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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
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Dobyns-Bennett High School is a top rated, public school located in Kingsport, TN. It has 2,137 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 81% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
1800 Legion Dr
Kingsport, TN 37664
Telephone
(423) 378-8400
Website

Dobyns-Bennett High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
81%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1330
32 responses
Average ACT
27
237 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$39,463
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$606
National
$949
Median Home Value
$134,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 82 responses
Report
  • Football games
    32%
  • Band competitions
    15%
  • Pep rally
    12%
  • Anything with the band
    11%
  • Theatre/Forensics class & tournaments
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Orchestra concerts
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,137
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,586
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.4%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,848/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses
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Dobyns-Bennett High School Reviews

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I like how the teachers care about your future, and teach in order to prepare you for college, not just to get you through the class. I also like the fact that there are so many AP classes available that allow you to be able to get a jump start on college credits. I think one thing the school could improve on is giving more information on scholarships and finding the right college. Even though there is places where you can get information, I think that the school needs to put more time into informing students on this area.
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In my opinion, this is the best school in Tennessee. The teachers are great and the academics are amazing. They have zero tolerance for bullying and cyber-bullying to make this school safe. They have taken extra precautions to keep us safe while attending this school. I could not have made a better choice to attend this high school. Parents can stay involved with my academics, and the teachers are very helpful when we need it.
I would highly recommend anyone in the area to send their child to Dobyns Bennett. Teachers are very helpful and are always offering tutoring for those who need help(before school, during lunch, and/or after school). The curriculum is higher than most high schools which is outstanding for seniors who graduate and head to college the next fall. They are already ahead of most their classmates