Churchill County High School

Churchill County High School is located in Fallon, Churchill County, Nevada. The building was built in 1917, and was opened in 1920.[2]

Churchill County High School
Location
1222 South Taylor Street
Fallon, NV 89406
Information
TypePublic
Established1917
School districtChurchill County School District
PrincipalScott Winter
Staff67.00 (FTE)[1]
Grades9-12
Enrollment985 (2018–19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio14.70[1]
Color(s)Green and White    
Athletics conferenceNorthern Nevada Division 1A
MascotGreenwave
Websitehttp://www.churchill.k12.nv.us/

AcademicsEdit

Part of the Churchill County School District, operating under the Principal Kevin Lords,[3] the school has around 1400 students in grades 9–12.[4]

Education standards are very high, with Churchill County's Academic Team being placed 1st in the Nevada Academic League in results published in April 2006,[5] and a teacher at the School, Steve Johnson, being a winner of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the Nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science, in 1999.[6][7]

Notable alumniEdit

Churchill County High School has a long history of students serving in the uniform services as well as being accepted into prominent academic institutions.

DisciplineEdit

In November 2006 closed circuit television was installed, the first school in the state to have such a comprehensive system, and has proven effective in enhancing discipline.[10]

This was needed since according to a regional survey, almost 7% of Churchill County students have used methamphetamine, and anecdotal data points to a number closer to 15%.[11]

Pellet gun incidentEdit

On January 22, 2020, a male student brought a pneumatic pellet gun into his classroom. He did not harm any students. He was later arrested the next day for possession of a weapon on school grounds.[12][13]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Churchill County High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved March 12, 2021.
  2. ^ Welfare, United States Congress Senate Committee on Labor and Public (1949). Hearings. U.S. Government Printing Office.
  3. ^ "Back to School" Archived 2007-02-18 at the Wayback Machine, Lahontan Valley News
  4. ^ "Churchill County High School", Great Schools
  5. ^ "Notice of Regular Meeting", Churchill County Board of School Trustees, April 27, 2006
  6. ^ "Churchill County High School Tour - NTS and Yucca Mountain" Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine, ChurchillCounty.org, 2003
  7. ^ Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
  8. ^ Elliot, Gary E. (1994). Senator Alan Bible and the Politics of the New West. Reno: University of Nevada Press.
  9. ^ Dahl's High School Jersey To Be Retired Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine, KOLO8 News
  10. ^ "Cameras installed at CCHS", Nevada Appeal, January 6, 2007
  11. ^ "Meth brochure" Archived 2007-07-23 at the Wayback Machine, Churchill Coalition
  12. ^ Ranson, Steve. "Churchill County Sheriff's Office arrests student for having gun at school". www.nevadaappeal.com. Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  13. ^ Staff. "Student arrested for bringing pellet gun to school in Fallon". www.kolotv.com. Retrieved 2020-02-18.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 39°27′48″N 118°47′04″W / 39.463317°N 118.784443°W / 39.463317; -118.784443