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Morristown East High School

Public | 9-12 | 1362 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted August 25, 2008

I have 2 kids at East High 1 a senior and 1 in special ed...East is a wonderful school I could'nt be more pleased with the education both my kids are receiveing, and the care my son receives in special ed
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2005

I hated East High for my grand-daughter. We recently moved here from Ohio and was very excited to get her enrolled and meeting new friends. We came late into the year, and the Principal, Mr. Johnson, (or any of the counselors for that matter) did nothing to help her get involved in sports or any kind of clubs or programs. She was sent to Miller boyd Alternative School by a mistake, and I think this school needs a new principal to help these students really enjoy high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2005

As my son entered high school i was very nervous; however East High has been a pleasant surprise to me. Mr. Johnson and his staff are willing to listen and offer help if there is a problem and the teachers welcome parent involvement,it's a shame more parents do not take the time. Overall moving into high school has been an ok thing. My child's involvement in band has been an wonderful opportunity and he is receiving excellent leadership from Mr.Chance. As with all schools there are some students that are discipline problems. I feel my child and are fortunate that he is in the east high district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2004

Morristown East is a wonderful school due to it's students, staff, and parental involvement. It sets high academic levels to be constaintly strived for. Under the direction of Principal Gary Johnson, these standards will be continued and expanded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2004

i love this school its so much fun goin there and i love the band its great they practice so hard and perform greatly even thou htey i mean we can still do better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2004

i am so glad my students get to go to east. the only problems i have with the school are the comments i hear about mr.johnson's leadership skills. i know it's not his fault, but i think he should try to do something about the children having four lunches after spring break. i hear west isn't doing it, so why should East? i know they say it's to get them used to it for next year, but i think it's going to cause more problems. the kids don't want to have to get used to something new at the end of the year. it's ridiculous. they should just wait until next year; it'll be a lot easier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

East High School is one of the best in the state or even country, in my opinion. Every student has the opertunity to learn and get help. The teachers are willing to help and even go out of their way to help students and give after school help with no fee. The Principal Mr. Jerry T. Williams is one of the most responsible men I have ever met he has been the Principal at Morristown East High for over 30 years and still going strong.
—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.

449 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
48%
Algebra II

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

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
40%
Biology I

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

412 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
62%
English I

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

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
English II

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

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
60%
English III

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

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
24%
U.S. History

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%
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 Students72%
African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students56%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
White54%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students63%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students76%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students59%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students37%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
White39%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students94%
African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities77%
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 83% 67%
Hispanic 9% 6%
Black 6% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Morristown, TN 37814
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