Stewarts Creek High School information
Stewarts Creek High School will open in August 2013 serving grades 9-12. The Rutherford County Board of Education finalized zoning for the school on December 4, 2012 after holding 10 public meetings to discuss enrollment and gather feedback from parents.
Stewarts Creek High School is located on Red Hawk Parkway in Smyrna and sits on the same campus as Stewarts Creek Elementary School and Stewarts Creek Middle School, which both opened in 2006. The high school mascot will be the Red Hawks, and the school colors will be red, black and grey.
The Stewarts Creek High School staff is working out of the district office until the school opens this summer. They can be reached by calling (615) 893-5812.
Hiring procedures for faculty and staff
Staffing for Stewarts Creek High School will begin soon. Applicants who are not currently employed will be required to complete the online certified (licensed/teaching) or classified (non-teaching) application. Current employees interested in a transfer must complete the transfer application. Instructions for both applications are posted on the Human Resources webpage.
There will be two types of positions posted – at-large and internal. At-large postings will be open to any candidates who wish to apply based on interest and/or endorsement. Internal postings will only be open to current employees who are assigned to designated “feeder” schools.
In February - April, the first round of “internal” certified positions will be posted. These positions will be available to current employees from the feeder schools only - Blackman HS, Riverdale HS, LaVergne HS and Smyrna HS. The number of transfers from each school will correlate with the number of rezoned students. All transfer applicants will be interviewed and considered for reassignment at Stewarts Creek HS.
Once the required number of transfers have been recommended and approved for reassignment, additional “at-large” certified positions will be posted. These positions will be posted in March – May and ongoing throughout the summer until all vacancies are filled. They will be open to any new applicants or current employee from other RCS schools to fill remaining positions at Stewarts Creek HS.
Classified positions will be posted in the spring – March – May and on-going throughout the summer until all vacancies are filled. They will be open to any new applicants or current employee from other RCS schools to fill remaining positions at Stewarts Creek HS.
Consistent with Rutherford County Schools’ employment procedures, all applicants must apply online for a posted position within the posting period to be considered for an interview and employment.
Dr. Clark Harrell - Stewarts Creek High School principal
Dr. Clark Harrell has been named principal of the school and will hire staff and faculty members during the next few months. Dr. Harrell currently serves as a vice principal at Blackman High School.
In addition to his education background, Harrell currently serves as a Lt. Colonel and Chaplain for 164th Air Wing of the U.S. Air Force. He holds three advanced degrees from Middle Tennessee State University and earned a doctorate from Trevecca Nazerene University.
SCHS attendance zone
NOTICE: Families wanting to exercise the grandfather option must complete a zone exemption no later than March 1, 2013. Zone exemption applications were released on February 1, 2013.
The Board of Education has approved a grandfather option for certain students who are affected by the rezoning for Stewarts Creek High School.
The grandfather option only applies to those students who will be juniors or seniors during the 2013-2014 school year and who currently attend Blackman High School, LaVergne High School, Smyrna High School or Riverdale High School. In addition, the Board has approved a limited sibling rule. Those students who will be freshmen or sophomores during the 2013-2014 school year would be grandfathered if they have a sibling who is a rising junior or senior who also will be grandfathered and attending the school at the same time.
Qualifying families must submit a zone exemption application in order to exercise any of the grandfather options. Bus transportation is not provided for those students who exercise the grandfather option and so parents must arrange transportation.