Dobyns - Bennett High School

Tel: (423)378-8400
Grades: 9-12

1,904 students

Dobyns - Bennett High School serves 1,904 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the TN average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Dobyns - Bennett High School operates within the Kingsport School District.
The school district's 78% graduation rate is lower than the TN state average of 80%%.

Overview

The student population of 1904 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 124 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,904 students
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 124 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has increased by 8% over five years.
This School (TN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
15:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
Hispanic
3%
7%
Black
7%
24%
White
86%
66%
Unknown
3%
1%
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity ScoreThe 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
0.50
Eligible for Free LunchFamilies 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. 35%
48%
Eligible for Reduced
LunchFamilies 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.
6%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,972 students has grown by 0% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 78% has increased from 0% over five years.
School District Name Kingsport School District
Number of Schools
Managed
13
7
Number of Students Managed 6,972
3,496
Graduation Rate 78
80%
District Total Revenue $69 MM
n/a
District Spending $63 MM
n/a
District Revenue / Student $10,349
$0
District Spending / Student $9,482
$0
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2034 (latest year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Palmer Center (0.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Palmer Center (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Jefferson Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended December 22, 2009 - 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
  • Recommended January 27, 2009 - 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

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