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L & N Stem Academy

Public | 9-12

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
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7 reviews of this school


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Posted August 24, 2014

Good leadership, classes and ideas - Really recommend this school. Love that students use iPads - very technology driven
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2014

This school is a fantastic addition to the community! The courses are challenging and the grades are earned; not given. The students here perform much better than average on college entrance exams and AP tests. We are fortunate to have Knoxville L and N STEM Academy and its amazing teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2014

This school fosters a safe and fun learning environment. It is largely absent of bullying and racial stereotypes that one would normally expect to see at a high school. The L&N does a great job of preparing students to lead the next generation of technological advancement and global interaction.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2013

It's great, the atmosphere is perfect for learning and the school just keeps getting better and better each year. Love the area and the ways the L & N uses it to their advantage. The only disadvantage to the L&N is the terrible food, it's bland and cold. Racism is a factor because this school attracts both "rich white kids" and colored folk. The students continue to step up creating clubs such as Flag Football and Water Polo. I'd definitely recommend the L & N


Posted March 27, 2013

This school really is incredible. Bullying is practically non-existent, the teachers are amazing, and I feel really safe and comfortable going here. I feel the way the school manages the student devices is a bit questionable at times, including "random searches" with no explanation why or what your device is being searched for...
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2013

This is a great school for techies! L&N has a wonderful staff and enthusiastic faculty. Very cool historic buildings house the school which is located at World's Fair Park. Neat combination of the old and new. All students are issued an iPad. Lots of individual sports offered such as cross country, swimming, tennis, and golf. Ulitmate freesbie is the cool "team sport". Transportation is provided from zoned high school. Schedule is alternating block - 4 classes one day and 4 others the next so you have year long classes. Latin is required and STEM is primary focus, but school has solid arts and music programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2012

Racism is an ugly word but does happen here. If your child is fair skinned and fair haired, there should be no problems. If, however, you have a child of color, watch out!
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Algebra II

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%
Biology I

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

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English I

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

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
n/a
English II

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English III

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

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
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U.S. History

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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 Students69%
African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students92%
African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students91%
African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 80% 67%
Black 16% 23%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
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 29%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: (865) 594-1620

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