Gibbs High School is a public, coeducational college-preparatory grade 9-12 high school. It is at 7628 Tazewell Pike in the unincorporated Corryton area in North Knoxville. The school is located near the intersection of Tazewell Pike and East Emory Road.
Gibbs High School was started in 1913 in a two-story brick building built on 12 acres. The original building was destroyed by fire in 1937. The school’s second building burned in 1950. A third building for the high school was constructed from 1951 to 1952 and moved into in 1953. The building was renovated in 1983.
Gibbs High School is attended by approximately 1,050 students. Its feeder schools are Halls and Holston middle schools.
Gibbs is a comprehensive high school. The school offers several Advanced Placement courses, including biology, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, statistics and U.S. history. Students can also take three foreign languages and arts classes such as visual art, vocal music, chorus and concert band.
Like Halls High School, students from Gibbs can take advantage of career educational opportunities through North Knox Career and Technical Center and their co-op and intern programs. Students can study construction, carpentry, welding, computers, forensic science, cosmetology, technology engineering and other such pursuits. The center is located at 7411 Ledgerwood Drive, which is about 11 miles from the high school.
Students at Gibbs can engage in sports such as baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, dance, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, volleyball and wrestling. The school mascot is the eagle.