Loy Norrix High School
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|Loy Norrix High School|
|606 East Kilgore
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001
|School type||Public high school|
|Motto||"Where Students Come First people"|
|Vice principal||Atiba McKissack (Assistant Principal and Dean of Students)|
|Vice principal||Kelly Hinga(Assistant Principal for PIE/Bridges)|
|Vice principal||Jeff Boggan (Assistant Principal and Freshmen Academy Director)|
|Color(s)||Blue and white|
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. Loy Norrix students are eligible for the Kalamazoo Promise, which provides reduced or free college tuition for students attending public colleges in Michigan.
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. 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.
- T.J. Duckett- Class of 1999. Professional football player
- David Means - Class of 1980, author, O Henry Award winner.
- Tim Nordwind- Class of 1994 musician- Bass Player "OK GO"
- Jerome T. Youngman - Class of 1969, Musician, Producer, Composer
- Bob Wood - Class of 1975, author and activist.
- James Leo Ryan - Class of 1981, Actor, Broadway, Off-Broadway, Movies and Television
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