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Fulton High School

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Posted August 13, 2011

This school is one of the worst high schools academically in the state of Tennessee. Being a Title 1 high priority school it qualifies for students to opt out and to be transported to a school that meets federal guidelines as set by the "Federal No Child Left Behind Act" I would suggest parents of high school students zoned to this school exercise this option. This school will not help your child prepare for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2011

I have two children that goes to fulton ,right now. there has been talk about year round at fulton and a-e. i have heard alot against it.... and some thats for it. i think it will help the kids education wise, but the thing thats going to hard on familys with younger kids, that get watched by their older siblings, while parents are at work. i am really not for it or against it, iam for whats best for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2011

I am an involved parent, and would love to see more parents involved. There are alot of things that could be more positive if everyone would take an initiative with our children. They didn't ask to be brought into this world we had them it is our responsibility to stay on top of matters to be sure we are doing everything possible to help them succeed, it is not just the teachers responsibility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2010

It's a good school. My daughter has good grades and loves the band. They have won some competetitions and compete with the big dogs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

Our child is currently a sophomore there. When we heard about the changes that were coming two years ago we were overwhelmed and worried. We didn't need to be. It's such a practical outlook and plan for education I'm surprised more schools aren't doing the same thing. Fulton has had a dramatic turnaround and continues to improve. We love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

I think Fulton is a neat school with a new idea. There results seem good too. We're so glad to have our student going there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Students were the top priority. Staff was genuinely caring and expected greatness from us.


Posted September 16, 2009

Both of my sons graduated from Fulton. Fulton has dedicated teachers and a great sense of community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2009

Both my children went to Fulton, And my grandson will be there in 3 years. I wouldn't have sent them anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2009

I believe Fulton is one of the worst schools in our system. The lack of leadership is so obvious and sad for the students. The leaders seem to have their own agenda to make a name for themselves. The students suffer because of the power and ego struggles within. Concerned parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2008

This is probably the worst school in knox county, trust me i would know. I have been going there for 4 years now. The teachers do not care if you pass or fail. All the little thugs there get away with everything. Its so bad that over the summer everyone was sent a letter saying they were welcome to move schools, hah! it's a crappy school and i would never send my kids there!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2008

I graduated from Fulton in 2007. The teachers, Project GRAD people, and principals were nothing but nice to me. I graduated with a 3.8 GPA and a full ride scholarship to the University of Tennessee. If it wasn't for people like Ms. Tereka Holloway, Mrs. Price, Mrs. Watson, Mrs. West, and head principal Mrs. Hatcher I would not be the successful person I am today. They gave me the guidance to meet my goals and aim higher than I ever thought I could. Fulton is so involved with the community and sports. The football and basketball teams are awesome. The players are legends and many will play professional ball one day. I love Fulton and owe them my future because that's what they gave to me. Wow what a gift!! Thanks and go Falcons!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2007

I have three daughters that attend Fulton High School and I have not been impressed with anything the school has to offer or should I say what it does not offer. I especially feel that the counselors and teachers need to step up and get with the program of what they are truly hired to do. I do not recommend this school to any parent thinking about sending their child there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2006

This is a wonderful school that is well mixed racialy and that has made a great impact on my family's lives. They have one of the best football programs in the state of Tennssee and have be sucessfull in that through good morals. The education is amazing and I would never send my child anywhere else. I am firm beleiver that Fulton High School is one of the best schools in Knoxville, if not in the state of Tennessee.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2006

I graduate from Fulton in 2004 and I was voted Most School Spirit! I will honesty say the things that I learned at Fulton academically and personally have made me a better person. The staff at Fulton not only prepare students for their future academic, but they also prepares them for what they might meet in their personal life. For me the teachers and including the janitors where also willing to lend a helping hand. I ll never forget one time I was crying and one of the janitors pulled me aside and gave me words of encouragement.To me that is what Fulton High School stands for, a school always willing to go the extra mile. Now I am a student at Tusculum College majoring in Special Education, and if it was not for the encouragement I recieved from the staff at Fulton where would I be!Go Falcons! Class of 2004
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 11, 2006

I am a parent and my daughter will be gradating from Fulton this year. She loves the school and would not want to go anywhere else. The teachers are very helpful and the office and principal staff are super people. They have the best academic classes I have seen in schools. I would tell everyone to send their kids to Fulton. I also have another one attending Fulton in Augest, and she is very excited about it and so am I. Go Fulton! Mrs. Mary Denny
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2006

I graduated in 98 and always attend alumni events ,my sisters go there and anywhere between a gpa average of 3.75 & 4.0 .They exceed in grades and sports, one plays basketball, volleyball,and golf.The other sister cheers, plays basketball, volleyball, and golf.They are equally smart as they are athletic.One has even been offered scholarships from well known schools including Oxford.I would be very proud to say I have sisters of this nature yet I personally will not allow my children to go there they already displine problems and Fulton does not focus on problemed children.But I will always bleed maroon.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 28, 2006

I am currentally a Senior at Fulton High School.2006 It isnt the best school but it isnt the worst school. The teachers are their to help you and they work with you. As long as your child goes by the rules then they will do fine. Fulton isnt all about sports. We support or sports and show our Falcon Spirt. Doesnt all schools do that? So really you have nothing to worry about when sending your kids to Fulton High School
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2005

They didn't offer the german class which he had taken in middle school,nor did they offer the exstensive art classes that he needed to further his career as an adult. Knox county does have a dress code however when I pick my child up I do not see this being followed. students are not alllowed to smoke on school property but they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2005

I do not recomend this school to anyone there are major racial issues in this school. Also if you are not into sports then you don't matter. learning has no place at all in this school. My son attends this school and feels that nobody is concerned with teaching or discipline. I feel this school needs a major check-up.
—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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
25%
Algebra II

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

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
20%
Biology I

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

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
60%
English I

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

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
44%
English II

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

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%
English III

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

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
24%
U.S. History

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%
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 Students23%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
White26%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students34%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students37%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
White47%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners8%

English I

All Students48%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
White54%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students45%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White56%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students17%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students88%
African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learners60%
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 55% 67%
Black 38% 24%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Fax number
  • (865) 594-1228

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
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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2509 North Broadway
Knoxville, TN 37917
Phone: (865) 594-1240

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