Crescent Heights High School (Calgary, Alberta)
|Crescent Heights High School|
1019 1st Street N.W.
|School type||Public secondary|
|School board||Calgary Board of Education|
|Enrollment||1600+ (January 1st, 2019)|
|Colour(s)||Navy, Red, and White|
|Communities served||Crescent Heights, Coventry Hills, Hidden Valley, Crossroads, Mt Pleasant, Renfrew, Sunnyside, Mayland Heights, Vista Heights, Bridgeland, Tuxedo Park, Rosedale|
Crescent Heights High School is a high school with an enrollment of 1677 students in grades 10-12 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The school is part of the Calgary Board of Education's public school system.
In 1915, Crescent Heights High School was called Crescent Heights Collegiate Institute, and was located in what is now Balmoral School. By 1919, enrollment at Crescent Heights High School was 980 students. The current building was erected in 1928 for a cost of $275,000. It was extensively renovated in 1985-86, with a second full-size gymnasium added, and the original gymnasium converted into a student center. The basement lunch room was converted into a theater and a Building shop was later turned into a Dance room.
- The first principal of Crescent Heights from 1915-1935 was William Aberhart, later Premier of Alberta.
- Another early teacher was Douglas Scott Harkness, who commanded an Anti-Tank Regiment of the Royal Canadian Artillery in the Second World War and served as Minister of National Defence after the war.
- Doris Anderson - Former editor of Chatelaine magazine.
- Paul Brandt - Country music artist
- Sean Cheesman - International dance choreographer
- Tommy Chong - Comedian/Actor
- Thomas Glenn - GRAMMY Award-winning operatic tenor.
- Eric Greif - Lawyer and entertainment personality
- Akeem Haynes - Part of Canada's bronze medal winning Men's 4 × 100 metres relay team in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 
- Violet King Henry - The first black person to graduate law in Alberta and to be admitted to the Alberta Bar, as well as the first black female lawyer in Canada.
- Ralph Klein - The 12th Premier of Alberta, started at Crescent Heights, later graduated from Viscount Bennett High School
- Rizwan Manji - Portrayed Rajiv on the show Outsourced
- Tegan and Sara Quin - Indie rock/New Wave/Indie Pop musicians
- Ron Southern - Founder of ATCO Group, Sentgraf Enterprises, Canadian Utilities, Spruce Meadows and AKITA drilling
- Ken Taylor - Former Canadian ambassador to Iran, who helped several Americans escape during the Iran hostage crisis.
- Raj Chahal Special Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Jean Chrétien
- 82 CHHS students are recognized by a memorial and simulated eternal flame in the school foyer as having given their lives in military service in the Second World War.
- James Timothy White [fr] - Entrepreneur
- "Cornerstones: Crescent Heights High School". Cornerstones. Calgary Public Library. Archived from the original on December 21, 2002. Retrieved 2000-05-28. Check date values in:
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- Sean Cheeseman, ctv.ca
- "GRAMMYs Past Winners Search". The Recording Academy.
Aylward, Mike (2005). "Women's Championship Cup of Wrestling Preview -". Lakehead University. Retrieved 2000-05-28. Check date values in:
"Graham Claims Bronze Medal at Prestigious World University Wrestling Championships". Canadian Interuniversity Sport. 2006-06-08. Archived from the original on 2004-07-25. Retrieved 2000-05-28. Check date values in:
- Class of 1980, as shown in the class photos on the second floor
- Thompson, Katherine (December 25, 2012). "Featured Centenary 'Firsts' Story: Violet King (U of A Law 1953)". University of Alberta. Archived from the original on July 16, 2016.
- canadiansoldiers.com listing of CHHS Fatal Casualties in the Second World War Archived 2008-03-03 at the Wayback Machine
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