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Principal's Corner

Principal Jeff Gilbert

Welcome to Central High School!

It is my honor to be the principal of Central High School.  My wife Johanna and I have been part of the Central family for years.  Our two daughters, Dylan and Jade, both graduated from Central and were active in cheerleading and academics.  At Central, I have been an English teacher/assistant football coach, graduation coach, assistant principal, and now principal.  I am proud of being part of the Blue and White.


My hope is that Central will be a place where you will make new friends and new memories, while preparing for the future ahead.

To make new friends and new memories, I encourage you to come to school as much as possible.  Be an active participant in your classes.  Join a sports team or a club.  We have a robust athletic program and active clubs, so get in the action.  You’ll make new friends and have fun along the way.

Your future ahead will include either going to college, going to a trade school, entering the workforce, or serving in the military.  The secret is finding the career where your gifts, passions, and values come together.  High school is the time to explore your options, to learn more about yourself and the world around you, so you can choose the right career path for you.  The more involved you are in your classes and clubs/sports, the better position you’ll be in to choose the right career path.

The secret of success at high school is very simple:  Be here. Be on time.  Be prepared. Be involved.

And please remember you are not alone. The Central Family is cheering you on to see you succeed.  The Central Family consists of administrators, aides, cafeteria ladies, coaches, custodians, guidance counselors, staff, SRO’s, and teachers.  They all want you to succeed at Central and life.  If you ever have a question or a concern, please let us know.  We are thankful to have you as part of our Central Family.


Jeff Gilbert

Central High School Principal



Principal Jeff Gilbert and family

Happiness does not come from having money or buying more things.

Happiness comes through working hard to acheive your dreams,

and celebrating your achievements with your love ones.

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Central High School of McMinn County
145 County Road 461
Englewood, Tennessee 37329
Phone: 423-263-5541
Fax: 423-263-0399