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8-12
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Pleasant View, TN
Students enrolled: 805

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1021 Old Clarksville Hw
Pleasant View, TN 37146

(615) 746-5013
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December 15, 2014
The administration in prior years was FANTASTIC now it is awful. It's like we live in low income housing the kids AND teachers need structure and dicipline and they are NONE!

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2014
This is a struggling school in a county that is riddled with internal turmoil among the school board, staff, and county commission. There is little to no value placed education, which is a shame because Pleasant View could be a great place to live and raise a family. Moving here from out of state, my children were 2 years ahead in terms of curriculum and I was personally approached by three staff members urging me to get my children out of the school because they were not equipped to support them. I have a son who is gifted and while in middle school I was told lies about his rights to receive gifted and talented services. The truth... The school simply had no monetary resources or staff trained in gifted and talented education. We changed schools after one year and have since moved out of Pleasant View. I would advise against attending any Cheatham County Schools. The county is simply not willing to invest in their schools. I wish I had consulted this site before moving, and I hope that someone else will benefit from my mistake.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
Needs a complete overhaul in special education. Unbelievably pathetic. You better know your right and be ready to fight for everything.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2013
sycamore high school WAS a good school when it first started. This school does not do anything to help the students now . The teachers are lazy and sit and play on their i phones or i pads all day.if you are a cheerleader or play sports there you can wear and do anything they like ,but if you are heavy set ,have learning disabilities, medical issues you will be called out in a heartbeat. My daughter wore a pair of pants with holes in them and was called out about it in front of all her peers and while that was going on there was about 20-30 more students that was let go on by because of their participation in sport . They talk about not condoning bulling when the TEACHERS are the one doing the BULLYING.I wouldn't suggest any one sending their kid to this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2012
Sycamore is a good school. They have improved on academic requirements, and stiffer policies on bullying, missing school, and we now have a wonderful resource officer at our school. Sports is not the main focus on our school anymore, academics is.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2011
The school is a sinking ship. Most of the teachers that where DR's where let go after 2011. The athletes are treated different. Mainly the basketball team's.

- submitted by a student
April 06, 2011
I did not like this school. There were a few decent teachers but academics were not the main focus, it was overcrowded, and many students ran wild. Sports were the big thing and I personally felt put aside for the more sport-interested students. I wouldn't recommend this school.

- submitted by a student
March 28, 2011
Sycamore High School is a decent school. While athletics might seem to overshadow academics, academic success is still very prevalent within the school. Unlike most of the other comments that I have read previously, I have spent my first two years at college smooth-sailing thanks to my education at Sycamore. I guess it's better to stop complaining about not learning anything and simply apply yourself. Pick up a book for God's sake, and maybe then you will enjoy and respect the secondary learning institution that is Sycamore. Also, on a side note, I am very proud of the band program there. They have taken many hits over the years, but are slowly starting to reverse the tides...great job!

- submitted by a community member
April 05, 2010
I am a senior at sycamore right now. While the school is over crowded and small, it is a decent school. I definetly know of worse schools annd sycamore is above them.

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December 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
The high school seems to be a great school for my son that attends for the first time this year. He is in the 9th. grade and loves the high school. He seems much happier that in the high school then when he was in the middle school

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
I am a graduate of Sycamore High School as well, and while I had a good time while in school there for four years, that doesn't mean it was a HELPFUL time. I think that if anyone needs a good indication of the quality of the education at the school, just go back and read the other reviews written by students, former and current, and check out how many incorrectly spelled words you can find. You should be able to SPELL in high school and beyond. Like I said though, I had FUN at school because I played sports and had good friends and nice teachers. However, when I went to college at The University of Tennessee the fall after I graduated, I felt could definitely tell that I had missed out on some critical things that were necessary for a freshman in college.

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September 10, 2009
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August 11, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating February 17, 2009
I graduated from Sycamore over four years ago, and if nothing has changed then I would not recommend it. Don't get me wrong, I loved my high school, I loved my teachers, and I loved where I grew up but as far as preparing you for college--they're not so great at that. I am a graduate of, well, I won;t say where because the school is so small someone will probably find out who this is, anywho, I am a college graduate, but the transition was really shocking. Sycamore is awfully concerned with their sports rather than an education. There was a few wonderful teachers while I was there, including Mrs. Dodson who taught English and Creative Writing, but there was just a few out of possibly twenty-thirty teachers.

