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Brockbank Junior High School was one of the two junior high schools in Magna, Utah, United States.

Brockbank Junior High
Location
Brockbank Junior High is located in Utah
Brockbank Junior High
Brockbank Junior High
Brockbank Junior High is located in the United States
Brockbank Junior High
Brockbank Junior High
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Coordinates40°42′24″N 112°05′43″W / 40.70667°N 112.09528°W / 40.70667; -112.09528Coordinates: 40°42′24″N 112°05′43″W / 40.70667°N 112.09528°W / 40.70667; -112.09528
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Opened1950 (1950)
School districtGranite
Sportsco-ed volleyball, wrestling, co-ed soccer, track, cross country, and co-ed basketball
MascotBees (1950-1973), Braves (1973-present)
Team nameBrockbank Braves
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DescriptionEdit

Students were known as the Brockbank Braves. Brockbank had girls and boys volleyball, boys and girls soccer, wrestling, cross-country, track, and girls and boys basketball teams. The school had an Honors program, and school musicals. The Physical Education program had racquetball, tennis, and basketball equipment & facilities, as well as a workout room, and video game systems with sports-related games (i.e., Wii Fit, Just Dance, and Dance Dance Revolution). Students could eat lunch inside the cafeteria or outside in a commons area, and students who buy school lunches had a range of "stations" to choose from (i.e., Pizza Station, Sub Station, Fiesta Station). At the start of the school year in 2016, Brockbank Jr. High became a part of Cyprus High School's campus; and 7th to 8th graders attended Matheson Jr. High.

HistoryEdit

On July 24, 1947, while most people in Magna were celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the arrival of the Mormon Pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley, some boys were playing with some firecrackers in a field near Cyprus High School. Sparks went astray, and before they knew it, the 7-8 grade wing of the high school caught fire. Fire crews fought hard, but they could not save that portion of the high school. District officials decided it was time to build a separate building for the junior high school students to attend, and thus construction began on a new building directly east of the high school.

End of an eraEdit

May 27, 2016 was a somber day for many students, staff members and alumni of Brockbank Junior High School. The end of the school year also meant the end of Brockbank as a junior high school. The buildings have been transformed and now serve as a ninth and tenth grade core subject extension of the Cyprus High School campus.

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