Dr. Paul L. Kelley Volunteer Academy
Dr. Paul L. Kelley Volunteer Academy serves 89 students in grades 11-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 52%) for the 2012-13 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2015-16 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Tennessee state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 37% (majority Black).
Dr. Paul L. Kelley Volunteer Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:
Dr. Paul L. Kelley Volunteer Academy's student population of 89 students has declined by 21% over five school years.
The teacher population of 8 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
The diversity score of Dr. Paul L. Kelley Volunteer Academy is 0.52, 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 Data
State Level (TN)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)(12-13)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)(15-16)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education
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