A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Halls High School is a highly rated, public school located in Knoxville, TN. It has 1,246 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 81% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.
Address
4321 East Emory Rd
Knoxville, TN 37938
Telephone
(865) 922-7757

Halls High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
81%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
103 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Football games
    39%
  • Mock olympics
    22%
  • Prom
    22%
  • Band
    4%
  • Basketball Games
    4%
  • Dance Team
    4%
  • Track meets
    4%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,246
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
100%
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
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.7%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
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.16 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Halls High School Reviews

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Halls High School is an okay public institution. It is old, somewhat dingy, underfunded, and really struggles in the diversity department. To counteract this, the teachers, for the most part, are wonderful and caring. Because of this, I feel that I was adequately prepared to enter college, and I graduated with almost a full semester worth of college credits. Take dual enrollment classes if available!
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Halls High School is a very different school. Halls is a mixing pot of ethnicity, religion, and political views. We have some of the best staff and faculty in the entire county, along with some of the best spirit. Halls is notorious for our student sections, our pride, and our helpful community. Personally, there is no better place to attend as High School student. There's always teachers and peers willing to help those in need, and correct any mistakes made within our school walls. In addition to this, our extracurricular activities are outstanding, and draw students from neighboring schools. Halls is the best school system in Knox County.
Teachers at Halls High are very knowledgeable and are qualified to teach their courses. I would say most teacher do try their best to engage and educate every student on a personal level. I do however have a bias because the core courses I am enrolled in are AP and honors. I feel as though teachers are certainly more attentive and engaging with these students because they feel the student's readiness and willingness to learn. Most teachers incorporate technology into the classroom as well as different teaching styles into the classroom such as group work, lectures, along with a student led classroom where the teachers only prompts thinking and ensures a safe learning environment. Teachers are fair in grading and do not provide grades that are not learned. There communication skills are fair to strong which allow students to be open with concerns about their concerns or grades. Overall the teachers provide a safe and open learning environment in which students are free and encouraged to learn.