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100 Red Raider Dr
Manchester, TN 37355

(931) 723-5159
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August 20, 2013
We are a TN "Reward School" for 2012 -2013 and the only HS in the immediate area to have earned this award based on student performance and growth in scores. The Tennessee Department of Education thinks CCHS is pretty awesome and I must agree. It all wouldn't have been possible without the dedication of some of the finest educators in the state of Tennessee, as well as the students! Way to go-- keep up the phenomenal work!

- submitted by a parent

January 03, 2013
For those reviewing CCCHS, that think the number one emphasis is on football: Have you seen our record the last few years? Not much emphasis that I can see. Also, I can tell by the grammar of some of you that you surely are not getting an English education! Quit texting and pick up a grammar text. Teachers cannot learn for you, regardless of their skill set. I am a 65 year old graduate of CHS and I will stack my education up with anyone - certainly, today's graduates.

- submitted by a community member

November 27, 2012
This school needs a serious organizational overhaul. This should begin with the new principal we got last year. Among the things he's accomplished are: changing the lunch schedule to three lunches, which, if you have second lunch like I do, splits your class in two, separated by lunch. Nobody seems to like the new system, even most of the teachers. He has also changed the way announcements are conveyed to students. The announcements are emailed to each student, which is ok if you have a phone, tablet, etc. that can connect to the internet. If you don't, then you're out of luck. Also, many of the teachers seem incapable of teaching their subjects. As a junior this year with a schedule full of honors and ap classes,the lack of teaching ability is not helping me get ready for college. Some teachers, such as the ones for ap english 3, ap us history, and hon. English 2 are exceptions to this, among others. Overall, this school is nowhere near the top as far as high schools go. The only reason I attend this school is because I live nowhere near any other high schol. If I lived close enough, I would surely have attended tullahoma high school.

- submitted by a student

September 06, 2012
I went to this school for my first semester of 9th grade. (I was in the Coffee County school system from Kindergarten until 9th grade) I hated it. Most of the teachers were horrible at their jobs, the education standards were very sub-par, and the building was terribly unsanitary and asbestos-riddled.The school is literally falling apart. I was bullied a bit, and when I went to the counselor for advice I was told to "get over it". Teachers and staff at this school constantly turn the other way in these situations. I was a straight A student, in honors classes, and I was terribly bored out of my mind. The classes were not challenging in the least. Not to mention with 30+ students per class there was no one on one interaction with the teacher. The overcrowding of the school is a problem, Manchester has 7 elementary schools, three Jr. high/Middle schools, but only ONE highschool? , The drug use, drop-out and pregnancy rate are terribly high, and the transfer rate (to homeschool and other schools in the area) is even higher. I only lasted one semester before I left and became a homeschooled student. I'm now a college student and I warn you that this school is absolutely horrible.

- submitted by a student

October 10, 2011
I am a past student who graduated in 2011, now in college. This school astounded me. That's not a good thing. The teachers, spare a few, were unbelievably poor at their jobs, leaving most of my education to personal examination, save Calc, CS, and AP English 3. Some teachers outright detracted from my learning, leaving me to throw away what they 'taught' me. Additionally, the staff appeared incapable of many basic tasks, forcing me to return to the office 4 to 5 times per WEEK to get any problems resolved. They often ignored anything I had to say about problems in the school as well. The building is terribly unsanitary and asbestos-riddled. But, the worst case was how the school chose to punish students. I was physically attacked in my Freshman year. Due to the fact that I defended myself, I was suspended. A 4.0 student who visibly outperformed other students and had a solid block of AP/Honors courses was suspended because another child attacked him. Is that really something children should be taught? Don't ever defend yourself? As a former student, I strongly advise any parents to find another school. Tullahoma can't be worse.

- submitted by a student

May 04, 2011
I don't really feel prepared for college whatsoever. The EOC tests prohibit a lot of learning and class time. Many of the teachers don't properly instruct. Several of the advanced placement and honors course teachers are brilliant, but there are many teachers who need to be further evaluated. I also find the administration of the school to be rather bad examples, except for a select few. The counselling department seems to be somewhat disorganized and difficult to achieve results from. As a sophomore, I find myself pretty much alone with my educational needs other than a few select teachers and a couple school administrators who are wonderful.

