Ernest Manning High School

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Ernest Manning High School
20 Springborough Boulevard S.W.
Calgary, Alberta, T3H 0N7
Coordinates 51°02′05″N 114°11′27″W / 51.034644°N 114.190722°W / 51.034644; -114.190722Coordinates: 51°02′05″N 114°11′27″W / 51.034644°N 114.190722°W / 51.034644; -114.190722
Type Public
Motto Optima Quaerimus
(We Seek the Best)
Established 1963 (2011- new location)
Founded 1963
School board Calgary Board of Education
Principal Myra Hood
Grades 10, 11, 12
Enrollment 1881[1]
Team name Griffins
Communities served Aspen Woods, Christie Park, Coach Hill, Cougar Ridge, East Springbank, Glenbrook, Glendale, Glengarry, Killarney, Patterson Heights, Richmond Hill, Rosscarrock, Shaganappi, Signal Hill, Springbank Hill, Spruce Cliff, Strathcona Park, Westgate, West Springs, Discovery Ridge, and Wildwood
Feeder schools A.E. Cross, Bishop Pinkham and Vincent Massey

Ernest Manning High School is a public senior high school located in the City of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, south of the Bow River. The school falls under the jurisdiction of the Calgary Board of Education.


The original Ernest Manning High School was built in 1963, and is named after the eighth Premier of Alberta, Ernest Manning.[2]

The school is part of the Action for Bright Children Society.[3]

New campus[edit]

On October 7, 2008, the Calgary Board of Education approved and announced the closure of the existing Ernest Manning High School to facilitate the expansion of the western leg of Calgary's Light Rail Transit. The last class to graduate was in the summer of 2011 before the building was torn down.[4] The students of Ernest Manning transferred to the new high school located on the western edge of Calgary near the community of Springbank in fall 2011. The construction of the new high school was completed in September 2011.


The Ernest Manning Griffins athletic teams compete in the Calgary Zone of the Alberta Schools Athletic Association. The school holds membership in the Calgary Senior High School Athletic Association.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]


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