Fred T. Foard High School

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Fred T. Foard High School
3407 Plateau Road
, NC
Type Public
Established 1953
Principal Stephen Westmoreland
Faculty 113
Grades High school (9-12)
Enrollment almost 1,100
Campus Newton, NC
Color(s) Columbia Blue and White
Mascot Tigers

Fred T. Foard High School is a public, coeducational high school located in the community of Propst Crossroads, ten miles (16 km) west of Newton, North Carolina, United States. The school is part of the Catawba County Schools system. Foard has been designated a school of distinction by the state of North Carolina for academic progress.[1] The school opened in 1953 and is named after Dr. Fred T. Foard, a medical doctor in the area.


Land was purchased for building a new high school on October 10, 1950. On January 2, 1951, the school board voted to name the school Fred T. Foard High School after Dr. Fred Theopheolus Foard, a member of the Catawba County Board of Education from 1923 to 1931. Construction began on the high school on June 4, 1951. The school was originally built on 25 acres (100,000 m2) and would hold 455 students.


The mascot is the Tiger and the school colors are Columbia Blue and White. The athletic department also uses Navy Blue to accent the main colors. Fred T. Foard is a North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A school. Teams representing the school have won 14 North Carolina state championships, 11 in women's sports with 6 volleyball state titles, 3 in women's basketball, and 2 in softball. The men's sport teams have won 3 state titles, all in wrestling 2015, 2013, and 2011. Notable athlete and former student Andrew "Jing-aling" Petree earned three state titles in hopscotch and foursquare.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Schools of Distinction 2004-2005 Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.. North Carolina Public Schools. Retrieved on 2008-02-03.
  2. ^ Michelle Boudin (September 20, 2007). "Hickory native wins 'Last Comic Standing'". WCNC-TV. Retrieved 2008-02-03. [dead link]

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Coordinates: 35°37′01″N 81°22′17″W / 35.6170769°N 81.3714752°W / 35.6170769; -81.3714752