- submitted by a student
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October 03, 2009
Our school strives to offer the students the opportunities they need to be successful. Not only does Coffee County High focus on academic leadership, but they also engage in community activities that draws all of our citizens together. Our school plays a leading role in our small community. Lastly, they have a Renaissance program that recognizes high-performing students, but they desperately need funds to keep this valuable program alive. GO RED RAIDERS!!!

- submitted by a parent

February 24, 2009
I am currently a sophomore at Coffee County Central High School. I do not understand what everyone is complaining about. I am an honors student and make straight A grades. My grades are not given to me, I earn them. My classes are tough. I certainly cannot fly by them easily like everyone is saying. This school is not near as bad as everyone is saying. I would definately send my children to this school. There are a select few teachers who are 'just there for a paycheck' and some who only care about coaching a sport, but overall my teachers really seem to care. Most of the teachers and staff are very friendly. Overall, this school has more positive attributes than negative.

- submitted by a student
no rating
February 04, 2009
I am a Senior at CCCHS and I love it here. I have been a student in the Coffee County school system ever since I have been a student and I have never had a problem with the teachers or any of the staff. I will truly miss this school when I graduate in May. The teachers here help you when you need it (if they are good at their job) and I have found the curriculum to be very satisfactory indeed. The English, Science, and Music departments have been the departments that I have enjoyed the most. I would most definitely send my children here when I have them. I would be glad that they would get a worthwhile education.

- submitted by a student
no rating
January 24, 2009
I am a freshman at CCCHS and I find the school over crowded, too focused on football, and just un caring. There are caring teachers, and staff, but the ones that do care do not have any authority. The kids don't care about their education, themselves, or other people. The food is horrible, and since our school sits on a landfill it's not the healthiest environment to be in. At least 75% of the teachers only care about their paycheck, and have been there way too long. I have a brother that graduated in 2008 and is now a freshman in college, and will tell you he was not prepared the least bit. I have tried to get an appointment with my counselor, and have waited for him to call me to the office, but never got a reply. I would never reccomend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a student

January 13, 2009
i am currently a sohpomore at coffee county central high and i feel ike although we have great teachers i dont feel like i am being fully prepared for college

- submitted by a parent

November 08, 2008
I'm currently a junior and I honestly don't think that I've learned very much at this school ever until this year. I'm taking all honors classes with the exception of one AP class. All of my grades are and have been A's or higher. I don't feel like I'm learning and the only group of teachers that I feel care are the ones that I have this year and my biology teacher from last year, who has moved to a new job after her first year and last year here. For the most part everyone (students and teachers) are friendly, until you get on their bad side. If I could choose where I could've gone to high school, I would've gone somewhere else and my mom would say the same for me and my three siblings.

- submitted by a student

August 29, 2008
I live in this county and I have pulled my children from the school system. You can form your own opinion of the education these children are receiving by reading how 'well-written' their reviews are. I have seen numerous students graduate with honors from Coffee County High School and struggle or drop out of college. There may be great teachers at the school but these kids are NOT being prepared for college.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2008
I have pulled my child out of this school and my 3 younger ones will NOT attend here either. There are a few teachers that the students do learn from but overall--these kids are NOT being prepared for college. I have always paid for my 4 to attend the city schools in this county--wish I had that choice for high school. This community needs to demand more for our students.

- submitted by a parent

December 05, 2007
My girls were given good grades with very little effort. Then the next following year they are expected to know more than they were taught. A yoyo effect. Some Kids are snobbish, others are friendly. The leadership at this school is really a reflection of the community leadership as a whole. I am really sorry I moved here and can't wait to leave.

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2007
The teachers are caring and they put alot of empahsis on working hard. They care alot about the students and the sports. This is a good school.

