Dobyns - Bennett High School

  • Dobyns - Bennett High School serves 2,233 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 30% (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 55% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 35%) 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 15% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 37%.

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School Overview

  • Dobyns - Bennett High School's student population of 2,233 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 138 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,233 students
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Total Classroom Teachers138 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dobyns - Bennett High School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Dobyns - Bennett High School is 0.27, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.00. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Overall School Rank#284 out of 573 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
36%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
4%
10%
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Black
8%
22%
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White
85%
63%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.27n/a
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Graduation Rate
95%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKingsport School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  4.33 out of 5  (3 reviews)
3  
This school is great for Tennessee''s standards but not much more can be said. You can get yourself a good education at Dobyns Bennett by taking a lot of AP classes but your college readiness really cannot compare to what you would get from the top high schools nationwide. The school feels overcrowded but there is the benefit of a new addition to the building coming in 2019 that will both expand and modernize the school a bit. Kingsport is a cheap, safe area to have children but if you want them to be more prepared for life after college or be more nationally competitive in the college admissions process then I would choose another school.
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5  
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  
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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