Bolton High School

  • Bolton High School serves 1,050 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 2% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 36%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 23% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Bolton High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Tennessee state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 37%.

School Overview

  • Bolton High School's student population of 1,050 students has declined by 44% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 66 teachers has declined by 29% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,050 students
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Total Classroom Teachers66 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bolton High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,636 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bolton High School is 0.41, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1463 out of 1636 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
2%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
7%
10%
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Black
76%
22%
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White
12%
63%
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Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Bolton High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TN.
Diversity Score0.410.55
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Graduation Rate
85%
89%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameShelby County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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