Karns High School

Karns High School serves 1,291 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the TN average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Karns High School operates within the Knox County School District.
The school district's 79% graduation rate is lower than the TN state average of 80%.

Overview

The student population of 1291 students has declined by 35% over five years.
The teacher population of 74 teachers has declined by 21% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,291 students
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 74 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.29 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 17:1 15:1
Hispanic
4%
7%
Black
10%
23%
White
84%
66%
Two or more races
2%
1%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.29 0.26
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.
32%
51%
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%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 59,769 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 79% has decreased from 98% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $8,376 is less than the state average of $8,477. The district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four years.
The district spending/student of $8,600 is higher than the state average of $8,379. The district spending/student has grown by 15% over four years.
School District Name Knox County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
88
8
Number of Students Managed 59,769 3,473
Graduation Rate 79% 80%
District Total Revenue $465 MM $28 MM
District Spending $478 MM $28 MM
District Revenue / Student $8,376 $8,477
District Spending / Student $8,600 $8,379
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Byington Solway Career And Technical Education Cen High School (0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Karns Middle School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Karns Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • KnoxvilleByington Solway Career And Technical Education Cen High School
    Vocational School
    2700 Byington Solway Rd
    KnoxvilleTN 37931
    (865)693-3511
    Vocational School

    0 mi | Gr. 9-12 | n/a students                      
  • KnoxvilleKarns Elementary School
    8108 Beaver Ridge Rd
    KnoxvilleTN 37931
    (865)539-7767
    1.1 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 1253 students                      
  • KnoxvilleKarns Middle School
    2925 Gray Hendrix Rd
    KnoxvilleTN 37931
    (865)539-7732
    1.1 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 1365 students                      
  • KnoxvilleBall Camp Elementary School
    9801 Middlebrook Pk
    KnoxvilleTN 37931
    (865)539-7888
    1.1 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 498 students                      
  • KnoxvilleCedar Bluff Middle School
    707 North Cedar Bluff Rd
    KnoxvilleTN 37923
    (865)539-7891
    3 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 601 students                      

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