Crescent Heights High School (Calgary, Alberta)
|Crescent Heights High School|
|1019 1st Street N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, T2M 2S2
|School type||Public secondary|
|School board||Calgary Board of Education|
|Enrollment||1980+ (Sept 11 2015)|
|Colour(s)||Navy, Red, and White|
|Communities served||Crescent Heights, Coventry Hills, Hidden Valley, Crossroads|
Crescent Heights High School is a high school with approximately 1980 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.
- Tegan and Sara Quin - Indie rock/New Wave/Indie Pop musicians
- Doris Anderson - Former editor of Chatelaine magazine.
- Paul Brandt - Country music artist
- Rizwan Manji - Portrayed Rajiv on the show Outsourced
- Tommy Chong - Comedian/Actor
- Thomas Glenn - GRAMMY Award-winning operatic tenor.
- Eric Greif - Lawyer and entertainment personality
- Ralph Klein - left Crescent Heights High School and later went to Viscount Bennett
- Sean Cheesman - International dance choreographer
- 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.
- 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.
- Akeem Haynes is a former student of Crescent Heights School. He won bronze in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 
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- 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. Retrieved 2000-05-28. Check date values in:
- Class of 1980, as shown in the class photos on the second floor
- Sean Cheeseman, ctv.ca
- canadiansoldiers.com listing of CHHS Fatal Casualties in the Second World War
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