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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
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Karns High School is an above average, public school located in Knoxville, TN. It has 1,221 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.
About Karns High School...
School District
Knox County Schools
Address
2710 Byington Solway Rd
Knoxville, TN 37931
Telephone
(865) 539-8670

Karns High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
61%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1160
8 responses
Average ACT
25
121 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
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
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Football games. we were terrible but socially fun
    30%
  • Homecoming pep rally
    26%
  • Cookie Day
    17%
  • Marching band
    9%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Musical theater
    4%
  • Soccer games
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,221
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,805
Teachers in First/Second Year
13%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 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
$9,515/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
16%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 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.
I was pleased with my high school experience. The atmosphere of this school is great. The teachers are nice and the counselors are amazing! I would change the awful prison sounding bell that rings at class change. Overall, good school.