Hixson High School

Hixson High School serves 905 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the TN average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the state average of 35%.
Hixson High School operates within the Hamilton County School District.
The school district's 78% graduation rate is lower than the TN state average of 83%.

School Overview

The student population of 905 students has grown by 19% over five years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 905 students
Hixson High School Total Students (1998-2014)
Gender % Hixson High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 59 teachers
Hixson High School Total Teachers (2005-2014)
Students by Grade Hixson High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is more than 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 15:1 16:1
Hixson High School Student Teacher Ratio (2005-2014)
Asian
2%
2%
Hixson High School Asian Students (1998-2014)
Hispanic
8%
8%
Hixson High School Black Students (1998-2014)
Black
25%
23%
Hixson High School Black Students (1998-2014)
White
65%
65%
Hixson High School White Students (1998-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Hixson 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.
0.51 0.26
Hixson High School Diversity Score (1998-2014)
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.
45%
51%
Hixson 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.
7%
7%
Hixson High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2007-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 43,540 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 78% has decreased from 95% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $8,885 is higher than the state average of $8,707. The district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four years.
The district spending/student of $8,930 is higher than the state average of $8,563. The district spending/student has grown by 12% over four years.
School District Name Hamilton County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
79
8
Number of Students Managed 43,540 3,515
Hamilton County School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 78% 83%
Hamilton County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $372 MM $30 MM
Hamilton County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $374 MM $29 MM
Hamilton County School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $8,885 $8,707
Hamilton County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $8,930 $8,563
Hamilton County 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 Stem School Chattanooga (3.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Hixson Middle School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hixson Elementary School (1.4 miles away)
 All Schools  High Schools High Schools  Middle Schools Middle Schools  Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  Preschools Preschools  Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • HixsonHixson Middle School
    0.3 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 668 students5681 Old Hixson Pk
    HixsonTN 37343
    (423)870-0600
    0.36-8668
  • HixsonHixson Elementary School
    1.4 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 481 students5950 Winding Ln
    HixsonTN 37343
    (423)870-0621
    1.4KG-5481
  • HixsonBig Ridge Elementary School
    1.7 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 462 students5210 Cassandra Smith Rd
    HixsonTN 37343
    (423)843-4793
    1.7KG-5462
  • HixsonGanns Middle Valley Elementary School
    3 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 565 students1609 Thrasher Pk
    HixsonTN 37343
    (423)843-4700
    3KG-5565
  • ChattanoogaAlpine Crest Elementary School
    3.2 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 304 students4700 Stagg Rd
    ChattanoogaTN 37415
    (423)874-1921
    3.2KG-5304

School Reviews

Administration is horrible, unfair and unjust. They protect the bullies and allow kids to threaten other kids and get away with it.
- Posted by Parent, 10/31/15

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?        

Yes No
Area Statistics
Rental Market Monitor
Recent Articles
January 22, 2016
Do children born in certain months develop more quickly than others? Does it affect their success later in life?
December 03, 2015
Participating in team sports has a great many benefits for children, there is no doubt. In this article you will learn what those benefits are.
November 26, 2015
Gifted students often fail to thrive in traditional academic environments because they are not being challenged. In this article you will learn how to make sure your gifted student gets the quality education he or she deserves.