William C. Hinkley High School
|William C. Hinkley High School|
|1250 Chambers Road, Aurora, Colorado|
|Motto||A Flight above the Rest|
|School district||Aurora Public Schools|
|Color(s)||Cadet blue and silver|
|Athletics conference||Skyline League|
William C. Hinkley High School or simply Hinkley High School is a public high school in Aurora, Colorado, United States. It is one of five high schools in Aurora Public Schools. In 2007, Hinkley was ranked within the top 1000 public high schools in the United States by Newsweek.
Hinkley's student newspaper is The Talon.
In order to ease the 150-hour community service requirement of the IB Programme, a student organization known as the Landmines Task Force was created. The group raises money and awareness regarding the international landmine problem, donating through the United Nations Association's Adopt-A-Minefield to help eradicate landmines in Mozambique. To date[when?], the group has raised over $20,000. The program was started by IB HL African History teacher Christine Sundberg in the 2003/2004 school year; the program has ceased to exist since the 2008/2009 school year.
Hinkley's free/reduced lunch rate is 62% of the students.
- 1997 Colorado State 4A football champions
- 1979 Colorado State 4A Baseball Champions
- Chris Broderick, lead guitarist for Megadeth, 2008 – present
- Will Donato - jazz musician
- Brian Fisher, former MLB player (New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Houston Astros, Seattle Mariners)
- Joel Steed, former NFL Nose Tackle, Pittsburgh Steelers
- Hinkley School Accountability Report. Accessed January 28, 2007.
- America's Top Public High Schools - Newsweek America's Best High Schools Accessed July 05, 2007.
- IB Program Offers Students a Challenge. Accessed January 28, 2007.
- Enthusiastic Response to IB Human Rights Course Accessed January 28, 2007.
- APS IB Students Walk to Eliminate Landmines Accessed January 28, 2007.