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Whitwell High School

Public | 9-12 | 355 students

 

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Posted May 1, 2009

I went to this high school most teachers there couldn't care less about their student Coach Brady and Mrs Campbell bothe being wonderful exceptions, the sports programs are terrible and under funded and opportunities are only in place for the top 2 percent of the student population
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2008

This is a great school. It doesn't have a lot of students so the teachers can get to know the students needs better. Also it doesn't have a lot of the problems other schools have.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 13, 2008

This school has been a joyful experience to my life. It was terrific to meet and become with everyone there. There isn't a better place to be than Whitwell High. I want to also give a shout out to Dr. Judith Green, who was the best teacher in the world!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2007

My son graduated in 2006 from WHS and is in his second year of college. He was well prepared for college work. Any student who desires a good education can get one at this school. The teachers are more than competent, they are very good. The students who are not prepared for college didn't make much effort in high school, in my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2007

This school is the best! There is always something to do. Wether it is shooting some hoops or sliding into homeplate. Also, the teachers are great and are always willing to stay after school if you need help. To add, there is no safer school than Whitwell High. In short, this school has made my past three years of high school spectacular! Class of 2009!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2006

I am a Student a Senior at whitwell High School and i love this school to death. Everyone gets along and its never crowd in teh halls. I will be Graduating WHS this year May 18th. *The Class of 2006*
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 18, 2005

The school is outstanding it would be more enjoyable if there was more activities that would go on. A few more classes would work wonders too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2004

Whitwell High is a small school of about 400 students. That is great because everybody knows everybody, but it is tough because they are not able to offer things that larger schools have. The marching band consists of usually 15 people or less. There is no chorus or glee club, no art. They are not able to offer Chemistry II, or Spanish III, (Spanish is the only foreign language offered) or Psychology or Sociology because of the small number of students interested. Students love the school. The teachers are great. They have great athletic teams, and most who want to get to participate. The students are surrounded by a loving, supportive community. Where else can you ride your horse to school on the last day? Academic scores are fantastic. ACT scores are outstanding, so they are prepared academically, but there are a lot of opportunities they are missing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I am not a parent...I am a graduate. I loved and still love just about everything about the school. It is a home-like, friendly environment! It was the best time of my life.


Posted May 17, 2003

I have a child that is a Senior at whitwell high school and he/she loves every thing there except for one teacher.


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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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
46%
Algebra II

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
20%
Biology I

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
58%
English I

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
49%
English II

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
56%
English III

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
33%
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 Students53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged35%
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 98% 67%
Black 1% 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 64%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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200 Tiger Tr
Whitwell, TN 37397
Phone: (423) 658-5141

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