Our Mission Statement
The mission of Cumberland Gap High School is to get students ready for the next level through communication and measurement of student progress toward college and career-readiness.
Cumberland Gap High School sits on 67 scenic acres in western Claiborne County, Tennessee in the foothills of the culturally-rich Appalachian Mountains, located about a mile from scenic Highway 63. Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year averages 520 students with 45 faculty, 28 support staff, a principal, and assistant principal. The school opened its doors to students in 2003, merging Powell Valley High and Forge Ridge High Schools. Both of these schools have a proud heritage of educating students in the area. Graduates represent every profession, and many have gained prominence on the state and national levels.
The vision of Cumberland Gap High School is to create an effective secondary school, preparing students for the highest level of readiness for career choices.
Cumberland Gap High School Beliefs
1. A safe school promotes student learning.
2. A student's self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and respect of others.
3. The staff will actively engage students in the learning process.
4. Developmentally appropriate learning activities enhance learning at all levels.
5. Administration, faculty, parents, and the community share the responsibility for the delivery of the school's mission, goals, and policies.
6. There is a direct relationship between student attendance and student success.
7. The diversity of others increases student understanding of culture.
8. Challenging expectations increase individual student performances.
9. Students learn best when they are valued and have appropriate opportunities for success.
10. The process of learning is natural and lifelong.
11. Learning is enhanced when it is meaningful and relevant to real-life experiences.
12. Students should be responsible and accountable for their own actions.