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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
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Signal Mountain Middle/High School is a highly rated, public school located in Signal Mountain, TN. It has 1,221 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.
Address
2650 Sam Powell TR
Signal Mountain, TN 37377
Telephone
(423) 886-0876

Signal Mountain Middle/High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1270
22 responses
Average ACT
27
169 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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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
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$50,273
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$795
National
$949
Median Home Value
$166,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
85%
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 87 responses
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  • Football games
    25%
  • Theatre Productions
    16%
  • Basketball Games
    10%
  • Marching Band
    9%
  • YIG and Model UN
    8%
  • Cross country meets
    7%
  • Track and field
    5%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,221
Free or Reduced Lunch
5%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,610
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.4%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,533/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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Signal Mountain Middle/High School Reviews

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The most impressive part of Signal Mountain Middle High is definitely its academics. The teachers take great pride in their work, and although every teacher likes to say that they bend over backward to ensure a student succeeds, the ones here really do. As a member of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, I have enjoyed the content of all of my classes and have been challenged with projects, papers, and assessments that force me to review the quality of my work and reflect upon what I have learned.
The change I would most like to see at Signal is an increase in racial diversity, and there are ways to change that despite what Signal Mountain residents like to think. The school reflects the solitary nature of the town, and I believe it would benefit not only the students but also the town of Signal Mountain as a whole to invite kids from different parts of the city.
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It was brand new when I was a student (class of 2012) but overall I loved high school. Rolling out the IB program and not providing qualified teachers to teach AP courses was unfortunate. And I think there needs to be some requirements in order for students to enroll in honors/AP/IB classes. But in general, it was a welcoming and fun environment where I learned a lot and included passionate and wonderful teachers and students.
Signal Mountain Middle High School is a wonderfully amazing institution which gives its students the skill sets needed to thrive in a competitive world. I believe that throughout my educational studies at SMMHS I have become significantly more open minded and free-thinking than if I had attended an other middle/high school. The fine arts departments at SMMHS are truly amazing and shape incredible artist who work harder than another other students I have ever seen before. I am extremely prepared for university as SMMHS offers IB which teaches students how to view the world in relation to the arts, humanities, and sciences. SMMHS has given me the creative freedom to be my own artist by teaching me universal lessons which I can apply to any problem which comes my way.