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Perry County High School

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3 stars

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2011:
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Posted July 2, 2012

Community based, caring teachers & staff. Perry County is a small town that cares for everyone.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 23, 2012

This school is very focused... on sports. They have finally started replacing the teachers just drawing a paycheck with those wanting to teach. The principal is very accommodating if you have a problem or question; but, the superintendent makes your situation sound important yet he does nothing. The kids are very close knit with the exception of a few who are allowed to cause problems because their "home life". It is a decent school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2011

This school is a pretty decent. The rules aren't that great. It seems that if you're even remotely different you get in trouble. Whether it's for your hair, ideas, clothing, etc. Kids get in trouble for the silliest things. From having holes in your pants to having a tiny bit of color in your hair. What if you're not so wealthy and you can't afford any new clothes. And adults tell us to be creative, and then you take it all away from us. It's not a great place to send your children if you want them to be creative and make friends. The fact that the teachers are quite rude and the kids are mean and cruel really distracts from your learning abilities. Students will have to learn to grow up fast and learn how to deal with really harsh people fast. PCHS seriously needs some work before I ever give it a good rating.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2009

I think this school is ok. I like being able to have drinks and snacks in class. having only 4 classes makes there be less homework every night and only being in the class for a semester instead of all year like on a traditional schedule.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2008

As a graduate of Perry County High School, and as an educator, this school is sub-par on every level that is important.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 27, 2007

They are really strict about clothing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2007

I feel as a parent, that some of the teachers do not treat all children fair..The counseling department does not treat each child fair.I think the school system in Perry County needs to update teachers and staff, to better the schools
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2005

As a formor graduate of Perry County High School, I have to say that I did not learn a fourth of the things that I should have. I went to college unprepared for the academics that were to come. If you have a choice of sending your child here, don't!
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
32%
Algebra II

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

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
15%
Biology I

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
54%
English I

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
47%
English II

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
65%
English III

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
22%
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 Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged29%
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 95% 67%
Black 2% 23%
Hispanic 2% 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 62%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1056 Squirrel Hollow Rd
Linden, TN 37096
Phone: (931) 589-2831

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