A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
11345 Hardin Valley Rd
Knoxville, TN 37932
Telephone
(865) 690-9690

Hardin Valley Academy Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1230
12 responses
Average ACT
27
148 responses
AP Enrollment
25%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Football games
    35%
  • Football Games and Dances
    19%
  • Spirit Week
    14%
  • Pep rallies
    8%
  • Theater/orchestra concerts
    8%
  • Track meets
    5%
  • Plays by the theater dept.
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,930
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 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
$8,660/ year
National
$11,890
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses

Hardin Valley Academy Reviews

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Overall, Hardin Valley Academy is very academically oriented. They promote sports and clubs so that every student feels like they are included. The faculty is great; however, the students are very separated. Cliques are a big problem at Hardin Valley. If you are a white, relatively wealthy student, you will not have a problem with the faculty. If you are a minority and come from a different background, it is harder to connect with the faculty. The faculty is very disciplinary, rather than empathetic and supportive to the students. I believe that the Hardin Valley faculty could improve on their supportive, positive side.
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Hardin Valley Academy prepared me for my upcoming journey to college more than I could have asked for. The teachers at Hardin Valley are incredible and they truly make learning enjoyable. With out the teachers there, many students would rather not show up to school and stay at home as the alternative- especially towards the end of senior year. However our administration is not the best when it handles situations regarding students dropping AP classes to honors classes instead. There have been many instances where friends of mine were not able to drop a course they knew would be to rigorous for their semester because Hardin Valley did not want the ratio of AP student's to decline. Overall my experience at Hardin Valley Academy has been life changing because of lessons that I have learned through the teachers and students surrounding me.
Going into Hardin Valley Academy, I did not expect to have such an amazing experience. My family moved to Tennessee from Chicago my Freshman year, and we did a lot of research to find the best possible high school in the Knoxville area. Hardin Valley Academy was it, but I had no idea that this school would be this great. Not only are the teachers extremely caring, but the students and the atmosphere are just amazing. However, I would like to see some advances in technology at the school. It is a very new school, but they have laptops that are very old and barely work. It is very hard for teachers to have a successful class when the bring in the laptops. Other than that, everything is great and they always take the students feelings and opinions into thought when making a decision.