West End Academy

5311 Mckamey Rd
Knoxville, TN 37921-0379
Tel: (865)690-1720
Grades: NS - 12 | 28 students
Since 1971, West End Academy has been extremely successful in helping thousands of students achieve their goals of positive educational attitudes, better grades, graduation from an accredited high school and additional education beyond high school.
We are aware of thousands of children in Knoxville & surrounding areas looking for success in education.
West End Academy wants to be of help to these students.
We are committed to fostering a supportive faculty and staff.
We will encourage high academic achievement and maintain our interest in developing the individual child, so that he or she might realize their fullest potential as creations of God.
West End Academy welcomes applications for admission from children and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, nationality, or ethnic origin in our admission policies, financial aid, or school activities.
Our vision is to help Knoxville & surrounding areas children whose educational needs are not otherwise being met.
Recently, we have added nursery school and pre-k to our list.
We enjoy being able to help care for children from age one until they are ready to move out into the world as pillars of the community.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12
Year Founded 1971

Student Body

Total Students 28 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade West End Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 80%
Average Class Size 8 students
Number of AP Courses 3 courses
Advanced Courses English, English Lit, Trigonometry
Average ACT score 20
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(tucked in school shirt and pulled up pants)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,750
Tuition Notes Grade school is $5000. We have scholarships available based on family need.
% on Financial Aid 20%
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,500
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director David Dowling
Admissions Associate Aurora Prophet

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
GolfVolleyball,

School Notes:

Since 1971, West End Academy has been extremely successful in helping thousands of students achieve their goals of positive educational attitudes, better grades, graduation from an accredited high school and additional education beyond high school. We are aware of thousands of children in Knoxville & surrounding areas looking for success in education. West End Academy wants to be of help to these students. We are committed to fostering a supportive faculty and staff. We will encourage high academic achievement and maintain our interest in developing the individual child, so that he or she might realize their fullest potential as creations of God. West End Academy welcomes applications for admission from children and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, nationality, or ethnic origin in our admission policies, financial aid, or school activities. Our vision is to help Knoxville & surrounding areas children whose educational needs are not otherwise being met.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is New Pathway Academy (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Grace Christian Academy (2.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is West Hills Baptist Preschool & Kindergarten (2.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Knoxville
    Grades: 9-12 | 22 students
    1.1 miles
    1531 Dick Lonas Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37909
    (865)602-2968
    1.19-12
    22
  • Knoxville
    Grades: K-12 | 816 students
    2.7 miles
    5914 Beaver Ridge Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37931
    (865)691-3427
    2.7K-12
    816
  • Knoxville
    West Hills Baptist Preschool & Kindergarten
    Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
    Grades: NS-K | 30 students
    2.7 miles
    409 N Winston Road
    Knoxville, TN 37909
    (865)690-4251
    2.7NS-K
    30
  • Knoxville
    Grades: PK-12 | 169 students
    2.8 miles
    5020 Pleasant Ridge Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37912
    (865)523-5261
    2.8PK-12
    169
  • Knoxville
    West End Kindergarten
    Daycare / Preschool (Church of Christ)
    Grades: PK-KG | 94 students
    3 miles
    8301 E Walker Springs Ln
    Knoxville, TN 37923
    (865)690-0900
    3PK-KG
    94

School Reviews

Both my son and grandson attended this school. My son was suspended from high school and went to West End Academy instead. He had always had trouble fitting into school. He had good reason, actually, but he was very bright and just would not do the work. WEA was the only school he was successful at and it was the only school, he told me, where he respected the principal, Mr. David Dowling. Later, when my daughter was no longer able to homeschool my grandson (I believe about 7th grade) he started at WEA. He did very well there. He graduated a year early. He really enjoyed going there and was very fond of Mr. D as he is affectionately called by the students. The school is in a beautiful setting. It occupies a former home that was made into an administrative building and day care and the classrooms were built onto this building. There is a beautiful lake out in the front of the school which supplies ducks with a home in the spring. There are many beautiful trees on the property. It is also a very peaceful and restful setting which is great as a tool for some kids that need help with learning better behavior. I would recommend this school to anyone! David Dowling is a man of honesty and integrity and he loves children yet provides the discipline that they need to learn to succeed in this world.
- Posted by Parent, 04/10/15

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