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Carter High School

Public | 9-12 | 913 students

 

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Posted August 5, 2013

They students are so friendly, and the environment is great. The authority is strong and catches the problems quickly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2011

I work a lot with Knox Co Schools and Carter is one of the greatest. My child goes there and loves it. From Ms Hickman on down they are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2010

I am a community member with a long history in community music. With regard to the reviews which touch on music programs, I have to point out that competitions do NOT provide a measure of a music program. The measures of a truly great program are 1) how much the activities encourage and foster lifelong musical interest, knowledge and community contributions; 2) how much music activities contribute to character and community values rather than bleeding a community of its talent and finances; and 3) how well the music programs support and enhance academic and athletic programs. When people read the words posted here, ask yourself - was it truly someone in the community that wrote this? Or is it someone hoping to elevate outside unaccountable interests? Nothing helps kids more than solid, consistent character.


Posted October 3, 2009

It's a great school, teachers, kids, office personal


Posted October 12, 2008

Carter High has the most competent and caring teachers you can find. There just aren't many advanced classes. Also, arts are an issue. You can't have a winning band with 2 directors and 200 kids. Knox Co. should give more support. If they did, Carter High would be a shining star for Knox County!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2007

My second child is now attending Carter High School. Challenging academic courses are limited although the teachers are caring. The much-hyped band is a disappointment. We attend band events. While fun to watch, they haven't won a competition in the 4 years we've been here. Expensive trips to places like Walt Disney World promise round-the-clock fundraising - which stresses students' famililes. Chronically short on necessities and poor staff skills yeild hours of hair pulling frustration. Of the 150 or so students fewer than 10% even try for district competitions. If you want caring, compassionate teachers who can excite your student about learning this is the place - unless your child wants a serious career as a music teacher or musician. In which case, you need to look elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2006

My daughter is a freshman at Carter and I am very pleased with the enthusiasm and professionalism that the teachers and Mrs. Hickman have shown. The Band program is awesome, we have had a wonderful time going to the football games and competitions to watch them perform. The band's booster club is a very hard working bunch of people, and keep a severely under funded program, one of the best, if not the best around going! I feel very fortunate to be able to send my child to CHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2006

Carter High School is a great school. I must say I was shocked about one of the parents reviews because i should know how the school is, I attend. Yes we've had fights yes we've had racial arguments but they've been handled since then. Cater isn't all about sports or smarts is about helping students with what they need help with putting them first. That why I like it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2005

I attended Carter a few years ago. Overall the school was ok. It was not the best experience but I maintained. It helps dramatically when you are involved in the school. One thing that I am able to say is Carter offers many and varioius different organizations and clubs for children dto get involved in. It is just up to the child of their involvment level. I had a few bad experiences and a few good ones. I can say theat the good outwieighed the bad. We had about 3 different assistant princiopal changes which did not settle with students very well.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 22, 2005

i am a carter high school grad and i would like to say that the academic programs are great for th students . The music and art and sports is a great way for students to express their there fills for school .The leavel of parent involement lets the parents know whats going on at Carter High School i would highly recommend that students who go to carter high school let there parents come and see what they are doing and how they are doing in school . I went to carter high and i done really good with the teachers . The teachers are there for the students that need help in a subject . If a student need help with something the teachers are there to help the student with what they need help with the most . I hope some students fine carter fun like i did.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 5, 2005

I am a new student to Carter High School. I have been to the school many times though and even though the school does need some repairs it has been a great school so far. The have a great program called the chums that help freshman throughout their first year and have a wide variety of extracurricular activites. I like this school and am very proud to be able to attend it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 21, 2005

My son had to change school districts,and started at Carter as a freshman. I think the school is wonderful! Mrs Hickman is a very good principal. And security is always there. I think at every school there are always a few bad apples. But do not let this one incident change your mind. Carter is a wondeful school. And they have a wonderful coaching staff and take care of the children that are there to learn. Carter is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2005

My daughter attends Carter as a freshman. I have to say I am extremely disappointed with the quality of the school. Last week there was another racial fight which sent a child to ICU. Twice this week, the school has been swarmed with police officers. Just how safe are our children? I was assured that all the children are safe because of all the police officers there, but I have to ask, how many police officers were at Columbine when that situation happened? Also, I recently had to pick my daughter up early. I needed to use the restroom before I left. What a scary experience that was! Grafitti covers the walls, cigarette burns cover the toilet seats and about 30 girls gathered there to discuss their babies and to smoke. The school is way underfunded and I want desperately to transfer my daughter for her safety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

So far Carter High School has been great with my daughter. Ms. Hickman the principal is the best thing that has happened to Carter High School. She is very involved in what the students are doing. She is also very liked and friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
41%
Algebra II

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

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
37%
Biology I

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

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
52%
English I

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

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
English II

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

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
English III

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
29%
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 Students75%
African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students31%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students67%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students69%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students63%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students31%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities83%
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 6% 23%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 50%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Fax number
  • (865) 932-8180

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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210 North Carter School Rd
Strawberry Plains, TN 37871
Phone: (865) 933-3434

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