Cleveland High School (Tennessee)

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Cleveland High School
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Location
850 Raider Drive
Cleveland, Tennessee

United States
Information
Type Public
Established 1967[1]
School district Cleveland City Schools
Principal Autumn O'Bryan[1]
Faculty 82.0 (on FTE basis)[2]
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 1,321[3] (2013-14)
Student to teacher ratio 15.2[2]
Color(s) Blue, white, and red             
Athletics conference TSSAA
Mascot Blue Raider
Nickname Blue Raiders
Website

Cleveland High School (CHS) is a public high school in the Cleveland City Schools system located in Cleveland, Tennessee. The school was founded in 1967 and serves 1,321 students in grades 9 to 12. The school's mascot is the Blue Raider, and its school colors are blue, white, and red. The current principal is Autumn O'Bryan.[1] The school maintains a rivalry with the crosstown Bradley Central High School, as with their other crosstown rival Walker Valley High School.

Academics[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Cleveland's teams are known as the Blue Raiders. Cleveland competes in the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) and its varsity sports are:

Football[edit]

Cleveland High School has one of the most successful football programs in the State of Tennessee. It has the second longest recorded winning streak (54-0 from 1993–1996) in Tennessee high school football history. In the 49 years of CHS football, the Blue Raiders have achieved four state championships (1968, 1993, 1994, 1995) and only 2 losing seasons.

Season Record Championships
1965 7-3 Thoroughbred Bowl
1966 8-2 Strawberry Bowl
1967 10-0-1 Mid-State Bowl
1968 10-0 Region, State Champions
1969 8-2 Region
1970 10-2 Region, Quarterfinalists
1971 7-2
1972 5-5
1973 6-4
1974 5-5
1975 6-4
1976 9-3 Region, Semi-finalists
1977 7-3
1978 6-4
1979 10-2 Region, Quarterfinalists
1980 6-4 Butter Bowl
1981 6-3
1982 10-3 Region, State Runners-up
1983 9-1 Region
1984 8-1 Region
1985 11-2 Region, Quarterfinalists
1986 7-4
1987 9-2 Region
1988 8-4
1989 10-1 Region
1990 9-2 Region
1991 8-2 Region
1992 10-1 Region
1993 14-0 Region, State Champions
1994 15-0 Region, State Champions
1995 15-0 Region, State Champions
1996 11-1 Region
1997 7-4
1998 6-4
1999 9-3 Region
2000 8-3 Region
2001 7-4
2002 9-4 Region
2003 9-2 Region
2004 6-5
2005 6-4
2006 8-3
2007 7-4
2008 7-4
2009 3-8
2010 6-5 Region
2011 5-5
2012 6-5
2013 10-4 Region, Semi-finalists

Cleveland/Bradley football rivalry[edit]

The Cleveland/Bradley rivalry is a legendary Southeast Tennessee battle. It is important in every sport or competition. However, it is most passionately felt during the crisp nights in the fall when Cleveland and Bradley meet on the gridiron. The game has been played every year since 1965 except the period from 1981-82 and 1993-2000 when local officials deemed the rivalry had sparked too much violence between the two communities. The football game returned in 2001.

Year Winner Score Loser Score
1966 CHS 27 BC 6
1967 CHS 32 BC 20
1968 CHS 28 BC 6
1969 CHS 14 BC 7
1970 CHS 33 BC 14
1971 CHS 21 BC 0
1972 BC 21 CHS 0
1973 CHS 19 BC 16
1974 BC 14 CHS 13
1975 BC 23 CHS 21
1976 BC 21 CHS 16
1977 BC 35 CHS 23
1978 CHS 43 BC 0
1979 CHS 7 BC 0
1980 BC 27 CHS 0
1983 CHS 25 BC 13
1984 CHS 29 BC 22
1985 CHS 36 BC 8
1986 BC 17 CHS 7
1987 CHS 16 BC 0
1988 BC 31 CHS 10
1989 CHS 47 BC 10
1990 CHS 47 BC 6
1991 CHS 75 BC 8
1992 CHS 26 BC 0
2001 CHS 61 BC 34
2002 CHS 10 BC 7
2003 CHS 32 BC 6
2004 CHS 35 BC 0
2005 CHS 23 BC 0
2006 CHS 42 BC 14
2007 CHS 40 BC 21
2008 CHS 38 BC 14
2009 BC 27 CHS 26
2010 CHS 33 BC 15
2011 BC 18 CHS 0
2012 BC 16 CHS 14
2013 CHS 21 BC 20
TOTAL CHS 27 WINS BC 11 WINS

Traditions[edit]

A flag supporting Cleveland flown during spirit week prior to the football game against Bradley

The Cleveland/Bradley rivalry has been a huge part of both school bodies as well as the community of Cleveland. The school week prior to the football game is referred to as Spirit Week. During this time, students are often allowed to bypass the dress code and are allowed to wear themed costumes, based on the themed days. The most commonly recurring of these themes is "Spirit Day," in celebration of the school's color, in which the theme is to dress in as much blue as possible. Cleveland's Student Section is often referred to as the "Rowdy Raiders" because of the noise and support they bring to athletic events every year.

Cleveland High School seniors and juniors participate in a "Community Service Day" every year, where students help out at many places around Cleveland.[citation needed] The school was home of the "Tunes 4 the Troops" non-profit organization founded by Kaylee Marie Radzyminski (class of 2009) in 2005.[citation needed]

In the fall of 2008, the Leadership class at Cleveland High School announced plans to construct a memorial garden in honor of all students who died while attending the high school. Cleveland High School had experienced the loss of three of its fellow students in the previous three years, due to car-related accidents.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Cleveland High School". Tennessee School Directory. Tennessee Department of Education. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  2. ^ a b Cleveland High School. National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved on 2008-12-06.
  3. ^ "Cleveland High School". Trulia.com. Tennessee Department of Education. Retrieved 2014-1-19. 

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