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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Hardin Valley Academy is a highly rated, public school located in Knoxville, TN. It has 2,039 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 12% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
About Hardin Valley Academy...
School District
Knox County Schools
Address
11345 Hardin Valley Rd
Knoxville, TN 37932
Telephone
(865) 690-9690
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Hardin Valley Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1210
23 responses
Average ACT
26
308 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Median Household Income
$52,458
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$839
National
$949
Median Home Value
$169,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 71 responses
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  • Football games
    24%
  • Football Games and Dances
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    15%
  • Theater/orchestra concerts
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Plays by the theater dept.
    7%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,039
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,117
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.1%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 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
$9,245/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.47 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses
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Hardin Valley Academy has been an amazing school for our kids. I love that they have academies within the school—business/law/public affairs, STEM, medical sciences, liberal arts— and seniors can do extra work and projects to get the academy’s “endorsement.” This distinguishes your student from others applying to college and is well regarded by many universities and colleges as a differentiator.
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My experience at Hardin Valley Academy was you typical high school experience. I went to school learned your typical high classes. I did not enjoy high school too much. although, I really enjoyed my math and PE classes. Those were the only ones I was ever really good at. I liked a couple of my teachers, like my geometry one she was super cool and fun to be around when learning. I would say my experience at Hardin Valley was just average, They didn't have the sport i played so i didn't have much for me to want to go and be the great student i should've been.
Hardin Valley is a great school that offers so many opportunities that other high schools don't! The teachers are so amazing, and the whole staff is so helpful in getting through the tough times that come with being in high school.