Sequoyah High School (Tennessee)

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Sequoyah High School
Sequoyah High School Image.jpg
3128 Hwy 411, Madisonville, Tennessee
Coordinates 35°32′52″N 84°19′14″W / 35.54789°N 84.32067°W / 35.54789; -84.32067Coordinates: 35°32′52″N 84°19′14″W / 35.54789°N 84.32067°W / 35.54789; -84.32067
Type public secondary
Motto Student-centered learning community dedicated to fostering college and career readiness
Established 1995
School district Monroe County Schools
Superintendent Timothy L. Blankenship
Principal Debi Tipton
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1087
Color(s) Red ,White, and Gold.
Mascot Chief
Feeder schools Vonore Middle School, Madisonville Middle School

Sequoyah High School is a public high school in Madisonville, Tennessee. The school, a part of Monroe County Schools, was built in 1995 and combined Vonore High School and Madisonville High School. It is named after the Cherokee Indian Sequoyah. It serves grades 9-12 and is one of three high schools in Monroe County. The mission of Sequoyah High School is to be a student-centered learning community dedicated to fostering college and career readiness.

The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Sequoyah High School is recognized as a Bronze School by U.S. News & World Report.[1] The mascot is the Chief and the school colors are red,white, and gold.

Administration & faculty[edit]

Ms. Debi Tipton is the current principal of Sequoyah High School. The assistant principals are Ms. Kristie Tallent and Mr. Terry Harris along with part-time assistant principal Mr. Steve Hall who also serves as the athletic director. Mr. Brian Schrimsher is the Freshman Academy principal.[2]

Sequoyah High School has a teaching staff of 60 as well as support staff of about 20.

Academics and testing[edit]

Expected to Enter Percentage of Graduating Class
4 Year College/University 25%
2 Year College/Technical School 20%
ACT Section Average Score
English Score 17.7
Math Score 18.2
Group Number
African American 11
American Indian/Alaska Native 0
Hispanic/Latin 51
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0
Asian 0
White 1014
Multi-Racial 8
ELS Students 31
Total Enrollment 2014-2015 1087
Class of 2015 228

The percentage of students who come from socioeconomically disadvantaged homes is 52.85%.[3]

Sequoyah offers extracurricular activities which include Associated Student Body, 25+ school clubs, and various special interest organizations. Volunteer hours are not required for graduation, but students are encouraged to do volunteer work. A partial list of organizations includes: Academic Incentive Club, Art Club, Beta Club, Cheerleading and Color Guard, Chief's Club, Class Government, Drama, Envirothon, FCA, FCCLA, FFA, FLC, FTA/Peer Tutoring, Future Business Leaders of America, HOSA, Journalism, Key Club, Music (marching band and concert choir), Planet Club, SACS, Scholar's Bowl, Science Bowl, Science Fair, Science Honor Society, Science Olympiad, Sequoyah Cares, SQHS government, Student Council, Talent Search, VICA, and Yearbook. Sequoyah also has many competitive athletic teams. A few of these teams include football, basketball, marching band and baseball, as well as many others. [4]

Gay Straight Alliance Club[edit]

In August 2011, allegedly after years of teenagers being bullied for their sexual-orientation, a group of Sequoyah High students in Madisonville, wanted it to stop. However, when several students attempted to start a gay–straight alliance to address the harassment they were ordered to stop circulating a petition asking for the group to be permitted at the school. Students were threatened with suspension if they talked about the club.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Nation's Top High Schools". US News & World Report. US News & World Report. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Sequoyah High School". Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Sequoyah School Profile". Schooldigger. Schooldigger. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Sequoyah High School". Sequoyah High School. Sequoyah High School. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
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