Irmo High School

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Irmo High School
StingerIHS.jpg
Address
6671 St. Andrews Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29212
United States
Coordinates 34°4′2″N 81°10′22″W / 34.06722°N 81.17278°W / 34.06722; -81.17278Coordinates: 34°4′2″N 81°10′22″W / 34.06722°N 81.17278°W / 34.06722; -81.17278
Information
Type Public High School
Motto "In Ourselves, Our Future Lies"
Established 1928
School district Lexington & Richland County School District Five
Principal David Riegel
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,540
Color(s) Black and gold
Athletics conference AAAAA - Region V
Nickname Yellow Jackets
Newspaper The Stinger
Website

Irmo High School is a public high school in Columbia, South Carolina, United States, the state capital. Around 1,500 students are enrolled in any single year. Irmo High School falls under the administrative jurisdiction of District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties, which encompasses Irmo, Dutch Fork, Chapin, and Spring Hill.

Awards[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Irmo's sports teams compete as the Yellow Jackets and participate in the 4A division, the highest classification of the SCHSL.[1] The school has won 66 team state championships.[2]

Although Irmo had been the "Yellow Jackets" for many years, in 1978 a new logo was introduced. Prior to 1978, Irmo used a yellow jacket image for a logo, similar to most schools that are known as yellow jackets.

Football[edit]

The Irmo Yellow Jacket football team won a state championship in 1980.[3]

Boys' soccer[edit]

The Irmo boys' soccer team is the most successful athletic program that the school has produced. The Jackets are the most successful team in South Carolina history, with an .897 win percentage, the 4th-best overall win percentage in the nation.[4] The Yellow Jackets have won 15 state championships and appeared in 25 state championship games since 1978,[5] boasting 2 4-peats during this time span. They have also been crowned National Champions by the NSCAA multiple times in their history.[citation needed]

State championships[edit]

Champions (16): 1978, 1979, 1982, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2013[5]

Boys' basketball[edit]

The Irmo boys' basketball team won state championship in 1991, 1994, 1995, 2011, and most recently 2013.[6]

Boys' tennis[edit]

Champions (10): 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2001[7]

Girls' tennis[edit]

Champions (8): 1990, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004 [8]

Baseball[edit]

Champions (3): 1985, 1987, 1998 [9]

Girls' basketball[edit]

Boys' cross country[edit]

Champions (5): 1977, 1978, 1979, 1992, 1998 [10]

Girls' cross country[edit]

Champions (6): 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982 [11]

Men's golf[edit]

Champions (5): 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1987[12]

Girls' golf[edit]

Champions (1): 1999[13]

Girls' soccer[edit]

Girls' swimming[edit]

Champions (3): 1998, 1999, 2000[14]

Boys' track and field[edit]

Girls' track and field[edit]

Champions (2): 1997, 1999 [15]

Volleyball[edit]

Champions (2): 1998, 1999 [16]

Wrestling[edit]

Champions (1): 1980 [17]

Notable alumni[edit]

Feeder patterns[edit]

The following middle schools feed into Irmo High School:[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Palmetto's Finest Record Book". South Carolina High School League. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Football 1916-2008" (PDF). South Carolina High School League. p. 16. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ "High School Boys Winning Percentage by School". National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Archived from the original on September 23, 2010. Retrieved July 28, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Boys Soccer 1976-2009" (PDF). South Carolina High School League. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Boys Basketball 1916-2009" (PDF). South Carolina High School League. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Boys Tennis 1960–2009" (PDF). South Carolina High School League. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Girls Tennis 1960-2008" (PDF). South Carolina High School League. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Baseball 1919-2009" (PDF). South Carolina High School League. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Boys Cross Country 1970-2008" (PDF). South Carolina High School League. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Girls Cross Country 1976-2008" (PDF). South Carolina High School League. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Boys Golf 1946–2009" (PDF). South Carolina High School League. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Girls Golf 1999-2008" (PDF). South Carolina High School League. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Girls Swimming 1998-2009" (PDF). South Carolina High School League. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Girls Track and Field 1975-2009" (PDF). South Carolina High School League. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Volleyball 1969-2009" (PDF). South Carolina High School League. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Wrestling 1970–2011" (PDF). South Carolina High School League. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  18. ^ "MARCHING BAND HONORS & AWARDS". Irmo High School. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 

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