Cairo High School

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Cairo High School
Motto With Pride, We Give our Best
Type Public high school
Principal David McCurry
Grades 9–12
Location Cairo, Georgia, USA
Coordinates 30°52′20″N 84°12′01″W / 30.872304°N 84.20039°W / 30.872304; -84.20039Coordinates: 30°52′20″N 84°12′01″W / 30.872304°N 84.20039°W / 30.872304; -84.20039
District Grady County School System
Colors          Red and black
Mascot Syrupmaker
Rival Thomasville High School
Thomas County Central High School
Bainbridge High School
Yearbook Raconteur
Newspaper Red and Black
Website Cairo High School
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Cairo High School is a public high school in Cairo, Georgia. The motto for the school is "With Pride, We Give Our Best". The school has the widely known Syrupmaker Band, "The Pride of Dixie". The award winning marching band is currently under the direction of Michael Thomas. National High School Band Director's Hall of Fame & Alabama Hall of Fame Band Director, John L. Folsom, Jr retired in May 2012, after 13 years. Cairo High School was recognized as the SAT Region Winner for Class AAA and Region 1-AAA for 2005 and 2006. CHS students showed three-year average gains in the reading and math SAT scores


Cairo (pronounced Kay-Row instead of Ki-Row like the Egyptian city) is nicknamed the "syrup city" because Roddenberry's syrup plant was formerly located in Cairo. Reflecting this "syrup" heritage, the Cairo High School football team was named the Cairo Syrupmakers. The syrup made in Cairo is cooked from sugar cane juice and is not the corn syrup known as "Karo syrup," although the names sound the same. During a driving rainstorm in the middle of a football game many years ago, workers at the local syrup shelter brought over their rain coats labeled "Roddenberry's Syrup" on the backs of the jackets to keep the players dry.

In 1986 ESPN named the term Syrupmaker the number one nickname for a high school sports team. The mascot is depicted as a syrup pitcher. The term is often shortened to "Maids" for the girls or "Makers" for the boys. The 2008 Football Syrupmakers are Class AAA State Champions after the school's second undefeated season (1990 was the other).


  • Boy's Sports
    • Basketball-Junior Varsity and Varsity
    • Baseball- JV and Varsity
    • Cross Country
    • Football-JV and Varsity
    • Golf
    • Soccer-JV and Varsity
    • Track
    • Tennis
    • Wrestling
  • Girl's Sports
    • Basketball-Junior Varsity and Varsity
    • Cross Country
    • Golf
    • Mat Girl's(Wrestling)
    • Soccer-JV and Varsity
    • Softball-JV and Varsity
    • Track
    • Tennis

Activities and Clubs[edit]

  • Art
  • SkillsUSA
  • Academic Club
  • Latin Club
  • Cairo High School Marching Band
  • Debate
  • French Club
  • Library Club
  • Student Council
  • Spanish Club
  • Key Club
  • SAGE
  • National Honor Society
  • Navy Junior ROTC
  • History
  • SADD
  • FBLA
  • FFA-Future Farmers of America
  • Co Ed Y
  • Technology
  • Science Club
  • Outdoors
  • Interact Club


Alma Mater[edit]

We salute thee Alma Mater
Thou to us art dear
May thy virtues and thy teachings
Guide us every year.
Cairo High in future years
Our memories will turn back
To the days of Cairo High School
To the Red and Black.

Notable alumni[edit]

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