University High, Johnson City School

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mother

Kingsport, TN

#1 Dec 1, 2008
I am moving to TN and am wnating info about University High as I have a student at ETSU and want my kids close by, can anyone give me any info about the scholl?
the wood

Knoxville, TN

#2 Dec 3, 2008
Admission to University School is on a lottery system. It would be possible for one of your children to be accepted and not others.
mother

Kingsport, TN

#3 Dec 5, 2008
the wood wrote:
Admission to University School is on a lottery system. It would be possible for one of your children to be accepted and not others.
Why is that?
the wood

Knoxville, TN

#4 Dec 7, 2008
Because more people want to attend the school than they have room and resources to handle. So all the prospective students on the waiting list get thrown into a big hat and randomly drawn. If you have multiple children, it is unlikely that they will all be drawn.
mother

Kingsport, TN

#5 Dec 8, 2008
the wood wrote:
Because more people want to attend the school than they have room and resources to handle. So all the prospective students on the waiting list get thrown into a big hat and randomly drawn. If you have multiple children, it is unlikely that they will all be drawn.
Thanks for the info
merry christmas

Kingsport, TN

#6 Dec 16, 2008
US must be a good school or the city schools must be pretty bad since the mayor of JC pulled his kid out of city schools to University School. Apparently city schools aren't good enough for him.
happy new year

Johnson City, TN

#7 Dec 30, 2008
no thats because his kid doesnt know how to act in public schools
ut fan

White Pine, TN

#8 Nov 19, 2011
Does anyone else have info on UH?
Tyrekix

Johnson City, TN

#9 Nov 19, 2011
merry christmas wrote:
US must be a good school or the city schools must be pretty bad since the mayor of JC pulled his kid out of city schools to University School. Apparently city schools aren't good enough for him.
Well, yep, University High was considered a snob school back in my day. I don't know about the lottery system, but if you have money or political influence your kid will be a shoe in. I'm not saying anything negative about the quality of the teaching there. It has to be much better than the city schools.
ut fan

United States

#10 Nov 20, 2011
Tyrekix wrote:
<quoted text>Well, yep, University High was considered a snob school back in my day. I don't know about the lottery system, but if you have money or political influence your kid will be a shoe in. I'm not saying anything negative about the quality of the teaching there. It has to be much better than the city schools.
Thank you.
graduate of UH

United States

#11 Nov 22, 2011
Anyone that's under the impression the university school is a "snob school" is very mistaken..there are everything but kids from rich families there. Most rich kids go to Science Hill High School, but it is very diverse there. For other reasons, I would never send my child to UH. It's honestly a pathetic excuse or a school..the teachers are awful and most of them have only been there for a short while. Any good teacher doesn't stay there very long, because the school sucks that bad. You should reconsider..
ut fan

Crossville, TN

#12 Nov 22, 2011
[QUOTE whwo="graduate of UH"]Anyone that's under the impression the university school is a "snob school" is very mistaken..there are everything but kids from rich families there. Most rich kids go to Science Hill High School, but it is very diverse there. For other reasons, I would never send my child to UH. It's honestly a pathetic excuse or a school..the teachers are awful and most of them have only been there for a short while. Any good teacher doesn't stay there very long, because the school sucks that bad. You should reconsider..[/QUOTE]so... when did you graduate? Im interested in uh for my 12son yr old son. Can you give me anymore details.. like what makes the teachers so bad?
graduate of UH

United States

#13 Nov 23, 2011
ut fan wrote:
[QUOTE whwo="graduate of UH"]Anyone that's under the impression the university school is a "snob school" is very mistaken..there are everything but kids from rich families there. Most rich kids go to Science Hill High School, but it is very diverse there. For other reasons, I would never send my child to UH. It's honestly a pathetic excuse or a school..the teachers are awful and most of them have only been there for a short while. Any good teacher doesn't stay there very long, because the school sucks that bad. You should reconsider.. "

so... when did you graduate? Im interested in uh for my 12son yr old son. Can you give me anymore details.. like what makes the teachers so bad?
I graduated a couple of years ago.. And the teachers just can't teach. They get the worst of the worst there because no one wants to work there.. And from what I know, it's like the lowest paying school in the area
ut fan

Hendersonville, NC

#14 Nov 23, 2011
graduate of UH wrote:
<quoted text>
I graduated a couple of years ago.. And the teachers just can't teach. They get the worst of the worst there because no one wants to work there.. And from what I know, it's like the lowest paying school in the area
interesting. Thanks
Breelyn Bennett

Johnson City, TN

#15 Dec 17, 2011
I personally went there myself from kindergarten through sixth grade, i hated it. it is a snob school. if your not rich, you dont fit in. I would reccomend Jonesborough elementary/middle or somewhere close to where you will be living. But not U.H.
graduate of UH

Hendersonville, NC

#16 Dec 18, 2011
If you graduated this year, which I'm pretty sure you did bc I think I remember you..you have no clue what you're talking about. Who in your class, or anyone at the school for that matter, was rich? I'm guessing you left bc of behavioral problems bc I remember you being kind of a trouble maker. The students of the school are not the problem. It's the teachers and the administrators.
breelyn bennett

United States

#17 Dec 18, 2011
I graduated this year and actually from my opinion a lot of the kids there are snobs. Not exactly rich but they were snobs. Actually I wasn't really a trouble maker. I was just being a kid. But anyways I don't really know about the teachers for 7th grade and up bc I switched after sixth grade. Oh and btw I left bc of dr defreeze or however you spell her name, she was very rude to my mother. Im just wondering who you are if you know me?
UHeralso

Newport, TN

#18 Dec 25, 2011
graduate of UH wrote:
If you graduated this year, which I'm pretty sure you did bc I think I remember you..you have no clue what you're talking about. Who in your class, or anyone at the school for that matter, was rich? I'm guessing you left bc of behavioral problems bc I remember you being kind of a trouble maker. The students of the school are not the problem. It's the teachers and the administrators.
I remember this girl too. Definitely behavioral problems.
UGA

United States

#19 Dec 26, 2011
I graduated from UH in 1995. The teachers are excellent. The level of education you receive from UH far surpasses that of the other local schools. UH puts 97% of their graduates into college. The curriculum is strictly college preparatory whereas no vocational classes are offered. I wouldn't say it is all rich kids, but there are no broke kids if that means anything.
graduate of UH

Taylors, SC

#20 Dec 26, 2011
UH was a good school in 1995.. But that was over 15 years ago. Lots of things have changed. None of the same teachers are there. The teachers now don't care anything about the kids learning. And I guarantee the are more broke kids there than wealthy..

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