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  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Dobyns-Bennett High School is a highly rated, public school located in Kingsport, TN. It has 2,233 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.
Address
1 Tribe Way
Kingsport, TN 37664
Telephone
(423) 378-8400
Website

Dobyns-Bennett High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1330
43 responses
Average ACT
27
360 responses
AP Enrollment
21%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$42,251
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$633
National
$949
Median Home Value
$130,300
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.30 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 92 responses
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  • Football games
    29%
  • Band competitions
    14%
  • Pep rally
    12%
  • Anything with the band
    11%
  • Theatre/Forensics class & tournaments
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • 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
2,233
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,620
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.3%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.44 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.44 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.44 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,964/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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Dobyns-Bennett High School Reviews

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Dobyns Bennet is centered around student success providing quality teachers and classes that are helpful for preparing for any endeavor the students have in mind .The teachers are always helpful and ready to answer questions deterring anyone from getting left behind in the schools wide assortment of classes . Outside the classroom, groups like the robotics club at the school provides access to items like 3-D printers and a plethora of other tools that can be seen even at colleges giving participants a feel for the engineering field. Other groups like the science Olympiad team or school yearbook club also provides students with a way to apply their interests and skills. Additionally, the athletic sports prove to be numerous here as it features track , lacrosse, football, and all kinds of sports with experienced coaches to lead them. Overall, Dobyns Bennet provides an excellent reservoir of academic ,recreational, and athletic sources to sate ones interests.
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Dobyns-Bennett High School is an excellent school with an excellent campus. The campus is massive and, for the most part, very nice and well kept. This past summer we built and added a brand new glass STEM building to improve our standard of learning in those areas. We also have a great athletics program with a massive football stadium. With the magnitude of our school, though, there are many restrictive and excessive laws. For example, you are not allowed to bring in food or drink from any outside sources. That being said, the strict rules are a small price to pay for the higher level of learning that you receive at Dobyns-Bennett High School.
Overall, the number of AP classes and other opportunities to help prepare for college are top-notch. The arts programs (Band, Orchestra, Choir) are really good, as the band is sixth in the nation and the choir attended the Inaugural National Choir festival recently.

However, there is simply not enough study time during the day. There is a complication with students "misusing" study time (we call it Tribe Time here), yet those are only a few students that affect over 2,000 students at DB. Homeroom is just nonsense during the school year, and that needs to be fixed.