Newnan High School
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|Newnan High School|
|190 Lagrange Street
Newnan, Georgia, 30263-2999
|Type||Public High school|
|School district||Coweta County School District|
|Assistant principals||Stephen Allen
|Teaching staff||89 FTE|
|Grades||9 - 12|
|Student to teacher ratio||20:1|
|Accreditations||Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Georgia Accrediting Commission
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Newnan High School is a high school located in southwestern Coweta County, South of the Historic Downtown district. Newnan High School is the oldest of the three Coweta County high schools.
Founded in 1918 as the first high school in Newnan, NHS was a Southern Accredited School by 1919 and has held the distinction ever since. Newnan High School has been a School of Excellence[clarification needed] three times. Newnan has a varied athletic program with regional and state records, and an academic program that affords intellectually gifted graduates advanced placement standing in the nation's colleges and universities. It also has a music program that includes the Newnan High School Marching Cats, a jazz band, All-State musicians, and three instrumental ensembles (Concert, Symphonic 2, and Symphonic 1), as well as four choral ensembles. Newnan High also has an Air Force Junior ROTC Program, having been awarded the Distinguished Unit Award two years in a row. The Social Studies department of Newnan runs having two classes, with curicula written by the teachers. These classes are the World War II class, taught by Raymond Frankie Henderson, and Vietnam War class, taught by Steven Quesinberry.
Newnan offers four diploma choices: College Prep with Distinction, College Prep, Career/Technical with Distinction, and Career/Technical. Students may also choose a dual diploma program with both college prep and career/tech seals.
Feeder Schools includes Evans Middle School, Smokey Road Middle School, and Madras Middle School. Madras also feeds into the nearby high school Northgate High School. The school mascot is the Cougars. NHS' athletic rival is East Coweta High School in Sharpsburg, Georgia.
Newnan has many competitive athletic programs. The programs offered compete with a wide variety of schools. Newnan High School takes great pride in its many different programs which include: Football, Soccer, Baseball, Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Track, Volleyball, Wrestling, Tennis, Swimming, Softball, Lacrosse, Basketball, Golf, Cross Country, and Marching Band. Newnan's football program has achieved many region championships in the class AAAAA. Their most recent was their varsity football team compiling a 13-0 regular season record and reaching the State Semi-Finals, but losing to Northside-Warner Robins High School, completing a 4-peat of region championships and semi-final losses. They are known for producing many Division I prospects, including Russell Powell, Alec and Alexander "Zander" Ogletree, Jamal Ransby, Sergio Render, Ray Beno, Alan Bonner and Adam Calhoun. The Class of 2010 seniors were no disappointment either. They did very well and had some players go one to play college football. Two of the most prominent were Alec Ogletree and Zander Ogletree. They both now play for The University of Georgia. The Cougars have produced many basketball championship and is a constant Elite 8 competitor in Baseball producing top pro prospects pitcher, Mark Frazier and MIF, Michael McGraw. The school has produced several notable female athletes as well. The Betts sisters, Shannon and Jennifer, received tennis scholarships to play at Virginia Tech and Furman, respectively. Former all-ACC Duke women's soccer player Christie MacDonald attended Newnan High School.
- Alan Jackson, Country music artist (Alan Jackson, Arista Nashville)
- Sergio Render, 2005, Football (Virginia Tech/ Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
- Mike Cheever, 1991, Football (Georgia Tech)(Jacksonville Jaguars)
- Alec Ogletree, 2010, Football (University of Georgia)(St. Louis Rams)
- Jessie James, 2000 Singer/songwriter
- Warren Newson, Former professional baseball player (Chicago White Sox, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers)
- Alan Bonner, 2009, Football (Jacksonville St.) (Houston Texans)
- Jerome Walton, Former professional baseball Player (Chicago Cubs, California Angels, Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Devil Rays)