Upperman High School

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Upperman High School
Upperman High School
Baxter, Tennessee
United States
Type Public high school
Motto "Truth, Honor, Loyalty, Service"
Established 1959
Principal William Stepp
Assistant Principals Rhonda Mahan
Faculty about 40
Grades 9–12
Number of students Roughly 800
Color(s) Black and Gold
Mascot The Bees

Upperman High School is a public high school located in Baxter, Tennessee. It is part of the Putnam County, Tennessee School District. Upperman includes grades 9–12. Upperman was listed as one of the United States' best high schools by U.S. News and World Reports in 2008.[1]


On August 22, 1959, Upperman High School opened with an enrollment of 363 students from grades 9 through 12 on the campus of the former Baxter Seminary. Dave C. Huddleston was the school's first principal. In 1976, a new school building was built on the same campus and enrollment was expanded to include grades 7 through 12. On January 6, 2003, the location of the school was moved roughly a mile to a new campus where the school is still located today.[2]


Sports programs at Upperman currently include Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Football, lacrosse, Track & Field, Volleyball, Golf, Bowling, Cross Country, Cheerleading, And Marching Band.

Upperman has won two TSSAA State Championships in 1991 and 1993, one State Runners Up in 1982 and made the final four in 1984, 1985, 1987 for baseball.[3] Upperman's Lady Bees 2012 softball team finished third in the programs first ever appearance in the Class AA State Tournament.

The Upperman Lady Bees Girls' Basketball team has three state runners-up (1999, 2001 and 2016). In 2007 & 2008, the Lady Bees made the Final Four of the Class AA State Tournament. Upperman Boys Basketball also has made four different State Tournament appearances.


Upperman also has a variety of clubs, including Chemistry Club, Mu Alpha Theta, FFA, FBLA, Health Occupations Students of America, National Beta Club, Latin Club, and an Environmental Club. Other groups include the Academic Team, the Student Government, and a Color Guard and Marching Band known as the Regiment of Black.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Best High Schools". U.S. News & World Report. 
  2. ^ https://sites.google.com/a/pcsstn.com/uppermanhighschool/
  3. ^ Get State Records