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Cannon County High School

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Posted September 17, 2013

The high school is not my favorite at all. The students and teachers (not all, but majority) have the 1930's mentality. I understand and acknowledge the history of Cannon County, however ; equality isn't practiced much in this rural part of Tennessee. Not everyone is bad, but the ones that are take away the experience for learning and socializing. Being a minority, from what I've seen, is practically being some sort of outsider that is to be kept away from others.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2013

I put my child in homeschooling after she went here. The school's attendance office lost it's mind. I'd take my child to school and I'd get a call shortly after saying my child wasn't there. I'd even send E-mails to her teachers to check, and they told me she was in class. It's ridiculous.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2010

I loved the small school feeling at CCHS, until there became a problem with bullying. My child has been called names and made fun of daily. Currently there is no policy for this behavior. We need to teach our children to take a stand and not allow bullies in our schools. If the school cannot write a policy it will be up to the parents to stand up for our kids. We need parents who will set an example for our children by standing up for them and all the ones to afraid to speak out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

cchs is a great school. I played football, baseball, and I went to a lot of the basketball games. I graduated in 2007 and the school has changed a lot since then. The teachers there are amazing. They care a lot about each and every student. The school offers a lot of sports and clubs we have. The best FFA program in the state it is excellent our BETA and JR BETA go to nationals every year that I know off. As for sports we have football, basketball, tennis, soccer, volleyball, softball. And if you get involved in any of these programs the community will respect you and notice you. By the end of 2012 6 out 8 of my brothers and sisters will have graduated from CCHS. I could write about this school for hours and hours cause this school and community has done a lot for me. -Franz Walkup
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2009

This is my first year at CCHS and out of the 4 high schools i've been enrolled in the past 4 years this one is by far the worst.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 29, 2008

My granddaughter is a 2nd yr. student at CCHS this yr. Last yr. I wrote on this web site about my concerns for her safety there because of all the bullying & harrassment she had to endure on a daily basis. Same thing again this year, same crying out to her teachers, coach, the principal and school board for help. Same lack of concern. With the same problems year after year and allowing same bunch of troublemakers to attend year after year, it's obvious that getting any kind of help at the local level is a waste of time. So it's time to go national. TV, radio, newspaper. I urge you. Whatever it takes to bring this matter to the forefront to keep our kids safe at Cannon County High School. Get out there and contact these folks. Thank you and God Bless!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2008

I graduated from Cannon County in May, and I must say that as far as the teachers go, most of them are wonderful. The majority of the teachers are caring, intelligent, and are determined to help their students succeed. Of course there are always a few who could use improvement. The atmosphere is that of a large family. I'm not saying everyone gets along, but it would be insane to expect that. My senior year, the school witnessed a tragedy and everyone pulled together to make it through. It's true that CCHS is not the most greatly funded school, but that isn't up to them. It's up to the government. And yes, students get rowdy at sports events, but guess what, it's because they're' kids! So, if you're looking for a school where your child will be taught by teachers who will help them succeed, I strongly suggest CCHS!


Posted November 15, 2007

I believe Cannon County High School is wonderful. The teachers are caring and knowledgeable. The students truly care for each other. My son says it is a big family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2007

This school is wonderful.We now have more extracurricular activities and more teachers to help with sports.Who ever says that this school is a disappointment to them hasn't been here in a while.I will say that we don't have the best music teacher, but he is pretty good.Just remember that this is a great school.If you like little schools, this is the school for you.Thanks,
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2006

I attended cannon county high school from freshman year and graduated a lion in may of 2005 and I loved it. I like the idea that the teachers can know their students on a more friendly basic. As for the teachers, they were all great. -Anonymous
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 19, 2006

My kids went to Cannon County schools. Academically, the schools were very good. The high school Math and English programs were superior, science was also, until the teacher found a better paying job elsewhere. The music program was horrible. I was so disappointed as to the support the school board, community, and parents gave the program. I was also disappointed as to the methods the band director used to teach music. It's was a sad/happy day when we moved from CAnnon County. Loved the people / the schools didn't offer alot of education opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2005

I do not know how any parent can say such things about a school that his or her child is attending. I am proud to say that I go to Cannon High and will graduate in the fall. I have learned so much at my school because of the small setting and close student-teacher relationships. Anyone can sit on the sidelines of a basketball game and see the students being rowdy. Go to any high school game. As for the education, we have some of the most caring teachers of any school. They listen, come in early, stay late, go over quizzes, or help in any way they can. Sometimes, it is about the effort put forth by the student. Our teachers do not deserve to be put down. The negative comments do not help the school or the students. I have pride in Cannon County High School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2005

Ok I went to CCHS, I had some of the best times of my life while attending there,but very few were in the class room. I had some great teachers but they never had enough resorces to anything. So as for the education part I would rather send my childern to a better funded school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 5, 2005

Having graduated from Cannon County High School and now having my child attend elsewhere, I know I made the right decision. If you like small town gossip and board members who don't listen to your opinion, then you've come to the right place. They have good teachers at Cannon County High School but I can say I am very disappointed with their extracurricular activities. They have started getting more in the last 5 years but if you want your child to be inclined in music and go further with getting a music scholarship, go elsewhere. It's sad that the board members feel one person should teach it to all the schools (grammer schools,also)and still teach their children the basics in high school when they should've learned it years ago. I take music seriously. It's not just a room to throw your child in because they need a credit.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 25, 2005

I am very proud of CCHS. I am a product of CCHS, and I have chosen to return here to teach. We are a small school where we love and care for each other. We have many successful graduates who have gone on to major universities, technical schools, US military, and directly into the work force. We encourage our students to work toward lifelong goals and dreams.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 28, 2005

I think CCHS is the best school ever. About the discipline, if you asked me, it has too much. Some of the students need a break sometimes too. But the sports and epically the FUND-RAISING, is guite elegant. CCHS is filled with many talented people. This school is overflowing with many different groups, sports and activites, your child could not get bored. CCHS has a very friendly enviroment, and has many friendly faces, due to its small size.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2005

Cannon County High is a great school. It is a small setting so you can get to know your teachers, i know because i go to the school. I recommend this school. And as for the person who said that it is a horrible school, is just plain wrong. they say that they saw some students behaving badly at a basketball game. They see a few people act badly and they think that everyone is like that. And as for thier child learning the basics, they teach what they can with what they are given. If they have a problem with what is being taught then they should contact the government so that they can make a difference instead of just pointing the finger. Its easy to complain, but it takes a lot more to make a difference. -Andy D.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2005

How do you expect a school with little funding to teach more than just the basics??? I just have to say that with the population in Cannon County growing we have to focus more on rebuilding so that we can accomidate the for the over populated High school. So if you say that CCHS is a bad school then complain to your state representative. The teachers are qualified to teach the more advanced subjects if we had the material. As for the students.... Don't hold all us students accountable for what a group of our peers happen to do.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2005

Cannon County is a terrible school. I have recently witnessed Cannon County's students at a basketball game. As a parent who has their child in the school it is a disgrace to be known as a member of the school. I am disappionted I put my daughter in a school that shows so much disrespect, and she has only learned basics. I do not recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2005

Cannon county is better for it is a smaller school so the parents and teachers have a really good relationship and the teachers and students have good relationship. There are more teachers to help the students since there are less of them.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
30%
Algebra II

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
18%
Biology I

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

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
29%
English I

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

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
54%
English II

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

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
51%
English III

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
25%
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 Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities82%
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 96% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 23%
Hispanic 1% 7%
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 56%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Woodbury, TN 37190
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