A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
401 Henley St
Knoxville, TN 37902
Telephone
(865) 329-8440

L&N STEM Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
27
53 responses
AP Enrollment
33%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Going to the sun sphere and worlds fair park
    25%
  • Spirit week
    25%
  • Accidentally breaking a window
    20%
  • Back to school carnival. We get to dunk teachers!
    20%
  • Making fun of the underclassmen
    5%
  • Open Mic Night
    5%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
565
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.2%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 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
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses

L&N STEM Academy Reviews

37 reviews
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I have been going to L&N all 4 years of my high school career, and I have to say- there could not have been a better school for me. There is so much that is amazing and cutting-edge about my school that I would not trade my experience here for anything. I have amazing friends and teammates and classmates and feel like I'm involved in my own little community while being treated at an adult level by the staff and teachers. If you live anywhere in east Tennessee, pick L&N!
Review L&N STEM Academy
My experience at this school could not have been better! The teachers loved what they did, were passionate about student success, and created a safe learning environment for everyone.
The L&N STEM Academy is a truly tremendous school to be able to attend. The teachers take the time to get to know their students and connect with them, resulting in more trust and engagement in the classroom. The students all support each other. They really do apply one of their STEM Habits, collaboration, in all facets of the school. All of the departments seem to work together, allowing for students to make connections and better understand material. Additionally, the school offers unique opportunities such as being able to utilize the Lawson McGee Library in downtown Knoxville, just a few minutes walk from the school.

However, despite all of the positive aspects, there some negatives. The school is in an old train station, not allowing for ample space for the amount of students they accept. While they are within the legal limits, classes get crowded they run out of chair and floor space in simple classes.