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Waverly Central High School

Public | 9-12 | 583 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 11, 2011

This school has great opportunities if you are a good student. If you really have to try to pass chances are the teachers will be lenient on you and you won't learn a thing. To learn here, you have to want to. The school is very clique-y in an non-cliched way and fights are common. The dress code is ridiculous, boys can't have facial hair, girls can't wear shorts. A punishment for showing up to school with a mustache--dry shaving in the office. If a teacher sees a cellphone it will be taken away. Body piercings and tattoos are a no-no. You will get sent home for a nose ring. On a more positive note, the guidance counselors are very dedicated to getting students information about college and helping them make sure they are prepared. The teachers are generally very nice and social. I, personally, had a very good experience at WCHS, it's not hard if you follow the rules and make some great friends.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2009

This high school is amazing! I love it! If i had to pick where i could go i would stay here no question bout it.... Love it here
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2009

I'm a freshman at WCHS.I really thought I was going to have fun in high school and so far it's been terrible.I am dissappointed in the teaching staff.There has been too many fights in just the first half of the year.If I didn't have so many friends here I would transfer as soon as possible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2007

Small school where the pricipal knows every kid by name as well as their brothers, sisters and parents who also attended there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2006

I disagree with the high violence. i am a freshman at WCHS and we are half way through the year and no violence has yet to be seen. WCHS offers great classes for any career choice. I love it here you just have to see first hand.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 3, 2005

Waverly Central has a determined staff and challenging courses, making it a remarkable school. There are several groups and events which enable several types of students and adults to become involved with the school and have an enjoyable time. I have taken pleasure in attending this school and would not trade my high school experience for anything.I have witnessed very few acts of violence during my time at Waverly Central.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 21, 2004

This school is a great environment for anyone. The staff are great and the kids are too. I loved this school, and I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a great High School!
—Submitted by a former 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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
33%
Algebra II

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
6%
Biology I

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
42%
English I

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
64%
English II

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

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
59%
English III

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
45%
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 Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities92%
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 94% 67%
Black 5% 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 52%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1325 Hwy 70 West
Waverly, TN 37185
Phone: (931) 296-3911

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