Beech Senior High School

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Beech High School
3126 Long Hollow Pk

Tennessee 37075

Coordinates36°22′20″N 86°37′15″W / 36.37212°N 86.62078°W / 36.37212; -86.62078
TypePublic school
School districtSumner County Schools
PrincipalKenneth Powell
Teaching staff89.00 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,475 (2022–23)[1]
Student to teacher ratio16.42[1]
CampusSuburban / Rural

Beech High School is one of two public high schools in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The school is located in the Shackle Island community on Long Hollow Pike, near the intersection of Shackle Island Road, Long Hollow Pike, and New Hope Road, just to the north of the Hendersonville city limits, and is part of the Sumner County Schools district. The current school officially opened on August 27, 1980, under the direction of Mr. Merroll N. Hyde.[citation needed] In 1986, the first female principal in Sumner County, Mary Clouse, became the principal.[citation needed] Frank Cardwell served as principal from 1999 until 2014, and was succeeded by Kenneth Powell.[citation needed]

The school's mascot is the Buccaneer, which is frequently shortened to "Buc." The school colors are officially white and orange; however, Navy blue is also popular.[citation needed]

A significant change occurred in the 2005–2006 school year when T.W. Hunter Middle School's new campus was completed. Beech relocated many of its ninth grade classes to the old T.W. Hunter building, now the high school's annex.[citation needed]

Beech softball holds four state titles, and the football team was the 2009 and 2012 Class 5A State Champion.


Beech was the 2009 and 2012 Class 5A State Football Champion, winning the 2012 championship after going undefeated.[citation needed]


Classes at Beech follow either the standard, honors, or advanced placement level, excluding those in the fine arts and some other courses. The school has ACT test scores that are at or above state and national averages.

Clubs and activities[edit]

At Beech, there are many interests covered, providing a wide arrangement of activities students can pursue. Some of these include the BETA club, DECA,[clarification needed] FBLA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, band, chorus, show choir, Visual Arts and Music for Society, NHS, NTHS, Noah's Promise/STARS, SkillsUSA, student council, yearbook, the Beech Breeze newspaper, Interact, Mock Trial, Young Politicians, and Venture Crew among others.

Beech has a marching band named the "Beech Buccaneer Brigade".

Beech is notable for its DECA, FFA, Beta, Interact Clubs, and Mock Trial. Both the DECA and Beta Clubs are perennial competitors and winners at the state and national level.


  1. ^ a b c "Beech Sr High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 26, 2024.