and sports teams and afterschool activities where you can make new friends and have fun with them!! Our sports include: football, tennis, soccer, basketball, wrestling, powderpuff(an all girls football team), and many more! Highschool is where you spend some of the best years you'll ever have. I reccommend you or your child/children to join HHS!! Go Commandos!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2010

The principal at H ville high needs to go. I hate that I moved to H ville. My kids hate it too. I think homeschooling is not the answer, but what is? These schools need to realize who is the parent and who is the teacher. The worst part there is no one to complain to. If you try to say anything the school takes it out on your kids. I hate to say it but I think I understand why people get violent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2010

I've been a parent of two students at HHS for the last 8 years and am sad that our tenure is over. HHS is a fabulous place for kids to grow into the adults we want them to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

my daughter loves it here. so many extra thjings to do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2008

this is a wonderfull school with incredible school pride... goo commandos
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2007

The overall quality of Hendersonville High is great. This was my son's first year and I am impressed. When my child is encouraged, happy, challenged, learning, excelling and thriving I am a grateful parent.I thank the teachers, staff and leaders of this school. In addition, I would like to extend my appreciation to Mr. Carr and Mr. Worsham for their exceptional character's along with Mr. Fields and the entire theatre department. However, I do have some constructive criticism. I do know from other school districts that our school could put more emphasis on the menu in the cafeteria. Less institutional style foods and more fresh foods would not only be a healthier way of life but an enhanced educational tool. I thank you all for the wonderful job you are doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2005

Thank god for mr. Decker. Mrs. Sapperstone is one great lady. Most teachers will not call back unless it is an emergancy...Which i think our childrens education and safety are. The tennessee schools are on the top 5 list of the worse schools in america...Why i ask is this...Parents arent welcome in any of the schools i have been associated with, which is many. Why is this, we as tax payers need to stand up to meryll hyde, and take back our rights as parents.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

446 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
Algebra II

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

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
42%
Biology I

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

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
61%
English I

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

442 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%
English II

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

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
English III

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

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%
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 Students76%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students54%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
White56%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students75%
African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students84%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students71%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students58%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities8%
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 86% 67%
Black 9% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
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School basics

Fax number
  • (615) 451-5426

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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123 Cherokee Rd
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Phone: (615) 824-6162

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