Therrell High School

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Daniel McLaughlin Therrell High School
3099 Panther Trail Southwest
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
Coordinates 33°41′57″N 84°29′23″W / 33.699041°N 84.489596°W / 33.699041; -84.489596Coordinates: 33°41′57″N 84°29′23″W / 33.699041°N 84.489596°W / 33.699041; -84.489596
Type Public
Motto You can't hide that Panther Pride
Established 1960
School board Atlanta Public Schools
School district Atlanta Public Schools
Principal Frank Walker (HSR)
Byron Barnes (LGPP)
Esmie D. Gaynor (STEMS)
Faculty 57
Grades 912
Enrollment Approx. 900
Color(s)           Black and Red
Mascot Black Panther
Nickname Therrell, The Panthers, Panther Crew
Yearbook Visions

Daniel McLaughlin Therrell High School is a public high school located near I-285 and Greenbriar Mall in southwest Atlanta, Georgia.

Three schools operate at the Therrell campus:[1]

  • D. M. Therrell School of Health Science and Research
  • D. M. Therrell School of Law, Government and Public Policy
  • School for Technology, Engineering, Math and Science at Therrell (STEMS)

Alma mater[edit]

The school's alma mater, performed only at graduation and during anniversary celebrations, was composed in the early days of Therrell High School.

Hail to thee, dear Therrell High;
Black and red we wear with pride.
Hail to thee, dear Panther Crew;
Honor and respect to you.
We're believing and achieving,
Striving hard to reach the top.
WE will praise thee forever more!
Therrell High, we do love you so.

Fight song[edit]

Therrell High School Panthers to the top, to the top.
Oh lift your voices high and let your banners fly
Our Therrell spirit will never die
Fight, Fight, Fight

Therrell High School Panthers never stop, never stop
Oh we will fight, fight, fight to victory
Hear our battle cry -


The Therrell High School Panthers compete in region 5-AAA classification. The Therrell Lady Panthers track and field team captured its first AAA state championship since 1989 in 2007.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Adrain Artary - United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Better Futures Campaign model, Bill & Melinda Gates Millennium Scholar '13
  • Young Dro - rapper, one of the originators of the Futuristic style
  • Chet Grimsley - sports Hall Of Famer, author of The White Golden Bull
  • New Jack - retired professional wrestler
  • K-Rab - rapper, producer, and originator of snap music
  • Julian Pickett - Army Combat veteran, four tours to Iraq (2002-2014), Senior Configuration Manager at Defense Information System Agency in Washington, DC
  • Rick Waits - Major League Baseball pitcher 1973-1985

Therrell High School has an active alumni -- D.M. Therrell High School Alumni Association, Incorporated was established in April 2010. The D.M. Therrell High School Alumni Scholarship Fund was also established in April 2010. The alumni's annual weekend is the main fundraiser of the organization, with the first being held October 15–17, 2010.


  1. ^ "Atlanta Public Schools: Office of High Schools, Schools Directory". Atlanta Public Schools. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 

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