Granite High School (Utah)

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Granite High School
3305 South 500 East

United States
Coordinates40°41′55″N 111°52′35″W / 40.69861°N 111.87639°W / 40.69861; -111.87639Coordinates: 40°41′55″N 111°52′35″W / 40.69861°N 111.87639°W / 40.69861; -111.87639
Closed5 June 2009 (2009-06-05)
School districtGranite School District
MascotFarmer (aka "Mighty Fighting Agrarians")

Granite High School was a public high school located at 3305 South 500 East in South Salt Lake, Utah. Granite opened in 1906.[1] In 2005-2006, the enrollment was 1250, but was reduced as the school transformed into an "academy" format. The academies within the school include the Young Parent program for teenage parents with children and the ESL program for new immigrants and refugees.

The decision to change from a traditional high school caused some controversy in the local community because it coincided with the removal of all the school's sports programs, many of which had been played for nearly a century. The removal of sports led to increased transfers to outlying schools among the student body at that time.

Granite High belonged to the Granite School District. The mascot was the Farmer. Popular AP U.S. History teacher, Dale Wood, often referred to the mascot as the "Fighting Agrarians."

At the end of the 2009 school year, the school was closed. The final commencement ceremonies were held on June 5, 2009.[1]

After multiple attempts to preserve the building fell through, It was later purchased for $11.6 million by Wasatch Developments and Garbett Homes for residential development,[2] With plans featuring a mix of 76 single-family homes and commercial property fronting 3300 South in which the property were finalized in late 2016. In April 2017, the district began demolishing the abandoned school in preparation for a development Complex.[3] However, former alumni can also purchase former pieces of their old school, such as bricks or windows.[2]

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School song[edit]

Song of the "G"[1]

When sights and sounds of the campus
Fade in the long, busy years
Yet will return in our memories
Echoes of old songs and cheers.

You, of the field, track and diamond,
Fighters for clean victory,
You who love the fair, square sport,
You'll hear the song of the "G".

Go it Granite, go it Granite
Hear the battle cry;
Go it Granite, go it Granite
Yours 'til we die.

She will remember, you'll not forget her
Though you are far away
She is calling, calling to you ever
Honor the grand old "G"!

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  2. ^ a b "Alumni of demolished Granite High School can take home a piece of history". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 2017-08-13.
  3. ^ "District approves $2.5 million demolition of Granite High School". Salt Lake Tribune. April 12, 2017. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
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  16. ^ "Where are they now?: Ex-Siper Bowler Golden Richards". Deseret News. February 5, 1983. Retrieved October 9, 2014.
  17. ^ Drake, Katie (August 3, 2011). "South Salt Lake voters determine fate of Granite High". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved October 9, 2014.
  18. ^ "Glen Smith has 2 loves; One is his family". Standard-Examiner. March 9, 1952. p. 12. Retrieved May 23, 2020 – via open access
  19. ^ "Bennison to seek place in Senate". Deseret News. May 31, 1944. Retrieved October 9, 2014.
  20. ^ Toone, Trent (June 5, 2014). "A mother, President Packer and an LDS convert: A look at the lives, sacrifices of seminary teachers". Deseret News. Retrieved October 9, 2014.
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