Freedom High School (North Carolina)

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Freedom High School
Morganton, N.C.
Type Public school
Principal Felicia Simmons
Enrollment 1250
Color(s) Red, White, & Blue
Athletics conference Northwestern 3A/4A
Nickname Patriots
Rival Robert Logan Patton High School

Freedom High School is located in Morganton, North Carolina.


Designed in the mid-1960s and finished in 1973, Freedom High School has an open classroom floor plan (no walls between classes). There are now 'half walls' separating classes so that one class can no longer see into another, though students are still able to hear other classes.


Freedom High School currently competes at the 3A level in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, although previously they competed as a 4A school. Freedom is a member of the Northwestern 3A/4A conference for all sports. The school mascot is the Patriot and the colors are Red, White and Blue. Freedom offers football, soccer, cross country, basketball, swimming, wrestling, lacrosse, baseball, tennis, track and field and golf for males and volleyball, golf, cross country, basketball, swimming, softball, soccer and tennis for females. Freedom has been NCHSAA state champions once each in boys golf and volleyball-both as a 4A school. . Freedom has won five state championships in girls basketball (1989, 1994, 1995, 2002 and 2016) the first four of which were as a 4A school, while the last was 3A with the Lady Patriots also going undefeated for the 2015-16 season. Freedom has also won three boys basketball state championships (1994, 1998, 2014), with the first two as a 4A school and the last as 3A.

In 2014 Freedom High was named an NCHSAA "Exemplary School" for its athletics and extracurricular activities.

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Coordinates: 35°44′30″N 81°43′09″W / 35.7417956°N 81.7192641°W / 35.7417956; -81.7192641