NC “Indian” Mascot Schools

33 Total Schools: 13 Warriors, 7 Indians, 6 Braves, 2 Redskins, 2 Chiefs, 2 Red Raiders, 1 Mighty Sauras. This list began with 73 schools several years ago.  55% or 40 schools have already chosen to retire their “Indian”mascots. All 73 schools are listed with those having CHANGED so marked.

Background: In June 2002, the N.C. State Board of Education issued an ‘action statement’ that called on all educators and schools in North Carolina to“educate themselves on the educational, curricular, and psychological effects of using American Indian sport mascots and logos, and that all public school administrators review their policies and procedures toward the use of American Indian sport mascots, logos and all demeaning imagery.”
In the past few years, 55% of NC’s public schools with American Indian mascots and logos have eliminated them. Many others are re-examing their use as directed by the State Board of Education. Our congratulations to those schools and schools systems that have responded, as noted in this list. If you have questions about these or other schools in the N.C. system, you may also utilize the N.C. Dept. of Public Instruction’s state-wide schools list.     Please contact us should you find any errors in the two lists below or if you know of any changes in the status of mascot-usage in the schools listed. Thank you.

Schools with “Indian” mascots are listed twice, first alphabetically by County/LEA (LEA means “Local Education Agency”), then alphabetically by individual school. This second alphabetical list also includes schools that have retired their “Indian” mascots. Note that each school’s information, the Principal’s email, & school’s web sites can be found in the alphabetical listing.

 

List of NC “Indian” Mascot Public Schools
Alphabetically by County/LEA

A total of only 20 North Carolina LEAs, out of 115 have “Indian” mascot schools

Alamance-Burlington
Alatamahaw-Ossipee Elem. Indians
Haw River Elementary, Indians
Western Alamance HS, Warriors
Western Middle School, Braves

Beaufort
Chocowinity MS, Indians
Chocowinity Primary, Indians

Buncombe
Clyde A. Erwin HS, Warriors
Clyde A. Erwin MS, Warriors

Caldwell
Gamewell MS, Braves
West Caldwell HS, Warriors

Catawba
Harry M. Arndt MS, Redskins
Saint Stephens HS, Indians

Dare
Manteo HS, Redskins
Manteo MS, Braves

Davidson
Denton Elementary, Red Raiders

Duplin
Chinquapin Elementary, Indians

Edgecombe
North Edgecombe HS, Warriors

Franklin
Louisburg HS, Warriors

Gaston
East Gaston HS, Warriors
South Point HS, Red Raiders

Iredell-Stateville
Brawley MS, Braves
West Iredell HS, Warriors

Johnston
Meadow Elementary, Indians

Lincoln
West Lincoln MS, Chiefs

Mitchell
Buladean Elementary, Braves

Montgomery
West Montgomery HS, Warriors

Robeson
Oxendine Elementary, Chiefs
Pembroke MS, Warriors

Stokes
South Stokes HS, Mighty Sauras
Southeastern Stokes MS, Warriors

Wayne
East Wayne HS, Warriors
East Wayne MS, Warriors

Yadkin
Forbush Elementary, Braves

 

List of NC “Indian” Mascot Public Schools
Alphabetically By School’s Name

(Including CHANGED schools 

  • CHANGED:Alamance Elementary School
    3600 Williams Dairy Rd
    Greensboro, NC 27406
    County/LEA: Guilford
    336-697-3177
    fax 336-697-3175
    http://schoolcenter.gcsnc.com/education/school/school.php?sectionid=2
    mascot – Changed from ‘Indians’ to the ‘Wolves’ in 2003
  • Altamahaw Ossipee Elementary School
    2832 N NC 87
    Elon College, NC 27244-9547
    County: Alamance
    336-538-6030
    fax 336-538-6032
    Principal: Donna King
    http://aoe.abss.k12.nc.us/
    mascot – Indians
  • CHANGED: Andrews High School
    1920 McGwinn Drive
    High Point, NC 27265
    County/LEA: Guilford
    336-819-2800
    fax 336-887-5585
    http://schoolcenter.gcsnc.com/education/school/school.php?sectionid=5
    mascot – Changed in May 2004, will keep ‘Red Raiders’ mascot but not use Indian imagery)
  • CHANGED: Aquadale Elementary School
    11707 NC 138 Hwy
    Norwood, NC 28128
    County/LEA: Stanly
    704-474-3212
    fax: 704-474-7209
    http://www.aquadale.scs.k12.nc.us/

    mascot – Changed from Braves to Little Bulls, 2002  Note: Accomplished through a School Improvement Team (SIT) process
  • CHANGED: Arapahoe Charter School
    9005 NC cheap nfl jerseys Hwy 306 South
    Arapahoe, NC 29510

