Sevier County High School

1200 Dolly Parton Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862 | (865) 453-5525
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,852
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3.5 out of 5 | 12 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 1,852 high school students from grades 9-12
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 1200 Dolly Parton Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37862
  • Principal or Admin: Toby Ward
  • Fax: (865) 428-5867
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details
  • Sevier County School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $7,774
  • Graduation Rate: 72.0%
  • Dropout Rate: 2.8%
  • Students Per Teacher: 14.8
  • Enrolled Students: 14,347

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,852
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 103.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 18.0
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 963 (52.0%)
  • Females: 889 (48.0%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 184 (9.9%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 735 (39.7%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 919 (49.6%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Sevier County High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian70.4%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Sevier County High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade59732.2%
10th Grade44924.2%
11th Grade40521.9%
12th Grade40121.7%
Source: TN Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3.5

3.5 out of 5 | 12 Reviews
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12 reviews for Sevier County High School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on January 31, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • 100% loved it didn't really get a lot of one on one time with all the students there but did get very important life lessons that i will carry with me for the rest of my life.

    brittany pates
    class of 2010
  • Reviewed by Student on January 20, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This is a horrible school. Recently, a renovation of the football stadium was "needed". I have to avoid puddles in the hallway when it rains! There are no dividers between the toilets! Yes, you read that right. The (...) was a football player. Enough said. I honestly feel that I am more educated than one of my teachers. He/she is also a coach. This school wasn't great when my dad went there. That was 30 years ago. It has been in decline for years now. Mainly because of biased/corrupt/poor leadership. The entire school feels dirty. School pride is at a minimum among students. Seems like it's every day that one of my friends transfers to Pigeon Forge. I might just join them. There is an extremely high student:teacher ratio. Classrooms are crowded. One of my teachers' rooms was 50 degrees one morning because the administration refused to turn the heat on until Thanksgiving. Save your child/children from the misery that I must go through daily. Send them to another school!
  • Reviewed by Former Student on February 19, 2010
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I'm sorry to hear that the school has declined that much since I graduated from SCHS in 1983. At that time, our biggest vice was the "smoke hole". I still can't believe they created a place for under-age kids to smoke at school. However, other than that, I loved this school back then. It saddens me to hear that things have regressed so much since then. It was a great school with great teachers and and great kids. It sounds like this school needs a new School Board as well as a new principal to get things under control. I hope someday soon they bring it back to what it once was.
  • Reviewed by Student on January 23, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I absolutely LOVE this school. I moved here from up North, the ghetto to be exact. People who are complaining don't know how good the really have it. I know how good they have it though. Up North the school security would have to lock the "nasty" bathrooms during the day because if they didn't, people would smoke in them. The difference between SCHS and my other school is tremendous. I happen to be a part of the 2.8% of Hispanics at the school, and have no problem with being accepted. As a matter of fact, I made friends fairly quickly. Whether or not you like the school depends on your personality, your attitude, and where you're from. They take great care of their students, and most of the teachers do genuinely care for the success of their students. SCHS= A from me :)
  • Reviewed by Student on January 14, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I do not agree wit the first person who wrote. In this school there are many nice teachers and NO you do not have to be a jock or prep to be accepted. I, myself am the wierd kid but i get accepted. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL.
    Yes, the bathrooms are not up to par but they are not as bad as most people describe them.AKA(i use the bathrooms) Yes, this school has their cliques but what school does not. Yes, some people get treated better but the reason why they get treated better is because they give the teachers respect and that is what should happen! I addore Mrs. Luddeke and Mr. Cole and Mr. Willis they have taught me so many things and they care for the students. The place is not as nasty as people put it (i would Know) I enjoy my SCHS life
