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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
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Science Hill High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Johnson City, TN. It has 2,227 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.
Address
251 Cotty Jones La
Johnson City, TN 37604
Telephone
(423) 232-2190
Website

Science Hill High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1330
34 responses
Average ACT
27
319 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$40,370
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$696
National
$949
Median Home Value
$158,700
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 70 responses
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  • Prom
    21%
  • DB rivarly
    19%
  • Homecoming game
    13%
  • Sport events in general
    11%
  • 7:25 Prayer Circle
    7%
  • Orchestra, Latin club
    6%
  • Project 9/12 Leadership
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,227
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,928
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.3%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,586/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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Science Hill is a great school for everyone because there are many clubs, activities, and people to interact with. The food and schedule isn't the best , but Science Hill excels in academics and their staff is amazing. All teachers are there to teach, as well as, be our friends and family, that is why Hilltoppers are the best! Each grade has their assigned counselors where they prepare us for everything in the future from college admissions to dropping a class, Science Hill has the best preparedness plan and provides a safe place to learn and succeed. The social diversity among students is high and growing as more people attend Science Hill.
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Science Hill High School has been a wonderful experience for me. Our school has something for every one. I am a member of SGA, HOSA, and BETA club. My teachers have helped me every step of the way. I have been able to meet with them and get questions answered easily. I have appreciated the support of the staff, faculty and students of my school and made some wonderful friends!
Went to Science Hill High School for 5 years(2008-12), when 8-9 grade was across from the 10-12 campus. Enjoyed the teachers that I had in classes like: biology, Food and nutrition (with cooking), Spanish 1and 2, problem stats. I enjoyed the two of 4+ counselors that I had. Went back o e day last week (2018) and saw some of the reconstructed area. Looks great!