    County/LEA: Pamlico
    252-249-2599

    http://www.arapahoecharter.wordpress.com/
    mascot – Changed from Warriors to Bobcats in March 2009
  • CHANGED: Ayden Middle School
    192 3rd St
    Ayden, NC 28513
    252-746-3672
    http://www.pittschools.org/ams/
    mascot – Changed from Warriors to Knights, 2002
  • CHANGED: Belhaven Junior High School
    100 W Main St PO Box 130
    Belhaven, NC
    mascot – Changed from Warriors to Cougars when school relocated to Northeast Elementary, 2001
  • Brawley Middle School
    664 Brawley School Rd
    Mooresville, NC 28117
    County/LEA: Iredell-Stateville<br 王冠桜反仙茶碗 />
    704-664-4430
    fax:704-664-9846
    Principal: Jimmie Dancy
    http://iss.schoolwires.com/brawley/site/default.asp
    Mascot:‘Braves’
  • CHANGED: Brinson Memorial Elementary School
    319 Neuse Forest Dr
    New Bern, NC
    252-514-6431
    http://teacherweb.craven.k12.nc.us/bme/home.html
    mascot – Changed from Braves to Bears, 2002
  • Buladean Elementary School
    12190 N. Hwy. 226
    Bakersville, NC 28705
    County/LEA: Mitchell
    828-688-2324
    fax: 828-688-1184
    Principal: Mr. Ricky McCourry
    http://central.mitchell.k12.nc.us/buladean/index.html

    mascot – Braves
  • CHANGED:Catawba Middle School
    403 6th Ave SW PO Box 448
    Catawba, NC
    http://www.catawba.k12.nc.us/SchoolPages/catawbae/
    mascot – Changed from ‘Indians’ to Dragons in 2002 then into Rockets when school merged into Catawba Elementary School
  • Chinquapin Elementary School
    3894 NC 50 South
    Chinquapin, NC 28521
    County/LEA: Duplin
    910-285-3476
    fax 910-28-6879
    Principal Pamela Jenkins
    http://www.duplinschoools.net/Schools/CES/
    mascot: ‘Indians’
  • CHANGED :ChocowinityHigh School
    Chocowinity, NC 27817
    http://beaufort.shs.schoolfusion.us/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=79145&sessionid=ad8ae0ac1816e69b1aa651f9d27 a1dc5&sessionid=ad8ae0ac1816e69b1aa651f9d27a1dc5
    mascot – Changed from ‘Fighting Indians’ to Seahawks when school merged into Southside High School
  • Chocowinity Middle School
    3831 US Hwy. 17 South
    Chocowinity, NC 27817
    County/LEA: Beaufort
    252-946-6191
    fax: 252-975-3812
    Principal: Ms. Renee Boyd
    http://beaufort.cms.schoolfusion.us/
    mascot – ‘Indians’
  • Chocowinity Primary School
    606 Gray Rd or PO Box 159
    Chocowinity, NC 27817
    County/LEA: Beaufort
    252-946-3881
    fax: 252-946-4869
    Principal: Amy Vosburgh
    http://beaufort.cps.schoolfusion.us/?sessionid=da3
    mascot – Little Braves
  • Clyde A Erwin High School
    60 Lees Creek Rd
    Asheville, NC 28806
    828-232-4251
    fax: 828-251-2893
    County/LEA: Buncombe
    Principal: Mr. Edward Burchfield
    www.buncombe.k12.nc.us/caehs/
    mascot – Warriors

