Chippewa Valley High School
|Chippewa Valley High School|
|Clinton Township, Michigan
|School district||Chippewa Valley Schools|
|Color(s)||Red, White, Black (alternative)
|Team name||Big Reds|
Chippewa Valley High School is a public high school located in Clinton Township, Macomb County, Michigan, located in the Detroit Metropolitan Area. The school is one of three high schools operated by Chippewa Valley Schools. Starting with the 2008-2009 school year, Chippewa Valley High School opened its Ninth Grade Center. The ninth grade center's current principal is Diane Zatkoff while the current principal for the main campus is Jerry Davisson.
The school's athletic teams are the Big Reds. The mascot is a hawk. Previously the mascot was a Native American but it was changed to a hawk. The school logo continued to have Native American feathers.
- 2001 Division II Football State Champions
- Hired former Buffalo Bills linebacker John DiGiorgio as a teacher and football coach in 2010.
- Paul Feig (Class of 1980) — creator of the Freaks and Geeks TV series, which was partially based on Chippewa Valley
- David Hahn (Class of 1995) — the "Radioactive Boy Scout"
- Carey Torrice (Class of 1995) — Michigan politician
- Kelly Gunther (Class of 2005) — speed skater, member of US Olympic Team
- Jeff Zatkoff (Class of 2005) — Professional ice hockey goaltender, member of Los Angeles Kings, won Stanley Cup in 2016 as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins
- "Michigan civil rights department asks U.S. to bar schools' use of Indian names" (Archive). Detroit Free Press. February 9, 2013. Retrieved on July 1, 2014. "Chippewa Valley High School several years ago stopped using a logo with a profile of an American Indian and switched to a red-tailed hawk. The hawk is also the school's mascot. But the school still uses the Big Reds nickname and its logo features American Indian feathers."
- "A Conversation with Freaks & Geeks Creator Paul Feig". Retrieved 2008-09-13.
- "CVHS Past Students of Pride" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-04-05.
- Silverstein, Ken. "The Radioactive Boy Scout: When a teenager attempts to build a breeder reactor". Harper's Magazine (November 1998): 59–72. Retrieved 2008-11-22.