Whitehaven High School

  • Whitehaven High School serves 1,595 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6% (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 27% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Whitehaven 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 19:1 is higher than the Tennessee state level of 16:1.

School Overview

  • Whitehaven High School's student population of 1,595 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 86 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,595 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Whitehaven High School
Total Classroom Teachers86 teachers
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Students by Grade This chart display the students of Whitehaven High School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Whitehaven 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 19:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Whitehaven High School is 0.02, 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)#1343 out of 1636 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6%
36%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Whitehaven High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Whitehaven High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
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Black
99%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Whitehaven High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Whitehaven High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Whitehaven High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TN.
Diversity Score0.020.55
This chart display the diversity score of Whitehaven High School and the public school average diversity score of Tennessee by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
92%
89%
This chart display graduation rate of Whitehaven High School and public school graduation rate of Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
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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  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
It's trash and nobody like that school. The teachers don't care about the students, there are entirely too many kids who go there because everybody who applies gets in.
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2  
WHS is an excellent school with great teachers and the best principal. I love my school !!!
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5  
Whitehaven High School is a very unigue learning environment. We have excellent teachers that recognize the potential in students, and an administration that truely cares about the well being of their students. With an award winning business and fine arts program, students are afforded many oppotunities to excel.
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