School History

Farragut High School is a high school located at 11237 Kingston Pike in Farragut, a suburb of Knoxville, Tennessee. It operated by Knox County Schools, the unified Knox County, Tennessee school district.

The original Farragut High School, the first consolidated high school in Knox County, was built in 1904 across the street from its current location on land currently occupied by a supermarket and strip mall. The school was moved to its current location on a hill overlooking Farragut in 1976.

The school is named for Civil War hero David Glasgow Farragut, the Union Admiral born in the local area, who is best known for declaring “damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.” The school prides itself on quality education, offering more advanced placement classes than any other public school in the Knox County School System. Farragut offers a diverse set of extracurricular activities ranging from acting and orchestra, cross country, lacrosse and chess.

Academics

In September 2007 Farragut High School tied with White Station High School for the most National Merit Semifinalists (16) in the state. In 2008 Farragut had the largest number of National Merit Finalists in the state with a total of 16 students.[1][2] In 2006 and 2005 Farragut made the Newsweek list of the top 5 percent of public high schools in the nation based on its AP program.

Athletics

In the fall of 2008 & 2009, the Farragut High School Golf Team won the Tennessee State AAA High School Tournament. In Spring 2007 The Farragut High School Rugby Team won the Tennessee State Plate Division Championship. In Spring 2003 and Spring 2004 The Farragut High School Baseball and Men’s Soccer team won the TSSAA state championships. The Spring 2004 Men’s Soccer Team were also named National Champions. The Farragut High School Baseball team again won the TSSAA state championship in Spring 2008, 2009, and 2010 for a “three-peat”. The Farragut High School Men’s Soccer team also won the TSSAA state championship in 2009
Extracurricular activities

In Spring 2008 the Admiral Performing Arts Club’s cast of the interp theatre production “Judy Moody” won first place in the Tennessee State Forensics Competition.

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Notable Alumni

* Bill Bates, football player with the University of Tennessee and the Dallas Cowboys
* Neil Clabo, football player with the University of Tennessee and the Minnesota Vikings
* Tyson Clabo, football player with Wake Forest and the Atlanta Falcons
* Lewis Cosby, bassist for the alternative rock band 10 Years
* John Davis, guitarist and lead singer of the rock band Superdrag
* Ben Garant, actor and comedian. Co-creator and writer for the television series Reno 911!
* Michael McKenry, baseball player for the Colorado Rockies
* Chris Moneymaker, 2003 World Series of Poker Champion
* Tim Seals, Coach of (17) USTA National Junior Tennis Champions, Professional Poker Player
* Jake Thomas, actor notable for his role in Lizzie McGuire
* Matt Wantland, guitarist for the alternative rock band 10 Years
* Kyle Waldrop, Pitcher for the Minnesota Twins

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