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Principal's Corner

Dear Students and Parents, 

I am extremely honored, privileged, and excited to begin a new school year at McMinn County High School. I extend a warm welcome and look forward to working with you all.

McMinn County High School is an excellent school. Over the past few years, McMinn has grown in growth to achieve the state’s highest achievement ranking of level 5. This is a direct result of the hard work and dedication from the teachers and students. Of course, none of this would not have been possible without the support from the parents, community, administrators, supervisors, and school board members. Our highly skilled and dedicated staff members know how to help students learn, and they want what is best for them. Their tremendous sacrifice has motivated all students to give their best effort. Many parents and other community members contribute to our school through volunteering and donations. Like all schools, we have opportunities for improvement, and our aspiration is to unite with you to help everyone succeed.

I sincerely care about helping all children achieve their dreams for a productive future. This mission continues to motivate me to try my best in providing a high quality experience for everyone. Ensuring a safe, positive learning environment is a top priority for the staff and me. We strive to come to work every day with enthusiasm to support each student.

Our partnership with the families of our students, as well as other community members and organizations, is a key part of our success. Parent involvement in their child’s academic and social development is an essential element in the success of students. Consistent communication between home and school is another key element for families to learn about what is happening at school. Therefore, know that you may call on us at any time.


As I reflect back on my own education journey, I am reminded of two Chinese proverbs.

“The journey is always uphill.” 

“The journey is the reward.”



David McDonald


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McMinn County High School
2215 Congress Parkway
Athens, Tennessee 37303
Phone: 423-745-4142
Fax: 423-745-0584