Bearden High School (Tennessee)

Bearden High School is a Knox County, Tennessee, high school located in the Bearden area in the city of Knoxville.[2]

Bearden High School
8352 Kingston Pike

Coordinates35.9213°N 84.05681°W / 35.9213; -84.05681
TypePublic High School
Motto"A Proud Tradition of Excellence"
FounderKnox County Schools
SuperintendentRobert Thomas
PrincipalDebbie Sayers
Officer in chargeSgt. Shelley Ross
Teaching staff117.00 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment2,126 (2017-18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio18.17[1]
Hours in school day7
Color(s)Maroon, Grey, White
AthleticsFootball, Basketball, Baseball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Rugby, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Wrestling, Marching Band
RivalsFarragut Admirals, West Rebels, Hardin Valley Hawks
NewspaperThe Bark
Feeder toWest Valley and Bearden Middle
AffiliationsPublic High School
WebsiteSchool website

The school was founded in 1939.[3] It was named for the family of Marcus De LaFayette Bearden, a farmer who served as a captain in the Union Army during the Civil War.[4]

The current building was built in 1967 finished in 1969, and replaced the old building that eventually became Bearden Elementary School. The current principal is Debbie Sayers who became Principal in the 2019-2020 school year.[5] Bearden High School athletic teams are dubbed "The Bulldogs." Bearden's rival are the Farragut Admirals and West Rebels.[2][6]


The school plays competitively football, women's basketball, track and field, volleyball, men's basketball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, wrestling, rugby and climbing.

Men’s basketball coached by Jeremy Parrott

Women’s basketball coached by Justin Underwood

Baseball coached by John Rice

Bowling coached by Jennifer Allen

Notable alumni


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