School Details

David Crockett High School

684 Old State Route 34, Jonesborough, TN 37659
(423) 753-1150
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1400 students 18 students/teacher (TN avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Washington County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

David Crockett High School is a public high school in Jonesborough. The principal of David Crockett High School is Andy Hare and can be contacted at harea@wcde.org. 1,400 students go to David Crockett High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 48% of the 1,400 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at David Crockett High School is 18:1. Anderson County Career Technical Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 94%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Multiracial 0.4% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Asian 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have grandchildren attending DCHS. I pick my grandson up as a car rider in the afternoon. It is so nice to see him smile and see the excitement he has about going to school. No arguments about getting homework and he is excited about going back to school the next day. He talks about things he did during the day in the car going home. He tells me about discussions they have in the classroom. He likes school. DCHS is doing something right.

  • (2 years ago)

    Reading these comments somewhat upset me until I realized how outdated they were. Crockett has undergone some much needed changes and the school as a whole is better. Crockett offers many AP and Jumpstart opportunities along with teachers that not only academically challenge a student but actually commit things to their long-term memory. I am a current student at Crockett and I have to say that the extracurricular activities offered are excellent. The FFA is nationally ranked as a three star chapter which is the highest ranking on a national level the HOSA is well known for its blood droves and community involvement and many more of the schools clubs are nationally and locally recognized. I believe that Crockett has fulfilled all of my expectations as far as education and overall discipline go. I would recommend Crockett to anyone looking for a school in the area.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am sad to say that I am very unhappy with our experience with Crockett. I think that there are several wonderful teachers there but unfortunately they were severely limited in their ability to give a good education Students should not be allowed to turn in late work and get full credit. All that the student gets from that is the impression that slacking is acceptable and why bother. What happens after high school?! The teachers are "forced" to do this in order that everyone passes. Attendance issues are ignored until totally out of control and then the parents are still not notified! "We don't have the staff and have bigger discipline issues." If the attendence problem is nipped in the bud they may find they won't have nearly the amount of "bigger" issues! Athletics especially football are implied to be more important than school work.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school as far as teachers are concerned but football players get preferential treatment... What is sad is the football team isn't even good.

  • (6 years ago)

    Good school. Loved nature walks on the trails and going to the creek. Valentine let us catch snakes and turtles.

  • (7 years ago)

    Crockett High is a great school with an awesome physical fitness program. They also have a great band! Most teachers will help each student before school if they need help in any subject. The parents can get involved in most events by going to the school website! Enjoy Crockett.

  • (7 years ago)

    Most of the teachers are cool but the guidance teachers are awful except Ms. Story. I think other than that its a great school. Just Hire some Guidance teachers that care!

  • (9 years ago)

    I am not a parent or a student anymore. Unfortunately I had to move. However I must say that out of the five different schools that I went to Crockett was my favorite. Mr. Marable was the best principal that I ever had the pleasure of meeting. I don't regret moving and meeting the people that I know now but I would have loved to have been able to graduate (05-06) from Crockett.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am not a parent but a student at DCHS. David Crockett is an awesome school and I am very proud to say that I attend DCHS. Our principal Mr. Marable is the best. I do have to say that some of the teachers could show quite a bit of more respect for the students. Some of the teachers are great and they actually teach not just tell you what to do and if you understand ok and if you dont ok. Some really care about our education and some care about their favorites education only. Mrs. Grabner and Coach Scott Starnes are awesome teachers! Oh yes and Mrs. Bishop and Mr. Bullion! Join HOSA it is so fun especially if you are looking for a career in health! Go Pioneers!

  • (10 years ago)

    I have a daughter graduating from DCHS this year and 1 coming in the 05-06 year. I would just like to say the Henry Marable is one of the most caring and INTERESTED educators that I have ever known.W ithout him I think my daughter would have given up long ago. His involvement & concern for the students at DCHS is tremendous. Like some of the other comments I too think that most of the teachers could do alot better. However it is also up to each individual student. Most of the office staff are rude & cranky & ready for retirement but what do you do? Were it not for Mr. Marable I would seriously consider sending my now 8th grader somewhere else next year. DCHS could be a great school if more of the staff gave a care!

  • (10 years ago)

    I have foster children that attend Davey Crockett. The teachers have been very helpful and Mr. Marable (principal) is the best!

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a recent graduate from this school and I feel that David Crockett was a good school. I am now in college and have finished my first semester with flying colors. Part of the reason this was possible was because of the more than adequate preparation that was provided in this school. There is a great variety of classes and activities to choose from and I was able to choose classes that would help prepare me for my college and career plans. Most of the teachers that I had in high school were excellent and I learned a great deal from them. The Principal Mr. Marable was the best thing that happened to this school while I was there and I hope that he will continue to keep up the good work. All in all I am proud to say that I am a graduate of David Crockett High School.

  • (10 years ago)

    David Crockett High School has a wonderful staff and principal. In spite of this there are safety issues that once out of the schools hands are not being handled strictly enough. Students are being returned by the assistant director of schools all too quickly after altercations. If you are looking for an area with safe high schools Washington County would not be a good choice at this time. Hopefully in time with parental involvement we will be able to improve our children's safety issues.

  • (10 years ago)

    I recently graduated from Crockett and after spending four years there I have seen much improvement but not enough. Many of the teachers there are self-motivated and don't care what the students learn just that the students like them others are to afraid to make a stand and the rest are not respected by the students. Henry Marable was the best thing to ever happen to that school although most of the rest of the staff needs to decide who is more important themselves or the children. All apologies to the teachers who truly care about the students there should be more people there like you.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school has some of the best teachers I've ever had and I been in school for 13 years! I loved my teachers and they all did a really good job especially Andy Hare. He goes out of his way to be an awesome teacher!

  • (11 years ago)

    I am not a parent but a student. Over the past two years since we have gotten a new princpal things have really changed! Discipline is not what it used to be and as a senior I feel proud to say that I will be graduation from David Crockett Hight School.

  • (11 years ago)

    The school is an ok school.I think there could be some improvments such as the teachers ability with the students.

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