Heritage High School (Littleton, Colorado)

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Heritage High School
ES 13 Heritage High School Littleton.jpg
Address
1401 West Geddes Avenue

,
80120

United States
Coordinates39°35′14″N 105°00′13″W / 39.587086°N 105.003481°W / 39.587086; -105.003481Coordinates: 39°35′14″N 105°00′13″W / 39.587086°N 105.003481°W / 39.587086; -105.003481
Information
TypeFree public
MottoPrimus Inter Pares
Established1972
School districtLittleton Public Schools
DeanAmanda Hurly
PrincipalStacey Riendeau
Grades9-12
Enrollment1,637 (2016-17)[1]
Campus size~5 acres (20,000 m2)
Campus typeSuburban, open campus
Color(s)Scarlet and silver         
Athletics conferenceContinental League 5A
MascotEagle
RivalsArapahoe High School, Littleton High School
NewspaperThe Pioneer
YearbookThe Eyrie
Website

Heritage High School is a public school located in Littleton, Colorado, United States. It was established in 1972 as the last of three high schools in the Littleton Public Schools system. It was rated by Newsweek magazine as one of the top 200 high schools in the US, and the Denver-based 5280 magazine acknowledged Heritage High School as one of the best schools in the Denver area.[2] The school colors are scarlet and silver. The mascot is the bald eagle.

History[edit]

Established in 1972, Heritage is the newest of the three high schools within Littleton Public Schools. The other two are Littleton High School (opened in its present location in 1956) and Arapahoe High School (established in 1964). The school's mascot is the Eagle, and the school's colors are scarlet and silver (with navy serving as the third school color).[3]

In 2006, the Heritage High School Community Relations Committee sent a delegation to Sierra Leone to explore how the school could aid the country. Over three years, the school raised $60,000 to start a school, Heritage of Kabala, in Kabala, Sierra Leone. The school opened in 2009 and the Littleton school continues to have a relationship with their sister school through fundraising and service trips.[4]

Campus[edit]

Location[edit]

Heritage High School is located 12 miles (19 km) south of downtown Denver in Littleton, Colorado. It is two miles north of highway C-470 between South Broadway and Santa Fe Avenue. It is located at a latitude of N. 39 degrees 35' 13.685" and a longitude of W. 105 degrees 0.0625".[3]

Building[edit]

  • The school contains 230,500 square feet (21,410 m2) divided between three levels.
  • The theatre seats 250+ people and the main gymnasium seats a bit less.
  • The library (also known as the Integrated Learning Center, ILC) is located on the first floor near the business and art departments. It includes two computer labs as well as 12 computer workstations for student use.
  • Every floor has an interdisciplinary faculty office adjacent to the department classrooms and resource centers.
  • The school has two lecture halls located on the second and third floors. These lecture halls accommodate approximately 100 people for large meetings or presentations.
  • The student store, located in the Student Center, is maintained and run by students involved in the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA).
  • In addition to the computer lab in the technology area, the school also houses two more computer labs within the business department.
  • In addition to the main gymnasium, the school also houses a auxiliary gym, a weight room, a climbing wall, a indoor turf room a fitness center and an indoor pool. Outside the school are four tennis courts, a turf football field, an all-weather track, a soccer field, and a baseball field.
  • The school's practice fields total approximately 500,000 square feet (46,000 m2).
  • Remodeling during the summers of 2005 and 2006, updated departmental offices, improved the school's HVAC system, new fire and security systems, added water sprinklers, moved the library to the first floor, remodeled the entire business department, added new varsity lockers rooms above the existing west locker room, added an auxiliary gym, updated existing locker rooms, remodeled the administrative and counseling offices, updated all restrooms, and replaced lockers throughout the building. The cost of the remodel was approximately $14.5 million.

Athletics[edit]

Rivals[edit]

State Championships[edit]

Season Sport Number of Championships Year Classification
Fall Football 1 2009 4A
Winter Boys' basketball 1 2005 4D
Girls' basketball 1 1996 5A
Spring Girls' soccer 4 1991 5A
1992 5A
1981 5A
1979 5A
Boys' gymnastics 1 1979 5A

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  2. ^ "Heritage High School". Littleton Public Schools. Archived from the original on 2010-06-12. Retrieved 2010-08-03. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ a b http://heritage.littletonpublicschools.net/Default.aspx?tabid=1586
  4. ^ "Heritage High delegation travels to Africa". Colorado Community Media. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  5. ^ Brown, Douglas (October 30, 2005). "Gossip goddess". The Denver Post. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  6. ^ "Marc Munford". huskers.com. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  7. ^ Goldstein, Adam (22 March 2013). "Short and sweet after a long Cherry Creek schools career". Aurora Sentinel. Retrieved 23 July 2014.

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