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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Jefferson County High School is a public school located in Dandridge, TN. It has 2,158 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 81% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.
About Jefferson County High School...
Address
115 W Dumplin Valley Rd
Dandridge, TN 37725
Telephone
(865) 397-3182
Website

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
81%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1180
5 responses
Average ACT
24
272 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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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
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$35,139
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$705
National
$949
Median Home Value
$158,200
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
65%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 120 responses
Report
  • Football games
    24%
  • Formals/Prom
    19%
  • Prep rallies
    13%
  • College visiting
    12%
  • Painting up for games
    9%
  • Foreign language week
    8%
  • Pink out day for breast cancer
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,158
Free or Reduced Lunch
54%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.44 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,950
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.59 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.59 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.59 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,926/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.71 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.71 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.71 responses
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Jefferson County High School is such a good school overall, the students are diverse there's so many clubs to chose from, and the classes we can take are so many. There is so many beautiful faces and ethnicities with a plethora of personalities. Not only that, but the schools clubs are involved with the community, even other countries! As well as many assorted ones to chose from. I am so excited about all the honor and A.P classes the next generation can take and get involved in. With everything going on in the world, I am proud to say our school is cutting down on bullying and harassment so well. Our principals and vice principals and teachers are involved and prepared for whats coming next.
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Jefferson County is not a bad school to go to, but some of the teachers can't teach us the correct way due to poor administration rules coming from our principals and the school board. Most students, unless they ask, are not informed about college opportunities. Also, instead of focusing on teaching us tips for the ACT, our school does TNReady testing prepping. I'd like to see many things change in our school, but mostly I think our teachers should be paid higher salaries. I hear about some teachers struggling financially, and it's bit fair to them. They teach the future generations of doctors, lawyers, and engineers.
Jefferson County high school in Tennessee is a great place to learn! It's such a huge school! My freshman class had 1200 kids. The teachers were great, but I would definitely suggest they add better elective classes. My junior year, I was forced to take a parenting class, or a class that let's you plan your wedding out on paper when i wanted an accelerated math class.Those were my only two options. So I asked my mom to homeschool me and we both agreed that was better than wasting my time.