Shiloh Christian School
|Shiloh Christian School|
|1707 Johnson Road
Springdale, Arkansas, 72762
|NCES School ID||02004615|
|Teaching staff||65.0 (on FTE basis|
|Student to teacher ratio||11.4|
|Campus size||72-acre (290,000 m2)|
|Color(s)||Navy Blue and Vegas Gold
|Athletics||Football, volleyball, cross country, golf, cheer, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, tennis, track|
|Athletics conference||5A West (2012–14)|
|Team name||Shiloh Christian Saints|
Shiloh Christian School was founded in 1976 as a ministry of the First Baptist Church of Springdale, by Dennis Cottrell and Tom Ellis, under the leadership of Pastor Cliff Palmer. The school opened with 180 students from kindergarten through sixth grade. A new grade was added each year. The school graduated its first high school class in 1983, with twelve students. In 1979, the First Baptist Church of Springdale moved from its downtown location to its present 72-acre (290,000 m2) site on Johnson Road.
The campus includes a 2,900 seat worship center, a 300-seat chapel, a 1,400 seat basketball facility, and a football stadium.
The Shiloh Christian School mascot for academic and athletic teams is the Saints with Navy blue and Vegas gold.
For 2012–14, the Shiloh Saints compete in the 5A Classification from the 5A West Conference as administered by the Arkansas Activities Association. The Saints high school teams consist of football, volleyball, golf (boys/girls), cross country (boys/girls), cheer, basketball (boys/girls), wrestling, soccer (girls), baseball, softball, tennis (boys/girls), and track and field (boys/girls).
The Shiloh Christian High School teams have won more than 25 state championships.
- Football: The Saints football team are one the school's most successful programs with seven state football championship trophies raised since 1998 with titles in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010. In April 2011, PBS's series Frontline ran a single episode primarily focusing on Shiloh Christian's football team. The episode, titled "Football High", was given the tagline "High school football has never had a higher profile …. but is winning worth the risks?"
- Golf: The boys golf team won a state golf championship in 1996.
- Cross country: The girls cross country team is a 5-time state cross country champion with titles in 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998 and 2009. The boys squad are 2-time state cross country champions with titles in 2007 and 2009.
- Tennis: The boys tennis team are 3-time state tennis champions with titles in 2000, 2001 and 2009. The girls tennis team won three consecutive state tennis championships and four overall with wins in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 2000.
- Baseball: The baseball squad won three consecutive state baseball championships in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
- Track and field: The girls track team won five consecutive state track and field championships in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000.
The following are notable people associated with Shiloh Christian School. If the person was a SCS student, the number in parentheses indicates the year of graduation; if the person was a faculty or staff member, that person's title and years of association are included:
- Jim Bob Duggar (1983)—former Arkansas State Legislator and current father in TLC's reality television series 19 Kids and Counting
- Kiehl Frazier (2010)—2010 USA Today National Player of the Year; Auburn University quarterback
- Rhett Lashlee (2001)—Auburn offensive coordinator.
- Gus Malzahn (Coach, 1996–2000)—Auburn head football coach; coached Shiloh to 1998 and 1999 state titles;
created the play "Little Rock" at Shiloh which would later become "The Prayer at Jordan-Hare" on November 16, 2013 at Auburn.
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- "Institution Summary, Shiloh Christian School". AdvancED. Retrieved April 13, 2013.
- "School Profile, Shiloh Christian High School". Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved April 13, 2013.