Farragut High School
|Farragut High School|
|Type||Public high school|
|Students||1841 (2009-2010 school year)|
|Location||11237 Kingston Pike,
Farragut, Tennessee, USA
|Colors||Navy Blue and Gray|
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.
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. 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.
Baseball: The school fields a nationally ranked team, claiming State Titles in 1982, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
- Bill Bates, football player with the University of Tennessee and the Dallas Cowboys
- Channon Christian, college student who was a victim in a high-profile murder
- Neil Clabo, football player with the University of Tennessee and the Minnesota Vikings
- Tyson Clabo, football player with Wake Forest and the Atlanta Falcons
- Lewis Cosby, bassist for the alternative rock band 10 Years
- John Davis, guitarist and lead singer of the rock band Superdrag
- Nicky Delmonico, 3B for the Milwaukee Brewers organization
- Ben Garant, actor and comedian. Co-creator and writer for the television series Reno 911!
- William Jackson, offensive lineman for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (football team)
- Michael McKenry, catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates
- Chris Moneymaker, 2003 World Series of Poker Champion
- Jake Thomas, actor notable for his role in Lizzie McGuire
- Chris Rusk, drummer for the indie rock band Royal Bangs
- Ryan Schaefer, multi-instrumentalist and lead singer for the indie rock band Royal Bangs
- Tim Seals, Coach of (17) USTA National Junior Tennis Champions, Professional Poker Player
- Sam Stratton, guitarist for the indie rock band Royal Bangs
- Kyle Waldrop, pitcher for the Minnesota Twins
- Matt Wantland, guitarist for the alternative rock band 10 Years
- "67 score as Merit semifinalist". commercialappeal.com.
- Farragut Press, May 1, 2008
- "The Top of the Class". newsweek.com.
- http://tssaa.org/pastchampions/index.htm TSSAA Past State Champions
- Satterfield, Jamie (2008-04-26). "Christian, Newsom memorialized with scholarships". Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved 2013-05-23.