Hillcrest High School (Midvale, Utah)
|Hillcrest High School|
7350 S. 900 East
|School district||Canyons School District|
|Color(s)||Green and White|
|Athletics||Basketball, baseball, track, cross country, tennis, volleyball, drill team, wrestling, football, cheerleading, soccer, and softball|
|Athletics conference||UHSAA Region 6|
Hillcrest High School opened its doors to students in the fall of 1962 as the third operating high school in the Jordan School District at the time. It is located on a 38-acre (150,000 m2) site approximately 12 miles (19 km) south of Salt Lake City.
- Joel P. Jensen (1962–1969)
- DelMar F. Schick (1969–1987)
- Ted P. Lovato (1987–1992)
- Bruce Garrison (1992–1994)
- Dennis Hansen (1994–1998)
- Gary Steele (1998–2001)
- Linda Sandstrom (2001–2004)
- Susan Malone (2004–2015)
- Greg Leavitt (2015–present)
Hillcrest High School offers Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) in the Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL) Courses, including Art, Art (SL and HL), Studio Drawing, Biology (SL/HL), Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry (SL/HL), English Literature and Composition, European History, French Language, German Language, Government and Politics U.S., Mathematical Methods (SL/HL) Music Theory, Physics (SL/HL) Physics B, Physics C: Mechanics, Psychology, Spanish Language, Statistics, and U.S. History.
The student population at Hillcrest is 2,220. The student body is 69% Caucasian, 19% Hispanic, 8.5% Asian, 1% Black, 0.5% American Indian, and 2% Pacific Islander. The average student to teacher ratio is 25 to 1.
Hillcrest has a large variety of clubs, including Advocates of Equality, DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, Husky Hospital Helpers, Husky Yoga, Ukulele Club, Key Club, Mathematics Club, Music Outreach Club, National Honor Society, Peer Leadership Team, Robotics Club, Science Olympiad/Science Fair Club, Book Club, and Cricket Club.
Notably, Hillcrest's robotics team (Husky Robotics 4585) has achieved national recognition, having gone to the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship in their inaugural season in 2013.
Hillcrest High's Performing Arts department includes a theater, choir, dance, band, and orchestra program. They have won several awards, including the Utah High School Tony award for Best Musical 2012 in the state for their production of Aida.
The theater department has also won the UHSAA award four times, including in 2015 and 2016, making them back-to-back state champions.
Utah State High School championships
- Basketball: 1968 and 1980
- Baseball: 1980, 1981, 1982, and 1983
- Cross country: 1972 and 1980
- Tennis: 1990
- Track: 1981, 1982, 1983, and 1986
- Basketball: 1976, 1979, 1982, and 1983
- Cross country: 1982
- Drill team: 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2009, and 2016
- Gymnastics: 1985, 1988, and 1989
- Tennis: 2003 and 2004
- Track: 1974, 1975, 1982, and 1983
- Volleyball: 1973 and 1975
- Corbin Allred - actor
- Zane Beadles - NFL player for the San Francisco 49ers since 2016; played for Jacksonville Jaguars until 2014; played for Denver Broncos until 2013
- Richard Dutcher - actor, director, writer, and producer
- Josh Savage - former NFL player for the Tennessee Titans and New Orleans Saints
- Scott Young - former NFL player for the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns
- The school was built at a cost of $5 million in 1962 (equal to $39.6 million in 2014).
- The school's first official mascot was "Rebels" as voted upon by the student body. "Huskies" was eventually chosen over "Rebels" when the administration pressured the students to change the name of the mascot. The administration felt that the name "Rebels" carried a negative connotation.
- The school's football stadium lights were relocated from the old Bingham High School in Copperton, Utah.
- The 2009 Walt Disney movie Hatching Pete was filmed at the school.
- [Deseret News, September 10, 1987]
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