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White House High School

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Posted May 28, 2014

I am a senior at White House High School. I want to say I'm truly proud to be a White House Blue Devil. The staff and students are wonderful and all seem to care for each and every person! I wouldn't want to be at any another school, because I really enjoy the things I study and the variety of clubs and sports to choose from.


Posted August 30, 2010

the best school in sumner county the middle and high schools would not send my kids anywhere else
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

All of the people in White House are wonderful. It's a patriotic, Christian town with a quaint old library that used to be a stop off on the Pony Express. Wild ducks and geese waddle across the street, while cars patiently wait until the cute animals finish their trek. White House is close to Nashville--but not too close--so it's still got plenty of small-town charm. I love White House!


Posted December 18, 2008

this school is good, not the best though most of the teachers rock and the ones that don't will soon b retiring :-D the only thing i don't really like about this school is the prices: every yr they go up; ecspecially for the food, and the quality never goes up, and the fact that they only have diet cokes which cost $1.25 is very annoing
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2008

I would have to say from experience that white house high is one of the best schools i have gone to. I recently moved from white house heritage over the summer. I didnt know what to expect from white house high bt they made me feel right at home. The teachers are wonderful and are there for us. They actually will stay after school just to make sure we are able to finish what needs to be finished or what we would like to finish. Sure, the school is involved with there sports, but i promise you that isn't all the school is about. There are so many clubs to choose from also. For everyone to try and get to know others and fit in. I know this high school year i am about to have will be 10 times better then white house heritage could offer (no offense).
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2008

Horrible and disorganized school. Teachers and principal don't care at all about the students personal class preferences or schedules. They treat all high schoolers as kids, not as adults.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2008

I don't like WHHS to much. The teachers can't and don't teach, and ything revolves around sports, which is not important. We don't have many Ap or honors courses. I wish WHHS to get more updated.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2007

This school is a wonderful environment for your child. God is first. The school administrators strive to provide the best to meet each individual child's needs spiritually as well as educationally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2007

WHHS is a phenomenal school! the students are 'cliquish'. That can be found in any Middle or High school it is the age of the students and in no way reflects on the academics or quality of the school or teachers. This school has low teacher turnover and a wonderful administration. It has continuously won awards for it many sports programs. For a small-town school I give it an A+! Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2006

This school totally revolves around the 'good' kids and athletics, I used to attend Whhs. I am now a senior at another school. I went there my whole life, until now. Nobody even tried to help me when I was having hard times they just looked at me and talked, even teachers, I would never come back to Whhs. I don't believe Mr. Cordell is the best role model for kids either given his past 'habits' Love,Anonymous
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 16, 2005

My two boys attended White House High School. I found the school to be academically superior to most of the surrounding schools. I also found the faculty very easy to talk to and the school administration exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2005

White House is a growing community but I have found that if you are from somewhere else, it's hard to feel at home for a while. There are the homegrown residents and those that are transplants as they call us. While the education is better than some communities, it is apparent the students are cliquish, and somewhat snobbish. I think they learn this from their parents. Once our house build equity, we're out of here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2005

My son has done great in all of the White House schools -- and the high school is no different. Excellent staff and environment. I wouldn't live anywhere else and the school is one of the reasons why.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2004

My son has done nothing but thrive at WHHS. He has been happy and never had one bad thing to say about the staff or the students. He will be leaving school next year at the same time my youngest will be entering and I hope it will be the same good experence for him as well. I have been told by my oldest son that the block classes are the greatest help, you get good quiality class time. Also, the teachers are always wanting to help their students. Thanks to the Whole Staff at WHHS.
—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.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
53%
Algebra II

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

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
39%
Biology I

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

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%
English I

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

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
English II

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

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
English III

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

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%
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 Students62%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities94%
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 93% 67%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Black 2% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
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 28%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
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School basics

Fax number
  • (615) 672-6404

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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508 Tyree Springs Rd
White House, TN 37188
Phone: (615) 672-3761

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