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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Science Hill High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Johnson City, TN. It has 2,277 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.

Science Hill High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1330
48 responses
Average ACT
27
492 responses
AP Enrollment
20%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$40,786
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$734
National
$949
Median Home Value
$165,900
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
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 90 responses
  • Prom
    21%
  • DB rivarly
    20%
  • Homecoming game
    14%
  • Sport events in general
    11%
  • Orchestra, Latin club
    7%
  • 7:25 Prayer Circle
    6%
  • Choir Competitions
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,277
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,522
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.3%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.47 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.47 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.47 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
$9,971/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.50 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.49 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.50 responses
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I enjoy the environment here! Every teacher I had helped me grow as a person. I feel strongly connected to the student body and I have made a lot of friends at this school. There are several learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom; in addition to offering several challenging classes, there are several clubs and sports to participate in.
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Science Hill has an amazing campus, ranked 17th in the state of Tennessee and a 93% graduation rate. I loved that my school offered Women’s wrestling a growing. As a hispanic minority, they offered ESL (English as a second language) which was extremely helpful as a first generation American. it The administration and staff handled the 2020 school year affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with a few bumps but it was overcome. They offered hybrid and remote learning. It is magnet school with 27% minority. It offers many classes on career technology. We are offered opportunities to take the Advanced Placement tests. We live in the same City as East Tennessee University. In conclusion, Science Hill is an amazing school. We have a slogan “Topper 4 life”, because of the unforgettable memories made here.
The four years I spent at Science Hill High School were pretty good. I remember being a freshman and being nervous. I think it is really smart the way Science Hill basically mostly separates and keeps freshmen with other freshmen, unless they're taking a CTE (Career Technical Education) class. One thing I thought was interesting when I was a freshman, the wide variety of CTE classes they offered. I went with Digital Arts and Design (which has now become A/V Production). The CTE course is what I followed and now I plan on majoring in Digital Media. I learned a lot through Digital Arts and Design and the courses (Digital Arts and Design 1, Digital Arts and Design 2, and Digital Arts and Design 3) were a lot of fun and I met a lot of great people. I also had great teachers throughout my time at Science Hill too. I've always been mostly a Math and Science person but my English Teachers were superb and made me really enjoy taking English. The History teachers I had were also amazing too.