Dobyns - Bennett High School

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
Dobyns - Bennett High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 124 teachers
Dobyns - Bennett High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Dobyns - Bennett High School 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 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Dobyns - Bennett High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
Dobyns - Bennett High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
3%
7%
Dobyns - Bennett High School Hispanic (1996-2012)
Black
7%
24%
Dobyns - Bennett High School Black (1988-2012)
White
86%
66%
Dobyns - Bennett High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Dobyns - Bennett High School Sch Ethnicity Dobyns - Bennett High School Sta Ethnicity
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 0.69
Dobyns - Bennett High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
35%
48%
Dobyns - Bennett High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2007-2012)
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.
6%
7%
Dobyns - Bennett High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2007-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,972 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 78% has decreased from 99% over five years.
School District Name Kingsport School District
Number of Schools
Managed
13
8
Number of Students Managed 6,972 3,353
Kingsport School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 78% 80%
Kingsport School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $69 MM $28 MM
Kingsport School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $63 MM $28 MM
Kingsport School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,349 $8,477
Kingsport School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,482 $8,379
Kingsport School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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 Palmer Center (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Kingsport Palmer Center
    Special Education School
    1609 Ft Henry
    Kingsport , TN , 37664
    (423)378-2130
    Special Education School
    0.1  mi  |  123  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Kingsport Jefferson Elementary School
    2216 Westmoreland Sve
    Kingsport , TN , 37664
    (423)378-2270
    0.5  mi  |  437  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Kingsport Johnson Elementary School
    1001 Ormond
    Kingsport , TN , 37664
    (423)378-2300
    0.6  mi  |  494  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Kingsport Robinson Middle School
    1517 Jessee
    Kingsport , TN , 37664
    (423)378-2200
    0.7  mi  |  851  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Kingsport Lincoln Elementary School
    1000 Summer Rd
    Kingsport , TN , 37664
    (423)378-2360
    0.7  mi  |  472  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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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Did You Know?
Kingsport, TN public schools have a 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. of 0.19, which is lower than the Tennessee average of 0.26. The most diverse school in Kingsport is Lincoln Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Tennessee or national school diversity statistics.