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School History

Ardmore High School started in 1915 from 5 acres of land donated (cost - $5) by Austin, Childers, and Boyd who were Ardmore, TN residents. From 1915 -1916, donations (labor, material, and money) from area residents helped construct the two-story brick high school building. The building contained a library/study hall area and classrooms on the first floor and a stage on the second floor. The school opened its doors to students in 1917 with Mr. J.T. Blacksher as the first principal. The High School was accredited in 1927.

As a part of the Limestone County School system, Ardmore High serves students in the North East corner of Limestone County. It is a 6-12 school located on Hwy 251 in Ardmore, Alabama. The current student body is comprised of approximately 900 students. The school mascot is the Tiger. Cedar Hill Elementary opened August of 2003 which reorganized Ardmore High School to grades 6-12.

The city of Ardmore is a unique town which is situated across two states, Alabama and Tennessee, and four counties, Limestone (AL), Madison (AL), Giles (TN), and Lincoln (TN). This makes city, county, and state government a very interesting task. To help the town maintain a local school system, the State of Alabama, the Limestone County Board of Education, the Giles County Board of Education, and the Lincoln County Board of Education have an agreement which allows city residents living on the Ardmore, Tennessee side to attend Ardmore High School (with a yearly tuition).

"The mission and purpose of Ardmore High School is to provide appropriate learning opportunities that promote academic, physical, and ethical growth of students enabling them to become productive citizens in an ever-changing society."

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