Cleveland High School (Tennessee)

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Cleveland High School
850 Raider Drive Northwest
Cleveland, Tennessee, 37312
United States
Coordinates 35°11′40″N 84°52′8″W / 35.19444°N 84.86889°W / 35.19444; -84.86889Coordinates: 35°11′40″N 84°52′8″W / 35.19444°N 84.86889°W / 35.19444; -84.86889
Type Public
Established 1966[1]
School district Cleveland City Schools
Principal Autumn O'Bryan[1]
Faculty 82.0 (on FTE basis)[2]
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 1,321[3] (2013-14)
Student to teacher ratio 15.2[2]
Color(s) Blue, White, and Red
Athletics conference TSSAA District 3
Nickname Blue Raiders

Cleveland High School (CHS) is a public high school in the Cleveland City Schools system located in Cleveland, Tennessee. The school was founded in 1967 and serves 1,321 students in grades 9 to 12. The school's mascot is the Blue Raider, and its school colors are blue, white, and a little bit of red. The principal is Autumn O'Bryan.[1] The school maintains a rivalry with the crosstown Bradley Central High School, as with their other crosstown rival Walker Valley High School.


In the late 1950s, a group of Cleveland citizens began working for a city high school. The first step was taken when a ninth grade was added to Arnold Junior High, now an elementary school. The new school was built in 1966, and in September of that year a historic walk took place from Arnold to the new high school to start the first year of school at CHS. Every year during homecoming week, a parade is held on Raider Drive to commemorate the anniversary of this historic walk.[4]

In 1980 a new building was added on to the school to add extra career prep courses.[5]

A renovation of the football field area took place in 1987. A new metal structure for the home stands was constructed on the opposite side of the field. A field house was built in July.[6]

A new 8 million dollar science wing was built in 2011. It is named the Max R. Carroll Science Wing in honor of a member of the Cleveland Board of Education who donated money for the project. The state provided funding, too. This project had been proposed since 2005.[7]

In December 2013, the Raider Dome, which was used as the school's main gymnasium was closed due to faults in the structure.[8] The dome had always had structural problems since it was built in 1966. In May 2014, the school board voted to award a 319-thousand dollar contract to demolish the dome.[9] The dome was demolished in June 2014.[10]



A flag supporting Cleveland flown during spirit week prior to the football game against Bradley.

Cleveland's teams are known as the Blue Raiders. The school's main rival is Bradley Central High School. Cleveland competes in the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) and its varsity sports are:


Community service[edit]

Cleveland High School seniors and juniors participate in a "Community Service Day" every year, where students help out at many places around Cleveland.[citation needed] The school was home of the "Tunes 4 the Troops" non-profit organization founded in 2005.[citation needed]

Memorial garden[edit]

In the fall of 2008, the Leadership class at Cleveland High School announced plans to construct a memorial garden in honor of all students who died while attending the high school.



  1. ^ a b c "Cleveland High School". Tennessee School Directory. Tennessee Department of Education. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  2. ^ a b Cleveland High School. National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved on 2008-12-06.
  3. ^ "Cleveland High School". Tennessee Department of Education. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  4. ^ CHS Student Handbook, 2014-15
  5. ^ Timeline of CHS Events, Cleveland High School
  6. ^ Timeline of CHS Events, Cleveland High School
  7. ^ Cleveland High School opens science wing August 3, 2011
  8. ^ Stalvey, Derrell (May 28, 2014). "UPDATE: Cleveland High School's dome demolished". Channel 4- WSMV (Chattanooga, TN). Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  9. ^ Stalvey, Derrell (May 28, 2014). "UPDATE: Cleveland High School's dome demolished". Channel 4- WSMV (Chattanooga, TN). Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  10. ^ Leach, Paul (June 16, 2014). "Cleveland High School's Raider Dome demolished". Chattanooga Times Free Press (Chattanooga, TN). Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  11. ^ Voytik commits to Pitt Panthers

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