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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Carter High School is an above average, public school located in Strawberry Plains, TN. It has 904 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.
About Carter High School...
School District
Knox County Schools
Address
210 N Carter School Rd
Strawberry Plains, TN 37871
Telephone
(865) 933-3434

Carter High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
57 responses
AP Enrollment
12%

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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$50,366
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$808
National
$949
Median Home Value
$164,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
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  • Football games
    56%
  • Pep rally
    22%
  • Soccer games
    11%
  • Tennis matches
    11%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
904
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,805
Teachers in First/Second Year
13%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
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
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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The school environment is what you would see in a typical high school movie; cliques everywhere! That's definitely one of the things that I didn't enjoy so much at Carter. You aren't always included.
That being said, the best thing about Carter was definitely the teachers! The teachers at Carter agree so incredible! I built so many incredible bonds with my teachers there, and I honestly wouldn't be who I am today without them.
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While there are times I get frustrated with other students and faculty, I truly feel as if I have joined a family in my four years at Carter High School. There are some truly phenomenal teachers and students there. As an avid lover of the performing arts, I have definitely found a home in the Carter choir room. Even though it get stressful, I always find myself drawn to that room and those amazing people. Our choirs may not have won many award in the past few years, but we have a bond stronger than any other choir in Knox County, and you can take my word for that.
The only decent thing about this school is some of the teachers, note me saying some. The few that actually try and change a student's way of thinking, or just simply teaching them in ways that venture outside the standard textbook and note-taking. Major improvements are needed with the interior and exterior maintenance as well as the way students are being taught. In fact, three stars may be a bit generous. While I can tell this school is slowly getting better, it still has a long way to go.