Dobyns - Bennett High School

Dobyns - Bennett High School serves 1,980 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the TN average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 35%.
Dobyns - Bennett High School operates within the Kingsport School District.
The school district's 84% graduation rate is higher than the TN state average of 83%.

School Overview

The student population of 1980 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 126 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,980 students
Dobyns - Bennett High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Dobyns - Bennett High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 126 teachers
Dobyns - Bennett High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Dobyns - Bennett High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 is equal to the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
Dobyns - Bennett High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
1%
2%
Dobyns - Bennett High School Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
4%
8%
Dobyns - Bennett High School Black Students (1996-2014)
Black
7%
23%
Dobyns - Bennett High School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
86%
65%
Dobyns - Bennett High School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
2%
2%
Dobyns - Bennett High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Dobyns - Bennett High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown TN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.26 0.26
Dobyns - Bennett High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
37%
51%
Dobyns - Bennett High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2007-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
7%
Dobyns - Bennett High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2007-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 7,256 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 84% has decreased from 99% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,235 is higher than the state average of $8,707. The district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four years.
The district spending/student of $9,717 is higher than the state average of $8,563. The district spending/student has grown by 14% over four years.
School District Name Kingsport School District
Number of Schools
Managed
13
8
Number of Students Managed 7,256 3,515
Kingsport School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 84% 83%
Kingsport School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $67 MM $30 MM
Kingsport School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $64 MM $29 MM
Kingsport School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $10,235 $8,707
Kingsport School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $9,717 $8,563
Kingsport School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Cora Cox Academy (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Robinson Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Palmer Center (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • KingsportPalmer Center
    Special Education School
    0.1 miles | Grades: PK | 127 students1609 Ft Henry Dr
    KingsportTN 37664
    (423)378-2130
    0.1PK127
  • KingsportJefferson Elementary School
    0.5 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 460 students2216 Westmoreland Av
    KingsportTN 37664
    (423)378-2270
    0.5PK-5460
  • KingsportJohnson Elementary School
    0.6 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 538 students1001 Ormond Dr
    KingsportTN 37664
    (423)378-2300
    0.6PK-5538
  • KingsportLincoln Elementary School
    0.7 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 470 students1000 Summer St
    KingsportTN 37664
    (423)378-2360
    0.7PK-5470
  • KingsportRobinson Middle School
    0.7 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 850 students1517 Jessee St
    KingsportTN 37664
    (423)378-2200
    0.76-8850

School Reviews

Dobyns Bennett is absolutely great! I am a student here, and I think that I speak for all of us when I say that we are proud to be Indians (School Mascot). The academics are exellent and the teachers are concerned about not only how students do, but also the students personal wellfare. Kingsport City Schools have raised the graduating requirements and made courses more rigorus so that we may be better suited for college and the work force.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 12/22/09
This school really helps students prepare for their future and learn valuable life lessons that the students would have had to learn "the hard way" otherwise.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 01/27/09

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