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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
University School is a highly rated, public school located in Johnson City, TN. It has 552 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.
Address
1 Alexendra DR
Johnson City, TN 37614
Telephone
(423) 439-4333
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1370
6 responses
Average ACT
29
55 responses
AP Enrollment
17%

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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
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$39,143
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$700
National
$949
Median Home Value
$160,500
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Even with flaws school has interfamily environment
    45%
  • This school also contains trust relationships.
    45%
  • Spirit Week
    9%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
552
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,347
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$8,520/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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University School was an amazing college prep school. When I started college at ETSU in Fall 2019, my core classes (Biology for Majors, General Chemistry, Calculus 1, and Intro to Philosophy) were easy to understand, the work load was similar to University School's so it was very manageable, and I was very comfortable in both lecture and lab. University School enforces a no-tolerance policy, so the students (for the most part) were well behaved and most performed well academically. Overall, I am glad that I had the opportunity to attend University School for the time that I did (8th grade-senior year).
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My high school experience has been decent, but I definitely would not say they were some of the "best years of my life." University School is one of the greatest schools I have ever attended for academics, and they have gone above and beyond to make sure I am achieving academically. However, socially, it has not been the greatest. I have seen many teachers been involved with student drama, being rude and bullying students, and one of my teachers has been arrested for stealing this past year. Even the school counselor is very disorganized with the senior information/events, which has been very frustrating for us because we are supposed to rely on our counselor to help prepare us for heading into a new chapter of our lives.
I absolutely adored attending University School! I attended from 6th-12th grade and appreciated how much I got out of my education. I felt prepared to attend college, especially since I was allowed to take classes at ETSU for free! I highly recommend attending this school.