Hendersonville High School (Tennessee)
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|Hendersonville High School|
"A quality education for quality living"
|Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States|
|Number of students||1,440|
|Color(s)||Black, Gold, White, and Silver|
Hendersonville High School (HHS) is one of two public high schools located in Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tennessee. The principal is Bob Cotter, a former teacher at the school. Two middle schools fill into Hendersonville High: Ellis Middle School and Hawkins Middle School.
The school's colors have been Black and Gold ever since the first Commando football team in 1941, when the Vanderbilt Football program provided the first ever Commando football team with older, used jerseys. The black and gold colors have remained ever since. Hendersonville is known as the Commandos because 54 men were sent to fight in World War II. When they came back as veteran commandos the name stuck with the school and became the official mascot. This can be easily seen at Hendersonville Athletic events, with fans often wearing Commando Army gear, or camouflage, in tandem with school colors.
Hendersonville participates in 6A level sports as a part of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association, and maintains athletic programs including track, swimming, softball, bowling, football, wrestling, golf, hockey, soccer, football, cross country, marching band, and basketball. The school has a storied rivalry with two schools, Gallatin High School and Beech Senior High School. It also has a relatively new rivalry with Station Camp High School.
Also there is a Marine corps JROTC that students can take as one of their electives.
According to a rumor passed down since the seventies, the original high school, located nearby on main street, was haunted, and was the most haunted building in the city. The current Hendersonville High School is not believed to be haunted, but the original supposedly haunted building is now the local Ellis Middle School.
Taylor Swift attended until she left the school to begin homeschooling on her tour bus. The school's auditorium was renamed in Swift's honor after she contributed funds to refurbish the lighting and sound equipment.
The city of Hendersonville has also been named among the top 10 cities for families to live in the United States by Family Circle Magazine. The magazine gave Hendersonville High School a gold star for 315 seniors who logged around 20,000 hours of community service. Academically, Hendersonville has the distinguished honor of receiving a 9/10 rating on greatschools.net.
Hendersonville is known state-wide for its very successful sports teams. Year(s) in bold indicate year(s) the team won a TSSAA state championship.
- Boys' Basketball
- Girls' Basketball
- Bowling 2002, 2003, 2004
- Girl's Bowling 2008
- Boys' Golf 2010, 2011
- Girls' Golf
- Boys' Soccer 1983, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1998, 2010
- Girls' Soccer
- Boys' Tennis
- Girls' Tennis
- Boys' Track (1974)
- Girls' Track
- Boys Swimming
- Girls Swimming
The above teams have played in 25 contests and won 12 state championships, the most in Sumner County Schools.
Hendersonville's home football games are held at Paul Decker Field. The on-campus stadium is named after retired principal Paul Decker, and has a capacity of 5,500 spectators. Before home games, players walk around the field in what is known as the "Commando Walk". In inclement weather, the Commandos practice in the Steven Chaussey field house, a 60 by 40 yard (55 m by 37 m) practice facility. They also work out in their workout facility called the "Iron Bunker".
The 2010 HHS boys golf team won the 2010 state Championship.
The 2011 HHS boys golf team went on to repeat as state champions defeating Brentwood by 10 strokes.
The 2013 HHS boys golf team won the state championship defeating Farragut by 4 strokes to win the title for the third time in four years.
The Hendersonville High School The boys soccer team has now won five Tennessee State Championships as of 2010 including 1983, 1986, 1989, 1998, and 2010. Hendersonville Soccer also has a soccer-specific facility, called "The Field of Dreams", located in Drakes Creek Park.
Hendersonville High School swimming has had over 37 swimming All-American performances over the past decade. Swimming has produced more All-Americans than all other sports combined at Hendersonville High School. 
||This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability or notability policies. (December 2010)|
- Max T. Barnes, Songwriter, record producer, studio musician
- Carlene Carter, Singer-songwriter, daughter of June Carter Cash
- Dewayne Dotson, Retired Professional Linebacker, Drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in Round 4 of the 1994 NFL Draft.
- Steven Fox, golfer, 2012 U.S. Amateur champion.
- Jeff Jarrett, Professional Wrestler, Founder of TNA Wrestling
- Lennon Murphy Songwriter, singer, producer
- Thomas Wesley Pentz (Diplo), Record producer, DJ - Attended Hendersonville High School for one year.
- Thomas Richardson aka, Tommy "Wildfire" Rich, Professional Wrestler
- James Wilhoit, Professional football kicker for the Kansas City Command of the Arena Football League, former University of Tennessee placekicker.
- Rachael Price, Lead singer of the band Lake Street Dive
- Taylor Swift, Award-winning Country/Pop singer-songwriter
- Book: "Volunteer Ghosts" by William C. Uchtman
- TuneIn Music City (Sep 23, 2010). "Taylor Swift becomes namesake of Hendersonville High School auditorium". The Tennessean. Retrieved 4 January 2011.
- Official school website
- Official school football website
- Official school soccer website
- Official school baseball website