Adlai E. Stevenson High School (Livonia, Michigan)

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Adlai E. Stevenson High School
Striving for excellence; learning for life.
Address
33500 Six Mile Road
Livonia, Michigan 48152
Information
TypePublic school
Established1965
School districtLivonia Public Schools
PrincipalJames Gibbons
Grades9–12
Enrollment2,068 (2011-12 school year)
Color(s)Columbia blue, navy blue and white             
Athletics conferenceInter-Lakes Conference (1966-1982)

Western Lakes Activities Association (1982-2008)
Kensington Lakes Activities Association[dead link] (2008- )

MascotSpartan
Team nameSpartans
NewspaperSpotlight
YearbookAurora
AccreditationNorth Central Association
Website
 
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Adlai E. Stevenson High School
Striving for excellence; learning for life.
Address
33500 Six Mile Road
Livonia, Michigan 48152
Information
TypePublic school
Established1965
School districtLivonia Public Schools
PrincipalJames Gibbons
Grades9–12
Enrollment2,068 (2011-12 school year)
Color(s)Columbia blue, navy blue and white             
Athletics conferenceInter-Lakes Conference (1966-1982)

Western Lakes Activities Association (1982-2008)
Kensington Lakes Activities Association[dead link] (2008- )

MascotSpartan
Team nameSpartans
NewspaperSpotlight
YearbookAurora
AccreditationNorth Central Association
Website

Adlai E. Stevenson High School is a public high school located in Livonia, Michigan, United States.

History[edit source | edit]

Adlai E. Stevenson High School was built in 1965 to accommodate the rising population of Livonia with the increased migration of people from Detroit to the suburbs during the turbulent 1960s. It was dedicated on October 24, 1965, United Nations Day, and the 20th anniversary of that body's founding, by Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey. Stevenson was the first high school in the nation named for the Fifth U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Adlai E. Stevenson, who had died the day before the Livonia school board's decision on naming the new high school. The school's first graduating class graduated in June 1968.

Academics[edit source | edit]

Stevenson is recognized by the North Central Association and is the only high school in Livonia to have a Global Education program, which mixes English and social studies courses and exposes students to World cultures.

Athletics[edit source | edit]

Stevenson is a Class A athletic school and is part of the Kensington Lakes Activities Association in the Central Division of the Kensington Conference.

Athletic facilities[edit source | edit]

Stevenson's outdoor athletics' teams use Anders Field located directly behind Stevenson. It was named in memory of Lester C. Anders, Stevenson's first athletic director who died of lung cancer shortly after the school's opening. The basketball team uses the Jay W. Formsma Memorial Gymnasium, named after Stevenson's first principal. It is also where physical education classes are held.

Both the boys' and girls' tennis teams play on the ten tennis courts directly behind Stevenson, east of Anders Field. In addition to the outdoor facilities, Stevenson also has a field house. Stevenson's baseball and softball diamonds are located behind the school west of Anders Field. Stevenson's boys' and girls' swimming and diving teams use the swimming pool.

Notable alumni[edit source | edit]

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Coordinates: 42°24′44″N 83°22′58″W / 42.412169°N 83.382754°W / 42.412169; -83.382754