• Athletics

  • Knox County Schools offers various opportunities for middle school and high school students to participate in athletics.  Each high school and middle school is a member of the TSSAA / TMSAA and has an athletic director who supervises and administers the athletic program. 

    The interscholastic sports program offers all eligible students an opportunity to participate in a variety of activities that are a vital part of a student’s educational experience. Participation is voluntary and a privilege that carries with it responsibilities to the school, sport, other students, the community, and to the athletes themselves.

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        In order to maintain eligibility and participate in athletics, students must abide by the following...

        • Earn six credits the preceding school year. All credits must be earned by the first day of the beginning of the school year.
        • Be enrolled before the 20th school day of the semester, in regular attendance, and carrying at least five full courses during the present semester.
        • A student is permitted eight semesters of eligibility beginning with the ninth grade. 
        • A student shall be ineligible in high school if he or she becomes 19 years of age on or before Aug. 1.
        • Athletes must live at home with their parents.
        • In order for a transfer student with an athletic record to be eligible at another school there must be a bona fide change of residence by the athlete’s parents that justifies a change in schools.
        • All transfer students must be approved by the Executive Director of TSSAA before participating in any game.
        • A student who engages in three or more days of practice – including spring practice – with a high school in which he or she is enrolled shall be ineligible in that sport for 12 months if the student enrolls in another school without a corresponding change in the residence of his or her parents.
        • A student whose name is listed on the school eligibility report cannot participate in an independent game or meet until the season has closed in that particular sport. This does not include golf, tennis, or bowling.
        • A registered athlete cannot accept any money for athletic skills in any TSSAA-sponsored sport.
        • An athlete may accept a medal, trophy, high school letter, sweater, jacket, shirt, blazer, or blanket for athletic participation but nothing else of commercial value, and these awards must carry the school’s letter or other appropriate award emblem.
        • All expenses to an athletic camp where specified instruction is offered must be paid by the athlete or his parents.
        • Any student repeating the 7th grade or 8th grade and participates in school athletics while repeating shall not be eligible to participate in athletics during their 9th grade year.
        • A student may not participate in an all-star game unless it is sanctioned by the TSSAA and unless he/she has completed high school eligibility in that sport.

      Ticket Information


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        Listed below are the maximum charges allowed for each sporting event.

        Middle School Sports

        Gate price $5 Adults, $3 Students

        Track & Field
        Gate price $5 Adults, $3 Students

        High School Sports

        Gate price $8, student pricing optional

        Gate price $6

        Single-game price $5
        Doubleheader price $6

        Track & Field
        Gate price $5

        Other Sports
        Gate price $5


        Other Ticket Information

        • Invitational or Knoxville Interscholastic League (K.I.L) wrestling tournaments or track & field meets -- Gate $5
        • Season tickets are optional and handled on a school-by-school basis.
        • The TSSAA/TMSAA regulates tournament and playoff prices and passes.

        Knox County Schools Employees

        • Admission is free to regular season sporting events with the presentation of proper employee identification (KCS employee badges are proper identification).
        • Free admission is for the employee only and does not apply to other family members.   
        • TSSAA/TMSAA, district, regional, and state events require payment of admission and are not covered by the employee status.
          *Prices based on KCS Board Approval