Chaparral High School (Arizona)
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Chaparral High School is a public high school located in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States. Its mascot is the firebird, and the school colors are scarlet, red, and gold. Chaparral opened in February, 1973 with 800 students comprising freshman, sophomore and junior classes. The principal was James Curlett. The initial structures were built at a cost of $3.5 million. Chaparral's first graduates were the class of 1974.
|Chaparral High School|
|6935 E. Gold Dust Avenue
Scottsdale, Arizona 85253-1484
|School district||Scottsdale Unified School District|
|Principal||Dr. Angela Chomokos|
|Color(s)||Gold and Red|
Student body and academicsEdit
Chaparral High School has consistently ranked in Newsweek's list of Best High Schools in America, and in 2007 Chaparral was one of only 12 schools ranked in Arizona. The high school holds the state record for having the most National Merit Scholars in one year (37 in 2014). Additionally, the school has also earned the record most in-state Presidential Scholars in Arizona, with 17 in 2003.
Racism in the newsEdit
News articles note that on Dec. 8, 2017 Chaparral High School's Firebirds lost a home game in Scottsdale, Arizona. The crowd—most of whom were White—began mocking Freshman Yuuki Okubo, who plays for Crossroads High School's Roadrunners. The Asian player stands at 5 foot 5 inches tall and the crowd began mocking Okubo's height when he got fouled.
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