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South Pittsburg High School

Public | 7-12 | 367 students

 

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Posted September 21, 2009

My son attending this school for 2 years and was really satisfied, he has since enrolled in another school in his junior year and doesn't like it at all he wants to go back to this school and finish his Junior and Senior year. We miss the teachers and staff as well as all his friends he made while attending their. This is one of the best school in the Whole Marion county school system. Missed very much hope to see you all soon!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2009

Even though it is a very small school, the possibilities here are endless. Because the school is so small the teachers have more time for 1 on 1 interactions with the students that might not understand things as quickly as others. My 4 years at this high school I will never take for granted or take back for anything.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2008

South Pittsburg High School is making great strides. I feel fortunate to have two children enrolled here. Both score excellent on standardized testing -- a credit to to the teachers at South Pittsburg High School. We are a diverse school and proud of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2004

This about the best school you could ever send your child to. The teachers and staff are all excellent. The school provides many extracuricular activies for your child to participate in. I am very proud to say that I attend South Pittsburg High School.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 41% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
16%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade 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

Math

All Students61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
30%
English I

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
65%
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 II

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%
Biology I

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
58%
English II

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
49%
English III

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
55%
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 Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged65%
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

Algebra II

All Students47%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 85% 67%
Black 14% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
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 69%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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South Pittsburg, TN 37380
Phone: (423) 837-7561

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