South Doyle High School4

Knoxville, TN | Knox County

November 24, 2014

It is doing so much better since Davis is no longer the principal. He was verbally abusive to many staff members who in turned retired or transferred. I guess that the main school board office had so many complaints about him bullying people they transferred him to the main office after one year at SD and made him supervisor of high schools. That is what happens in our school system.....if you mess up, you move up ! Sad but so true.

Submitted by a parent

February 9, 2014

Whenever I attended this school (My Freshman year) I felt as if the teachers were marvelous and fully dedicated to improve the school. With that being said, the downside to this school are the students. I feel as if half of them actually care about learning while the other half could care less. This school needs to improve the structure upon the students and help them to value education. This is my community school and I wish the best to this school and their improvement.

Submitted by a student

December 10, 2013

My freshman year I attended South Doyle. Throughout the year I was bullied because of my religion and the fact that I was weaker/smaller than other kids. When my parents took this to the administration, they (the administration) punished me and not the people bullying me. Also, many of the teachers did not care about the students, and only cared about keeping their jobs. South Doyle is truly a horrible school, and I would not reccomend it to anyone. I now attend the L&N STEM Academy, and it is a much better and safer school. The teachers actually care about the students, and the classes are a healthy challenge. Not to mention the use of iPads, which aid with classes. STEM is definitely one of the best schools in Knoxville (and they accept students from counties surrounding Knox).

October 25, 2013

well we got our computers and there are some students and even teachers that need money for supplies because they are some students who don't have what they need and the teachers have to take time out of their selves and out of their money so we need the money for us to be the best we can be and we are south doyle.

Submitted by a student

September 18, 2013

Great school! Great leadership by Mr. Berry and his staff! Great things happening at South-Doyle High School! Plenty of honors and AP classes to choose from. I can't stress enough, if you want your student to succeed, YOU, THE PARENT MUST BE INVOLVED! My son attends SDHS and it has been an awesome experience.

Submitted by a parent

October 13, 2010

I graduated from this school, my son graduated from this school and now my grandson goes there.

Submitted by a parent

September 16, 2010

I am a student in South Doyle High School right now, and have had nothing but positive experiences here. I am a straight-A student, primarily due to the teachers actually understanding their subject matter, and particularly like the way the school administration handles their duties. This school is farther away from the center of Knox County, and as such, policy changes tend to be somewhat slow. As such, the rules tend to be very relaxed. I also went to Karns High School during my Freshman year, so I have a comparison point - The students are much happier here and are only barely falling behind Karns. The theory that "Working hard at all times of every day of the week makes a good student" is absolute junk. Students do better when not in therapy from unnecessary stress.

Submitted by a student

April 14, 2010

Im a Current Student at this School it's horrible The teachers can't teach and the prinicpals aren't good authority figures. The only thing that is positive about this school is the College and Career advisor, Mrs. Jackson.

Submitted by a student

March 24, 2010

When my honor student child transferred to South Doyle the very first day i was worried, walking to the office I saw kids making out in front of the school doors. South Doyle offers many opportunities for kids to go several different pathways after they graduate but the educational experience itself is dismal. Instead of kids earning their grades through hard work and study and actually learning, extra credit is almost a given in every class. If you cant make the grade many of the teachers offer so much extra credit work that a child can turn a F into a B easily even if they fail every test. The extra credit work in many cases has no relation to the subject being taught. My honor students main lesson from S. Doyle w was she didn't have to learn anything, all she had to do was turn in the extra credit.

Submitted by a parent

February 24, 2010

I hate my school. Bullying is such a problem. It seems the troublemakers never get in trouble and the good kids do! The work is a joke and they have basically no exrtracurricular activities. There's no theatre/drama classes or a drama club. I hate it.

Submitted by a student

October 5, 2009

In order to change the directions of this school, there needs to be more participation from the parents! School board meeting tonight. I will be there. This school needs changes as a whole. Teachers would be able to do alot more if parents would get behind them instead of on them. I have went w/ my child for weeks and surprised her and them on serveral days. Most of you would not believe how our kids act. I am ready for the community to get active instead of sitting around doing nothing. Remember these kids are the future!

Submitted by a parent

April 15, 2009

My oppinion this school is great my only problem with it is that they have 'Freshman Acadamy' and they are getting rid of that next year. The classes are amazing and they have great electives to choose from. The only thing that any parent would be concerned with at this school is the learning style. If the student doesn't want to learn the teachers won't put in an effort to teach them. In my oppinon, thats not a bad thing.

Submitted by a student

October 27, 2008

I have two daughters at SDHS, a senior and a freshman. Both were homeschooled from kindergarten through 8th grade. We put them in public school because they had a desire to interact with other kids on a daily basis. We had heard many negative comments about SDHS, but we decided to give it a fair chance. We have not been disappointed. Our oldest has taken all the honors and AP classes that are offered. She has a 4.0 GPA and has scored a 29 on the ACT. Her coursework has been challenging, and her teachers have been excellent. They have inspired her and encouraged her desire for knowledge. The principals have been quick to respond every time I've brought an issue to them; I can't say enough good things about them. They are sincere in their desire to see students succeed. I recommend SDHS!

Submitted by a parent

September 11, 2008

I totally agree with the comments about the administration being more concerned with keeping their jobs. If you have any concerns they dismiss you and will not listen to the children or the parents. If a parent brings up a issue it it pushed or shoved under the rug. I will eventually have to speak to the school board about concerns for anyone to even listen

Submitted by a parent

August 18, 2008

This school is totally unorganized, too many chiefs, and they do not care about the students, all they care about is their numbers, and keeping their job.

Submitted by a parent

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