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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
L&N STEM Academy is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Knoxville, TN. It has 622 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
401 Henley St
Knoxville, TN 37902
Telephone
(865) 329-8440
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L&N STEM Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
18 responses
Average ACT
27
139 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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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
    B-
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$36,331
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$791
National
$949
Median Home Value
$124,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Going to the sun sphere and worlds fair park
    24%
  • Spirit week
    21%
  • Accidentally breaking a window
    18%
  • Back to school carnival. We get to dunk teachers!
    18%
  • Open Mic Night
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Lip Sync Battle
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
622
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,117
Teachers in First/Second Year
22%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
88%
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
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,245/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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L&N STEM Academy Reviews

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Over my four years at the L&N STEM Academy, I have had a great high school experience. From the students to the faculty, the culture at this school thrives. The students here expect and accept challenges at hand. Because we are a STEM school, classes are held to a higher standard and are found more difficult compared to other schools. Clubs and organizations are student led and students are also given freedoms that they would not get at other schools. Because of this, the administration teaches the students to be accountable for their actions. Though, support is their for our students through teacher office hours, peer tutoring, and genius hours. Also, despite the fact that we are a STEM school, we have a great arts department. The school does a good job in making sure students' needs are met through classes offered and genius hours at school. Overall, this school is great for students who want to take a hold of their education, and make the most out of their high school career.
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Although I have only been a freshmen for a couple of months, I’ve seem som ridiculous things at this school. My main problem is the people/teachers within the school and elective courses. I came to this school with very high expectations, due to it being called one of the best schools of Knoxville. There are some teacher who are very patient, caring, and helpful teachers at this school that I really appreciate. On the other hand, there are teachers who really don't care. These type of teachers are heavily bias towards favorite students and judge you and your work effort based off your friends. Other students have agreed about certain teachers being this way. Now students is a whole different thing. They literally will let any student into this school. L&N claims they have the best students. This is a lie, those students do not care about getting assignments done nor grades they get on those assignments.
Overall, STEM is a really great school. This will be my third year there and I have noticed that it is really easy to find your people here. The students at STEM are generally really nice and accepting which makes for an enjoyable experience. My experience has been very positive so far, but since STEM is a small magnet school there are a couple of things to keep in mind: it doesnt have many sports, it can be hard to meet people after freshman year, the guidance counselors are awful, and students may have to change schools if it doesn’t seem like they will have enough credits to graduate. (Ex. Failed one or more core classes)