Blackman High School

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Blackman High School
Address
3956 Blaze Drive
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37128
United States
Information
School district Rutherford County Schools
Principal Dr. Leisa Justus
Teaching staff 117 (FTE) (as of 2013-14)[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2199 (as of 2013-14)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 18-1 (as of 2013-14)[1]
Color(s) Blue and Orange
Athletics TSSAA
Mascot Dante
Team name Blackman Blaze
Yearbook The Eternal Flame
Website

Blackman High School is a high school located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States which is operated by the Rutherford County Schools. The school was established in 2000 to complement the existing Blackman Elementary School. The school has grown at a large rate over the last several years, and the school has a student body of over 2,000.

History[edit]

Blackman High School was established in 2000 to provide a primary school for the residents living in western Rutherford County. It celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2010 with the graduating class of 2010.

Blackman set a school record for enrollment at 2,396 students.

Campus[edit]

All classes at Blackman High have a minimum of one computer for every six students. Computers are available in the media center, foreign language lab, and technology lab. Each teacher at the school has a multimedia center that includes a TV, computer with TV out, computer network connection, and a printer.[2]

Recent additions to Blackman High include the construction of a new classroom wing, the "G" hall, a large band room and a field area near the cafeteria. The athletics facilities have had recent upgrades. The baseball program built a fieldhouse in 2005 and the football program has just finished construction on a fieldhouse as of 2010.[2]

In 2010, Blackman High School teachers and staff, through a grant from Home Depot, constructed a memorial to Army Spc. Russell Hercules, who was killed in action in Afghanistan during the War against Terrorism. It was built to be a place of peace and solace, providing an open garden for any who need it.[citation needed]

Curriculum[edit]

Blackman has been recognized as a Pacesetter School. It was only one of twenty five schools to receive this award out of over 1200 schools. The test scores are recorded above the state and federal average nearly every year.[citation needed]

Athletics[edit]

The 2010 Blackman football team had a record of 10-1 and advanced the furthest ever in the playoffs, losing to Smyrna High School in the third round, for the second time that season. Running Back I'tavius Mathers had over 2,600 yards and was the Gatorade Player of the Year in the State of Tennessee.[3]

In 2013, the Blackman football team reached the TSSAA Class 6A semifinals before falling 28-16 to eventual state champion Maryville. Blackman finished 11-3 and notched wins over Smyrna (42-0), Ravenwood (47-14), and Oakland (17-3) in the first, second, and quarterfinal rounds.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

David Price was the first overall draft pick in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "School Detail for Blackman High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 
  2. ^ a b "Blackman High School Website". Blackman High School. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  3. ^ "Blackman's I'Tavius Mathers named state football player of the year". Tennessean & HighSchoolSports.net. 2 December 2010. Retrieved 2011-03-17. 
  4. ^ "Blackman vs. Maryville". MaxPreps. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "David Price - 14". Vanderbilt Commodores. 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 

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