Arlington High School is a public high school located in Arlington, Tennessee, United States. It was started in 2004 and has a population of approximately 2,400 students.
The town of Arlington, lying within unincorporated Shelby County, had been a low-population area since its establishment in 1883. However, in the 1990s, the area experienced rapid growth. As a result, the school system became overloaded, with Bolton High School in particular being over capacity. Community developers decided another high school was inevitable, and broke ground for the school, finishing just in time for the first class of 9th graders to enroll in 2004. Originally, the land the school currently sits on was used as grounds for Arlington Municipal Airport, which was closed officially in 2002. Located on 75 acres (300,000 m2) at Airline Road and Milton Wilson Road, Arlington High School began enrollment for 9th grade students in 2004. In 2014, Principal Tammy Mason left AHS to head the newly formed Arlington Community Schools; Chris Duncan replaced her. Starting in the 2014-2015 school year, AHS will be part of Arlington Community Schools.
Nearly 2,400 students attend Arlington High School. Seventy-one percent of these students are White, twenty-two percent are African American, three percent are Hispanic, and two percent are Asian. These students are offered a very diverse and well-rounded curriculum, offering a wide variety of choices such as Advanced Placement courses, dozens Honors courses, a range of vocational programs such as Health Occupations Students of America and Criminal Justice. Students are asked to find a Focus Plan such as Liberal Arts or Journalism to guide their class selection.
Different activities are available for after school hours as well, such as a large choice of athletics programs like baseball, basketball, football, golf, tennis, soccer cheerleading, marching band, etc. They also offer a large number of clubs that are non-athletic for after school. These include Advanced Art Club, Ambassadors, Student Ministry, Art Club, Beta club, Best Buddies, Book Club, Bridge Builders, CLICK, DECA, Future Business Leaders, HOSA, Key club, Multicultural club, National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Poetry Club, AHS Rocketry Club, Science National Honor Society, AHS Science Olympiad, Skills USA, Student Government Association, and Theatre. Arlington High School has their own online newspaper called "The Prowl". It consists of A&E, News, Opinions, Sports, and Tiger Life. Students also receive news through a weekly video called "ATV," short for "Arlington Tiger Vision."
Arlington High School's principal is Chris Duncan. There are 118 teachers at Arlington High School. Over 59% of the faculty holds advanced degrees and over 61% have taught 10 or more years. Arlington High has six counselors, one for each grade, a college and career counselor, and a school social worker.