Capital High School (Helena, Montana)

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Coordinates: 46°36′53″N 112°02′58″W / 46.6146°N 112.0495°W / 46.6146; -112.0495

Capital High School is a high school in Helena, Montana, in the United States. The building was originally built in the 1960s as a Catholic high school but closed following the graduation class of 1969. The Helena School District bought the building and it eventually became a four year high school opening its doors in 1973.

Helena Capital High School
100 Valley Drive
Helena, Montana
Type Public high school
Established 1973
School district Helena Public School District
Principal Brett Zanto
Teaching staff Staff Directory
Grades 9 through 12
Enrollment 1416
Color(s)         Brown And Gold

Basketball (boys and girls)
Football (boys)
Golf (boys and girls)
Softball (girls)
Soccer (boys and girls)
Swimming (boys and girls)
Tennis (boys and girls)
Track and field (boys and girls)
Volleyball (girls)

Wrestling (boys)
Mascot Bruin
Rival Helena High School
Accreditation Montana Office of Public Instruction
Yearbook The Capital Dome

Notable Administration/Coaches[edit]

  • Pat Murphy - Head Football Coach. Has won 6 State titles as Head Coach (most recent 2011 State Champion)

National and State Awards received[edit]

  • In 2011, Capital High's Physical Education program was named 1 of 3 schools nationally as a NASPE STARS Program . This award is given to schools whose P.E programs model the essential elements for a quality physical education as well as providing valuable opportunities for all students to learn meaningful lessons. Capital is 1 of 59 schools to have ever received this award.
  • Dennis Peterson was recognized by Stanford University's Teacher Tribute Initiative. He was nominated by former student Laura Marsh ('11).
  • JD Solomon (History/Social Studies Teacher at CHS,) was inducted into the Carroll College Hall of Fame for his basketball career. J.D. Solomon played basketball for Carroll from 1996-2001. After being tabbed a second team all-conference selection as a sophomore, he earned first team all-conference recognition his final two years (2000 and 2001). As a senior in 2000-01, the 6-foot-7 Solomon became the first Carroll hoopster to make first team All-American, averaging 20.2 points and 7.7 rebounds. Solomon led the team to a then-record 26 wins and a No. 11 national ranking. The Saints won the 2001 Frontier Conference and qualified for the NAIA tournament for just the fourth time in school history. His 1,848 career points rank No. 2 on the school’s all-time list
  • Tom Pedersen (Capital High School Science teacher) is named 2012 Montana Teacher of the Year
  • Lon Carter (Original Head Boys Basketball Coach, and Current Head Boys Track And Field Coach as well as Coordinating summer weightlifting and DOTS conditioning program) is Named Top High School Athletic Program for the State of Montana by Sports Illustrated for his years of service and dedication to the Bruin Athletic department