Placement Testing

Freshman Placement Test

All 8th grade students applying for admission to Knoxville Catholic High School must take a placement test. This test enables us to determine a student’s placement, if admitted, in Knoxville Catholic’s academic program. The placement test will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at 8 a.m. (Make-up test date is Feb. 1, 2020). Pre-registration is required.

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Knoxville Catholic Access Code: ZN

Check in for the placement test will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Main Administration Building (commons area). Students should bring two No. 2 pencils and the $25 testing fee (checks made payable to KCHS). Calculators, cell phones, iPods, iPads, or any other electronic devices will not be permitted in the testing room. The test will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Once the test begins late entry is not permitted. The test will conclude at 12:00 noon and you may pick your child up in the traffic circle in front of the main entrance.

Additional Math, Foreign Language, and English Placement Tests

Incoming freshmen students who are already taking Algebra I in 8th grade will be given an additional math placement in the spring. Our Math Department will organize this testing day with the Catholic Foundation Schools (Sacred Heart, St. John Neumann, St. Joseph, St. Mary’s-Oak Ridge, Episcopal School of Knoxville). Students not attending a foundation school will be contacted by the Admissions Office to schedule a testing date.

For Catholic Foundation School Students: Our Foreign Language Department will schedule an additional testing day and our English Department will schedule a timed writing assignment, both in the spring.