Greeley West High School
|Greeley West High School|
|2401 35th Avenue
Greeley, Colorado 80634
|School district||Weld County School District Six|
|Number of students||1,875|
|Color(s)||Navy, Columbia blue and gold|
Greeley West High School is a public high school located in Greeley, Colorado, at the intersection of 35th Avenue and West 24th Street. The school was established in 1966 and had an enrollment of 1,450 students in the 2003-04 school year. Its mascot is the Spartans.
History and Academics
In 1996, it became the only school in Greeley to offer the International Baccalaureate Program. In 1998, Greeley West offered a program called Extended Learning Opportunity, which pushed back the school's regular starting time 90 minutes to allow students who wished to come in earlier to participate in small study classes.
In 2016, two administrators were implicated in a scandal involving parent surveys. Principal Shelli Robins and Assistant Principal John Diebold were accused by a whistle-blower of creating fraudulent parent survey responses and submitting them to school district officials for over two years. The school district's internal investigation concluded that the accusations were true and that the pair additionally had ordered school staff to participate in the fraud. The district administrators accepted the resignations of Robins and Diebold and reformed the administration process of parent surveys.
Greeley West offers golf, football, volleyball, boys' and girls' soccer, boys' and girls' basketball, cheerleading, poms, baseball, softball, cross country, track and field, wrestling, boys' and girls' tennis, and boys' and girls' swimming.
The school has also won state titles in boys' cross country (1965, 2009), girls' cross country (2007), and 5A Poms/Jazz (2000, 2007).
The boys' swim team at Greeley West was named state 4A Academic Team champion in 2007, and the boys' basketball team in 2010.
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