Knox graduations next week

Josh FloryOur Town Teens

Graduation ceremonies for Knox County’s 16 high schools will take place next week. The dates and times of each ceremony are listed below. All graduations will take place at Thompson-Boling Arena on the University of Tennessee campus, 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way.

  • Tuesday, May 14:
    • Central, 5:30 p.m.
    • South-Doyle, 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 15:
    • Career Magnet Academy, 3 p.m.
    • Halls, 5:30 p.m.
    • Gibbs, 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 16:
    • L&N STEM Academy, 3 p.m.
    • Austin-East, 5:30 p.m.
    • Hardin Valley Academy, 8 p.m.
  • Friday, May 17:
    • Paul Kelley Academy, 3 p.m.
    • West, 5:30 p.m.
    • Bearden, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 18:
    • Powell, 9 a.m.
    • Carter, 11:30 a.m.
    • Fulton, 2 p.m.
    • Karns, 4:30 p.m.
    • Farragut, 7:30 p.m.

As multiple ceremonies are happening each day, 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.

In order to provide appropriate security measures and a consistent policy for events at Thompson-Boling Arena, UT will use metal detectors and institute the same clear bag policy currently in place for all athletic events, concerts and special events. Details on that policy are available at the UT Athletics website.

Commencement for the Knoxville Adaptive Education Center will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, at KAEC. Commencement for the Ridgedale School will be at 1:30 p.m. May 14 at Ridgedale.

Knox County high school commencements are available for streaming live online at, and copies of specific graduation ceremonies may be purchased.


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