Chesnee High School

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Chesnee High School
Location
Chesnee, South Carolina
Coordinates 35°7′59.21″N 81°51′37.35″W / 35.1331139°N 81.8603750°W / 35.1331139; -81.8603750Coordinates: 35°7′59.21″N 81°51′37.35″W / 35.1331139°N 81.8603750°W / 35.1331139; -81.8603750
Information
Founded 1911
School district Spartanburg County School District 2
Principal Tom Ezell
Enrollment 641[1]
Color(s) Black and gold          
Mascot Eagle

Chesnee High School is a high school in Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA. CHS serves grades 9-12, of these grades it houses over 600[2] students.

The school has started a JROTC class for students who are interested in joining the military and want to start their military career early. Chesnee High school has an auditorium and fine arts / JROTC annex that were dedicated on November 10, 2009.[3]

History[edit]

The first Chesnee High School building was built in 1911. In 1921, the school was moved to the former Chesnee Elementary School building. The first principal was W. L. Bennett, who served the school from 1920–1931 until handing over his title in 1932 to Mr. T.C. Brown. Brown served the school for four years. In 1937, Miss Felecia Varn became principal until in 1947. Mr. W. E. Turner became the next principal in 1948, and he was principal for a little over five years. He was the last principal to serve in the former Chesnee Elementary School building. In 1954, Chesnee High School moved once again to a new site just a few blocks away from what would be the present day building. The principals of this building were Mr. E. E. Lemons (1953–1956), Howard Painter (1957–1980), Mr. Moody Garner (1980–1986), and Mr. Joe Bullington (1986–1991). Mr. Bullington continued to serve as principal while CHS moved to its new building. The next principal was Mr. C. Scott Turner who worked fromk 2000-2003. The current principal is Mr. Tom Ezell.

Classes[edit]

CHS offers classes for all grades 9th through 12th. The school offers all the standard general education classes such as math, English, science, etc. The school also has a talented arts program which classes for band, chorus, orchestra, and visual art. Other electives include computer class and foreign languages.

CHS gives students the right to retake classes that they do not excel in during the next semester or during the summer break. During the school year it is free to retake a class, but during summer it costs students $100 per class.

Students get the chance after 9th grade to take career classes. These classes take place off the CHS campus and are held at a vocational school called H. B. Swofford Career Center. This program gives students the chance to learn the skills for careers. The school has programs in welding, cosmetology, engineering, and many others. Most of the equipment used in the classes are paid for by the state, which makes the program almost free (except for basic safety equipment).

Alma mater[edit]

Our strong band shall ne’er be broken
It shall never die,
Far surpassing wealth unspoken,
Sealed by friendship’s tie.

Chesnee High School thy dear name,
Deep graven on each heart,
Shall be found unwavering true
When we from life shall part.

>Memories leaflets close shall twine
Around our hearts for e’er,
And waft us back o’er life’s broad tracks
To pleasures long gone by.

Chesnee High School thy dear name,
Deep-graven on each heart,
Shall be found unwavering true
When we from life shall part.

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