Allendale High School

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Allendale High School
Address
10760 68th Avenue
Allendale, Michigan 49401
United States
Coordinates 42°57′53″N 85°57′3″W / 42.96472°N 85.95083°W / 42.96472; -85.95083Coordinates: 42°57′53″N 85°57′3″W / 42.96472°N 85.95083°W / 42.96472; -85.95083
Information
Type Public
School district Allendale Public Schools
Superintendent Dan Jonker
Principal Dan Remenap
Grades 9-12
Number of students 687
Campus Suburban
School color(s) Red, Black, and White
            
Athletics conference Ottawa-Kent Conference Blue Division
Nickname Falcons
Website

Allendale High School is located in Allendale, Michigan, in the United States, in the Allendale Public School District, serving grades 9-12.

History[edit]

The current school building was constructed in late 1995 when construction began, and finished in early August 1997. Before construction, students at the high school level would attend education at the prior Allendale Middle School, which housed all twelve grades under one roof, until decision came when the public school district would vote to build a high school along 68th avenue for student at ninth through twelfth grade would attend. In September 1997, the doors opened to all four classes, and the old Middle School was available for grades DK through eighth grade. The high school was constructed of one rural building, with the addition of a high school auditorium, that would be named the Ceglarek fine Arts Center, and a high school gym located south of the Auditorium. The Classroom Hallways stretch onto two levels of the northwest section of the school. Each Classroom split into different section of certain courses. Within the classroom sections of the hallways, the building entrance begins on the southwestern side of the classroom hallways, including the entrance to the athletic directory offices, and the main school library, these two entrances lead off to the high school entrances of the gym and auditorium. in 2004 The school rebuilt its Fine Arts Center Auditorium which finished construction on April 16, 2005, naming it the Ceglerek Fine Arts Center. The Ceglarek Fine Arts Center (CFAC) opened on April 16, 2005. Since opening, the CFAC has been home to several wonderful performances. With 789 seats and its spacious stage, the CFAC has the feel of a large auditorium with the intimacy of a small house.

In 2003 the building began construction on a brand new athletic department for the school in the South Entrance wing, next to the gymnasium. The athletic department included an Athletic Training Room, a women's locker room for women's athletics, a men's locker room, which included three extra locker rooms for sporting athletics during the season, this sponsored Freshman and Junior Varsity Athletics, And one men's varsity athletic locker room, for varsity sports. The Athletic Department also sponsored a new weight room, student, and staff parking lots outside the athletic entrances. With the renovations, the school remodeled the basketball gym and renamed it Coach Ken Pierce Court, after famous Allendale basketball coach, Ken Pierce. In 2014 the school remodeled Falcon Stadium outside Allendale High School, replacing the Old Allendale Track with new rubber track, and a brand new football field.

Education[edit]

Allendale High School is ranked in the 89th percentile in the State of Michigan, surpassing over several other schools in their district. Allendale High School was recognized for their top education perseverance in the state of Michigan topping out over 1,100 schools in the State. Allendale offers 102 courses taught by a 34-person staff. Students have scored in the top three percent in the Michigan Merit Test (MME).

Athletics[edit]

Allendale High School's nickname is The Falcons. Most teams compete in the Ottawa-Kent Conference Blue Division. Allendale currently offers the following sports:[1]

  • Baseball (boys)
  • Basketball (boys and girls)
  • Bowling (boys and girls)
  • Competitive cheer (girls)
  • Cross Country (boys and girls)
    • Boys state champion - 1999[2]
  • Football (boys)
  • Golf (boys and girls)
  • Hockey (boys)(co-op with Hudsonville)
  • Softball (girls)
  • Soccer (boys and girls)
  • Track & Field (boys and girls)
  • Volleyball (girls)
  • Wrestling (boys)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allendale HS". mhsaa.com. MHSAA. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Boys Cross Country Team Champions 1978-2013". mhsaa.com. MHSAA, Inc. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 

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