    Female Athlete mascot CHANGED from “Squaws” to: “Lady Warriors” 1999 as result of compromise with U.S. Justice Department
  • Clyde A Erwin Middle School
    20 Erwin Hills Road
    Asheville, NC 28806
    828-232-4264
    County/LEA: Buncombe
    Principal: Gayland Welborn
    http://www.buncombe.k12.nc.us/caems/
    mascot – Warriors
  • CHANGED: Coulwood Middle School
    1901 Kentberry Dr
    Charlotte, NC
    http://pages.cms.k12.nc.us/coulwood/
    mascot – Changed from Braves to Catamounts, 2002
  • Denton Elementary School
    305 W Salisbury St Box 967
    Denton, NC 27239
    County/LEA: Davidson
    Principal: Ms. J. Marie Casiday
    http://www.davidson.k12.nc.us/education/school/school.php?sectionid=14
    mascot – Red Raiders
  • East Gaston Senior High School
    1744 Lane Rd
    Mount Holly, NC 27124
    County/LEA: Gaston
    704-827-7251
    Principal: Marty Starnes
    http://www.gaston.k12.nc.us/schools/eastgaston/
    mascot – Warriors
  • Eastern Wayne High School
    1135 New Hope Rd.
    Goldsboro, NC 27534
    County/LEA: Wayne
    919-751-7120
    fax: 919-751-7107
    Principal: Mr. Gene Byrd
    http://www.waynecountyschools.org/330/
    mascot – Warriors
  • Eastern Wayne Middle School
    3518 Central Heights Rd.
    Goldsboro, NC 27534
    County/LEA: Wayne
    919-751-7110
    Principal: Ms. Catherine Eubanks
    http://www.waynecountyschools.org/331/site/default.asp
    mascot – Warriors
  • CHANGED :Elon Elementary School
    510 E Haggard Ave
    Elon College, NC 27244
    336-538-6000
    Principal: Amy Harper-Wallace
    http://ece.abss.k12.nc.us
    mascot – Changed from ‘Braves’ to Little Phoenix in July 2010
  • CHANGED:Etowah Elementary School
    320 Etowah School Rd
    Etowah, NC 28729
    County/LEA: Henderson
    828-891-6560
    fax:828-891-6579
    http://www.eto.henderson.k12.nc.us/
    mascot – Changed from ‘Indians’ to All-Stars in August, 2008
  • Forbush Elementary School
    1400 Bloomtown Rd
    East Bend, NC 27018
    County/LEA: Yadkin
    336-699-8447
    Principal: Mr. Douglas Sheek
    http://www.yadkin.k12.nc.us/schools/fes/fes%20new%20page.htm
    mascot – Braves
  • CHANGED:Gamewell Elementary School
    2904 Morganton Blvd.
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    County/LEA: Caldwell
    828-758-1193
    Principal: Ms. Vickie Sproul
    http://ges.caldwellschools.com/
    mascot – <Changed from “Indian Scouts’ to Bulldogs in 2010
  • Gamewell Middle School
    3210 Gamewell School Rd.
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    County/LEA: Caldwell
    828-754-6204
    Principal: Mr. Keith Hindman
    http://sc.caldwellschools.com/education/school/school.php?sectionid=171/
    mascot – Braves
  • Haw River Elementary
    701 East Main Street.
    Haw River, NC 27258
    County/LEA:Alamance-Burlington
    336-578-0177
    Fax 336-578-8336
    Principal: Jeffrey Rachlin
    http://hre.abss.k12.nc.us/
    mascot – ‘Indians’
  • H. M. Arndt Middle School
    3350 34th St Dr NE
    Hickory, NC 28601
    828-256-9545
    fax: 828-256-6748
    County/LEA: Catawba
    Principal: David Fonseca
    http://www.catawbaschools.net/schools/Arndt/default.aspx
    mascot – ‘Redskins’
    mascot – See derivation of this term
  • CHANGED: Icard Elementary School
    PO Box 70 or 3087 Icard School Rd
    Icard, NC 28666
    County/LEA: Burke
    828-397-3491
    fax: 828-397-7296
    http://www.burke.k12.nc.us/Icard/
    mascot – Changed from Warriors to Colts in April 2004
  • CHANGED:Indian Trail Elementary School
    200 Education Rd
    Indian Trail, NC 28079
    County/LEA: Union
    704-821-7614
    fax: 704-821-7712
    http://ites.ucps.k12.nc.us/
    mascot – Changed from Indians’to Tumbles-the-Timberwolf in September 2007
  • CHANGEDJ. F. Webb High School School
    3200 Webb School Rd.
    Oxford, NC 27565
    County/LEA: Granville
    919-693-2521
    fax: 919-693-2589
    http://www.gcs.k12.nc.us/jfwhs/site/default.asp
    mascot – Changed from Warriors to a space-age “Warrior” without Indian imagery. Jan 2005
  • CHANGED:Junaluska Elementary School
    2238 Asheville Rd
    Waynesville, NC
    http://www.jes.haywood.k12.nc.us/
    mascot – Changed from Warriors to no mascot but Indian motif remained in honor of school’s namesake
  • Louisburg High School
    201 Allen Ln
    Louisburg, NC 27549
    County/LEA: Franklin
    919-496-3725
    Principal: Freda Clifton
    http://www.fcschools.net/LHS/
    mascot – Warriors
  • CHANGED: Manteo Elementary School
    701 North US Hwy 64
    Manteo, NC 27954
    County/LEA: Dare
    252-473-2742
    fax: 242-473-2496
    http://mes.darecountyschoolsonline.com/
    mascot – Changed from Braves to no mascot 2007
  • Manteo High School
    PO Box 280 or 616 Wingina St
    Manteo,  NC 27954
    County/LEA: Dare
    Principal:John Luciano
    http://mhs.darecountyschoolsonline.com/
    252-473-5841
    mascot – Redskins
    See derivation of this term
  • <span cheap nfl jerseys style=”color: #ff0000;”>Manteo Middle School
    Hwy 64/ 264 or PO Box 817
    Manteo, NC 27954
    County/LEA: Dare
    252-473-5549
    fax: 242-473-5549
    Principal: Mr. T.E. McGinnis
    http://mms.darecountyschoolsonline.com/index.shtml
    mascot – Braves
  • CHANGED : Mckee Road Elementary School
    4101 McKee Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28270
    County/LEA: Charlotte-Mecklenburg
    704-343-3970
    http://pages.cms.k12.nc.us/mckee/
    mascot – Changed from’Indians’ to All Stars, 2000
  • Meadow School (K-8)
    7507 NC 50 S
    Benson, NC 27504
    County/LEA: Johnston
    919-894-4226
    Principal:Rodney Peterson
    http://johnstoncounty.nc.schoolwebpages.com/education/school/school.php?sectionid=655
    mascot – ‘Indians’
  • CHANGED Micaville Elementary School
    Hwy 80 S or PO Box 122
    Micaville, NC 28755
    County/LEA: Yancey
    828-675-4161
    fax: 828-675-0370
    http://www.mes.yanceync.net/

