Walker Valley High School

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Walker Valley High School
Walker Valley High School Logo.png
Location
750 Lauderdale Memorial Highway
Cleveland, Tennessee

United States
Information
Type Public
Established 2001[1]
School district Bradley County Schools
Principal Danny Coggin[1]
Faculty 120.0 (on FTE basis)
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,600 (2013-14)
Color(s) Blue and Gold
Mascot Mustang
Nickname Dub-V
Website

Walker Valley High School (WVHS) is a public high school in the Bradley County Schools system located in the northern part of Bradley County, Tennessee near Charleston, Tennessee. The school serves about 1,600 students in grades 9–12.

The school's mascot is the mustang and its school colors are blue and gold. Walker Valley has been in existence since 2001. The current principal is Mr. Danny Coggin.[1]

History[edit]

The land was purchased in 1982 for the purpose of building a school, however it took the Bradley County Commission 16 more years to secure funding to begin building. This was part of a master plan for the county schools that began in 1995 and continues to this day. The groundbreaking for the school occurred in May 1999, and construction began in June of that year, with a completion date set for June 2001. Community Tectonics of Knoxville, Tennessee was the architect for the project while the construction's management was under the oversight of H & M Construction from Jackson, Tennessee. Prior to construction of the project, committees from the schools in Bradley County and community members were formed to help with the design of the school. All teachers involved in secondary education had the opportunity to provide input into the design of the school.

Naming of the School[edit]

After funding was secured, the process of the naming the school began through a community panel. The panel narrowed the names down to three: Hiwassee River High School, River Valley High School and Walker Valley High School.[2] They decided to go with the latter in honor of Chief Jack Walker, a leader of the Cherokee Nation who lived in the valley in the early 19th century, in addition to the fact that the name "reflects the heritage of the area".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Walker Valley High School". Tennessee School Directory. Tennessee Department of Education. Retrieved 2008-06-05. 
  2. ^ Clayton, Ron (November 14, 1998). "New Bradley School To Be Walker Valley" (Fee required). Tennessee: Chattanooga Times Free Press. p. C1. Retrieved May 23, 2009. "Of three final choices by the school board – Hiwassee River High School, River Valley High School and Walker Valley High School..." 

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