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Chaparral High School (Arizona)

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.[2] 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.[3] Chaparral's first graduates were the class of 1974.

Chaparral High School
Address
6935 E. Gold Dust Avenue

,
85253-1484

United States
Coordinates33°34′37″N 111°55′56″W / 33.57703°N 111.932241°W / 33.57703; -111.932241Coordinates: 33°34′37″N 111°55′56″W / 33.57703°N 111.932241°W / 33.57703; -111.932241
Information
TypePublic
Established1972
School districtScottsdale Unified School District
Grades9–12
Enrollment2,077 (2015-16)[1]
Color(s)              
MascotFirebird
NewspaperAshes
YearbookGolden Embers
Website

In 2014, Newsweek ranked Chaparral No. 22 among top American high schools and No. 1 in Arizona.[4]

Contents

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.[5] The high school holds the state record for having the most National Merit Scholars in one year (37 in 2014).[6] Additionally, the school has also earned the record most in-state Presidential Scholars in Arizona, with 17 in 2003.[citation needed]

Notable attendeesEdit

AthletesEdit

Entertainment and mediaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chaparral High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "Chaparral High School – School Information". Susd.chaparral.schoolfusion.us. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  3. ^ "10 Feb 1973, Page 67 - Arizona Republic at Newspapers.com".
  4. ^ "Newsweek".
  5. ^ "America's Top Public High Schools – Newsweek America's Best High Schools". MSNBC. November 25, 2008. Archived from the original on May 23, 2007. Retrieved May 13, 2010.
  6. ^ "password protected article". Arizona Republic. Retrieved May 13, 2010.
  7. ^ Canada's Youngest Olympians, Olympic.ca
  8. ^ Stephanie Meyer Biography