Cheyenne Central High School

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Cheyenne Central High School
5500 Education Drive
Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82009
United States
Coordinates 41°42′31″N 104°50′13″W / 41.7087°N 104.837°W / 41.7087; -104.837Coordinates: 41°42′31″N 104°50′13″W / 41.7087°N 104.837°W / 41.7087; -104.837
School type public, high school
Opened 1904
School district Laramie County SD #1
Superintendent Dr. Mark Stock[1]
CEEB Code 510063[2]
Principal Dr. Stephen Newton[3]
Faculty 96[4]
Grades 912
Gender coed
Color(s) Red & Black          
Team name Indians
Newspaper 'CHS Lariat[5]
Yearbook 'POW-WOW[6]

Cheyenne Central High School is a public secondary school (grades 9-12) located in Cheyenne, Wyoming and serves Laramie County School District #1. The high school serves students who attended McCormick JHS, Clawson ES, Davis ES, Deming/Miller ES, Freedom ES, Gilchrist ES, Hobbs ES, Jessup ES, Pioneer Park ES, Willadsen ES, and Saddle Ridge ES in Cheyenne. The current principal is Dr. Stephen Newton.


Cheyenne High School, the predecessor of Cheyenne Central High School, was the first high school in Wyoming, founded in 1868. The school is a charter member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Cheyenne Central High School was first accredited in 1904 and continues to be accredited by that organization and by the Wyoming State Department of Education.


Cheyenne Central offers 21 Advanced Placement programs. For the 2012-2013 school year, Cheyenne Central made Adequate Yearly Progress in accordance with the Federal No Child Left Behind Act.


Cheyenne Central is home to the second oldest JROTC unit in the United States behind Fort Leavenworth, Kansas (1897 - officially formed on 1917). The program was started in 1903, initially offering the class at Cheyenne High School (now called Cheyenne Central High School). It was initially run as a cooperative effort between the Wyoming National Guard and the Laramie County School Board. Since 1916, the program has been a cooperative effort between the school district and the U.S. Army. This unit is currently a Honor Unit (Top 50% in the Nation)


Student life[edit]


Sports competed in include Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Men's Swimming & Diving, Women's Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track (I), Track (O), Volleyball, and Wrestling.

Extracurricular Activities[edit]

Activities and Clubs include, but are not limited to : Art Club, “C” Club, Change Attitudes Now (CAN), Centralaires, Cheerleaders/Dance, Close-up, DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FFA, Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), Green Club, Health Occupations, International Club, Interact, International Thespians, Jazz Band, Key Club, Lariat - School Newspaper, Marching Band, Math Club, Mock Trial, National Forensics League, National Honor Society, POW WOW - Yearbook, ROTC, Science Olympiad, Ski Club, Skills USA, Sound Connection/Chorale, Student Senate, Student Trainers, Tomahawks, United Way, We the People, WHAM, and Writing Club.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "LCSD1 Superintendent of Schools". Laramie County School District Number 1. 2010. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Cheyenne Central High School". Cheyenne Central High School. 2010. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Principal's Page". letter. Cheyenne Central HS. 2010. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Teacher Information". Directory. Cheyenne Central High School. 2010. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  5. ^ "CHS Lariat". activity homepage. Cheyenne Central High School. 2010. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "POW-WOW". activity website. Cheyenne Central High School. 2010. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
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  8. ^ "Shirley Flynn". Wyoming Tribune-Eagle. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 

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