Cochrane High School (Cochrane, Alberta)

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Cochrane High School
529 – 4th Ave. N

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Coordinates51°11′49″N 114°28′16″W / 51.197°N 114.471°W / 51.197; -114.471Coordinates: 51°11′49″N 114°28′16″W / 51.197°N 114.471°W / 51.197; -114.471
MottoCarpe Diem
("Seize the Day")
School boardRocky View Schools
PrincipalEd Polhill
Enrollment770 (2009)
Colour(s)Maroon, Black, cardinal red, and white             
Team nameCobras

Cochrane High School is a public secondary school located in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada. The school's enrollment is approximately 800 to 850 students, in grades 9 through 12. The school falls under the jurisdiction of Rocky View Schools.

The school's official mascot is a Cobra named Coby.[1]


The school was established in December 1962.[2] Before then, students attended Andrew Sibbald School. Andrew Sibbald School was reserved for grades 1–9. Because the school was unable to house the influx of students, grade 12 students were forced to attend Mount Royal College to complete their senior matriculation. As the population of Cochrane increased, the need to build a suitable high school was approved by the Board of Cochrane School district.

In December 1962, students were moved to a new building. On January 1, 1966, the schools in Cochrane became a part of Calgary Rural School Division #41 (later to become Rocky View School Division #41). New additions to the building included a home Economics room, Industrial Arts room, Biology lab, library and typing room to conclude projects for the school in the 1960s. In subsequent years, full renovations occurred such a new gymnasium, a separate wing for the Junior High, library expansion, new science labs, a drama room, cafeteria/student lounge area and a transformation of administrative areas (including guidance offices).


The school competes and participates in the South Central Zone of the Alberta Schools Athletic Association. It holds membership in the Rocky View Sports Association.[3]

The Cochrane High School football program has ranked amongst the best in the province of Alberta winning two provincial Tier II championships and twelve provincial Tier III championships.[4]

In 2018, the girl's curling team won Cochrane High School's first Provincial Curling championship after an undefeated season.[5]

Annually, Cochrane High School hosts a classic hockey between itself and Bow Valley High School to raise money for a chosen charity. Players are composed of current Cochrane High School students.[6] The event is organized by the Cochrane High School and Bow Valley High School, and is not involved in the Rockyview View Sports Association nor the Alberta Schools Athletic Association.



  1. ^ Cochrane High School website
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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-05-23. Retrieved 2009-10-14.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  5. ^ "Cochrane High wins provincials in girls' curling". Cochrane Times. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  6. ^ Howard, Jo Anne. "Cochrane Hockey Classic is Back -". Retrieved 2018-04-11.

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