Loy Norrix High School

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Loy Norrix High School
Loy Norrix High School logo.jpg
Address
606 East Kilgore
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001
Coordinates 42°14′37″N 85°34′20″W / 42.2435°N 85.5721°W / 42.2435; -85.5721Coordinates: 42°14′37″N 85°34′20″W / 42.2435°N 85.5721°W / 42.2435; -85.5721
Information
School type Public high school
Founded 1961
Superintendent Michael Rice
Principal Rodney Prewitt
Grades 912
Enrollment 1393 (2005)
Language English
Color(s) Blue and white         
Mascot Knight
Website
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Loy Norrix High School is a high school located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serving students from grades nine through twelve. It is one of two high schools in the Kalamazoo Public Schools district. The student body totals at approximately 1,400. The school is named for a former superintendent of Kalamazoo Public Schools and opened in 1961.[3] Loy Norrix students are eligible for the Kalamazoo Promise, which provides reduced or free college tuition for students attending public colleges in Michigan.

History[edit]

Loy Norrix opened in 1960 after Kalamazoo Central High School graduated 800 students the year prior, the largest graduating class to that date. The school is named after former Superintendent Loy Norrix, PhD.[3] The school has been dubbed the "Glass Castle", due to its almost completely glass frame, prominently featured in an advertisement for LOF Glass in the September 21, 1962 issue of Life Magazine. Loy Norrix is also home to the Freshman Academy, where freshmen are all housed in one wing of the school (the B wing), and divided into three houses: Excalibur, Claymore and Bushido.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superintendent of Schools". Kalamazoo Public Schools. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Loy Norrix High School". Kalamazoo Public Schools. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  3. ^ a b "KCHS History: 1951-1989". Kalamazoo Central High School. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  4. ^ Michael Chevy, Castranova (August 8, 2010). "David Means explores stories of 'victims': Former Kalamazoo writer seeks a darker perspective". The Kalamazoo Gazette. Retrieved July 22, 2011. 

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