Bristol Tennessee High School

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Bristol Tennessee High School
Tennessee High School.jpg
Front view Of Bristol Tennessee High School
1112 Edgemont Ave.
Bristol, Tennessee 37620
United States
Coordinates 36°34′53.8″N 82°10′55.7″W / 36.581611°N 82.182139°W / 36.581611; -82.182139Coordinates: 36°34′53.8″N 82°10′55.7″W / 36.581611°N 82.182139°W / 36.581611; -82.182139
School type Public, high school
Established 1916
School district Bristol Tennessee City Schools
Superintendent Gary Lily
Principal Dr. Mary Rouse
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1200 (2015)
Language English
Color(s)      Maroon and      White
Athletics Baseball, Boys' Basketball, Girls' Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Boys' Soccer, Girls' Soccer, Softball, Swimming/Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling
Mascot Vikings
Rivals Virginia High School, Sullivan East High School
Feeder schools Vance Middle School

Bristol Tennessee High School (more commonly called Tennessee High) is a public high school located in Bristol, Tennessee, operated as part of the Bristol City School System.[1]


The first official Tennessee High School opened in 1916 on Alabama Street.[2] The first part of the current campus was built in 1939. The Bristol Municipal Stadium, also known as the Stone Castle, hosts football and soccer games and was built in 1936 as part of the New Deal. Viking Hall, which opened in 1981, is Bristol Tennessee's civic center and the location of Tennessee High basketball games.


The school offers two paths of study for students, a university path and a technical path. The school offers Advanced Placement courses and participation in Army JROTC. The school also has the oldest school newspaper in Tennessee, Maroon and White, which has been in publication for over 100 years

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Each February, the school participates in a fund raising drive for the American Heart Association called "Queen of Hearts" with Virginia High School, Sullivan East High School and John S. Battle High School.


Tennessee High won the 1972 High School Football National Championship as well as the 1971 and 1972 Tennessee state football championships.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Bristol Tennessee High School website, accessed September 9, 2008
  2. ^ Stone, George (2008). Postcard History Series Bristol. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-5322-0. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 

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