Heritage High School (Littleton, Colorado)

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Heritage High School
ES 13 Heritage High School Littleton.jpg
Primus Inter Pares
Address
1401 West Geddes Avenue
Littleton, Colorado 80120
Coordinates 39°35′14″N 105°00′13″W / 39.587086°N 105.003481°W / 39.587086; -105.003481Coordinates: 39°35′14″N 105°00′13″W / 39.587086°N 105.003481°W / 39.587086; -105.003481
Information
Type Free public
Established 1972
School district Littleton Public Schools
Principal Ms. Stacey Riendeau
Grades 9-12
Enrollment Public and open
Number of students ~2,000
Campus size ~5 acres (20,000 m2)
Campus type Suburban, Open Campus
Color(s) Scarlet and Silver         
Athletics conference Continental League 5A
Mascot Eagle
Rivals Arapahoe High School, Littleton High School
Newspaper The Pioneer
Yearbook The Eyrie
Website

Heritage High School, in Littleton, Colorado was completed in 1972 as the last of three high schools in the Littleton Public Schools system. It was rated by Newsweek magazine as one of the top 200 high schools in the United States, and the Denver-based 5280 magazine acknowledged Heritage High School as one of the best schools in the Denver area.[1] The school colors are scarlet and silver. The mascot is the bald eagle.

History[edit]

Established in 1972, Heritage is the newest of the three high schools within Littleton Public Schools. The other two include Littleton High School (opened in its present location in 1956) and Arapahoe High School (established in 1965). The school's mascot is the Eagle, and the school's colors are Scarlet and Silver (with Navy serving as the third school color).[2]

Campus[edit]

Location[edit]

Heritage High School is located 12 miles (19 km) south of downtown Denver in Littleton, Colorado. It is two (2) miles north of highway C-470 between South Broadway and Sante Fe Avenue. For those visitors outside the continental United States, the school is located at a latitude of N. 39 degrees 35' 13.685" and a longitude of W. 105 degrees 0.0625".[2]

Building[edit]

  • The school contains 230,500 square feet (21,410 m2) divided between three levels.
  • The theatre seats 732 people and the main gymnasium seats about 1,600.
  • The library (also known as the Integrated Learning Center- ILC) is located on the first floor near the business and art departments. It includes two computer labs as well as 12 computer workstations for student use.
  • Every floor has an interdisciplinary faculty office adjacent to the department classrooms and resource centers.
  • The school has two lecture halls located on the second and third floors. These lecture halls accommodate approximately 100 people for large meetings or presentations.
  • The student store, located in the Student Center, is maintained and run by students involved in the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA).
  • In addition to the computer lab in the technology area, the school also houses two more computer labs within the business department .
  • In addition to the main gymnasium, the school also houses two auxiliary gyms, a weight room, a climbing wall, a fitness center and an indoor pool. Outside the school are four tennis courts, a football field, an all-weather track, a soccer field, and a baseball field.
  • The school's practice fields total approximately 500,000 square feet (46,000 m2).
  • Remodeling during the summers of 2005 and 2006, updated departmental offices, improved the school's HVAC system, added water sprinklers, moved the library to the first floor, remodeled the entire business department, added new varsity lockers rooms above the existing west locker room, added an auxiliary gym, updated existing locker rooms, remodeled the administrative and counseling offices, updated all restrooms, and replaced lockers throughout the building. Cost of the remodel was approximately $14.5 million

Sierra Leone[edit]

Heritage UM School is a new school located near Kabala, the capital and largest city of Koinadugu District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. In the fall of 2009 it opened with over 150 students.[3][4] Heritage hosts a talent show and a biathlon every year to help fund the school in Kabala.

Athletics[edit]

Rivals[edit]

State Championships[edit]

Season Sport Number of Championships Year Classification
Fall Football 1 2009 4A
Winter Boys Basketball 1 2005 5A
Girls Basketball 1 1996 5A
Spring Girls Soccer 4 1991 5A
1992 5A
1981 5A
1979 5A

Notable alumni[edit]

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