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Principal's Message

Dear Holston High School Community,
I would like to welcome all of you to our Holston High School family.  I say family because most of the students that we teach have parents and grandparents who attended this very school. The Holston community is a proud, strong community full of history and tradition. I am honored to be a part of that pride, strength, and tradition serving as Principal of Holston High School.
With over 50 years of experience and tradition, our Vision - “enabling each student to achieve their highest academic, social, and physical potential in order to become responsible and productive citizens” guides and inspires our faculty and staff to achieve excellence in teaching and learning.  
We appreciate and embrace the opportunity to serve your students.  We encourage you to become an active participant in your student’s educational journey!  I thank all of you for your continued support and for your commitment to the students that we serve.
Gabe Long
Principal, Holston High School


We believe successful schools:
  • Provide safe, healthy, and dynamic learning environments.
  • Employ and retain highly qualified staff.
  • Have a well-defined curriculum and programs that are aligned with state and national standards.
  • Involve all stakeholders as partners.
  • Respect all.
  • Are accountable.
  • Align budgets with priorities.
  • Result from effective communication from and to every level.
  • Engage and communicate with families.
  • Provide opportunities for participation in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
We believe effective instruction:
  • Is research-based.
  • Assumes all children can learn.
  • Meets the unique needs of each child.
  • Prepares students for success.
  • Educates the whole child.
  • Elicits high performance consistent with abilities.


Holston High School is committed to continuing its tradition of offering students excellence in education.  Working together with community stakeholders, we will create a learning environment that nurtures academic success and provides for the individual needs of all students.


Our staff accepts the responsibility with the support of the parents and community to provide a program that enables each student to achieve his or her highest potential academically, socially, and physically in order to become responsible and productive citizens.

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