Kelly Walsh High School
|Kelly Walsh High School
K-dub, Kelly Walsh, KW
|School district||Natrona County School District #1|
|Grades||9, 10, 11, 12|
|Number of students||1800|
|Color(s)||Green, white and yellow|
Kelly Walsh High School is a public secondary institution (grades 9-12) located in Casper, Wyoming, United States. It and Natrona County School District #1. The school mascot is the Trojan. The current principal is Brad Diller.
Kelly Walsh High School, which was named after a principal of Natrona County High School, opened in 1965. Several subsequent expansion and remodeling projects have been completed, including the construction of a second gymnasium in 1995.
The school started offering instruction to students in grades 10-12 only and continued that for nearly 38 years. During the 2003-2004 school year, Kelly Walsh began offering classes for students in the 9th grade.
During the 1989-1990 school year Kelly Walsh had to be closed for asbestos removal. During this closure classes were held across town at Natrona County High School. Classes for Natrona County High School students were held in the morning, while classes for Kelly Walsh High School students were held in the afternoon. Kelly Walsh High School partially reopened for classes during the fall of 1990 and was completely open after the Christmas break in January 1991.
Kelly Walsh has scored above the state average in every standardized test subject. The student to teacher ratio is 17:1, slightly above the state ratio of 14:1.
Kelly Walsh has won several state championships and has produced many outstanding athletes. Recent championships include the 2005 4A girls' volleyball, 2005 4A boys' and girls' soccer, 2002 girls' nordic skiing, and 2002 4A girls' track and field. In 2007, the Trojans were state champions in 4A boys' soccer and 4A girls' tennis. Kelly Walsh has also produced many Gatorade Players of the Year, including Amanda Hopper (2002-03 track and field), Devon Crotteau (2005-2006 volleyball), Chris Moberly (2005-2006 football), Eric Platt (2005-2006 basketball), Ashley (Klone) Ullrich (2005-2006 girls' soccer), and Jason Boness twice (1996-97, 1997-98 track and field). In 2008 the boys' basketball team was runner-up in state basketball, coming in second to Natrona County High School.
Each May the school's Harry Geldien Stadium plays host to the Wyoming State High School Track and Field Championships. During this three-day event high schools from around Wyoming send their best athletes to compete for top honors in many track field events.
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