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Soddy Daisy High School

Public | 9-12 | 1401 students

 
 

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Posted February 9, 2014

Both of my daughters graduated from Soddy-Daisy High School. One later received a doctorate and is an assistant professor at Rutgers, and the other received a doctorate and is a clinical staff pharmacist. They never had any academic difficulties after attending SDHS. Robert Smith and his staff at the time did an excellent job in preparing students for their future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2013

Horrible school. Administration is inconsistent. Most teachers do not teach. Students are left not ready for their future!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2012

Not so good! There are a few very caring teachers. There are many that do not care. The administration has much to be desired. Bias, predjudice and ignorance are alive and well at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2010

Great school!! Teachers and administration has always been helpful. This school is one of the top schools in the country and it's located in a great community. This school has strong traditions, and a large support base in the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2010

I love this school!! My son enjoys being a student there. He will graduate next year with 6 college credits under his belt. This School is Outstanding. The teachers are great, and the staff has been nothing but kind, and helpful. We love Mrs. Zuber. I'm sorry to say that my daughter will not be able to attend Soddy High due to the fact we have to move out of town. I will miss it here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Soddy high is not what it is all cracked up to be. The students have no idea what is going on. There is drugs/cigarettes being sold right under the school's nose.Kids smoke in the bathroom when teachers know about it, but won't do anything about it. And we are rated top in our county high schools? Makes no since
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2009

The teachers are totally awesome and have the students academic well being at heart. They encourage learning and go above and beyond to provide opportunities for learning. It's sad that those students who 'get attention through drama' take away from the learning process.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

This is the best school ever. The teacher go above and beyond to help the student's achieve the goal's they want to achieve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2009

My daughter loves this school, the teachers and staff are wonderful. The principal genuinely cares about his faculty and students, and is a very kind man. I'm proud of the opportunites my children will receive from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2009

This school is ran like a prison with cameras and police officers. The main objective of the administration is to keep order in the school-not educate children. The teachers we dealt with before removing our child from this school were lazy and concerned only with keeping their funding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

My son graduated in 2007 and my daughter is entering this year and we have been more than pleased with the staff and administration of this school. The classes and opportunities offered are wonderful and helpful in preparing the children for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2005

I am a graduate of Soddy Daisy. I have to say it is the best school to go to. I also attended Red Bank for a junior high and some high school. Red Bank can't hold a candle to Soddy. Teachers were very caring and concerned with what was happening with the students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 2, 2005

Well, I am a senior at this school this year, and yes by educational standards, this school is one of the best in the southeast. Although there are some points in time where the board and the principals are a little too preoccupied or 'obsessive' with conduct or especially 'Dress Code If there are some of those things cut out of the school, and not having constant dress code checks everyday, then we would be able to learn effectively. It s a sad thing when one student can t halfway concentrate on something because their worried about their shirt tail being tucked in. The dress code has gone too far. That needs to stop.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 21, 2004

My child (2004 grad) received the best education in the district in a public school. I dislike that the school board has dumb downed the schools by removing the honors classes. And not enough dual enrollment or AP classes are offered to replace those. Mr. Smith cares about the students and the teachers and runs a good program. The students test scores are the highest in the county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2004

For students that have a learning disability or ADD, they are not given much help. They are often left behind because they can't keep up. I have been told that they don't have the time! However, this school does have some wonderful teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

Overall it is a good school with the highest test scores in the county! If your child is planning to get involved in extra carricular activities I would highly suggest parental involvement. The only criticism I have is that if your not originally from the area there is favoritism shown to students who are from the area!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

Soddy Daisy High School is an excellent well run school. Robert Smith is an excellent leader and has earned the respect of the Soddy Daisy and North Hixson community.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
45%
Algebra II

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

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
44%
Biology I

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

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
59%
English I

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

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
English II

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

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
66%
English III

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

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
36%
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 Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students63%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 96% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 23%
Hispanic 1% 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 32%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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618 Sequoyah Access Rd
Soddy Daisy, TN 37379
Phone: (423) 332-8828

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