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'''Columbine High School''' is a [[secondary school]] in [[unincorporated area|unincorporated]] [[Jefferson County, Colorado|Jefferson County]], [[Colorado]], [[United States]].
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'''Columbine High School'''juan was here is a [[secondary school]] in [[unincorporated area|unincorporated]] [[Jefferson County, Colorado|Jefferson County]], [[Colorado]], [[United States]].
 
The school is located at 6201 South Pierce Street, one mile west of the [[Littleton, Colorado|Littleton]] city limits and half a mile south of the [[Denver, Colorado|Denver]] city/county line. <ref>[http://sc.jeffco.k12.co.us/education/school/school.php?sectionid=282 Official address]</ref>"Littleton" is indicated in the school's postal address because its [[ZIP code]], 80123, is primarily associated with that city. However, the school is part of the [[Jefferson County Public Schools (Colorado)|Jefferson County Public Schools]] district and not the [[Littleton Public Schools]] system. The current principal is Frank DeAngelis.
 
The school is located at 6201 South Pierce Street, one mile west of the [[Littleton, Colorado|Littleton]] city limits and half a mile south of the [[Denver, Colorado|Denver]] city/county line. <ref>[http://sc.jeffco.k12.co.us/education/school/school.php?sectionid=282 Official address]</ref>"Littleton" is indicated in the school's postal address because its [[ZIP code]], 80123, is primarily associated with that city. However, the school is part of the [[Jefferson County Public Schools (Colorado)|Jefferson County Public Schools]] district and not the [[Littleton Public Schools]] system. The current principal is Frank DeAngelis.
   

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Columbine High School
Columbine High USGS.png
Satellite photo of Columbine High School in 2004
Location
6201 South Pierce Street, Columbine, Colorado, United States
Information
Type Public Secondary
Established 1973
School district Jefferson County Public Schools
Principal Frank D. DeAngelis
Grades 9 to 12
Color(s) navy blue and silver
Mascot Rebels (American Revolution)
Superintendent Dr. Cindy Stevenson
Website

Columbine High Schooljuan was here is a secondary school in unincorporated Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. The school is located at 6201 South Pierce Street, one mile west of the Littleton city limits and half a mile south of the Denver city/county line. [1]"Littleton" is indicated in the school's postal address because its ZIP code, 80123, is primarily associated with that city. However, the school is part of the Jefferson County Public Schools district and not the Littleton Public Schools system. The current principal is Frank DeAngelis.

Columbine High School was the site of one of the deadliest massacres in modern United States history, which took place April 20, 1999. [2]

History

Sign at entrance to school.

Columbine High School opened in the fall of 1973; there was no senior class in its first year. The school's first graduating class was the class of 1975. Columbine was named after the unincorporated community of Columbine, Colorado; where it is located, which in turn is named after the state flower of Colorado: the columbine. Its first principal was Gerald Difford.

School colors

The official school colors are blue and silver. The colors were selected through a vote by students at Ken Caryl Junior High School and Bear Creek High School who would be the first students to attend Columbine High School when the school opened in 1973.

School shooting

A school shooting took place on April 20, 1999, when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 students and one teacher, and wounded 23 others, before taking their own lives. The massacre made headlines around the world, making Columbine a household name, and causing a moral panic in American high schools.[3]

After the shooting, classes at Columbine were held at nearby Chatfield Senior High for the remaining three weeks of that school year.

Remodeling

File:Columbine High School.jpg
Aerial shot of Columbine High School in 1999
The library built after the incident.

The school had undergone a massive remodeling four years before the shooting, adding a new library and cafeteria. After the massacre, Columbine completely demolished its library, located above the cafeteria, since it was the site where most of the deaths took place. The site was then turned into a memorial ceiling and atrium; a new, larger library was built on the hill where the shooting began and dedicated to the memory of the victims.[4][5]

Cheerleading squad

The school was also home to the highest ranked cheerleading squad to ever come out of Colorado, placing 4th at the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championships in 2003.[citation needed]

Football team

The school most recently won the 2006 Colorado 5A State Football Championship at Invesco Field at Mile High against Mullen High School. The team has won the 5A State Football Championships in 1999, 2000, 2002, and 2006.

Notable alumni

Notable alumni of Columbine High School include:

References

  1. ^ Official address
  2. ^ "The Death Proclamation of Generation X: A Self-Fulfilling Prophesy of Goth, Grunge and Heroin," by Maxim W. Furek. i-Universe, 2008. ISBN 978-0-595-46319-0
  3. ^ Lessons from Littleton (Part I), National Association of Independent Schools
  4. ^ - Remodeling Of School Info Page 1
  5. ^ - Remodeling Of School Info Page 2
  6. ^ Baseball Almanac
  7. ^ Major League Baseball
  8. ^ Allan Kayser at IMDB

External links

Coordinates: 39°36′14″N 105°04′27″W / 39.60389°N 105.07417°W / 39.60389; -105.07417