    mascot – Changed from Redskins to Miners, 2008
  • CHANGED :Millers Creek Elementary School
    4320 N NC 16
    Millers Creek, NC
    336-667-2379<br jordan sale />
    http://www.wilkes.k12.nc.us/mces/
    mascot – Changed from Redskins to Ravens, 2002
  • CHANGED : Millers Creek Intermediate School
    4340 N NC Hwy 16
    Millers Creek, NC
    County/LEA: Wilkes
    http://www.wilkes.k12.nc.us/wwms/
    mascot – Changed from Redskins to Knights when merged into West Wilkes Middle School
  • CHANGED: Newland Elementary School
    PO Box 160 Elementary Rd
    Newland, NC 28657
    County/LEA: Avery
    828-733-4911

    http://www.averyschools.net/nes/site/default.asp
    mascot – Changed from ‘Indians’ to no mascot in 2000-2001 school year
  • North Edgecombe High School
    7589 NC 33-NW
    Tarboro, NC 27886
    County/LEA: Edgecombe
    252-823-3562
    fax: 252-823-7847
    Principal:Dannie T. Williams
    http://edgecombe.nc.schoolwebpages.com/education/school/school.php?sectiondetailid=360
    mascot – Warriors
  • CHANGED: Northwest Cabarrus Middle School
    5140 NW Cabarrus Dr
    Concord, NC 28027
    County/LEA: Cabarrus
    704-788-4135
    fax: 704-784-2649
    http://www.cabarrus.k12.nc.us/ncms/index.htm
    mascot – Changed from Warriors to Titans, 2004
  • CHANGED :Ogden Elementary School
    3637 Middlesound Rd
    Wilmington, NC, 28411
    910-986-6464

