South-Doyle High School
|South-Doyle High School|
2020 Tipton Station Road
|Motto||"Pursue A Culture of Excellence for All Students!"|
|School district||Knox County Schools|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Student to teacher ratio||13.44|
|Campus size||Main Campus (Sophomore-Senior) Young Campus (Freshman Academy)|
|Color(s)||Navy and Red|
|Feeder schools||South-Doyle Middle School|
The school community is composed of families from varied situations living in rural, urban, and suburban areas. The official feeder school is South-Doyle Middle School which gains students from Bonny Kate Elementary, Dogwood Elementary, Gap Creek Elementary, Mooreland Heights Elementary, Mount Olive Elementary, New Hopewell Elementary, and South Knoxville Elementary School. Tim Berry is the current head principal. He entered into this position beginning in the 2011–2012 school year.
South-Doyle High School shares a history with several former schools. Young High School was established in 1913, followed by South High School in 1952 and Doyle High School in 1967. In 1976, Young and South were merged to form South-Young High School. In 1991, Doyle and South-Young were merged, creating the current South-Doyle High School. The campus includes both the former Doyle High campus (now the main campus area) and the campus for the former Doyle Middle school (now the Young campus).
South-Doyle offers advanced placement (AP), college preparatory, honors, traditional, and vocational courses. The four core subjects of Math (Algebra I & II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and Statistics offered), Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy offered), English (sections I-IV), and Social Studies (World Geography/History, US/European History, Economics, US Government offered). For foreign language the school gives students an option: French, or Spanish. Another option students are presented with comes in the form of Fine Arts: visual arts, chorus, or band. The school is also keen on providing trade/industry classes, as well as, agriculture education (part of the vocational options). They also offer classes dealing with business technology, family/consumer science, health science, marketing, JROTC, human services, and hospitality/tourism. The school utilizes a college and career counselor that assists students with applying for colleges, jobs, and scholarships. The school also offers Dual Enrollment classes that coordinate alongside local community colleges (such as Pellissippi State Community College in order to help students immerse themselves in college curriculum). The school also requires physical education and health & wellness (which students sign up for sophomore year).
Race to the Top
The Knox County Schools announced in October 2010 that the TAP program (formerly the Teacher Advancement Program) was to be expanded to 13 schools, including South-Doyle High School. The expansion was funded by a five-year $26.5 million federal grant awarded to the Teacher Incentive Fund. Additional funding was provided by a Knox County Schools Race to the Top grant and the Great Schools Partnership. South-Doyle High School implemented the TAP program in the 2011-2012 school year. TAP is a comprehensive school reform and instructional improvement system that provides powerful opportunities for career advancement, professional growth, instructionally-focused accountability, and incentive compensation for educators. The TAP program is measured by the value-added growth of students, teacher classroom evaluations and fidelity to the core elements of the TAP system: Instructionally-focused accountability, ongoing applied professional growth, multiple career paths and performance-based compensation." 
Clubs and Organizations
Student groups and clubs: Army JROTC Battalion, Anime Club, Art Club, Band, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), DECA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America), French Club, German Club, Guitar Hero/Rock Band, HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America), Key Club, Latin Club, Prom Committee, National Art Honor Society (NAHS), National Honors Society (NHS), Singers, South-Doyle Community Service Council, Spanish Club, Y-Teens, Robotics, and Yearbook.
The Chorus performs a spring play/musical every year, and in the Fall of 2014, the Honors Chorus sang alongside British-American rock band, Foreigner (band) at the Tennessee Theatre in downtown Knoxville.
|9th grade||299 Students|
|10th grade||263 Students|
|11th grade||273 Students|
|12th grade||299 Students|
|Total Minority Enrollment||2011-2012|
|American Indian/Alaskan Native||0.1%|
|Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander Enrollment||0%|
|Two or More Races Enrollment||1%|
The school offers cheerleading, cross-country, football, golf, girls soccer, and volleyball in the fall. In the winter, the school offers both boys and girls basketball as well as wrestling. In the spring, the school offers baseball, soccer, softball, tennis, and track & field.
The South-Doyle Cherokees football team, coached by Clark Duncan, participates in 5A TSSAA Competition. They ended the 2014 football season with a 12-1 record. On October 30, 2014, the Cherokees won the district championship. After a winless 2015 campaign, the Cherokees went 5-5 in the 2016 regular season. Despite the average record, the Cherokees made the 2016 playoffs. After winning their first three games in the playoffs, the Cherokees qualified for their first ever semi-finals appearance.
In 2007, the South-Doyle Cherokees baseball team went to the state tournament in Murfreesboro, TN. but lost the championship game. Several of the seniors were drafted including former Middle Tennessee State University outfielder and current Boston Red Sox, Bryce Brentz. The current coach is Scott Turpin.
The South-Doyle soccer team is coached by Adam Massie. Coach Massie was named head coach in 2013 and has compiled 144 wins since then. The boys soccer team won a district title in 2019 and a region title in 2018. The girls team won a district title in 2016. In 2018, the boys soccer team advanced to the state tournament for the first time in school history. During the 2018 tournament run the Cherokees beat Catholic and Sevier County in penalty kicks before eventually losing to Loudon 4-1 in the state quarter-finals.
This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability policy. (November 2016)
- Chad Bell (2007) - pitcher for the Detroit Tigers
- Bryce Brentz (2007) - outfielder for the Boston Red Sox
- Darby Conley (1988 - Doyle) - Get Fuzzy cartoonist
- Johnny Knoxville (1989 - South-Young) - actor, stunt performer, filmmaker, comedian, and co-creator of Jackass
- Shelly Moore (1997) - Miss Teen USA 1997
- Brent Smith (1996) - lead singer for the band Shinedown
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