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White County High School

Public | 9-12 | 1159 students

 

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Posted April 8, 2013

Also I am not writing this because I am sore about the experience, but simply because I do not want others to have the same low budget education I was stuck with, I've finally gotten my life back on track with much hard work and perseverance. But I am still behind and have much catching up to do especially knowing that I will have a difficult time furthering my education due to the fact that I was basically thrown from middle school, straight to college with no real help in between. I simply hope that others will take these words to heart and desire more for your future or your children's future and education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2009

Unless this person that just posted on 8-21-09 is a old graduate, I don't think they looked hard enough. My daughter is a junior at WCHS and is taking two college courses at Motlow. They strategically place it on the back side of the high school and students can walk there. She will graduate with a year of college behind her. I have asked and all credits should transfer to most colleges. If they don't I know of someone else that was able to do online courses for the college she would be attending after she graduates. My daughter has also had honors of AP classes since 9th grade. Well actually she took Algebra 1 in 8th grade for a high school credit. I don't think this school is perfect, the administration could handle theirselves better and not single out kids that they suspect of doing wrong, but they have improved
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

I graduated from White County High thinking that I was prepared for college. However, I quickly learned that I was wrong. This school has no advanced placement courses nor do they offer courses that receive college credit. You know that you went to a low rate school when you don't know what an AP (advanced placement) course is. Most of the teachers are good but there are a few that shouldn't be allowed to teach or even be in the education field. I recently heard that the administration is taking away senior privilege for all incoming freshmen and those thereafter.Senior privilege is what every student looks forward to (besides graduation). Taking this away from students who work hard is a slap in the face. I also had a problem with the way the school handled religion.Christians are not the only ones that have the right to freedom of religion.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 8, 2008

I used to attend White County High,but then I transferred schools due to a move. My new high school was not as good as WCHS. My new school was also twice the size of WCHS. I felt that I wasn't learning as much as I did at WCHS adn the students at WCHS are alot nicer than the ones at my new school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2007

I attended WCHS and now my daughter and my brother both go. It is a great school. The principal and the rest of the administration are excellent. My daughter just commented that she 'feels very safe' in light of recent events ( Virginia Tech) The teachers are top notch. My husband and I are proud to be graduates and we are proud to say our daughter is a White County Warrior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2006

The variety of arts and sports has grown ten-fold since I was in school in White County. My children have been in schools from Atlanta to Minneapolis and I am, by far, most pleased with the safety, environment, educational leadership and population in the White County area. VERY glad we moved back!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2006

Great school my kids love it wish there was more things for the parents go get involved. I volunteer to help with as much things as I can but their are two teachers that let me know when they need help there should be a parent that is in charge of getting parents involved. other than that great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2006

Very pleased with administrators and teachers. Always helpful! Many extracirricular activities for students to participate in. Very safe environment. I can't say enough good things about WCMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2005

This school needs inprovement. The teacher are ok, but they need more.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2005

great school! wonderful teachers and nice people.
—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.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
47%
Algebra II

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

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
31%
Biology I

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

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%
English I

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

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
English II

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

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
62%
English III

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

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%
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 Students74%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students70%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students61%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities90%
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 95% 67%
Black 3% 24%
Hispanic 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Sparta, TN 38583
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