West High School (Denver)

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West High School
Location
951 Elati St.
Denver, CO 80204-3939[1]

Information
TypePublic
School districtDenver Public Schools
PrincipalJorge Loera [1]
Grades9–12[1]
Enrollment796 (2009–2010)
Color(s)orange and black         
Athletics5A[2]
Athletics conferenceDenver[2]
MascotCowboys[2]
Website
 
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West High School
Location
951 Elati St.
Denver, CO 80204-3939[1]

Information
TypePublic
School districtDenver Public Schools
PrincipalJorge Loera [1]
Grades9–12[1]
Enrollment796 (2009–2010)
Color(s)orange and black         
Athletics5A[2]
Athletics conferenceDenver[2]
MascotCowboys[2]
Website

West High School is a high school located in Denver, Colorado. It is part of the Denver Public Schools System. West High School is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of the original section of West Denver.

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Demographics

Enrolled in 2009–2010 were 796 students.

Using federal government guidelines, 85.18% of the students were eligible for free or reduced-price lunches.[3]

History

West High School was organized in 1883. On June 13, 1884, at 2:00PM, Charles McDonough, Effie Hallam, Lelia Williams, Frances Brandt, Laura Duccy, and Morrison Stillwell became the first graduates of West High School. In 1902, after merging with School District No. 1 (East) to become Denver Public Schools, West became the district's "second" high school.

In 1926, West moved into its current building at 9th and Elati, a building designed in English gothic style and executed in light brick with buff terra cotta trimmings. It contains spacious halls and numerous academic, scientific, and vocational classrooms. It has an auditorium that seats 1500 and a gymnasium that seats 2000.[4]

Notable Alumni

References

  1. ^ a b c d Denver Public Schools school list. Denver Public Schools school list. Accessed 29 March 2007.
  2. ^ a b c Colorado High School Activities Association. Profile for Denver West High School. Accessed 29 March 2007.
  3. ^ http://www.piton.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=SchoolFacts.Summary&School_ID=302
  4. ^ http://west.dpsk12.org/About_West/they_were_cowboys.htm

External links

Coordinates: 39°43′55″N 104°59′43″W / 39.731877°N 104.995243°W / 39.731877; -104.995243 (West High School)