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Overall Niche Grade
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  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-
Hardin Valley Academy is a highly rated, public school located in Knoxville, TN. It has 1,954 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.
Address
11345 Hardin Valley Rd
Knoxville, TN 37932
Telephone
(865) 690-9690

Hardin Valley Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1200
19 responses
Average ACT
26
237 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$50,366
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$808
National
$949
Median Home Value
$164,700
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
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Football games
    27%
  • Football Games and Dances
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    16%
  • Theater/orchestra concerts
    9%
  • Track meets
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    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
1,954
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,805
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.7%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 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
$9,515/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses
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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.
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Hardin Valley is unlike any other school I know. It is quirky and jovial. There is a different type of personality at Hardin Valley. Though one may see only the rough competitive nature at sporting events or the 21st century cheerleaders on the side lines, there is a quieter, calmer side within the back hallways and back rooms of Hardin Valley where book club may pour over a new novel, or green actors sharpen their trade, or newspaper jots down the newest headline. Hardin Valley is complete and wholistic; but trust me, without its own flaws. But even the best have a few bumps and scraps, right?
Hardin Valley Academy is nothing short of a unique high school. What I love about this school is the amount of detail paid to helping students finding their interests and gearing them towards academic study related to their interests. Students can pick through 4 different academies, with each representing: business/law, health sciences, STEM, or liberal arts. This helped get students and teachers with like minds in the same classroom. Many of the teachers there are young UT grads that have great flexible personalities and really look out for each student. The school goes out of their way to bring about school pride, programs, clubs, and activities that students can participate in. In my experience, I was never a popular or even liked school, but definitely made many friends here and felt like I belonged. I was told upon entering that if I played my cards right, I would have a wonderful experience. Keeping this in mind, I made sure I worked hard, and I left with more than I ever hoped.