Tates Creek High School

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Tates Creek High School
Tates Creek High School crest.jpg
Address
1111 Centre Parkway
Lexington, KY 40517
Coordinates 37°59′05″N 84°28′45″W / 37.98460°N 84.47920°W / 37.98460; -84.47920Coordinates: 37°59′05″N 84°28′45″W / 37.98460°N 84.47920°W / 37.98460; -84.47920
Information
School type Public
Founded 1965
School district Fayette County Public Schools
Principal Sam Meaux
Grades 9–12
Enrollment ~ 1750 (2007)
Nickname Commodores and Lady Commodores
Newspaper 'The Masthead'
Website

Tates Creek High School (TCHS) is a public school in Lexington, Kentucky. It is located at 1111 Centre Parkway with a ZIP code of 40517. It is in southeastern Lexington between Gainesway and Southeastern Hills Subdivisions. The school is one of five high schools in the Fayette County Public Schools district. It is the only high school in Fayette County to have the International Baccalaureate Programme.

History[edit]

Tates Creek High School was built in 1965 as the last of three schools on the Tates Creek Campus. (Tates Creek Elementary School and Tates Creek Middle School being the other two.) In 1993, Tates Creek High underwent renovations to significantly to increase its size.[1]

Athletics[edit]

The TCHS teams are known as the Commodores with the school colors being maroon and white. The athletic teams and organizations associated with TCHS are:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball (Men and Women)
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country (Men and Women)
  • Dance Team
  • Football
  • Golf (Men and Women)
  • Lacrosse (Men)
  • Soccer (Men and Women)
  • Softball (Women)
  • Swimming and Diving (Men and Women)
  • Tennis (Men and Women)
  • Track and Field (Men and Women)
  • Volleyball (Women)
  • Marching Band (Men and Women)
  • Wrestling
  • Lacrosse (Men)

State Championships[edit]

  • Baseball - 1978, 1980, 1986
  • Cheerleading - 1989, 1997
  • Football - 1972, 1978 (4A at large)
  • Men's Golf - 1980
  • Men's Gymnastics - 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981
  • Women's Gymnastics - 1969, 1971, 1979, 1980
  • Men's Soccer - 1978, 1979, 1980, 1985, 1988
  • Women's Tennis - 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1982, 1983
  • Men's Track - 1973
  • Lacrosse (Division II) - 2007, 2012
  • Women's Soccer - 2012

Organizations and Clubs[edit]

  • Academic Team
  • Maroon Platoon (student section)
  • Anime Club
  • Band
  • Beta Club
  • Chorus
  • Color Guard
  • Drama Club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (F.C.A.)
  • Future Business Leaders of America (F.B.L.A)
  • Gay Straight Alliance (G.S.A)
  • Harambee Club
  • Intramurals
  • Lacrosse
  • Masthead Newspaper
  • National Honor Society
  • Orchestra
  • Outdoors Club
  • Political Round Table Club (P.R.T)
  • Recycling Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Speech Team
  • The Black/White Camaraderie Club (TBWCC)
  • Student Council
  • STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program)
  • Technology Student Association (TSA)
  • Yearbook

Library media center[edit]

Tates Creek High School's Library Media Center uses a custom Dewey-free classification system as opposed to the traditional Dewey Decimal System. Tates Creek’s library is arranged in categories based on the existing collection and assigns words in the place of numbers to label the materials. The new system was unveiled in August 2009.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tates Creek High School". Fayette County Public Schools. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Tates Creek Media Center: A Dewey Free Library
  3. ^ "Kevin Jarvis Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 

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