Sequoyah High School (Tennessee)

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Sequoyah High School
Sequoyah High School Image.jpg
Coordinates35°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
Typepublic secondary
MottoStudent-centered learning community dedicated to fostering college and career readiness
School districtMonroe County Schools
SuperintendentTimothy L. Blankenship
PrincipalDebi Tipton
Enrollment1,044 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)Red, White, and Gold.
Feeder schoolsVonore 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 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.[2] 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 Mr. Randy Echols who serves as freshman academy principal. Sequoyah High School has a teaching staff of 60 as well as support staff of about 20. [4]

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 9
American Indian/Alaska Native 0
Hispanic/Latin 76
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0
Asian 4
White 868
Multi-Racial 19
ELS Students 20
Total Enrollment 2016-17 1040

[5] The percentage of students who come from socioeconomically disadvantaged homes is 52.85%.[6]

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, Color Guard, Chief's Club, Class Government, Drama, Envirothon, Ethics Bowl, 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, cheerleading, and baseball, as well as many others. [7]

Sequoyah High School Alma Mater[edit]

Words by Linda Trout Tune - Traditional Alma Mater (Amici) Written March 24, 2004

Verse One Standing strong our alma mater Built for one and all. Knowledge, friendship, and vocation Taught to make us strong.

Chorus Onward march, we wave our banner Red, white, and gold. Hail to thee Sequoyah High School In our hearts we hold.

Verse Two Sound her praises, cheer her conquests Lift our hearts up high. Loyal devotion, unsurpassing, Hopes that never die.

Chorus Onward march, we wave our banner Red, white, and gold. Hail to thee Sequoyah High School In our hearts we hold.


Overall School Performance[edit]

The State of Tennessee Report Card indicate Sequoyah High School scored .8 in Academic Achievement, 1.9 in Student Academic Growth, 1.4 on Chronic Absences, 2.0 in Ready to Graduate, and 3.o in Graduation Rate. Each school receives up to six indicator scores that range from 0-4, with 4 being the highest. Districts and the state do not have indicator scores. These numbers are not a reflection of any individual student in the school. Instead, the scores highlight key areas of strength and weakness, both in how well the school serves the overall student population, as well as specific student groups. [9]


  1. ^ "Sequoyah High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  2. ^ "Nation's Top High Schools". US News & World Report. US News & World Report. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
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  6. ^ "Sequoyah School Profile". Schooldigger. Schooldigger. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
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