Bearden High School is located in Knoxville, TN and is one of 23 high schools in Knox County School District. It is a public school that serves 1978 students in grades 9-12.
Bearden High School made AYP in 2009. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Tennessee in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Bearden High School's test results to learn more about school performance.
Bearden High School
Gary Anderson: I purchased a home in the Karns School District in September. My son had already started at Bearden High School and was not doing well making the adjustmentment from middle school to high school. He was, as a amatter of fact, failing every subject that he was taking. Some of his teachers had ALREADY given up on him within his first 8 weeks at Bearden, and one had even verbally commented there was no hope for my son, and "HE COULD NOT PASS" her class no matter what he did.
I switched my son to Karns because of my new address change and the difference was obvious IMMEDIATELY, from the guidance counselors who first met my son to the Principal. Dr. Davis called my son into his office the first day, with me present, and looked my son in the eyes and told him that his grades (at Bearden) were simply not acceptable at Karns, and his failure to complete his work would not be accepted while a student at Karns High School. His grades continued to stay low for a couple of weeks and then his teachers got together and called a meeting with my son to work out a plan with him to bring his grades up above passing. They made him COMMIT to do extra work EVERY day to gradually bring his grades up. He made the commitment and they worked with him to help him. It has, to this point, worked, and I have noticed a BIG CHANGE in my son's desire and effort to bring up his grades. For the first time, he CARES. And we owe it to the dedication and desire to help a young boy in need of help, and their EXTRA EFFORT to help him achieve.
It's as simple as this...the teachers at Karns cared. The teachers at Bearden didn't care.
I am SO GRATEFUL for these teachers who have gone the extra step to help my son, when they were not required to do so. They did it because they care for their students. Something that the teachers at Bearden High School were lacking.
Karns High School is wonderful in my opinon and I will continue to sing my praises for Dr Davis and the teachers who dare to care at Karns High School. YEA KARNS! Yo're GREAT!
by a Parent
on Dec 29, 2009
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In 2011, Bearden High School had 19% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Tennessee had 55% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
The Knox County School District spends $7,754 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 62% on instruction, 34% on support services, 5% on other elementary and secondary expenditures. More about Knox County School District District
In 2011, Bearden High School had 19 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Tennessee average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
The Tennessee Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) Exams are annual tests used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
High School students are assessed upon the completion of courses in language arts, math, science and social studies.
How is it Scored?
Students receive a score of below proficient, proficient or advanced. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Students must pass the Algebra I, English II and Biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, to receive a high s
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