    http://www.nhcs.k12.nc.us/Ogden/
    mascot – Changed from ‘Indians’ to no mascot at all, 1999
  • CHANGED: Old Dock Elementary School
    12489 New Britton Hwy E
    Whiteville, NC 28472
    County/LEA: Columbus
    910-642-2084
    fax: 910-642-7872
    http://www.columbus.k12.nc.us/odes/
    mascot – Changed from Braves to Colts in 2008
  • Oxendine Elementary School
    5599 Oxendine School Rd.
    Maxton, NC 28364
    County/LEA: Roberson
    910-843-4243
    Principal: Mr. B. Oxendine
    http://robeson.schoolwires.com/oxendine/site/default.asp

    mascot – Braves (note: majority American Indian students)
  • CHANGED: The Paideia Academy At Oakhurst
    4511 Monroe Rd
    Charlotte, NC
    704-343-6482
    http://pages.cms.k12.nc.us/oakhurst/
    mascot – Changed from ‘Indians’ to Dolphins (this is actually a program within Oakhurst Elementary School)
  • Pembroke Middle School
    8910 Deep Branch Road
    Pembroke, NC 28372
    910-521-9464
    County/LEA: Robeson
    Principal: Christopher Clark
    http://www.robeson.k12.nc.us/pms/site/default.asp
    mascot:Warriors   (Note: majority American Indian students)
  • CHANGED:Roanoke High School
    21077 NC Hwy 903
    Robersonville, NC 27871
    252-795-4081
    County/LEA: Martin
    Principal: Dennis Hart
    http://martin.nc.schoolwebpages.com/education/school/school.php?sectionid=9&

    mascot cheap jerseysChanged from Redskins to Cougars, July 2010 upon consolidation into South Creek HS
    See derivation of “Redskins” term
  • CHANGED:Roanoke Middle School
    21230 Hwy 903
    Robersonville, Fake Oakleys NC 27871
    252-795-3910
    fax 252-795-3890
    County/LEA: Martin
    Principal: Jan Wagner
    http://martin.nc.schoolwebpages.com/education/school/school.php?sectionid=10&
    mascot – Changed from Redskins to Cougars, July 2010 upon consolidation into South Creek MS
    See derivation of the “Redskin” term
  • CHANGED:Saint Stephens Elementary School
    684 30th Street NE
    Conover, NC 28613
    828-256-2570

    http://www.catawba.k12.nc.us/schoolpages/sse/
    mascot – Changed from ‘Indians’ to no mascot, 2001
  • Saint Stephens High School
    3205 34th St Dr NE
    Conover, NC 28601
    County/LEA: Catawba
    (828) 256-9841
    Principal: Ms. DeAnna Taylor
    http://www.catawba.k12.nc.us/schoolpages/sshs/
    mascot – ‘Indians’
  • South Point High School
    906 South Point Rd
    Belmont, NC 28012
    County/LEA: Gaston
    704-825-3351
    Principal: Gary Ford
    http://www.gaston.k12.nc.us/schools/southpoint/
    mascot – Red Raiders
  • South Stokes High School
    1100 South Stokes High Drive
    Walnut Cove, NC 27052
    County/LEA: Stokes
    336-994-2995
    Principal: Ms. Debbie Whitaker
    http://www.south.stokes.k12.nc.us/
    mascot – ‘Mighty Sauras’  
  • CHANGED: Southeastern Randolph Middle School
    5302 Foushee Rd.
    Ramseur, NC 27316
    County/LEA: Randolph
    336-824-6700
    http://www.randolph.k12.nc.us/schools/serms/default.htm
    mascot – Changed from ‘Seminoles’  to Titans, March 1, 2004
  • Southeastern Stokes Middle School
    1044 North Main St.
    Walnut Cove, NC 27052
    County/LEA: Stokes
    336-591-4371
    336-591-8164 fax
    Principal: Jobeth Clark
    http://southeastern.stokes.k12.nc.us
    mascot – Warriors
  • CHANGED: Southern Guilford High School
    5700 Drake Rd
    Greensboro, NC 27406
    County/LEA: Guilford
    336-674-4250

    http://schoolcenter.gcsnc.com/education/school/school.php?sectionid=6964
    mascot – Changed from ‘Indians’ in March 2004 to ‘the Storm’
  • CHANGED: Stovall-Shaw Elementary School
    Hwy 15 or PO Box 39
    Stovall, NC 27582
    County/LEA: Granville