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December 16, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 01, 2008
Im currently a junior their and overall the school is ok but some of the teachers are not very good and i think its because they are low on teachers and the school is way over crowded and they will just hire anyone. Also, they are really not good at preparing for college at all! they are way more worried about sports,clubs, and attendance than anything academically.

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September 29, 2008
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September 24, 2008
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September 03, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 14, 2008
i used to go there...it was an awesome school.. a bunch of people said they hated but it's not a bad school at all... i loved the people there and it was small and it was in the country

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February 29, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 27, 2008
I am currently a senior at Sycamore High School. I concur that the school does seem more worried about sports than our actual education, but i also believe we have some great teachers that most students severely need for preparation for college. We have an abundance of prejudices and drug use, but you will find that everywhere. In conclusion, sycamore is just as average as any other school.

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February 08, 2008
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February 07, 2008
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January 24, 2008
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January 02, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
no rating December 16, 2007
im in sycamore right now i agree that is a very great school and i would choose sycamore

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November 11, 2007
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October 01, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
September 07, 2007
Sycamore high school is a very odd school. they have slipped over the years This isn't the best school.

- submitted by a student
August 06, 2007
I though sycamore was a great school, if you apply yourself. They have advanced classes, which work wonderful if you try. No teacher can educate a student that doesn't wish to learn. I graduated, and was prepared for college. All my teachers gave me the attention i asked for, and they all tried to help me. I will definately send my children there.

- submitted by a former student
July 20, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
May 21, 2007
I attend sycamore high school currently and while its not the best school ever its not 100% horrible. This year it has tightened down alot and they are really doing good. Most of the teachers this year are really strict on everything and I have to say that while I've attended better schools, this one is pretty good for a low-budget, low-profile, school.

- submitted by a student
February 10, 2007
I am a student at Sycamore and I love it, I don't care what people say about it. It's the best school in our area. No, we don't have all the extra curricular classes here, but that's why we have the opportunity to go to Cheatham and take vocational classes. It's not all about sports either. I don't play any sports and I can still say that. It has really good acedemics. I've talked to people who've gone to other schools and they've said that Sycamore is a lot harder and you have to actually work to earn your grades here. The best thing about Sycamore is that you know you're always in a safe environment. I never have to worry about gangs, or getting 'beat up' or even getting sexually harrassed at school. I would recommend this school to anyone who cares about good education and safety.

- submitted by a student
December 08, 2006
I am a student at Sycamore High School and I think all of you who think Sycamore is a bad school are crazy.

- submitted by a student
August 19, 2006
I would just like to say that I'm a current student at Sycamore High School. I really don't care what the other reviews say, Sycamore is a great school to attend. The only thing I don't like now is the tardy rule. If your late you get after school detention. All that's going to do is make kids not go to school if they know they're going to be late. Sycamore isn't all about sports. The teachers care about the students' grades. The only other thing is the Foreign languages. The only languages that are offered here are French and Spanish.

- submitted by a student
June 27, 2006
I attended this school for three years.Three years of not having adequate programs for students with above or below average understanding of a subject. They write you off unless you are like them.This school is a giant popularity contest.And I wouldnt send my dog to be educated here.

- submitted by a former student
April 04, 2006
My son attends Sycamore High School & I have been impressed. I am a college graduate, and what he is learning is far advanced than what I studied. I went to college on an academic scholarship, so I feel my son is getting a good education. My son participates in sports, but I don't see the school being all about athletics. The sports programs are popular, but mainly because this is a rural community and there are not a lot of other things for teenagers in the area to do. Every teacher that my son has had challenges him to work harder than he sometimes wants to. The faculty seems to genuinely care about the students and their interests. Honestly, if I could afford private school, I wouldn't consider it being that the public high school has been above average and my son is very happy at the school.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2006
I graduated in 2004 from Sycamore in the top 20, and I must say that unlike a lot of the reviews, I was very prepared for college, where I attend at Lipscomb University. If you have the desire to be challenged, there are those kind of classes available. Extra-curricular activities are a big part of SHS, but I wouldn't say it was a bad thing. Most of the teachers and staff are very caring and helpful.

