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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
McMinn High School is a public school located in Athens, TN. It has 1,538 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
Address
2215 Congress Pkwy
Athens, TN 37303
Telephone
(423) 745-4142
Website

McMinn High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1130
9 responses
Average ACT
25
191 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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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
Suburban
Median Household Income
$29,253
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$606
National
$949
Median Home Value
$131,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
65%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
47%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Basketball and football games
    29%
  • Spirit Week
    22%
  • The Changing of the Ranks
    22%
  • Angel Tree Christmas Project
    12%
  • National Honors Society Induction Ceremony
    7%
  • Soccer
    5%
  • Tennis
    2%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,538
Free or Reduced Lunch
61%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,619
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.5%
44%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$7,886/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
15%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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I went to McMinn for all four years of my high school career. Many teachers that I had did not help me whatsoever in getting me ready for college. However, there were a few select teachers that helped me tremendously! They were my personal references to get jobs and my references for getting a full college scholarship. Clubs and other activities are plentiful if you ask. Also, if there is not a club you want, you can easily create your own as long as you can find a sponsor. There has been a decent amount of diversity, but normally it winds up being a huge problem. There were countless fights based on racial stereotyping and the high school did not do much about it other than pulling the fighters apart. The building itself is falling apart. There are massive cracks in the walls and the bathrooms are outdated and just sad looking.
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Overall, McMinn County High School strives to put their best foot forward for their students. The administration has graciously poured funds into improving the facilities both inside and outside the school building. Guidance counselors work hard to give every student the greatest opportunity of achievement. Most teachers on campus are willing to work with students to improve their academic standing and help them become college ready. However, the rigor of the classes in many departments is very low, which allows many students to be blindsided by the work necessary to excel later in other areas.
The high school has a lot of things that need to be changed before it is a respectable institution. I realize two stars are not a lot, but please understand there are great teachers at the school. The thing that makes the review bad is the fact the school is run so poorly. Administration often focuses on the wrong issues, and even more often the wrong students face some degree of punishment. Drugs have become a more common theme each of my years at the school, which is kind of scary considering people always warned me just how bad it would be. The building itself is falling apart. The a/c never works, th walls are cracking, and numerous other age related issues are prominent. Athletics used to be really good, but through my time there they started to trend downward. Again, if things begin to change, McMinn could very well be a respectable institution.