Karns High School is an above average, public school located in Knoxville, TN. It has 1,198 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 61% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Karns High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
Karns High School Reviews
Karns High School is definitely one of the best high schools in the county. The Karns community is like a family, and that bond is present in all Karns schools. The teachers are so helpful and inspiring; they never give up on any student. They are the reason why I loved high school so much. They make sure that students are well prepared for whatever the future has in store for them. The only thing I would complain about is the communication between staff and students. There were many times when a meeting was scheduled or an important deadline was approaching, and students would have no idea about it until the day of or the day before.
I have had mostly good experiences at Karns High School. The teachers really do care about your success, and will help you when you need it. I have never had a bad teacher here. The environment is great, and there are a lot of opportunities for every student. We have many clubs for almost every area of interest, and we have a good sports program. Also, during the school year, there are chances we get to help decorate for different holidays and homecoming, and it is so much fun. The population of the school is not too big or too small, so that is really nice. The students here are great. It is not too clique-y, and many people are very kind and accepting. Overall, I would say Karns is a great option for any student in the Knox County area.
Karns high school is my second home. It is a place where I laid the foundation for my future. It is where I built relationships with both peers and teachers. Teachers are very friendly and are willing to help you to become a successful student. The clubs here are excellent. It even has AFJROTC, which many people from other schools come to karns just to take AFJROTC. Also, which is convenient, karns high school is right next to a vocational school called Byington CTEC. Our school works with that school to provide students with apprenticeships for skilled labor jobs. Academics has classes from regular to college classes within the campus. Our school, as a matter of fact, just got new chrome books for use, so the resources has expanded and became more modernized. Karns high school is actually one of the top three schools within the Knox county district.