    919-693-3478
    fax: 919-693-4954
    http://www.gcs.k12.nc.us/stovall/site/default.asp
    mascot – Changed from Braves to Eagles in 2004
  • CHANGED Sunshine Elementary School
    231 Toney Rd.
    Bostic, NC 28018
    County/LEA: Rutherford
    828-245-0658
    http://www.rutherford.k12.nc.us/public/sses/

    mascot – Changed from “Indians” to Sunshine Bears in 2004
  • CHANGED:Valle Crucis Elementary School
    2998 Broadstone Rd
    Sugar Grove, NC 28679
    County/LEA: Watauga
    828-963-4712
    fax: 828-963-8185
    http://www.watauga.k12.nc.us/vc/
    mascot – Changed from’Indians’ to Bears in 2006 
  • CHANGED: Waxhaw Elementary School
    1101 Old Providence Rd
    Waxhaw, NC 28104
    County/LEA: Union
    704-843-2304
    fax: 704-843-4259
    http://wxes.ucps.k12.nc.us/
    mascot – Changed from ‘Indians’ to Bluebird in Spring 2004
  • West Caldwell High School
    300 West Caldwell Dr.
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    County/LEA: Caldwell
    828-758-5583
    fax: 828-754-2783
    Principal: David Colwell

    http://sc.caldwellschools.com/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectionid=145
    mascot – Warriors
  • West Iredell High School
    213 Warrior Dr
    Statesville, NC 28625
    County/LEA: Iredell/Statesville
    704-873-2181
    fax: 704-873-0356
    Principal: Todd Holden
    http://www.iss.k12.nc.us/schools/wihs/
    mascot – Warriors
  • West Lincoln Middle School
    260 Shoal Rd
    Lincolnton, NC 28092
    County/LEA: Lincoln
    704-276-1760
    fax:704-276-2293
    Principal: John Robinson
    http://qp.lincoln.k12.nc.us/QuickPlace/wlms/Main.nsf/h_Toc/7d80f7d9b852a08f852574b300538d37/?OpenDocument
    mascot – Chiefs
  • CHANGED: West Mecklenburg Senior High School
    7400 Tuckaseegee Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28214
    County/LEA: Charlotte-Mecklenburg
    704-343-6080
    fax: 704-343-6079
    http://pages.cms.k12.nc.us/westmeck/
    mascot – Changed from ‘Indians’ to “Hawks” in April 2004
  • West Montgomery High School
    147 Warrior Dr.
    Mt. Gilead, NC 27306
    County/LEA: Montgomery
    910-439-6191
    Principal: David Cassady
    http://www.montgomery.k12.nc.us/westhigh/site/default.asp
    mascot – Warriors
  • Western Alamance High School
    1731 N Hwy NC 87
    Elon College, NC 27244
    County/LEA: Alamance-Burlington
    336-538-6020
    fax 336-538-6014
    Principal: Ms.Terri Spears
    http://wah.abss.k12.nc.us/
    mascot – Warriors
  • Western Middle School
    2100 Eldon Dr.
    Elon, NC 27244
    County/LEA: Alamance-Burlington
    336-538-6010
    336-538-6012 fax
    Principal: Dr. Lizzie Alston
    http://wam.abss.k12.nc.us/
    mascot-Braves
  • CHANGED: Westfield Elementary School
    273 Jessup Grove Church Rd.
    Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
    County/LEA: Surry
    336-351-2745
    http://www.surry.k12.nc.us/WES/
    mascot – Changed from (‘Indian’) Warriors to a -W- in Spring 2003 and to “Wildcats” in 2007
  • CHANGED::Westover Middle School
    275 Bonanza Dr
    Fayetteville, NC
    910-864-0813
    http://www.woms.ccs.k12.nc.us/
    mascot – Changed from Warriors to Wildcats, 2002
  • CHANGED:White Oak Elementary School
    555 W B McLean Blvd
    Swansboro, NC 28584
    252-393-3990
    http://www.woms.ccs.k12.nc.us/
    mascot – Changed from ‘Indians’ to Wildcats, 2000