Cedar Shoals High School

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Cedar Shoals High School
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1300 Cedar Shoals Drive
Athens, Georgia, (Clarke County) 30605
United States
Coordinates 33°55′17″N 83°19′35″W / 33.92138°N 83.32642°W / 33.92138; -83.32642Coordinates: 33°55′17″N 83°19′35″W / 33.92138°N 83.32642°W / 33.92138; -83.32642
School type Public, high school
Established 1972 (1972)
Founded 1972
Status Open
School district Clarke County School District
NCES District ID 1301170[1]
CEEB code 110116
NCES School ID 130117000453[2]
Principal DeAnne Veritek
Faculty 99.10 (on an FTE basis)[2]
Grades 9-12[2]
Enrollment 1,517[2] (2009-2010)
Color(s) Blue and orange          
Mascot Jaguar
Feeder schools Hilsman Middle School,
W. R. Coile Middle School

Cedar Shoals High School is an American high school established in 1972 in Athens, Georgia, in the Clarke County School District. It and Clarke Central High School are the district's two main high schools, and their rivalry is known as the Classic City Championship.[3]

The school inaugurated a new building in 2001.[4][5]

Student activities[edit]

Cedar Shoals features a variety of student activities.


  • The JROTC Raider team of male and female JROTC cadets compete at many state, regional and national Raider events. For the 70th anniversary of D-Day, they were the only group from Georgia to be invited to march in the D-Day Memorial parade in Ste. Mère-Eglise on June 6, 2014. Their trip was impeded by a delayed flight to New York, forcing them to spend the night at John F. Kennedy Airport.[6] The cadets marched in the parade and toured the Normandy area and Paris before returning home on June 11, 2014.[7]
  • The Classic City Sound Marching Band, under the direction of Dr. Zandra Bell-McRoy, has earned several Superior honors at area marching band festivals. Known for their halftime shows highlighting pop, funk, and even Latin fare, the band has performed at the Allstate Sugar Bowl, the National Fourth of July Parade in Washington DC and the Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  • The school's academic team (known as the QuizJags) has won several city, region and state titles since 2004. On April 30, 2014, they defeated Galloway School to become WSB-TV's High Q champion and won $5000 in scholarship money for the players.[8] The team has also attended four National History Bowls in Washington DC as well as seven NAQT High School National Championship Tournaments since 2004. The JV team won their second Georgia Academic Team Association JV State title in 2015.


  • PACS (Positive About Cedar Shoals) is a school-wide philanthropy that raises funds for area programs and performs community events in town, including picking up litter near the school and taking care of the school rain garden.
  • The Interact Club is a student division of Rotary International that raises funds for charity.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Clarke County". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Cedar Shoals High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ Saavendra, Nicole (11 September 2014). "Classic City Championship: Five things to watch". OnlineAthens. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Cedar Shoals High School Retrieved August 26, 2011.
  5. ^ "Cedar Shoals High School". Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  6. ^ Shearer, Lee (5 June 2014). "Cedar Shoals JROTC group finds flights to France after New York stranding". Athens Banner-Herald. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Jackson, Allie (12 June 2014). "Cedar Shoals JROTC cadets now home from Normandy". Athens Banner-Herald. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  8. ^ Cedar Shoals wins High Q championship Athens Banner-Herald, May 14, 2014. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  9. ^ Tituss Burgess at the Morton Theatre Feb. 13 University of Georgia, Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  10. ^ Marieo Foster
  11. ^ First Chief of Law Enforcement
  12. ^ Directorate of Emergency Services
  13. ^ Marieo Foster Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  14. ^ DeDe Lattimore Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  15. ^ Quentin Moses Retrieved February 2, 2015.

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