Lewis-Palmer High School

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Lewis-Palmer High School
1300 Higby Road
Monument, Colorado

United States
Coordinates 39°04′50″N 104°51′17″W / 39.08044°N 104.85485°W / 39.08044; -104.85485Coordinates: 39°04′50″N 104°51′17″W / 39.08044°N 104.85485°W / 39.08044; -104.85485
Type Public school
Motto "Expect the Best"
Established 1920
School district Lewis-Palmer 38
Principal Sandi Brandl
Faculty 140 teachers
Grades Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1033 (2013-14)
Color(s)          Black and orange
Athletics 4A
Athletics conference Pikes Peak Athletic Conference
Mascot Rangers
Information (719) 488-4720

Lewis-Palmer High School is a high school in Monument, Colorado, United States. It is one of only two high schools in Lewis-Palmer School District 38, the other being Palmer Ridge High School.


Lewis-Palmer is ranked as one of Colorado's best public high schools. John J. Irwin Award winner as well as numerous other nationally ranked awards, Lewis-Palmer is recognized as a nationally excelling school.[citation needed] US News Top 500 High School

National News[edit]

The school reached national attention when it refused to give its 2006 valedictorian, Erica Corder, her diploma after she mentioned Jesus Christ in her commencement speech. Corder pursued legal action against the school district.[1] The court ruled against Corder by declaring that the graduation was a school sponsored event and therefore the school was under the obligation to uphold the constitutional separation between church and state. The court also ruled that the school's policy for graduation speeches was too vague, and thus unconstitutional due to the "chilling effect" that is created by overly broad rules.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ FOXNews.com - Colorado Student Files Lawsuit Over Commencement Speech That Mentioned Jesus
  2. ^ Corder v Lewis Palmer
  3. ^ "Bobby Burling". MLS Soccer. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Patrick Joseph Garrity (Pat)". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Jennifer Sipes Video". OV Guide. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 

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