Chryston High School
|Chryston High School|
(Thus I Flourish)
Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, G69 9DL, Scotland
|Head Teacher||Walter Scott Muir|
|Teaching staff||Approx. 60|
|Age||12 to 18|
|Enrollment||Session 2010/2011 - 673|
|Number of students||700 - 800|
The school plays an important role in the community with the students assisting with local organisations. The school was awarded the Charter Mark in September 2007, for excellence in customer service.
HM Inspectorate of Education, in their inspection during October and November 2005, judged that the learning environment and support for the students was very good. The overall quality of attainment S1/S2 was rated as 'Good', at S3/S4 'Adequate', and S5/S6 was 'Good'.
Construction of the new £22 million Chryston High School building started in 2010 and was completed in mid-2012, with education commencing on August 20th 2012. The development was carried out by Morgan Sindall and was part of North Lanarkshire Council’s £250 million Schools and Centres 21 programme. The new building was constructed on the playing fields of the previous site and features 23 classrooms and 27 practical rooms - this also includes facilities for vocational courses. A fitness studio, four-court games hall and five changing rooms also feature in the new school building. A full sized all-weather floodlit pitch was built on the existing Chryston High School site - this was completed around Easter 2013. 
The original school building was opened in 1966 and a large extension was added in 1981.
The Real Schools Variety Show
Chryston High School took part in Real Radio's "Real Variety Show", a talent show, on 1 September 2009. The school was selected as one of the 12 schools across Central Scotland to take part, out of an initial list of over 200 schools. The show was hosted by Steve McKenna, a DJ for Real Radio. Dance group "Annihilation" emerged winners after the decision made by 3 judges which the school had invited. "Annihilation" competed against the winners of the other 11 schools in which took place on the Real Radio website, and won. The winners, "Annihilation" were scheduled to perform at the Pavilion Theatre on Friday 25 September 2009 along with the likes of: MacDonald Brothers, Aftermath Street Dance Kru, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, impressionist Lewis MacLeod and the cast of Kylie Mania but contractual difficulties prevented this. Instead, the dance group performed at the Strathclyde Park Fireworks Display in Glasgow on 5 November 2009.
In 2002 the senior Janitor at the school was suspended over allegations he downloaded porn using a school computer.
In 2005 a 16-year-old pupil had her pocket stuffed with bags of cannabis when she arrived at the school and was caught dealing the drug. In 2006 the girl pled guilty at Airdrie Sheriff Court to being concerned in the supply of drugs at the school between 4 February and 4 March 2005.The Prosecutor Lyn Gordon said: "John Hunter, the deputy head of the school received information someone was acting suspiciously in school grounds. The deputy head monitored the CCTV and saw her with three bags."
In 2007 parents expressed anger after pupils young as 12 were sent home alone in the middle of the night after problems with a school trip. Four members of staff and about 45 students had been stranded at the school when a bus booked to take a trip to Alton Towers had not turned up.
The school was at the centre of a police alert, in January 2012, when it emerged pupils were equipping themselves with weapons in preparation for a fight with students from another secondary school. Six pupils, aged 12 between 14 years, were reported to the Children’s Panel after police discovered that several students were intending to participate in a pre-arranged fight with another school.
Notable former pupils
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