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John  Burroughs
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Principal's Corner

Welcome back to the 2015 - 2016 School Year

Dear Students and Parents:


First of all, I would like to share with you that it is a tremendous privilege for me to serve as your principal at McMinn County High School. This is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to work together! Please know that I have very high expectations for everyone involved with McMinn County High School. I ask you to seize every occasion for growth. This will make you better as an individual, and cumulatively spark improvement in our school and our community. Established in 1903, our school is the second oldest high school in the state of Tennessee, and the oldest school in East Tennessee. With this history comes a heightened sense of responsibility. I challenge you to lend your very best efforts and talents to make our school an even better place! Please see to it that you are very familiar with the information in the handbook. All educators at McMinn County High School will be working together to provide the best education possible for students. Respect the fact that this is a two-way street. All students will be held accountable for adhering to the policies and procedures that are clearly stated in the handbook. Remember our motto, “Good to GREAT!” I am looking forward to a wonderful year!



John W. Burroughs