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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Macon County High School is a public school located in Lafayette, TN. It has 959 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 36% in reading.
Address
2550 Days Rd
Lafayette, TN 37083
Telephone
(615) 666-4320
Website
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Macon County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
36%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1090
5 responses
Average ACT
24
153 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$35,533
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$585
National
$949
Median Home Value
$111,700
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
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 46 responses
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  • Homecoming
    28%
  • Prom
    26%
  • Band competitions
    13%
  • Senior pranks
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    9%
  • Powerpuff football
    7%
  • Theater productions
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
959
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,470
Teachers in First/Second Year
19%
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 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
$7,884/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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Macon County High School Reviews

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Macon County High School is an ok school in my opinion. There are always good and bad teachers, but overall it is going along great. It is best to be involved in whatever you can. Overall though, the school is mostly about sports and some arts. They have, FCCLA, FBLA(which I am in), FCA, FFA, Interact club, Yearbook club, Service Learning, Leo club, Theater club, Debate Team, Student Council( which I am in also in), Beta club, and TLC. They also have, Student dual credit classes(SDC), and Dual Credit(DC) for students that need extra credits for college. Last, but not least, we have TCAT in Hartsville, or as we call it Vocational. It is where students get out of normal classes(math, science, english, history) to get better at their career field, such as Auto maintenance and light repair, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Machine Technology, Mechatronics, Nursing Education, Residential/Commerical Construction, and Welding.
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I love my high school. I have made some awesome memories during high school. If I could change perts of my school, however, I would change the dress code to fingertip length shorts. As a female, it is very hard to find shorts that go all the way down to your knees unless you shop in the men's section. Overall, most of my grievances with Macon County High School are just small inconveniences that I understand are for our wellbeing in the long run.
MCHS is not as bad as some make it sound. However, there are a few things that could be changed. For example, the school lunch. The food could be a lot better. Another thing is that it prepares students for college fairly poorly. The expectations are very low compared to expectations for college. The clubs and activities throughout the school is great though! There is always something going on, and that makes School a little more enjoyable! Teachers are nice, and helpful. All in all, there could be improvements, but it's not too bad as some believe.