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High School Graduations Begin Next Week

Graduations for 15 of Knox County’s high schools will begin next week. The dates and times of each ceremony are listed below. All graduations will take place at Thompson-Boling Arena (1600 Phillip Fulmer Way) on the University of Tennessee campus.


Tuesday, May 16:

  • Halls, 5:30 p.m.
  • South-Doyle, 8 p.m.


Wednesday, May 17:

  • Central, 5:30 p.m.
  • Hardin Valley Academy, 8 p.m.


Thursday, May 18:

  • Paul Kelley Volunteer Academy, 3 p.m.
  • Fulton, 5:30 p.m.
  • Bearden, 8 p.m.

Friday, May 19:

  • L&N STEM Academy, 3 p.m.
  • Austin-East, 5:30 p.m.
  • Gibbs, 8 p.m.


Saturday, May 20

  • Powell, 9 a.m.
  • Carter, 11:30 a.m.
  • West, 2 p.m.
  • Karns, 4:30 p.m.
  • Farragut, 7:30 p.m.


As multiple ceremonies are happening each day and there is significant construction occurring around Thompson-Boling, parking may be difficult and some distance from the arena. Anyone attending graduation should allow plenty of time to park and find their seats before the ceremony begins.


Knox County Schools Security Department oversees all graduation events; as such, families and guests will NOT have to abide by the University of Tennessee’s plastic bag policy, though attendees are encouraged to leave unnecessary items at home. All bags may be subject to search.


Knox County High School commencements are available for streaming live online at, where video copies of specific graduation ceremonies may also be purchased.


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Please note that two or more members of the Knox County Board of Education may be present at these events.