J. Lloyd Crowe Secondary School

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J. Lloyd Crowe Secondary School
JL crowe pic.png
1300 Frances Moran Rd
Trail, British Columbia, V1R 4L9
Coordinates 49°06′08″N 117°41′53″W / 49.1021°N 117.6981°W / 49.1021; -117.6981Coordinates: 49°06′08″N 117°41′53″W / 49.1021°N 117.6981°W / 49.1021; -117.6981
School type Public, high school
Motto "The Place To Be"
Founded 1952
School board School District 20 Kootenay-Columbia
Superintendent Mr. Greg Luterbach
School number 2011012
Principal Mr. Dave Derosa
Staff 45
Grades 8-12
Enrollment 850 (14/15)
Language English
Area Kootenay Boundary
Colour(s) Navy, Red, White
Mascot Hawk
Team name Hawks

J Lloyd Crowe Secondary School (commonly referred to as JL Crowe) is a public high school in Trail, British Columbia, and is part of School District 20 Kootenay-Columbia. A new facility was opened in 2009, followed by the demolition of the older school. In the years 2014-2015 the school's enrollment was 850 students. The school serves the local areas including Trail, Rossland, Fruitvale, Warfield, and Montrose.


JL Crowe was founded in 1952, after demand grew over the smaller, and aging Central School in West Trail. It was originally a grades 10-12, as there were 2 middle schools in the area. Modifications were made to the school during the mid 70s, and 80s, including the addition of a shop wing, and a bigger library. After 58 years the school was demolished, and a new one was built.

New school[edit]

In late 2007, construction of a new school began on the field adjacent to the original school. The new building was opened in September 2009, and demolition of the old building was completed a few weeks later. It came with state of the art technology, including document cameras in most classrooms, and 70 new iPads that were later added for learning use. The new school has a gym, cardio room, weight room, a full science lab, and five classrooms for shop classes, including woodworking, metalworking, and electronics.

Student life[edit]

Students have a wide variety of classes to choose from, including art classes to shop classes. Students can also enter in after school activities including, strength training, cross-training, volleyball, basketball, swimming, field hockey, hockey, and cross country running.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Activities are run by the schools Leadership team. They include school dances, assemblies, the carnival, and other fun activities. The school also has a Tech Team, which run the sound and lighting for these events. They also make videos and post them on YouTube, and can be found under CroweTelevion.

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