Chippewa Valley High School

Chippewa Valley High School is a public high school located in Clinton Township, Macomb County, Michigan, located in the Detroit Metropolitan Area. The school is one of three high schools operated by Chippewa Valley Schools. Starting with the 2008-2009 school year, Chippewa Valley High School opened its Ninth Grade Center. The ninth grade center's current principal is Diane Zatkoff while the current principal for the main campus is Todd Distelrath.

Chippewa Valley High School
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18300 19 Mile Rd

Michigan 48038
School districtChippewa Valley Schools
PrincipalTodd Distelrath
Faculty108.50 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment2,431 (2017-18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio22.41[1]
Color(s)Red, White, Black (alternative)
Team nameBig Reds
Feeder schoolsAlgonquin, Iroquois, Wyandot
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The school's athletic teams are the Big Reds. The mascot is a hawk. Previously the mascot was a Native American but it was changed to a hawk. The school logo continued to have Native American feathers.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c Chippewa Valley High School
  2. ^ "Michigan civil rights department asks U.S. to bar schools' use of Indian names" (Archive). Detroit Free Press. February 9, 2013. Retrieved on July 1, 2014. "Chippewa Valley High School several years ago stopped using a logo with a profile of an American Indian and switched to a red-tailed hawk. The hawk is also the school's mascot. But the school still uses the Big Reds nickname and its logo features American Indian feathers."
  3. ^ "A Conversation with Freaks & Geeks Creator Paul Feig". Archived from the original on 2008-10-06. Retrieved 2008-09-13.
  4. ^ "CVHS Past Students of Pride" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2009-04-05.
  5. ^ Silverstein, Ken. "The Radioactive Boy Scout: When a teenager attempts to build a breeder reactor". Harper's Magazine (November 1998): 59–72. Retrieved 2008-11-22.