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Cocke Co High School

Public | 9-12 | 1257 students

 

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Posted December 11, 2013

I had kidney stones at the beginning of the year and the teachers were more concerned with making sure I was ok but then in my second block I was asked if I could be assigned a Saturday school to get work made up which was fine at the time but then I got the stomach flu twice and strep once due to the unsanitary condition of the school there is rarely soap and toilet paper and never paper towels most of the administrators are concerned about their pay check but there a several that are actually VERY caring for the students and will take time to help the students and also if you get a Saturday school make sure you get there before 8:00 because if not your locked out and counted absent for the four hours of Saturday school there was a teacher that even got locked out and he was there before 8:00


Posted May 8, 2012

This school has declined greatly in the last 2 years. New school administrators that love to abuse their authority. No concern for student interests in more than one area. Can not handle unruly students with a reasonable punishment. Teachers with no love to teach students in a fun, yet serious manner. If you are a parent in the area and are considering sending your students to this school,I'd suggest Cosby High School instead.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2011

Classes are a joke. There is no emphasis on education. Too much on football even though the program is "Less than spectacular". No leadership in place. Only a few teachers encourage excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2011

Easy to be an honor student. Came from the Midwest, and was not challeged at all. Teachers are nice, but the students who enter High School are so unprepared that they give up. Getting A grades was so easy here. I don't feel ready for college. If you're not interested in a college education, this school is fine.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2008

I went there but I am moving and going to east now but the education is taught very well, there is just wayy to many ppl getting in fights and too too too much drama.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 18, 2005

This like most schools has its weaknesses. I suppose some of the teachers try their best but for some it is just a paycheck. Some students are unruly though so I guess it kind of offsets.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 20, 2004

It is a great school. Our county has a small tax base and doesn't offer the greatest salary in the state. However the teachers here stive to do their best to educate the students to the best of their ability. As with any public school you will find those who choose not to work for their education. But this is one school that will provide an enriching education if you are willing to work hard to obtain it. Excellent work.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 17, 2003

It's a great school. The principal, and vice-principal, are both very involved and discipline students in a way that teaches a lesson, but is not very harsh. No one is paddled or punished physically in any way by a teacher.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
46%
Algebra II

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

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
36%
Biology I

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

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
45%
English I

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

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
50%
English II

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

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
54%
English III

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

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
20%
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 Students52%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students39%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students55%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students58%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students50%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students29%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities89%
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 92% 67%
Black 5% 23%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Newport, TN 37821
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