School Details

Cosby High School

3318 Cosby Hw, Cosby, TN 37722
(423) 487-5602

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 463 students 19 students/teacher (TN avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Gateway/End-of-Course (GT/EOC)

In 2011-2012 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. This year they introduced two new exams in algebra II and English III. Students must pass the algebra I, English II and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Cocke County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cosby High School is a public high school in Cosby. The principal of Cosby High School is Duran Williams and can be contacted at 463 students attend Cosby High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 73% of the 463 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Cosby High School is 19:1. Grace Christian School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 98% 95%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 3%
Hispanic 0.4% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73% 64%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a Cosby High School alumni and I will say that the education I received at CHS was not a quality education. Upon graduating from CHS I began classes at a community college that fall and I feel that I was not prepared academically or mentally. The school is too focused on sports and not enough attention is spent on academics. The leadership at this school is very political and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see this. I am pleased to say I have graduated with a Master s Degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville and have a promising career thanks to the Instructors and Professors during my college experience not high school. Hopefully future graduates from CHS will learn how to spell community the correct way.

  • (3 years ago)

    If you're moving to the area from someplace like Florida or New York you'll find the ENTIRE Cocke County School system is lacking. Cosby is the lesser of two evils when it comes to the social issues. There are fights and such but Cocke County HS is far more violent. The education is basic at best and many of the kids who graduate have a hard time with basic reading and math skills. That doesn't seem to be a problem though as many of the kids are here for life and have no major aspirations. The parents are involved to a degree but the politics are terrible and if you aren't from here forget it. Also be prepared to have Basic Bible (mostly Baptist) 101 shoved down their throats in the guise of "teaching history". The ACLU would have a field day here. For parents who pay attention you'll find frequent calls to the teachers and principle for teaching their political and religious beliefs as fact are the norm. need to make a complaint? Forget it the person you are complaining about is most likely related to someone high up in the school board and it'll fall on deaf ears.

  • (3 years ago)

    I don't believe that Cosby is up to par nationally at all. The students there are constantly getting into fights and there are little to no consequences. There are a couple of decent teachers but Cosby has to rely heavilly on the neighboring high school Cocke County high school for most of its programs. I've strongly disliked this school for I am an advanced student and don't get near as many opportunities as students from schools in other counties. I am transfering next year

  • (7 years ago)

    Cosby High is an awesome scool. The Staff there really care about where these kids are going with their lives. The kids there highly respect their elders as well as their classmates.

  • (8 years ago)

    I myself attended and my children are now attending cosby high school. The teachers are great they get to know the students and work with them giving them time to do extra credit if needed. The sports at Cosby are great with alot of parents involved however it would be better if the polotics were left out of it. The leadership is ok it is actually some of the same people as when I attended so they have years of experience. Overall this is a great school and a great communitee.

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