Gibbs High School (Corryton, Tennessee)

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Gibbs High School
7628 Tazewell Pike
Corryton, Tennessee, 37721
USA United States
Coordinates 36°07′45″N 83°51′07″W / 36.12917°N 83.85186°W / 36.12917; -83.85186Coordinates: 36°07′45″N 83°51′07″W / 36.12917°N 83.85186°W / 36.12917; -83.85186
School type public
Established 1913
School district Knox County Schools
CEEB Code 430465
NCES School ID 470222000741[1]
Principal Jason Webster
Assistant principals Denise McGaha, Scott Reed, Jeff Thomas
Grades 9–12
Number of students 1,200
Color(s)                Columbia Blue, Black, and White
Mascot War Eagle

Gibbs High School is a public high school located in Corryton, Tennessee located at 7628 Tazewell Pike. The school was founded in 1913 in a two story brick building built on 12 acres which burned down in 1937. The second building burned down 13 years later in 1950. The third and current school is near the intersection of Tazewell Pike and East Emory Road. When the new Gibbs Elementary School opened across Tazewell Pike in 2007, the high school began using the old elementary school building as an on-site Career and Technical Education facility. Students can also take advantage of expanded career education course offerings at the North Knox Career and Technical Education Center located on the Halls High School campus 5 miles from the school.[2] The current principal at Gibbs High School is Jason Webster. Assistant Principals are Denise McGaha, Scott Reed, and Jeff Thomas.[3]

The school's mission statement is "To enable all students to achieve academic success based on established performance standards and students’ individual needs and abilities, by providing highly trained teachers, a nurturing environment and by partnering with parents and the community to ensure that a commitment to education continues outside the classroom."[4]

Notable alumni[edit]


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