The CP's Joey Garrison reports than an overwhelming majority of teachers at Hillsboro and Cane Ridge High Schools do not feel that their schools are safe:
More than 57,000 educators statewide took part in the TELL Tennessee survey, billed as the first statewide opportunity for teachers and faculty to provide input on a host of educational issues. The state released 2011 results earlier this month.
Teachers were asked to rate how strongly they agree or disagree on a series of matters including the statement, “The faculty work in a school environment that is safe,” which fell under the poll category “Managing Student Conduct.”
On this question, only 35.6 percent of Hillsboro High School teachers and 37.7 percent of Cane Ridge High School teachers responded that they agree the faculty works in a safe school environment, putting both schools in unique and alarming territory when looking at other results.
Some of those results are provided below.
The percentage of teachers who said their environment is safe at each Metro high school breaks down as follows:
Antioch High School — 85.9 percent
Cane Ridge High School — 37.7 percent
East Literature Magnet High School — 98.6 percent
Glencliff High School — 96.9 percent
Hillsboro High School — 35.6 percent
Hillwood High School — 98.8 percent
Hume-Fogg Magnet High School — 100 percent
Hunters Lane High School — 81.5 percent
Maplewood High School — 58.9 percent
Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet School — 96.6 percent
McGavock High School — 94 percent
Overton High School — 90.8 percent
Pearl-Cohn High School — 94.3 percent
Stratford High School — 70.6 percent
Whites Creek High School — 73.7 percent