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Sequoyah High School

Public | 9-12 | 976 students

 
 

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Posted February 6, 2014

If your child aspires to be manager of the local McDs when they grow up and top out, than its perfect. Otherwise expect to find your child was completely unprepared for even a 2 year college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

This School is where all 3 of my children graduated from. It is adequate but does not encourage kids to excel beyond the norm. All 3 of my children went off to college and have done or are doing well. I think Parent involvement is the key to a good education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2011

I currently attend Sequoyah High School, and I think it's a wonderful school. It may not be perfect or huge, but you can receive a lot of one on one time with teachers, which can be essential to your education. Teachers are very friendly and try hard to help you with anything you need, even things that aren't necessarily academic. They intend to improve your life, and so far they have done a great job with everyone I know. Sequoyah is also a safe and friendly school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2011

I really hate this school. Before I got into high school, I would enjoy waking up and getting out of bed. Until I started homeschooling, getting out of bed was a struggle for me. It would take me so long because I just didn't want to go. The school offered nothing I am interested in. I also didn't have friends. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't fit in here, and I've tried since last year (I am a sophomore) and have failed. Until I started homeschooling, I fought hard but fell weak. I was constantly being bullied and to be honest, most of the teachers are not at all good. Some were awesome, I have to admit. But I just cannot go anymore. It's not worth it. I was driven to a deep state of depression that I cannot get out of and I blame it on the year and one month I spent at this pathetic excuse of a learning facility.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2009

Being a student of high academic standing here requires minimum effort, even in the more 'rigorous' courses. There is absolutely no motivation for AP courses except for the one or two offered. There are minimum extracurricular activities that are notable around here. I would agree from an earlier note about the lack of a National Honor Society. However, the faculty and staff are friendly and will do everything in their power to answer any questions.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2009

I go to Seqouyah and I think it is amazing!We have alot of freedom and get alot of social time.The teachers are understanding and the work is really easy.Alot of people would like to go to school here...Because it is simply awesome!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2008

I currently attend this school. I come here from a different state from a high school situated on the border of mexico with nearly 1500 students. Sequoyah High is built like an elementary school, they are not on block schedule, are not involved in common academic programs such as The National Honor Society, and consists of barely 1000 students. This school is very small population wise and space wise. The staff and students are quite friendly and easy to work with, so students get plenty of one on one time to express questions or concerns. The education level is alright, but i agree with other applicants below, the classes need to be harder. I am enrolled in dual credit classes and AP classes, but there are few people in those classes. The school is very small, but if you want to leave Sequoyah with something, get involved in activites and clubs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2008

I graduated. from here in the 2004, and i recieved a wonderful education here. The only thing i think they should consider is adding onto the school, was packed when I graduated.. The teachers are wonderful and very willing to help.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2008

To be honest, it is a decent school considering the area. Other than that, go to Knox county, go some where other than the schools near here. I cam from Pensacola, FL, had a weighted GPA of 4.67, and lost it when I moved up here. There are no perks of taking the harder classes if you plan to graduate at the top of our class. The school is a joke. I could do the bare minimum and pass easily. with the exception of the A.P. Calculus class I took, everything else wasn't even worth my time.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 28, 2004

I graduated from this school in 1997. I thought they gave me the best education that I have had. The teachers and other staff were really nice and answered any questions that I had. -Jennifer L. Duncan
—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.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
34%
Algebra II

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

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
36%
Biology I

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

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
52%
English I

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

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
62%
English II

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

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
53%
English III

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

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
35%
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 Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
White36%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
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 93% 67%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Black 2% 23%
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 56%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Madisonville, TN 37364
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