Bartlett High School (Bartlett, Tennessee)

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Bartlett High School
5688 Woodlawn Street
Bartlett, Tennessee, 38134
United States
Coordinates 35°12′28″N 89°52′26″W / 35.20778°N 89.87389°W / 35.20778; -89.87389
Type Public
Established 1917
School district Bartlett City Schools
Principal Tim Jones
Vice principal Shannon Abraham
Grades 10th-12th
Number of students Approximately 2,000 (2015)
Color(s) ‹See Tfm›    ‹See Tfm›    ‹See Tfm›    
Mascot Panther

Bartlett High School is a high school (grades 10-12) located in Bartlett, Tennessee and is a part of Bartlett City Schools.

In February 2014 the school district moved its headquarters from Bartlett city hall into the former special education offices at Bartlett High.[1]

Formerly known as Nicholas Blackwell High School, BHS is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the NASSP, TSSAA, and NACAC. The school was built in 1917.

Bartlett's mascot is the panther.


A full range of college preparatory courses and technical/career courses, advanced placement, and special education courses are offered. Included are four levels of English, four years of foreign language, extensive offerings in math and science, a television and video production department, full social studies electives, computer laboratory experiences, and fine arts (art, theatre, choir, band and orchestra). Additionally, production classes for student publications are offered for credit.

  • Advanced Placement courses are offered in English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, United States History, European History, Calculus (AB), United States Government, Economics, Chemistry, Biology and Music Theory
  • Honors classes include English, Biology, Chemistry, World Geography, Foreign Languages, Physics, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry, and Geometry.
  • Technical/Vocational courses offered are Automotive Technology, Early Childhood Education, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Computer Repair Technology, Family & Consumer Science, Graphic Communications Technology, Marketing, Manufacturing Technology, Office Technology, and Construction Technology.


Bartlett high school athletics include baseball, basketball, bowling, cheer, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, wrestling, pom and trap .

Bartlett Athletics won "Best of Preps" award for best overall athletic program in Shelby County Schools in 1998. They have won state championships in girls golf (1991), boys basketball (2001) and baseball (2007).[2]

Municipal School District[edit]

Since the merger of Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools was forced by the city of Memphis, which essentially took over the Shelby County Schools by abandoning their own charter in 2010, all six suburban cities of Shelby County have taken some sort of vote in opposition of the merger. On August 1, 2012 a referendum was held. 80% of Bartlett voters voted in favor of creating their own school district. In July 2013, the school districts were merged[3] in one of the largest school consolidations in US History. While all six suburban Shelby County cities voted to create their own school systems, a judge invalidated that vote. Since then, the suburban cities have taken additional action which resulted in each city having its own school district starting with the 2014-15 school year.[4]


  1. ^ Bailey, Clay. "Bartlett schools hire new employees, start move to district office." Memphis Commercial Appeal. February 17, 2014. Updated February 18, 2014. Retrieved on March 11, 2014. "Bartlett City Schools added two employees Monday, and more staff means the need for more space, hence the system’s move into its new offices at Bartlett High. Supt. David Stephens was in the new offices — the former special education department under legacy Shelby County Schools — getting furniture arranged and settling in the larger space from the system’s previous spot in the corner of Bartlett City Hall."
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