Upperman High School
|Upperman High School|
|Baxter, Tennessee, USA|
|Type||Public high school|
|Motto||"Truth, Honor, Loyalty, Service"|
|Assistant Principals||Terry Darnell, Frank Tittle|
|Number of students||about 700|
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 and a Pre-K program. Upperman was listed as one of the United States' best high schools by U.S. News and World Reports in 2008.
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.
Sports programs at Upperman currently include Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Football, Track & Field, Volleyball, Golf, Bowling, and Cheerleading.
The Upperman Lady Bees Girls' Basketball team has two state runner-ups (1999 & 2001). 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.
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