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
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Dobyns-Bennett High School is a highly rated, public school located in Kingsport, TN. It has 2,090 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
94%
Average SAT
1290
29 responses
Average ACT
28
199 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 64 responses
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  • Football games
    38%
  • Band competitions
    16%
  • Pep rally
    14%
  • Anything with the band
    13%
  • Theatre/Forensics class & tournaments
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • Choir concerts
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,090
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.4%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 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
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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Dobyns-Bennett High School Reviews

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Dobyns Bennett high school is an amazing school to attend. I received a wonderful education there. They have a staff that does their best to connect with all the students. They also have great programs for kids who are struggling in classes. The atmosphere is very uplifting and positive. The staff does their best to promote that our education is number one!
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Dobyns-Bennett high school as well as many high schools around the United States is a great place and community to learn and develop key lifetime lessons and set you up for college life and beyond. From all the academic achievements to the vast majority of extracurricular activities, Dobyns-Bennett is a great source and foundation for me and my future lifestyle. If i were to change anything about Dobyns-Bennett it would be that I wish I could take more classes as theirs so many things I'd like to do.
I think Dobyns Bennett is a really great school. It offers plenty of challenging courses and I feel well prepared for college. The teachers who teach honors and AP courses are extremely knowledgeable and respectable. DB offers many interesting and fun clubs, and the guidance office is a great source to find scholarships and volunteer opportunities. The students here are pretty diverse and come from many different backgrounds and ethnicities. One of the best things about DB is the hour lunch period called, "Tribe Time." Students can use Tribe Time to eat lunch, study, receive tutoring, do homework, participate in clubs, or just relax.