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Gibbs High School (Corryton, Tennessee)

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School type  public
School district  Knox County Schools
NCES School ID  470222000741
Phone  +1 865-689-9130
Mascot  War Eagle
Established  1913
CEEB code  430465
Principal  Jason Webster
District  Knox County Schools
Number of students  1,200
Address  7628 Tazewell Pike, Corryton, TN 37721, USA
Similar  Ritta Elementary School, Union County High Sch, Anderson County High Sch, Knoxville Catholic High Sch, Rule High School

Gibbs High School is a public high school located in Corryton, Tennessee. The school was founded in 1913 in a two story brick building built on 12 acres which burned down in 1937. The second building burned down 13 years later in 1950. The third and current school is near the intersection of Tazewell Pike and East Emory Road. When the new Gibbs Elementary School opened across Tazewell Pike in 2007, the high school began using the old elementary school building as an on-site Career and Technical Education facility. Students can also take advantage of expanded career education course offerings at the North Knox Career and Technical Education Center located on the Halls High School campus 5 miles from the school. The current principal at Gibbs High School is Jason Webster. Assistant Principals are Denise McGaha, Scott Reed, and Jeff Thomas.

The school's mission statement is "To enable all students to achieve academic success based on established performance standards and students’ individual needs and abilities, by providing highly trained teachers, a nurturing environment and by partnering with parents and the community to ensure that a commitment to education continues outside the classroom."

Notable former students

  • Kenny Chesney, country singer, graduated in 1986
  • Ed Hooper, writer/producer, graduated in 1981
  • Phil Leadbetter, bluegrass guitarist
  • Ashley Monroe, country singer (member of the Pistol Annies)
  • Trevor Bayne, Nascar Driver & Daytona 500 winner
  • References

    Gibbs High School (Corryton, Tennessee) Wikipedia

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