A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Bearden High School is a highly rated, public school located in Knoxville, TN. It has 2,041 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.
Address
8352 Kingston Pk
Knoxville, TN 37919
Telephone
(865) 539-7800

Bearden High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1310
44 responses
Average ACT
28
287 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.33 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 107 responses
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  • Only seniors can sit in "the pit"!
    23%
  • Football games
    21%
  • Great musicles and plays
    21%
  • Graduation
    9%
  • Dawg Day
    9%
  • Every moment
    5%
  • Sports
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,041
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.40 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.40 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.9%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.55 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.55 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.55 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,515/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.54 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.54 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.54 responses
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Bearden High school is what I call home; the people there are family to me. I have been given so many privileges by going to Bearden as a transfer student. Without Bearden, I wouldn't have the same opportunities that I have today such as the technology. Bearden is one of the only schools with access to laptops allowing every student the technological benefits of learning. Our musical theater and basketball team are outstanding winning numerous awards not to mention some of the other sports. One of my current involvements is the leadership program; the leadership program is mixed with the student council. Overall these programs at Bearden have given students so many opportunities to learn and grow as an individual.
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My experience at Bearden High School is filled with memories both good and bad. On the forefront of the good: I have had some wonderful teachers, who instill both a passion and a reverence for their respective subjects within their students; made great friends; and have enjoyed the clique-free, welcoming, and encouraging environment. My bad experiences being—little to no help from guidance, an administration unwilling to help their students (excluding only the head principal, Dr. John Bartlett), severe overcrowding, and a nearly crippling reliance on technology in the classroom. All in all, as long as you get the classes you like and never have any medical issues warranting extra assistance from the school; Bearden is a great place for you.
There was a lot of things that I had wished were different when I went to school at Bearden. Overall there were a lot of great programs to be apart of but some of the other smaller aspects of the high schools need to be fixed. Guidance counselors are not there for everyone. They are always focused on makings next years schedule that they ignore students. These duties need to be distributed so someone is there to COUNSEL (I think that may be in the job description). Processes and rules change yearly in this school which slows down productivity. Also another VERY important thing to note is when every student is failing or complaining about a certain teacher faculty should listen. Evaluations on teachers by their peers do nothing, when your being watched you always do a better job.