Collierville High School (Collierville, Tennessee)

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Collierville High School
Type Public
Principal Mrs. Beth Robbins
Faculty 116
Students 1978
Grades 9–12
Location 1101 N. Byhalia Road,
Collierville, Tennessee, USA
Colors Maroon and White         
Mascot Dragon
Website www.colliervillehs.org

Collierville High School is a public high school (grades 9–12) serving Shelby County, Tennessee. It is located in Collierville, Tennessee. Its school colors are maroon and white. The school's mascot is the Dragon, dubbed by the elementary art teacher, Mrs. Ackerman, who designed it as 'Blister the Dragon'. It is part of the Shelby County School System. It will become a part of Collierville Schools.

Collierville High School is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and holds memberships in NASSP, the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA), NACAC, and SACAC.[1]

Academic programs[edit]

Academically, the school offers 5 Dual Enrollment, 34 Honors, and 25 Advanced Placement courses. Newsweek’s America’s Best High Schools list- 2008-2013; Largest PTSA in the state of Tennessee, 2009 Female AP Scholar for the state of TN, United States Presidential Scholar candidates: 21 in the past fourteen years, two Presidential Scholar winners in 2002 and 2014.[citation needed]

Athletics[edit]

22 sports and five club sports. The boys' baseball team won the state championship in 2013.[citation needed]

Extra-curricular activities[edit]

51 clubs. Collierville High also has its own public-access television cable TV station located on its campus, serving the local Shelby County Comcast & UVerse community on Comcast channel 98.7 & UVerse channel 119.

Awards and recognition[edit]

Collierville High School is the only public high school in Tennessee offered a charter from the Cum Laude Society. CHS ranks in the Top 10 High Schools in Tennessee by U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek's America's Best High Schools. CHS is also recognized annually as a winner in the Washington Post's "High School Challenge."

Demographics[edit]

The school, as of 2013, had a student body that was 82% white, 12% African American, and 6% other..[2]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Nikki McCray - Basketball, University of Tennessee (1991-1995); 2-time Olympic Gold medalist (1996, 2000); WNBA (1998-2006)
  • Zack Cozart - Baseball, University of Mississippi (2005); Cincinnati Reds (2007-present)
  • Drew Pomeranz - Baseball, University of Mississippi (2008-2009); Cleveland Indians (2010), Colorado Rockies (2011-present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Institution Summary. advanc-ed.org
  2. ^ Dillon, Sam. "Merger of Memphis and County School Districts Revives Race and Class Challenges." The New York Times. November 5, 2011. Retrieved on June 3, 2013.

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