Granite High School (Utah)
Coordinates: Granite High School was a public high school located at 3305 South 500 East in South Salt Lake, Utah. Granite opened in 1906. The first LDS seminary opened across the street from the school in 1912. In 2005-2006, the enrollment was 1250, but was reduced as the school transformed into an "academy" format. The academies within the school include the Young Parent program for teenage parents with children and the ESL program for new immigrants and refugees.
The decision to change from a traditional high school caused some controversy in the local community because it coincided with the removal of all the school's sports programs, many of which had been played for nearly a century. The removal of sports led to increased transfers to outlying schools among the student body at that time.
Granite High belonged to the Granite School District. The mascot is the Granite Mighty Farmer.
At the end of the 2009 school year, the school was closed. A final open house was held on July 3, 2009.
It is currently shut-down
- Ed Catmull, Class of 1963, President of Pixar
- Frank Christensen, Class of 1928, Utah Athlete of the Century
- James E. Faust, Class of 1937, former Second Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Leigh Harline, Class of 1925, Academy Award winner for the song When You Wish upon a Star
- Gordon Jolley, Class of 1967, football player, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks
- Neal A. Maxwell, Class of 1944, former apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Frank Moss, Class of 1929, US Senator
- Rick Parros, Class of 1976, football player, Denver Broncos
- Jack Reddish, Class of 1944, Olympic alpine ski racer and film producer
- Golden Richards, Class of 1969, football player, Dallas Cowboys
- Cecil O. Samuelson, Class of 1959, physician, LDS General Authority, and current president of Brigham Young University.
Song of the "G"
When sight and sound of the campus Fade in the long, busy years Yet will return in our memories Echoes of old songs and cheers.
You, of the field, track and diamond, Fighters for clean victory, You who love the fair, square sport, You'll hear the song of the "G".
Go it Granite, go it Granite Hear the battle cry; Go it Granite, go it Granite Yours 'til we die.
She will remember, you'll not forget her Though you are far away She is calling, calling to you ever Honor the grand old "G"!
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