Calhoun High School (Georgia)

Calhoun High School is a public high school in Calhoun, Georgia, United States, serving grades 9-12 for the Calhoun City School District. It is accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of Georgia High School Association. It is located near downtown Calhoun in Gordon County.

Calhoun High School
Calhoun High School (Georgia), Jan 2017.jpg
Address
355 S. River Street

,
30701-2379

United States
Information
TypePublic
Established1902
StatusOpen
School districtCalhoun City School District
SuperintendentDr. Michele Taylor
PrincipalMrs. Casey Parker
Staff58.20 (FTE)[1]
Grades9 - 12
Enrollment1,174 (2018–19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio20.17[1]
LanguageEnglish
Colour(s)  
Fight songWashington and Lee Swing
AthleticsVarsity and junior varsity
Athletics conference7 - AAAAA (5A)
SportsBasketball, baseball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swim team, tennis, track, volleyball, and wrestling
MascotYellow Jacket Yellowjacket (cartoon of school mascot, Calhoun High School, Calhoun, Georgia).jpg
Team nameYellow Jackets
Websitewww.calhounschools.org
The Courtyard at Calhoun High School

AwardsEdit

Calhoun was named a Silver Medal school in the "Best High Schools" category by U.S. News & World Report in 2009.[2]

The Calhoun debate team won the 2008-2009 state debate championship (AA).[3] The Calhoun teams combined for a 9-3 record against other finalists from single-A through triple-A schools, which gave them the AA division title.

AthleticsEdit

Calhoun offers basketball, baseball, competition cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swim team, tennis, track, wrestling, and volleyball. Several teams, including softball, baseball, golf, football, track, and cheerleading, have won state championships. As of the 2020-2021 regional alignments by GHSA, Calhoun High School is in Georgia Region 7-AAAAA.[4]

The team mascot (the Yellow Jacket) was chosen due to the school's proximity to the Georgia Institute of Technology. Each year Calhoun pays royalties of 1 US dollar to Georgia Tech for the use of the mascot and its likeness. Calhoun calls its mascot "Stinger" rather than "Buzz".

Football

Calhoun football home games are played at Phil Reeve Stadium on the school campus near downtown. The stadium is named for C.P. "Phil" Reeve, the guitar player and founding member of the Georgia Yellow Hammers, an early 20th-century "old-time" band from Gordon County. The Jackets won their first football state title since the 1952 season in 2011 with a 27-24 overtime victory against Buford. The Yellow Jackets won 19 straight region titles (2001–2018), and have made the Georgia State Football Playoffs every year since the 2000 season.[5]

  • State championships - 1952 (class C), 2011 (AA), 2014 (AAA), 2017 (AAA) .[6]
  • Region titles - 1950, 1951, 1995,[7] 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2022.[8]

Baseball

The baseball team has won three state titles (2000, 2005, 2010).

  • State championships - 1974 (A), 2000 (A), 2005 (AA). 2010 (AA)
  • Region titles -1968, 1973, 1974, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 [9]

Girls' softball

The Lady Jackets softball team has won four state championships (back-to-back-to-back, the only sport in Calhoun history to win three in a row).[citation needed] 2013 (AA), 2014 (AAA), 2015 (AAA), 2017 (AAA) . The Lady Jackets were State Runner-Ups in 1998, 2008, and 2016.[citation needed] The Lady Jackets have won region titles in 1987, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000,2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018 .[citation needed]

Cheerleading

Calhoun High School Competition Cheerleaders won state championships in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, and 2014, while receiving state runner-up honors in 2004 and 2008.[citation needed]

Girls' golf

The Lady Jackets golf team has won back-to-back state championships in golf. (2015 AAA, 2016 AAA)[citation needed]

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Calhoun High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  2. ^ https://www.usnews.com/listings/high-schools/georgia/calhoun_high_school[bare URL]
  3. ^ "CHS Debate wins STATE CHAMPIONSHIP > Calhoun City Schools > News Articles". Archived from the original on 2010-09-18. Retrieved 2009-03-04.
  4. ^ "2020-2021 Region Alignments | GHSA.net". www.ghsa.net. Retrieved 2021-10-10.
  5. ^ http://www.leaguelineup.com/Tournaments.asp?URL=calhounjacketsports&sid=818962641&TournamentID=190301[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "GHSA Football Champions | GHSA.net".
  7. ^ "Calhoun Yellow Jackets Football: History". Archived from the original on 2009-07-09. Retrieved 2009-03-05.
  8. ^ http://www.leaguelineup.com /Tournaments.asp?URL=calhounjacketsports&sid=818962641&TournamentID=190301
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-03. Retrieved 2009-03-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ Calhoun Baseball - Calhoun,Georgia
  11. ^ "Kris Durham". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  12. ^ "Antonio Fleming". Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  13. ^ "Riley Gunnels". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  14. ^ "Da'Rick Rogers". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 12, 2019.

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