Sullivan South High School

1236 Moreland,

Kingsport, TN, 37664-5222

Tel: (423)354-1300
Grades: 9-12

993 students

Sullivan South High School serves 993 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the TN average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Sullivan South High School operates within the Sullivan County School District.
The school district's 70% graduation rate is lower than the TN state average of 80%.

Overview

The student population of 993 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 993 students
Sullivan South High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 59 teachers
Sullivan South High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Sullivan South High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.04 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 15:1
Sullivan South High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Sullivan South High School Asian (1997-2010)
Hispanic
n/a
7%
Sullivan South High School Hispanic (1996-2006)
Black
n/a
24%
Sullivan South High School Black (2011-2012)
White
98%
66%
Sullivan South High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Sullivan South High School Sch Ethnicity Sullivan South 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.
0.04 0.50
Sullivan South High School Diversity Score (1993-2012)
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.
19%
48%
Sullivan South 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%
Sullivan South High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2007-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 11,539 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 70% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Sullivan County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
25
7
Number of Students Managed 11,539 3,496
Sullivan County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
Graduation Rate 70% 80%
Sullivan County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $100 MM $28 MM
District Spending $97 MM $28 MM
Sullivan County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,397 $8,477
District Spending / Student $8,133 $8,379
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 (3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Colonial Heights Middle School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rock Springs Elementary School (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Kingsport Rock Springs Elementary School
    1238 Moreland Dr
    Kingsport , TN , 37664
    (423)354-1380
    0  mi  |  458  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Kingsport Colonial Heights Middle School
    415 Lebanon
    Kingsport , TN , 37663
    (423)354-1360
    1.9  mi  |  506  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Kingsport Johnson Elementary School
    1001 Ormond
    Kingsport , TN , 37664
    (423)378-2300
    2.6  mi  |  494  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Kingsport Robinson Middle School
    1517 Jessee
    Kingsport , TN , 37664
    (423)378-2200
    2.9  mi  |  851  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Kingsport Miller Perry Elementary School
    904 Fordtown
    Kingsport , TN , 37663
    (423)354-1760
    3  mi  |  476  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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