Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Austin East High/Magnet

Public | 9-12

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

11 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted May 1, 2014

My son graduates from Austin East this May and Principal Benny Perry and the staff have done an excellent job of turning this school around. Initially I did not want my son to attend, but now I am glad he did. Also the Project Grad staff does everything they can to make sure seniors apply and get scholarships.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

I live by the school and their high school when games are going on the noise is affecting most of the neighborhoods sleep and family time.They have to keep the students til four o'clock just to help the kids learn more. They have a lot of fights and the athority is low and really do not take affect.The school should be improved by helping the students instead of letting the students do what they want.


Posted May 12, 2013

i am a substitute teacher at Austin East for the past two years.I am sad to say that the majority of the students seem little interested in an education, they are more concerned with their cell phone and their i pad than they are about their books. Many have a "no care attitude." I have heard some pitiful stories from among the students about their home life. Very few students live with both their mother and their father and many live with only one parent or a grandparent. Austin East is filled with some great teachers who study and plan and teach hard but if a student does not wish to learn then all the teacher's efforts are in vain. I am saddened to see freshmen girls already expecting a baby and their are several confessing lesbian relationships. The answer must begin in the home with parents seeing to it that their children care about an education. My father had an old fashion method of getting my attention, many don't use it today, it is called "a belt." If AE continues on the road it is on, it is DOOMED in the near future!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 6, 2010

This school is struggling with fighting battles. As a parent, it appears the principals do not share the same vision. It makes me feel sorry for not only my child and other students, but for some of the teachers there as well. I have watched some teachers try their best every day only to be rejected and outright wronged by students, parents, and the administrative team just to have a more positive 'perception'. Those in control of AE need to recognize that ideas that look good on paper should be trashed if they aren't working in real life. Teachers who have been there forever and perpetuate the culture of failure should be fired as they bring down the teachers with expectations. Being a good community contact is not a requirement in the classroom. Having high expectations and holding students to reach their potential is NOT a bad thing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2009

This school includes a great group of students excelling in Performing Arts and with academic achievment.The only bad thing about Austin East is the bad reputation brought from outsiders looking in!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2009

There are some good programs and great teachers. We had a problem and after a lack of response from the administration I transferred my child to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2009

If you must let the hoodlums in the school at least get them to check the 'HOOD' attitudes, the drugs and the weapons at the door. If you don't want to learn leave the seats for those who do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2009

I am a graduate of AE. My entire family also graduated from AE. I must say that I am shocked at how low this school has gone. It saddens me to know that so many students do not care about an education, thus they disrupt the class so that the kids who want to learn must suffer. I am happy that the school has been restructured and I applaued the teachers who try. Parents, it is up to you to structure your home, so that your children will succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2006

AE has some great teachers and can be incredibly flexible for gifted kids. The magnet program has dwindled lately, which means that many AP/honors classes are extremely small (the biggest class I ever had was ~20 and I had several with 3-5 students). On the other hand, some classes (such as AP Calculus) aren't being offered due to lack of demand and there definitely isn't the same level of extracurricular offerings found at larger schools. You can get a great education at AE if you try (and there are plenty who don't), but gifted kids might be frustrated by the current lack of a smart peer group.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2005

My child went from middle to high school. we have had little success with the staff. They have been unfriendly and have not responded to any of our requests for a meeting. AE will struggle to get out of the bottom schools with this lack of flexibility and the inability to meet the needs of its gifted students. At this point AE is on the bottom of my list.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2004

This school is great the respect that you get from the teachers and also the students is a great school for your child to be in I repect others and they respect me also as well as the teachers the students that do not do what they are told are taking care of at that time and the ones who do what they are suppose to they are appreciated very much I must say austin east high is a great school for all children of all races thank you for your time and respect
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
22%
Algebra II

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
16%
Biology I

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
23%
English I

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
34%
English II

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
33%
English III

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
6%
U.S. History

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%
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 Students49%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students27%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students28%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students47%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students35%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students9%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students87%
African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities69%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 89% 23%
White 10% 67%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 84%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by school officials and community members.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

Fax number
  • (865) 594-1165

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.
 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

2800 M L King Jr Av
Knoxville, TN 37914
Phone: (865) 594-3792

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools



Fulton High School
Knoxville, TN




L & N Stem Academy
Knoxville, TN


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT