Pocatello High School


Pocatello High School

Infobox school
name = Pocatello High School



motto =
established =
type = Public
principal=Don Cotant
faculty=61
grades=9-12
students = 1,140
free_label = IHSAA Division
free_text = 4A
oversight =
mascot = Indians
colors = Red and Blue
city = Pocatello
state = Idaho
country = USA
yearbook =
newspaper =
website = [http://web1.d25.k12.id.us/home/phs/ Pocatello Indians]

Pocatello High School is a high school in Pocatello, Idaho commonly known as "Poky." The high school is a very historic fixture of Old Town Pocatello and is claimed to be haunted.

History

The school was constructed during the late spring of 1892. Pocatello High School was the most impressive building in the area during the early 1900's and on many occasions the school served as a town square where concerts and athletic contests were held. Two presidents of the United States spoke on the grounds of Pocatello High School, President Theodore Roosevelt in 1902 and William Howard Taft in 1908.

In 1914, a fire started in the boiler room and the high school burnt completely to the ground. The school was rebuilt in the exact same location. In 1939, the old school was remodeled and additions were made including a new gymnasium currently known as "the pit." In 1996 major renovations were added to the school which took three years to complete. These renovations included new floors, lights, sidewalks, heating system, windows, and a new gymnasium known as "the palace." [ [http://www.boisestate.edu/history/issuesonline/2007spring/gallery_schools_reborn/3_pocatello_hi_reborn.html Pocatello High Reborn ] ] Even with all the renovations, the school still has a unique 1916 feel about it.

About Pocatello High School

Pocatello High School is known around the area for their school pride. School colors are red and blue and their mascot is "the Indians." As of 2008, Don Cotant is the principal and current enrollment is around 1,140. They play an annual football game called the "Black and Blue Bowl" agains their rival, the Highland Rams. In the past thirteen years, the Indians have defeated the Rams only once.

Achievements

In 1989, Pocatello High School received the Presidential Excellence award which was one of only 165 awards given in the nation. [ [http://www.mykro.com/history.htm History ] ]

In 2006 the Pocatello High School football team won the Idaho High School Activities Association 4A Championship. [ [http://www.idhsaa.org/sports/football/brackets/4Aftbll.htm IDHSAA 4A football bracket] ]

References


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