Dobyns - Bennett High School

  • Dobyns - Bennett High School serves 2,090 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the TN average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 35%.
  • Dobyns - Bennett High School operates within the Kingsport School District.
  • Kingsport School District's 84% graduation rate is equal to the TN state average of 84%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2090 students has grown by 9% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 133 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,090 students
Dobyns - Bennett High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Dobyns - Bennett High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 133 teachers
Dobyns - Bennett High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade Dobyns - Bennett High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
Dobyns - Bennett High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
Asian
1%
2%
Dobyns - Bennett High School Asian Students (1989-2015)
Hispanic
3%
8%
Dobyns - Bennett High School Black Students (1997-2015)
Black
7%
22%
Dobyns - Bennett High School Black Students (1989-2015)
White
87%
65%
Dobyns - Bennett High School White Students (1989-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Dobyns - Bennett High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
2%
2%
Dobyns - Bennett High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Dobyns - Bennett High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown TN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.24 0.27
Dobyns - Bennett High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
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Dobyns - Bennett High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2007-2013)
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.
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Dobyns - Bennett High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2007-2013)

District Comparison

  • Kingsport School District's student population of 7,298 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 84% has decreased from 99% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,663 is higher than the state average of $9,003. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,848 is higher than the state average of $9,420. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Kingsport School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
8
Number of Students Managed 7,298 3,513
Kingsport School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 84% 84%
Kingsport School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $77 MM $32 MM
Kingsport School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $72 MM $33 MM
Kingsport School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,663 $9,003
Kingsport School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,848 $9,420
Kingsport School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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  • KingsportPalmer CenterSpecial Education School
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  • KingsportJefferson Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 450 students
    0.5 miles
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    KingsportTN 37664
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    Grades: PK-5 | 531 students
    0.6 miles
    1001 Ormond Dr
    KingsportTN 37664
    (423)378-2300
    0.6PK-5531
  • KingsportLincoln Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 460 students
    0.7 miles
    1000 Summer St
    KingsportTN 37664
    (423)378-2360
    0.7PK-5460
  • KingsportRobinson Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 900 students
    0.7 miles
    1517 Jessee St
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  12/22/2009
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.
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5  1/27/2009
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.
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