Elko High School

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Elko High School
Elko High School.jpg
Old Main Building
987 College Ave.
Elko, Nevada 89801
United States
Coordinates 40°50′20″N 115°45′36″W / 40.839°N 115.760°W / 40.839; -115.760Coordinates: 40°50′20″N 115°45′36″W / 40.839°N 115.760°W / 40.839; -115.760
Funding type Public
Established 1895
School district Elko County School District
School number (775) 738-7281
Principal Tim Wickersham
Faculty 125 (2003)
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1254 (2000)
School colour(s) Maroon & White
Fight song On Ye Indians (to the tune of On, Wisconsin!)
Athletics conference Division IA
Mascot Indian
Team name Indians
Newspaper Pow-Wow
Yearbook Pohob

Elko High School (EHS) is a public secondary school in Elko, Nevada, in the United States. Part of the Elko County School District, its mascot is the Indian and the school's colors are Maroon and White. Its marching band, the Elko High School Band of Indians Marching Band, is known as the "Pride of Nevada."[1]

Elko County, Nevada highlighted.


Elko High School was established in 1895 as the first county public school in Nevada.[2]

Elko High School's Old Gymnasium stands on the site of the first University of Nevada. The University of Nevada in Elko was open from October 12, 1874 to July 10, 1885. Other than a few memories, all that remains of the first University of Nevada is a street called College Avenue. It runs in front of Elko High School - put in and named after the school left town.

Extracurricular activities[edit]


The Indians compete in the Northern Division IA. They had a long run competing in 4A athletics, where they had sustained success competing against larger schools and now look to dominate the 3A.

  • The varsity football team has won five state title since the school started playing football in 1948; 1953 (28-21), 1954 (T 14-14), 1962 (37-6), 1980 (33-0), and 1985 (16-7). The Indians play their home games at Warrior Field, located on campus. Their home side bleachers were the former endzone bleachers at Mackay Stadium at the University of Nevada, Reno).*[citation needed]
  • The girls' and boys' basketball program has won some state titles. The girls' won the large school state title last in 1995. The girls have taken 2 in state last year.
  • The school has a regulation-size stadium and track and one of the biggest basketball gyms in Northern Nevada.[citation needed]

Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association[edit]

  • Baseball - 1980, 1981, 1983, 1988, 1989
  • Girls Basketball- 7 state championships-3rd all time; consecutive 2A state champs 1982-83-84, 57 consecutive wins; 1986; 1989; 3A-1994-1995; Coach Lynette Davis- NIAA all time leader most wins- 563; 3rd all time state titles- 7;

Performing arts[edit]

The Choral music department is represented by the award winning Choraliers. They have received top ratings in national choral festivals for the past 20 years.[citation needed] In 2006, they received an invitation to the National Invitation of Gold Choral Festival in New York City. They have traveled to Hawaii(2008 & 2012) and were invited to and participated in the National Invitational Festival of Gold in San Francisco in 2009 and 2013. In 2013, they were selected as the top large ensemble at the San Francisco Festival of Gold. The Choraliers have been invited to sing in Carnegie Hall.


  • The Pow Wow — monthly school newspaper, is the oldest in the state.[citation needed]
  • The yearbook is titled Pohob. Pohob means 'sagebrush'
  • "War Whoops!" is the longest running radio show in the state of Nevada, broadcast on Wednesdays at 7:05 on AM 1240 KELK.


Football rivalries are Spring Creek High-Elko (Battle of the Summit). The series is led by Elko at 45-2

and McQueen-Elko (High Desert League).

Basketball rivalries are Lowry-Elko.

Hometown rival is Spring Creek, other Nevada rivals are McQueen, Lowry and Reed.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Home page". Pride of Nevada Elko High School Band of Indians. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "EHS History". Elko High School. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Awards and honors". Pride of Nevada: Elko High School Band of Indians. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Elko High School Band of Indians. "Resume", 2007. Retrieved on February 7, 2008.
  5. ^ "Elko graduate wins male beauty contest". Daily Herald (Utah Valley). 21 August 2008. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "About John". Nevada Assembly Republican Caucus. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 

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