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-
L&N STEM Academy is a highly rated, public school located in Knoxville, TN. It has 565 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
401 Henley St
Knoxville, TN 37902
Telephone
(865) 329-8440

L&N STEM Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1220
9 responses
Average ACT
28
96 responses
AP Enrollment
33%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Going to the sun sphere and worlds fair park
    27%
  • Accidentally breaking a window
    20%
  • Back to school carnival. We get to dunk teachers!
    20%
  • Spirit week
    17%
  • Open Mic Night
    10%
  • Making fun of the underclassmen
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

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.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.2%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 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
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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L&N STEM Academy 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!
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Throughout my past 4 years attending, it has maintained the same, rigorous academic challenges for learning. The faculty and staff are constantly there to help you any way they can. I love this school because it allows you to truly own your learning, no one is telling you whether you have to do assignments or not, they let you make these choices. Having that much freedom truly develops strong, hard-working, and time manageable students. Throughout my senior classes, we have had past alumni come by and talk with their favorite teachers, while talking to us students as how a specific classes we are taking helped them in college, as well as how the school's atmosphere and freedom truly prepared them to succeed in their college. Because of this school, I will be able to further my education with full readiness and preparedness in college.
My experience so far at the L&N:

Pros:
-Most teachers genuinely care about students' success.
-Most teachers are very responsive over email.
-The science, English, and history departments are great.
-The workload is considerably large but manageable, and will prepare students for college.
-The campus is great because (1) it doesn't look like a prison (which is what most schools look like), and (2) it is fairly large but cozy, which creates a scaled-down college environment.
Cons:
-A surprising number of students openly cheat on assignments whenever the opportunity is presented.
-Group projects are assigned frequently, almost never work out, and are just infuriating in general. The main issue is that there is zero teacher supervision.
-There aren't very many so-called "high-achieving" students. Most students simply don't care.

The school has a lot of strengths but some considerable weaknesses. With this said, it's definitely better than any other school in the district.