Fort Collins High School

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Fort Collins High School
3400 Lambkin Way
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
United States
Coordinates 40°32′24″N 105°02′14″W / 40.54000°N 105.03722°W / 40.54000; -105.03722Coordinates: 40°32′24″N 105°02′14″W / 40.54000°N 105.03722°W / 40.54000; -105.03722
Type Public high school
Motto Home of the Champions/Where excellence is expected
Established c. 1890
School district Poudre School District
Principal Mark Eversole
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1621 [1]
Campus type Single building
Color(s) Purple, gold, and silver             
Athletics 5A
Athletics conference Front Range League
Mascot Lambkin
Newspaper Spilled Ink

Fort Collins High School is located at 3400 Lambkin Way, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States. It is one of four public senior high schools in the Poudre School District. The school colors are purple and gold, and its mascot is a lambkin, a baby lamb.[2] The school serves approximately 1,800 students and has a staff of about 130.


Fort Collins High School is over 100 years old. Classes were originally held on the second floor of the old Franklin Grade School at the corner of West Mountain and Howes Street. Almost 40 students were in the first classes at the school. By 1903, the need for a new building was apparent. At this time, the high school was moved to a new building on Meldrum Street, where the present Lincoln Center stands. Additions were made to this building in 1915 and 1921. In 1924, a new building which currently stands at 1400 Remington Street was constructed. Classes were held in this building from 1925 to 1995. In 1953, a large gymnasium was built on the north side of the building. A science addition was added to the south end in the mid-1980s.

Due to increasing student numbers, a new Fort Collins High School was built at the corner of Horsetooth and Timberline Roads at 3400 Lambkin Way, and opened in the fall of 1995. The enrollment at Fort Collins High School during the 2015-16 school year was 1,621 students.[3] Approximately 30,000 students have graduated since the first class of 1893.

School culture[edit]

Each year, Fort Collins High School students host Spread the Love Week, which is designed to make each student feel included. During the 2015-16 school year, students dedicated the week to raising enough money to grant the wish of a local child with a terminal illness through the Make-a-Wish Foundation.[4] To foster a community spirit, the school also offers service learning classes, including a special Give Next class, in which students practice philanthropy to local nonprofit organizations.[5]

The school offers one of the top track and field programs in the state of Colorado, winning 59 conference titles, 24 state championships and three national championships since its inception in 1912. In 2012, student Ray Bozmans became the fastest high school athlete in America, and set the men's 100 m record. Lauren Gregory, graduate of the Class of 2017, earned the individual state champion title in 2013 and 2014, and helped lead the women's team to several state titles during her tenure.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Official 2015-16 October Count Student Enrollment". 
  2. ^ Greenring, Tanner. "24 Reasons Fort Collins, Colorado is the greatest city on Earth". BuzzFeed. Retrieved June 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Official 2015-16 October Count Student Enrollment". Poudre School District. Retrieved June 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Fort Collins High School kicks off 'Spread the Love' Week". Retrieved June 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Service learning classes diversify students' education". Poudre School District. Retrieved June 8, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Leading the Lambkins". Lambkin Runners. Retrieved June 8, 2016. 
  7. ^ [1]

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