Frank Hughes College

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Frank Hughes College
Motto "Ninety-eight percent of hard work and inspiration is usually only another word for perspiration." - Edison.
Established 1905
President J. Thompson Baker, B.L., PH.M.
Location Clifton, Tennessee, USA
Campus 7 acres
Mascot Lions
Frank Hughes School
444 Main Street
Clifton, Tennessee, Wayne County, Tennessee 38425
United States
School type Public, Public
Opened 1905
School board Wayne County School Board
School district Wayne County Schools
Principal Mike Maples
Faculty 38
Grades PK-12
Campus size 7 Acres
Athletics conference TSSAA

Frank Hughes College, now Frank Hughes School began as a consolidated private educational institution in Clifton, Tennessee in September 1905. It is currently part of the Wayne County School system.


Frank Hughes College was established in memory of a young boy who was killed in a hunting accident in 1904. The school began as a grade school, secondary school, and a college, all in one facility. By 1909, there were students from several states attending the college and boarding at private homes in the town. The college portion was phased out in the late 1920s after steamboat travel began to change to automobiles. The original building was demolished in 1976.[1]


In the 1986, the girls basketball team had a 35-3 win/loss record and won the class A State championship.[2]


  1. ^ Frank Hughes School: About The School
  2. ^ "TSSAA Records". Archived from the original on 2010-06-07. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 

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