- submitted by a student

August 02, 2006
I have a freshmen, junior and senior at this high school and I am NOT impressed. My two oldest kids make ok grades and the youngest is the A student, but she puts all her waking moments into school work during the school year to make this happen. I also taught my kids how to read and write when they first came into this school system in the early years. I wish I had been financially able to send them to private school when they were young.

- submitted by a parent

March 18, 2006
I am a parent and have 3 children.My oldest child graduated from CCHS and is in her 3rd year of college from my experience with her going there I can promise you my other 2 children will not be going there.You can't even tell the teachers from the students.You get by with pretty much everything and the way they let some of them get by with the way they dress is terrible.My son that is in college tells me I'm crazy if I send his sister there,and thats not the only child that has told me that.Thats pretty bad when you have kids telling you that I have also had other teachers tell me that.The school needs some help in finding more caring teachers and firmer rules & discipline.Don't just give them a good grade make them earn it.The child & parent will suffer in college.

- submitted by a parent

February 22, 2006
I am a parent of not 1 but 2 students at CCCHS, A senior and a junior. The senior is on the football team. the junior is not interested in sports at all. The senior has a GPA of 3.55 the junior 3.95. To all the parents/students that complain about the lack of education that you receive please take a hard look at your child or self. Am I doing all I can? Yes CCCHS loves it football, just like its basketball program. Take personnel responsibility for your education. Parents if the school is over crowded for your student then pass a tax hike to build another school and higher more teachers but you won t do that, so live with your choice. I have always been able to go to a teacher or coach and been able to talk to them about my kids and education. Parents when was the last time you went? My children are getting a very good education compared to some of the other school system they have been in.

- submitted by a parent

January 03, 2006
I am a mother of 2 children that are attending C.C.H.S. One child is pratically a straight A student while one child is constantly struggling, and though they come from the same seed it s obvious at school they are treated completly different. The teachers show extreme favortism to the better student, they seem to only be there for the pay check. this school lacks leadership and care.

- submitted by a parent

May 26, 2005
I recently transfered from Coffee County to another state I spent 3 out of my 4 years in High School. The school lacks proper funding, authority figures who care, enough teachers for the students, principals who know how to do their job, and rooom. You would think with all the cities that have children attending that school someone would realize there is not room or teachers enough to handle them. There are also very few teachers who genuinely care about their students. As people have said before the school is too worried about football to actually take a look around and see what's happening right in ront of their eyes.

- submitted by a student

January 31, 2005
I recently graduated from Coffee County High and the school isn't nearly as bad as has been described. I think the quality of education is less than that of Tullahoma. I don't believe that Coffee County has been given proper funding. I do believe more importance is placed on athletics than on education. Coffee County does have some excellent teachers, but they also lack in other areas. The school has acquired a new principal, so many changes are being made. Overall, I would say this school is average.

- submitted by a student

October 22, 2004
Im a student at CCHS and this school is horrible. I've hated everyday of high school since i started. Its way over crowded, the education is awful! Most of the class rooms don't even have doors, so while learing english you get to hear the math lesson next door. When your on top of a land fill it's not excatly the healthly place to be. The school is to worried about football and what color hair and if were skipping to care how we feel. To fix alot of this coffee county needs a new high school, more teachers, and more people who care!

- submitted by a student

September 26, 2004
I am a parent of a student at CCCHS. So far, I have not seen any one on one student help. It's almost like every child for himself. It is a shame that football is the number one priority at this school.

- submitted by a parent

August 13, 2004
I am a student at CCCHS and I would like to tell you about our school. The halls are over crowded, the class size is about 27-35 students for every teacher, the sinks in the bathrooms do not work sometimes, there isn't enough time to get to each class, the cafeteria sometimes runs out of food before everyone gets to eat, the lunchroom is overcrowed and people do not have enough time to eat, classes are too far away from one another, and everything is of little importance when compared to football.

- submitted by a student
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Coffee County Central High School
100 Red Raider Dr, Manchester, TN  37355
(931) 723-5159
Last modified Coffee County Central High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Coffee County Central High School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top