|Nettleton High School|
4207 Race Street
|School type||Public, College Preparatory|
|School board||Nettleton School Board|
|School district||Nettleton School District|
|NCES District ID||0510440|
|Oversight||Arkansas Department of Education (ADE)|
|NCES School ID||051044000762|
|Student to teacher ratio||13.27|
|Education system||ADE Smart Core curriculum|
|Classes offered||Regular, Advanced Placement|
|Campus type||City; small|
|Song||Alma Mater (Annie Lisle)|
|Fight song||Cherokee (Ray Noble song)|
|Athletics conference||5A East|
|Sports||Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer|
|Team name||Nettleton Raiders|
|Rival||Valley View High School|
|Feeder schools||Nettleton Junior High School (6-8)|
|Affiliation||Arkansas Activities Association (AAA)|
Nettleton High School is a comprehensive four-year public high school located in Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States. It is one of eight public high schools in Craighead County, Arkansas and the only high school managed by the Nettleton School District. It serves as the main feeder school for Nettleton Junior High School.
The assumed course of study at Nettleton High School is the Smart Core curriculum developed by the Arkansas Department of Education. Students are engaged in regular and Advanced Placement (AP) coursework and exams prior to graduation, with the opportunity for qualified students to be named honor graduates based on grade point average and additional coursework above minimum requirements. The school administers vocational classes through Jonesboro High School (Arkansas). Nettleton High School has been accredited since 1965 by AdvancED.
For 2012–14, the Nettleton Raiders participate in the 5A East Conference administered by the Arkansas Activities Association (AAA). The Raiders compete in interscholastic competition including baseball, basketball (boys/girls), competitive cheer, competitive dance, cross country, football, golf (boys/girls), soccer (boys/girls), softball, swimming and diving (boys/girls), track and field (boys/girls) and volleyball.
- Volleyball: The Lady Raiders volleyball team are 3-time state volleyball champions (1987, 2010, 2012). In 2012, Nettleton defeated Little Rock Christian (18-25, 25–22, 25–19, 25–19) to win the 5A State Volleyball Championship.
- Spirit: The competitive dance team won the 5A classification's state dance championship in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
- Basketball: Led by Jerry Rook, the Raiders basketball team won a state basketball championship in 1961.
- Softball: The Lady Raiders softball team won a state (slowpitch) softball championship in 1997, followed by two state (fastpitch) softball championships in 2002 and 2008.
- Tennis: The boys tennis team are 2-time state tennis champions (1985, 2002).
Clubs and traditions
The school offers several clubs and organizations for students to serve and collaborate including SkillsUSA, FCCLA, Student Council, National Honor Society, FBLA-PBL, National Beta Club, National FFA Organization.
The Nettleton Quiz Bowl team placed 2nd at the 2017 AGQBA State Tournament
- Jerry Rook (1961) – professional basketball player
- James W. Pardew (1962) – United States Ambassador to Bulgaria
- Angie Craig (1990) – member-elect to the United States House of Representatives
- Corey Ragsdale (2001) – professional baseball coach
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