Gallatin High School

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For the school in Illinois, see Gallatin High School (Illinois).
Gallatin High School
Gallatin, Tennessee, United States
Coordinates 36°22′43″N 86°27′40″W / 36.3786°N 86.4611°W / 36.3786; -86.4611Coordinates: 36°22′43″N 86°27′40″W / 36.3786°N 86.4611°W / 36.3786; -86.4611
Type Public School
Motto Green Wave Pride
Head teacher Ron Becker, Principal
Number of students 1,400
Color(s) Green & Gold
Mascot Green Wave

Gallatin High School (GHS), located at 700 Dan P. Herron Drive, Gallatin, Tennessee, is a public high school. Ron Becker is the current Principal.


Gallatin High School is celebrating 100 years of educating students of the community. GHS first opened as Trousdale-Allen school on September 7, 1914. The school changed its name to Central High School in 1915. In 1932, a new building was opened as Gallatin High School and used until the current building opened in 1974.

Gallatin High School has a storied rivalry with Hendersonville High School. It has lasted ever since the two schools were created.

The Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly was chosen as the state butterfly of Tennessee by students in Sherrill Charlton's biology class at the school and was made official in 1994.[1][2]

Notable alumni[edit]


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  2. ^ Simbeck, Rob. "Tennessee State Symbols". Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Tennessee Historical Society. Retrieved 2007-10-29. 
  3. ^ "Brent Alexander". Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ray Oldham". Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Eddie Sherlin". Union The Movie. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ Loretta Gillespie (February 27, 2014). "Idol connection: Cullman's Gudger family cheering on cousin Ben Briley in American Idol competition (With 'Idol' video)". The Cullman Times. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 

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