  • Reviewed by Former Student on January 05, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • this school has major problems. thank god i am homeschool now. the bathrooms such and are disgusting and the school is overcrowed by at least several hundred students if not more. most of the teachers dont even care unless your on the football team or have money. also, the bullying is relly bad. i personally never got bullied but i saw it happen to others in the guys locker room when you went to go change after gym. they all started a fight club and a few people didnt want to fight and still got beat up pretty badby the older seniors. they would watch the door to make sure that no teachers would hear them fighting. even wen someone di have the courage to tell the teachers they didnt do anything about it. i still asked my friends that still go there and they still are doing this "fight club".not to go back to the bathroom thing but they are not ever,and i mean ever,cleaned and people urinate on the toilet paper as some stupid joke, plus there are no doors and the other 2 toilets dont even have walls for gods sake!! you cant ever get to class on time and the classrooms are filthy an d have outdated equipment. some of the teachers have a heart like coach B, and a few others and thats it. like some one said before me you also have only 3, yes 3, bathroom breaks a semester. i no a few thatonly gave you 3 the whole year! i have learned more in homeschool than at that school in one month than i did there the whole year. if you have a chance to get out you should. i no for sure that if i have ever have kids that they will not be going to that school.
  • Reviewed by Student on December 09, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school needs some good managment is all. Besides the loud and obnoxious teachers who work there. Mrs Condra is a loud horse and mrs. richards needs to accept shes not 17 anymore. The principals will not listen. There is way to much bullying in this school, esp from the jocks. And you mention it to a principal they wont do anything about it. Because there all overly conceited in the football team. Heck the pricipal was a football player himself! And god forbid whenever there is a fight, the one who gets there butt kicked is innocent, im guessing out of pity. there is to much unfair treatment going on here and it needs to come to a stop. Bullying can lead to dangerous things. That is what is pushing kids to bring weapons to school. they think a slap on the hand will handle it. Some of the better teachers would be Mrs. sellers for her nonjudging attitude. Mrs. wright for being sweet to everyone not just some. and mrs. south for understanding kids the way they are. Mrs. bernardi is also an amazing teacher, not to mention mr.weaver. and there the ones who get the least acknowledgment of course. alot of the teachers dont even try to help. my math teacher is very impatient. mrs cavelleto is one of the best math teachers i have ever come across. i think i learned more in that semester than i have in my whole gradeschool years. This school needs to be checked out seriously!
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on August 03, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is sick!. If your not a jock or wear stelletos your5 a moron. Thank god there are some teachers there that actually care for there students, aka mrs sellers, aka mrs. wright..aka mrs bernardi mrs richards wishes she could be in high school again.
  • Reviewed by Student on October 12, 2008
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I believe exactly what the first commenter said. The bathrooms are horrendous! There aren't even any locks on the doors! It's gross and overcrowded.
  • Reviewed by Student on October 06, 2007
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I have to agree with the first reviewer. The school is awful. We really do hate using the bathrooms and will practically get a urinary infection to keep from going during school. My friends and I will go OUTSIDE most of the time in class changes because if you go through the hallways you will never get to class on time. They recently had to try to clean the school out for mold problems...mind you, they didn't do a very good job. You can go into the band room on any given day and take a ceiling tile out of a practice room. You would be amazed at the mold on them. There are leaks everywhere in this school. Doors are coming off hinges, the air conditioning and heat fail from time to time, and chairs have even collapsed on people. Things are rough at this school....overcrowding being the biggest concern. Sanitation and repair being another major issue. Did I mention the drug use? You wouldn't believe what they let some of the kids in this school get away with. Personally, I would advise any parent FIND SOMEWHERE ELSE FOR YOUR KIDS TO GO! We can't fit them in our school and you wouldn't want them here anyways.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on August 15, 2007
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school really stinks! I went here all four years of high school and really wished I could have gone elsewhere but there was no other place I could go. Unless you're a jock or athlete in some sort of way, they do not treat you right. That first comment hit it right on. Thank you for telling the truth. I know most of my classmates were like me, stuck. Could not wait to get out of there and if I ever have kids, they will definitely not go there. Will homeschool or take them to GP. Do not know about the bathrooms as any kid will tell you, do not use the school bathrooms ever!

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