History of Clinton High School
1903 Clinton High School, which began as an academy, was built on the site of the present Clinton Elementary School.
|1916-17 The first basketball teams, both boys and girls, were formed at Clinton High School.||The teams played on an outdoor court. |
1923-24 The first football team was organized at Clinton High School.
|The team was known as the"Tornadoes."|
1927 A new high school, consolidating CHS with several county schools, was opened on the present site of Clinton Middle School.
|Student enrollment was 106.|
|The new facility included a gym and an auditorium.|
|1954 Clinton High School first became a member of the Southern Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges. ||Student enrollment had increased to 639.|
|1956 After a 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Clinton High School became the 1st public school in Tennessee to be integrated. Outside activists came to Clinton creating turmoil and chaos, not only for the school, but for the community.|| |
|1958 On Sunday, October 5, the school was blown apart by three massive explosions. |
|1958-60 CHS students were transported to Oak Ridge to continue classes while the school was rebuilt.|| Linden Elementary School briefly became Clinton High School. Disaster was overcome, activities continued , and the CHS spirit survived.|
|1963 Plans were presented to consolidate several elementary schools, create 2 junior high schools, and construct a new Clinton Senior High School for grades 10-12.|| |
|1968-69 Clinton Senior High School was completed. |
|The new facility was designed around the concepts of "team teaching" and "modular scheduling."|
|1977 Vocational programs were offered to CSHS students as the Anderson County Center of Occupational Development was opened.|| |
|1983 CSHS was closed during the spring for asbestos removal.||Classes were held at Clinton Junior High School on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.|
|1989 A new addition which included a library, science labs, a cafeteria, and several new classrooms was opened. The 9th grade was moved to CSHS which again became Clinton High School. Clinton Junior High School and Norwood Junior High School became middle schools.|| |
|1993 A new wing consisting of 18 classrooms was added , and the gym and Little Theater were renovated.|| |