- submitted by a former student
February 27, 2006
I am not a parent of SHS, but a faculty member. I greatly appreciated the support that some of the parents/students have given SHS (esp. Faculty & students)To the students/parents who are not as appreciative of our school: I would only like to say that your education is only what you put into it. If you put into 100% you will receive 100%. There are a number of teachers and faculty members that will go beyond the duty to help any students. I am very PROUD to be a member of the SHS community! I am truly sorry to the students/parents that felt they were slighted in their education.

- submitted by a teacher
December 21, 2005
I am a former student from sycamore high. I attended 9-11 grades. The staff is wonderful. The school has tons of extra curricular activities and is set on helping their students go farther with their education. Parents wouldn't have a clue what goes on anyway. Half of them don't even show up for meet your teacher nights. Their only support is showing up to games. I wish I could have attended all for years.

- submitted by a former student
November 01, 2005
I am a parent of a 10th grader at SHS. He has been there since the 6th grade. I agree with most of the comments. This school is only conserned with their extracurricular activities. Good grades and trying hard do not count only making the appearance of the school look good. My son has not even met with a guidance counselor and wishes to go to college... he hasn't a clue how or where to begin. Given a choice I would go out of county.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2005
I graduated from Sycamore ranked 11th of the first graduating class and the first thing that comes to my mind when thinking back on it is how horrible the staff is. To be a coach at sycamore one must also teach. Does that not sound like a plan for disaster? 'Here do these math problems iv'e got to plan a peprally/game/fund raiser'. Sycamore is the worst school to go to if you plan on going to college. Sycamores great if you're highest asperations are for McDonalds or playing sports. Also trying to get a transcript sent out from there is like pulling teeth.

- submitted by a former student
April 13, 2005
I am not a parent but I am a recruiter for an institution. While working closly with the staff of Sycamore I have encountered that they do not prepare their students for higher education. I have also encountered some predjudices from students and staff. Some of the students were even out right disrespectful to me. If the community does not get invovled then it will be a shame what some of the kids may become in the near future.

- submitted by a administrator
April 04, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
February 07, 2005
This school is definitely all about athletics. While there's nothing wrong with sports, nothing else,including academics, receives the same type of support and promotion. Why? Because sports make lots of money for the school and the others don't. There's also something wrong at a school where a lot of the students don't do anything but watch movies all day. It is very frustrating to know that students here are not getting a quality education as they should.

- submitted by a former student
April 08, 2004
I am preparing to graduate from Sycamore High School. I have been there since my 8th grade year; and during my years at this school, I have had sufficent time to evaluate it's 'quality'. The high school has it's strong points and it's faults; but is primarily average in most fields. For instance, one strong point could be considered the increase in faculty experience- espicially within the Guidance department. Consequently, a fault could be that the school lacks additional academic programs/ studies. Such as more language classes, elective classes, ect. However, this could not be fully placed upon the fault of the school; but rather attributed to, perhaps, a shortage of teachers. In any sort, and in my personal opinion, the school does meet standards, but if you come across another option of superior standings... I'd advise you take it over this one.

- submitted by a student
January 07, 2004
I'm a 2002 graduate of SHS. Entering into a college atmsophere, I did not feel as though I was as prepared as some. However, I do take take into consideration the fact that we were the first graduating class, so we didn't have as many choices in classes, as I'm sure they do now. As far as student athletes....I graduated with some of the smartest athletes I will ever meet, where most of them were enrolled in honors classes and participated in more than one sport. Sports are a big part of the Pleasant View community, and I think that it helps keep students and parents involved. As far as the comment about extra curricluar activities...those students wanting to participate in cosmetology, vehicular engineering, etc.. need to attend college for that. I think SHS has become a great school for both academics and athletics, and I'm glad I attended.

- submitted by a former student
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Sycamore High School
1021 Old Clarksville Hw, Pleasant View, TN  37146
(615) 746-5013
Last modified Sycamore High School is a Public school that serves grades 8-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sycamore High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 49 reviews. Top