Cookeville High School

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Cookeville High School
1 Cavalier Drive
Cookeville, Tennessee, 38501
United States
Coordinates 36°11′34″N 85°29′14″W / 36.192806°N 85.487355°W / 36.192806; -85.487355Coordinates: 36°11′34″N 85°29′14″W / 36.192806°N 85.487355°W / 36.192806; -85.487355
School type Public school (government funded), High school
Opened 1996
School district Putnam County Schools
NCES District ID 4703480[1]
NCES School ID 470348001457[2]
Principal Lane Ward
Faculty 104.92 (on an FTE basis)[2]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment Approx. 2186[2] (2012–2013 school year)
Grade 9 605[2]
Grade 10 530[2]
Grade 11 514[2]
Grade 12 511[2]
Pre-K 26[2]
Student to teacher ratio 20.74[2]
Color(s)              Red, white and blue
Nickname Cavaliers
Newspaper The Charger

Cookeville High School in Cookeville, Tennessee, United States, is a public high school, part of the Putnam County School System. The head principal of Cookeville High School is Lane Ward.[3]


Cookeville High School opened in the 1890s on W. 10th St. in Cookeville. Its second building on U.S. 70 N. was of the pod concept; it opened in 1966 and closed in 1996. It was originally known as Central High School and then Putnam County Senior High School. The name was changed to Cookeville High School during the 1981-1982 academic year.


Cookeville High School offers a variety of AP classes:[4]

  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Comparative Government and Politics
  • AP European History
  • AP United States History
  • AP World History
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Physics


According to the school's website, the demographic breakdown of the student population (as of 2009) was as follows:[5]

  • White – 89.8%
  • African American – 2.8%
  • Hispanic – 5.5%
  • Native American/Alaskan – 0.4%
  • Asian – 1.88%
Statistics as of 2012


The following sports are offered:[6][7]

  • Baseball (boys)
  • Basketball (girls and boys)
  • Cheerleading and Sparkle* (an initiative to integrate challenged students into cheerleading.[8])
  • Cross Country (girls and boys)
  • Dance Team*
  • Football (boys)
  • Golf (girls and boys)
  • Soccer (girls and boys)
  • Softball (girls)
  • Swimming*
  • Tennis (girls and boys)
  • Track (girls and boys)
  • Wrestling (boys)
  • Volleyball (girls)
  • Lacrosse*
  • Equestrian Team*

* Non-sanctioned

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Cookeville High School offers 42 different clubs and activities.


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