Independence High School (Tennessee)

Independence High School is a 9-12 public high school in Thompson's Station, Tennessee. It is one of several high schools in the Williamson County Schools district.

Independence High School
Ihs-tn-logo.png
Address
1776 Declaration Way

,
37179

Coordinates35°49′30″N 86°53′28″W / 35.825°N 86.891°W / 35.825; -86.891Coordinates: 35°49′30″N 86°53′28″W / 35.825°N 86.891°W / 35.825; -86.891
Information
Funding typePublic school
Established2004 (2004)
School districtWilliamson County Schools
NCES District ID4704530[1]
CEEB code430706
NCES School ID470453002096[2]
PrincipalNikki Patton[3]
Faculty95.30 (FTE)[4]
Grades912
Enrollment1,839 (2018-19)[4]
Student to teacher ratio19.30[4]
CampusRural: Fringe [2]
Color(s)     
Green, Blue and Gold
MascotIndy the Eagle
NicknameEagles
Websitewww.wcs.edu/ihs

HistoryEdit

The school opened in 2004, initially with only a freshman and sophomore class. The junior class was added in the second year and the senior class in the third. The first class of seniors graduated on May 26, 2007. The second class, which was the first to complete all 4 years at Independence, graduated May 24, 2008. The school once had approximately 2000 students, but after the creation of nearby high schools, student enrollment has decreased significantly.

AdministrationEdit

Marilyn Webb was the first principal of Independence High from 2004 to 2008. She was replaced by Todd Campbell the summer of 2008. Campbell resigned in May 2016 and Niki Patton was named the new principal later that month.[5]

AthleticsEdit

TSSAA-sanctioned sportsEdit

The below TSSAA-sanctioned teams have won a combined 3 state championships.[6]

  • Baseball
  • Boys' basketball
  • Girls' basketball
  • Bowling
  • Boys' cross country
  • Girls' cross country
  • Football: 2015[7]
  • Boys' golf
  • Girls' golf: 2005[8]
  • Boys' soccer
  • Girls' soccer
  • Softball
  • Boys' tennis
  • Girls' tennis
  • Boys' track
  • Girls' track
  • Volleyball: 2008[9]
  • Wrestling

Club sportsEdit

Additionally, IHS competes in several non-TSSAA club sports: hockey, ultimate frisbee, lacrosse, rugby, and swimming. Several of these club sports are joint ventures with other nearby schools.[10]

ActivitiesEdit

ForensicsEdit

The speech and debate team is in both the National Forensic League and the Tennessee High School Speech and Drama League. They compete throughout Tennessee and consistently place in the State Championship tournament in a variety of events.[11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18] The team successfully qualified students for the National Forensic League national competition in both 2009 and 2011.[19][20][21] Independence Debate made its debut on the national debate circuit in January 2012 at Emory University's Barkley Forum.[22]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Williamson County". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Search for Public Schools - Independence High School (470453002096)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  3. ^ "Principal". Williamson County Schools. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "Independence High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  5. ^ Balakit, Melanie (31 May 2016). "Independence High School principal resigns". The Tennessean. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2002-01-20. Retrieved 2011-04-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "2015 Class 5A State Football Playoffs Central". tssaasports.com. Retrieved 2019-12-05.
  8. ^ "2005 Class A-AA Girls' Golf State Championships Central". tssaasports.com. Retrieved 2019-12-05.
  9. ^ "2008 Class AAA State Girls' Volleyball Tournament Central". tssaasports.com. Retrieved 2019-12-05.
  10. ^ "Athletics". Independence High School. Retrieved 2019-12-05.
  11. ^ "2011 THSSDL State Tournament" (PDF) (Press release). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-10. Retrieved 2012-11-30.
  12. ^ "2011 THSSDL State Tournament" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-10. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  13. ^ "2010 THSSDL State Tournament" (PDF) (Press release). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-10. Retrieved 2012-11-30.
  14. ^ "2010 THSSDL State Tournament" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-10. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  15. ^ "2009 THSSDL Tournament" (PDF) (Press release). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-10. Retrieved 2012-11-30.
  16. ^ "2009 THSSDL State Tournament" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-10. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  17. ^ "In Focus". Wcs.edu. Retrieved 2012-11-30.
  18. ^ "Williamson County InFocus Awards and Accolades". Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  19. ^ "About Us - IHS Debate Team". Ihsdebate.webs.com. Archived from the original on 2013-11-10. Retrieved 2012-11-30.
  20. ^ "IHS Debate Team - About Us". Archived from the original on 2013-11-10. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
  21. ^ "Student Spotlight - InFocus Student Spotlight". Williamson County InFocus. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
  22. ^ IHS Announcements (PDF). 2012-01-25 http://www.wcs.edu/ihs/announcements/January/01-25-12.pdf. Retrieved 2012-09-25. Missing or empty |title= (help)

External linksEdit