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Hillwood Comp High School

Public | 9-12 | 1200 students

 

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Posted June 20, 2007

Hillwood is a good school with some bad teachers who just do not care. The 11th grade principal is do disrespectful to the parents of the students. Thank goodness for Mr. Lang. He is really great. I would recommend this high school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

My son was a Sophomore this year and had no problems out of the ordinary. He enjoyed the school curriculum and was active in sports which were well attended and supported by Mr. Lang the principal. I have a second son that will attend next year as a Freshman as well as my older son as a Junior so I would have no problem recommending this school to anyone on the west side of Nashville.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2006

The media made Hillwood out to be worse than most the other High Schools in the area. If you do some research, you will find there are gangs in all the Metro high schools. There are drugs in all the schools too. Even the local private schools have a drug problem. My problem with Hillwood is they have taken out a lot of the vocational classes. When they do that, they take a lot the fun out of high school and the students lose interest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

I was a student at this school and to tell the truth.....this school is the best school I have ever been to, even though the teachers are really slow. -Brittany
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 11, 2006

I am a student at Hillwood HS. I don't feel unsafe at all. All those black kids don't scare me. Just because they are in a 'gang' doesn't mean they are dangerous. Most of them just say they are in a gang to be cool. They are all fake.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2005

Hillwood has gangs all over the place, and definately needs to take care of that. It is a very unsafe school for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2005

Hillwood Comprehensive High School contains ample amounts of educational opportunities and growth. Unfortunately that potential is lost within Hillwood's walls. Students and administrators are both at fault.there lies the fact a majority of the educators provided for this school have lost interest in the students and education all together. No longer will you find in every classroom a motivated educator who students can look up to and respect. Although Hillwood has many problems, I will say it has a lot of positive aspects such as 'Hillwood Pride Day' and selected 'Club Days.'
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2005

Hillwood has its problems and its advantages. It is one of a handful of International Baccalaureate schools in Tennessee. But the quality of teachers is either absolutely great or just horrible. The faculty gives little freedom to the students. Their lives are very controled there and when the go to college and have to figure out what to do on their own, it will a bit more scary for these kids. Structure is a great thing to have when carried out in the proper way. Hillwood has great educational resources available to it, but students are often distracted by the regulations handed down by the school offcials.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 4, 2005

Hillwood High School is a pretty alright school. It does have its moments but it is not as bad as the news made ot out to be. The teaching is very good, amost as good as that of a maganet school. The only thing it needs to change is discipline which it is getting better at.
—Submitted by a 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.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
25%
Algebra II

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

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
8%
Biology I

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

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
50%
English I

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

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%
English II

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

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
51%
English III

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

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
28%
U.S. History

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%
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 Students54%
African American44%
Asian88%
Hispanic38%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners15%

Algebra II

All Students17%
African American8%
Asian31%
Hispanic17%
White20%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners6%

Biology I

All Students42%
African American36%
Asian59%
Hispanic28%
White50%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners18%

English I

All Students62%
African American47%
Asian84%
Hispanic36%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students51%
African American40%
Asian53%
Hispanic38%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learners17%

English III

All Students27%
African American21%
Asian33%
Hispanic17%
White32%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students89%
African American78%
Asian94%
Hispanic95%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learners50%
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 47% 67%
Black 36% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 2%
Hispanic 8% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 57%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:05 am
School end time
  • 2:05 am
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Steve Chauncy

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
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Dance
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400 Davidson Rd
Nashville, TN 37205
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