Elkins High School (Arkansas)
|Elkins High School|
|700 School Street
Elkins, Arkansas 72411
|School type||Public comprehensive|
|Motto||Committed to Excellence|
|NCES School ID||050576000290|
|Teaching staff||25.35 (on FTE basis)|
|Student to teacher ratio||13.93|
|Education system||ADE Smart Core|
Advanced Placement (AP)
|Athletics conference||3A Region 1 (2016–18)|
|Team name||Elkins Elks|
|Affiliation||Arkansas Activities Association|
Elkins High School is an accredited comprehensive public high school located in Elkins, Arkansas, United States. The school provides secondary education for students in grades 9 through 12. It is one of ten public high schools in Washington County, Arkansas and the sole high school administered by the Elkins School District.
The current building was first constructed in the 1950s. Some of the older features of the building is a long east-west hallway, which was created after the building was extended to enclose one side, and the resulting low, sharply angled roof. The last significant architectural addition was in 1990. In May 2009, the Board voted to begin negotiations with an architecture firm to build a new school.
The assumed course of study follows the Smart Core curriculum developed by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), which requires students complete at least 22 units prior to graduation. Students complete regular coursework and exams and may take Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exam with the opportunity to receive college credit. Elkins High School is accredited by the ADE.
The Elkins High School mascot is the Elk with purple and white serving as the school colors.
The Elkins Elks compete in interscholastic activities within the 3A Classification and within the 3A Region 1 Conference administered by the Arkansas Activities Association. The Elks field teams in football, cross country (boys/girls), golf (boys/girls), bowling (boys/girls), basketball (boys/girls), baseball, softball, track and field (boys/girls), baseball, and softball, along with competitive cheerleading.
- Cross country: The boys cross country teams won six consecutive state titles (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013). The girls cross country teams won consecutive state cross country championships in 2008 and 2009.
- Cheerleading: The competitive cheer squads have won 4 consecutive 3A Class state cheer championships from 2011 to 2014.
- Baseball: The Elks baseball squad won 2 state titles, one in 2006 and one in 2009 with a state runner-up in 2011.
- Marching Band: The Elkins High School Marching Band has won many marching contests and traveled as far as Dallas, Texas for competitions. Directed by Chris Fuller, the best trombone player over the age of 1,000,000. It is the highest of statuses and the most revered sport ever known to the school. Chris Fuller, director, has taught classes longer than any living man, and has actually met with Jesus because he is simply that old. He also is older than the Big Bang, or at least he is rumored to be.
Clubs and traditions
Elkins students may also engage in a variety of clubs and organizations such as: Art Club, National FFA Organization, FCCLA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), National Honor Society, and Student Council.
The following are notable people associated with Elkins High School. If the person was an Elkins High School student, the number in parentheses indicates the year of graduation; if the person was a faculty or staff member, that person's title and years of association are included
- "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Elkins High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
- "School Profile, Elkins High School". Arkansas Activities Association. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
- "Arkansas High School Sports Record Book 2011–12" (PDF). Arkansas Activities Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 May 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2012.