DeKalb County High School

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DeKalb County High School
DeKalb County High School, Smithville, Tennessee - 05-27-2013.JPG
1130 W. Broad Street
Smithville, Tennessee, DeKalb, 37166
United States
School type Public secondary
Established 1963
School district DeKalb County Schools
Superintendent Danielle Collins (interim)
Principal Patrick Cripps
Asst. Principal Kathy Bryant
David Gash
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 844[1] (August 18, 2014)
 • Grade 9 237
 • Grade 10 228
 • Grade 11 179
 • Grade 12 198
Average class size 20–30
Language English
Hours in school day 7
Color(s) Black and Gold
Slogan Tiger Pride
Sports Football, Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Golf
Mascot Tiger
Team name DeKalb County Fighting Tigers
Rival Livingston Academy, Cannon County High School, Smith County High School, Upperman High School
Vision Wiring students to learn, achieve, and succeed
Yearbook The Tiger
Communities served Smithville, Dowelltown, Liberty, Alexandria, Temperance Hall
Affiliations Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association

DeKalb County High School (DCHS) is located in Smithville, Tennessee. It is the only high school in the county and serves grades 9-12 with an enrollment of 844 as of August 18, 2013.[1] The school's mascot is a tiger and the school colors are black and gold. The principal is Patrick Cripps and the assistant principals are David Gash and Kathy Bryant.[2] The school is fed by DeKalb Middle School (6-8; located at the same complex as the high school) and DeKalb West School (K-8).[3]


DCHS has a variety of clubs, including FFA, FBLA, FCCLA, HOSA, Jr. and Sr. Beta Club, CTE, a Chess Club, a Literature Club, a Science Club, and a Spanish Club. Other groups include the Student Council as well as a Color Guard and Marching Band known as the "Fighting Tiger Marching Band".[2]


  1. ^ a b Dwayne Page (August 18, 2014). "Enrollment Up in School System from Last August". WJLE. Retrieved September 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "DCHS". Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ "DeKalb County Schools". Retrieved September 1, 2014.