LDS High School

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LDS High School (previously known as Latter-day Saints' High School, sometimes spelled Latter-day Saints High School) was a secondary school located in Salt Lake City, Utah operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The school was closely associated with Latter-day Saints' University, the last vestiges of which are now LDS Business College. Both trace their beginnings to the Salt Lake Stake Academy, which started in 1886. The LDS High School name was adopted in 1927.

In 1931, LDS High School was closed, leaving about 1,000 students to attend public high schools, most notably the newly built South High, which opened in the fall of the same year. The closure was a late example of a process of closure of most LDS run secondary schools in the Utah area.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Gordon B. Hinckley (1928), 15th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1995–2008)
  • Lenore LaFount (1926), wife of George W. Romney; First Lady of Michigan (1963–1969); and mother of Presidential candidate Mitt Romney
  • George W. Romney (1926), American businessman and politician; Governor of Michigan (1963–1969); and father of Presidential candidate Mitt Romney