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B
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
    C+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Karns High School is an above average, public school located in Knoxville, TN. It has 1,237 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 9% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
About Karns High School...
School District
Knox County Schools
Address
2710 Byington Solway Rd
Knoxville, TN 37931
Telephone
(865) 539-8670
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Karns High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
9%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1190
10 responses
Average ACT
25
143 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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Living in the Area
A
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Football games. we were terrible but socially fun
    29%
  • Homecoming pep rally
    25%
  • Cookie Day
    18%
  • Marching band
    7%
  • Musical theater
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,237
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,117
Teachers in First/Second Year
13%
44%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 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
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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Karns High School is a top-notch close community! I have had the pleasure of moving from private schools to the Karns Community! The administration and teachers are incredible human beings! They care about your education but more specifically care about you as a person! They have a wide variety of sports, activities, clubs, and organization! There is always something amazing happening Karns.The Staff is absolutely incredible, especially the Counseling Office. I have been able to be apart of the Karns Chorus and Theatre for 4 years, and it has been an absolute pleasure. Coming from private schools that don't have great music programs has made my Karns experience an absolute joy, but more than anything the principals want to see you walk across that graduation stage! I would recommend Karns High School for any student who wants to gain great education, gain strong friendships for life, and gain an incredible academic and athletic experience!
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At Karns, you will find some of the most dedicated and brightest kids in the country. Sure, there are a few bad apples here and there, and it is a public school, but being in the advanced placement and honor programs my self, I've seen kids that could easily make it into Harvard or MIT. In fact, my best friend from freshman year went to MIT! Karns has an amazing band program that continues to grow and represents how respectable the school is.
Karns is a wonderful public high school that offers students areas to grow both personally and professionally. With several different clubs, sports, and activities, students are nearly guaranteed to find a place to call home. The school gets a bad repertoire sometimes due to its populating demographic; however, once you step inside the walls of Karns, you are sure to experience the welcoming environment that I have had the pleasure of experiencing over the last three years.