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Sullivan South High School

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Posted March 8, 2011

My fiance' goes to Sullivan South High School &his work has improved tremendously(: I wanted to thank all the teachers &staff for helping him. Keep up the good work. you all are wonderful South was my favorite school that I went to.


Posted March 31, 2010

South Has Improved in the Students some Over the Past Couple Of Years. And I honestly would rather go to South than alot of other schools in the area. It seems like we are a big family here. Especially after the passing of a few students the past couple years. Everyone really come together to mourn and I really feel at home. As far as academics, I think Most of the teachers could care less as to if you even pass or not. Some pile busy work on you that doesnt help you at all, and some let you sleep all class period. But all together, I have only had one or two teachers that I really felt like was there to help me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2009

I am a senior at Sullivan South, and I went to Unicoi before I came back here. This school is not a great school. I have to get tutors for my classes because my teachers won't help me. Unicoi is a very clean school, but I also went to Science Hill at one point. I have been to a few schools in my short high school period, and I would definitely say Science Hill is the best. But hopefully my senior year will go ok..
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 24, 2009

As a senior at Sullivan South, I would've done anything to have had the opportunity to attend a better school. There are several teachers that are excellent, but most barely teach anything at all, and their students can be found wandering the halls for hours. South is the place to be if you do not care about being prepared for college, counseled properly, or challenged to be a creative, hands-on learner. If you're satisfied with the average high school, South is fine. If you want something more, continue your search. I certainly wish my parents had explored other options.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2008

The community is very enjoyable, the teenagers of this area are great kids. Spiritual values are still strong here, making for polite, calm and respectful young adults. The school facility itself could use some landscaping upgrades to update the exterior image. Staff seems to go across the board. Some take the sacred job of teaching seriously, while others are just as immature as some of the students. Honestly, I think the guidance counselors are passive, and if you don't hunt them down to perform on behalf of your child (or children), they will miss out on a lot of opportunities and direction. These faculty members have the future of their students at stake, but they seem to just put out fires instead of educating the entire student body. What is a guidance counselor? Exactly! This seems to be my experience in several different states. Great Public School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

Honestly, South is a pretty good school, but it's just barely above average. There are a few teachers and faculty members I've seen who should seriously be evaluated; they are rude and incompetent to students. Though granted, I've met plenty of qualified, kind adults there, too. As for the building itself, I only have a problem with the restrooms. There is rarely any soap. Though for the actual educations students receive, I believe most the South teachers do a nice job at teaching.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2006

I'm a Freshman going there. Both of my Parents went there(my dad in the first graduating class),and I'll graduate in 2010. I love it ther it is AWESOME. We have a great student community. We also have an awesome athletic and academic programs. From what I understand we have one of the top Junior Air Force ROTC program. I'm loving this year at South and I love the fact I still have three more years. Oh yeah, I almost forgot. GO REBELS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 27, 2006

The only think i noticed when we walk into the school, was it would look nice to see trees, landscaping, flowers, and this would look great on the front of the school. You could get volunteers to do the work. Have work days once a year. this school looks great but i thought this would make it look lots better. The grass should be fertilized and neat.I know this would be a lot of work, but the students would take pride in keeping it this way.Marie
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

South may not be 'rich' or have a lot of money but it does great with what money it does have. The kids are safe and get a good education and that is all that matters. South is a very close school and everybody knows everybody. All the faculty is nice and they know almost every student by name. The parents are involved with their kids and what they are doing. There are plent of extracurricular activites for the kids to choose from. South is a great school no matter what anybody says.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2004

I have one boy who graduated from South and a senior there now. The teachers are great and South has a lot of activities. The quality of education is high. The drawback is lack of money for some nice touches, like transportation for activities and sports. The county has little money to work with.
—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.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
64%
Algebra II

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

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
35%
Biology I

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

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
60%
English I

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

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
73%
English II

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

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
English III

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

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%
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 Students61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities84%
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 98% 67%
Black 1% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
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 27%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1236 Moreland Dr
Kingsport, TN 37664
Phone: (423) 354-1300

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