West End Academy

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (865)690-1720
  • 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 AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1971

Student Body

Total Students49 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 18%
Students by GradeWest End Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size8 students
Number of AP Courses3 courses
Advanced CoursesEnglish, English Lit, Trigonometry
Average ACT score20
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(tucked in school shirt and pulled up pants)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$12,750
Tuition NotesGrade 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 DirectorDavid Dowling
Admissions AssociateAurora Prophet

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, 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.
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School Reviews

5  4/10/2015
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.
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