Farragut High School

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Farragut High School
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Established 1904
Type Public high school
Principal Michael Reynolds
Students 1704 (2013-2014 school year)
Grades 9-12
Location 11237 Kingston Pike,
Farragut, Tennessee, USA
Colors           Navy Blue and Gray
Mascot Admiral
Website farraguths.knoxschools.org

Farragut High School, located at 11237 Kingston Pike, serves as a high school in Farragut, a suburb of Knoxville, Tennessee. Knox County Schools, the unified Knox County, Tennessee school district, operates the school.

The original Farragut High School, built in 1904, occupied a strip of land adjacent to Kingston Pike, becoming the first consolidated high school in Knox County. In 1976, the school relocated to its current location on a hill overlooking Farragut on the opposite side of Kingston Pike. A supermarket and strip mall dominate the original site, razed after the construction of the new buildings.

The school bears the name of Civil War hero David Glasgow Farragut, the Union admiral born in the local area, best known for his declaration "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" The school prides itself on quality education, offering more advanced placement classes than any other public school in the Knox County School System. Farragut offers a diverse set of extracurricular activities including acting, orchestra, cross country, lacrosse and chess.

School Distinctions[edit]

Academics[edit]

In September 2007 Farragut High School tied with White Station High School for the most National Merit Semifinalists (16) in the state. In 2008 Farragut had the largest number of National Merit Finalists in the state with a total of 16 students.[1][2] In 2006 and 2005 Farragut made the Newsweek list of the top 5 percent of public high schools in the nation based on its AP program.[3]

Athletics[edit]

Baseball: The school fields a nationally ranked team, claiming State Titles in 1982, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014.[4]

Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "67 score as Merit semifinalist". commercialappeal.com. 
  2. ^ Farragut Press, May 1, 2008
  3. ^ "The Top of the Class". newsweek.com. 
  4. ^ http://tssaa.org/pastchampions/index.htm TSSAA Past State Champions
  5. ^ Satterfield, Jamie (2008-04-26). "Christian, Newsom memorialized with scholarships". Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  6. ^ http://mlb.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=448252

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