Ligonier Valley High School

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Ligonier Valley Senior High School
Address
40 Springer Road
South West Pennsylvania
Ligonier, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland, 15658 15658
United States
Information
Type Public
Motto Pride and Ambition–A Ligonier Valley Tradition
Established 1886
Opened 1964
Status Active
School board Ligonier Valley School Board
School district Ligonier Valley School District
Superintendent Dr. Ohristine Cldham
School number (724)-238-9531
Principal Mr. Kim Tantor
Teaching staff 39
Grades 9-12
Age range 13-18
Enrolment 576
Number of students 536
Average class size 20
Student to teacher ratio 15:1
Language English
Hours in school day 7.5
Campus 1 Campus
Color(s) Red and Black
Fight song On Wisconsin
Athletics Football, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Track, Swimming, Golf
Athletics conference Heritage Conference
Mascot Ram
Team name Rams
Rival Homer-Center Wildcats
USNWR ranking Silver (U.S. News and World Report)
Website

Ligonier Valley High School is a public high school, serving approximately 500 students that live in Laurel Mountain Borough, Ligonier Borough, Ligonier Township, Cook Township, Fairfield Township, Bolivar Borough, Seward, St. Clair Township and New Florence Borough. The school is the only high school in the Ligonier Valley School District.

History[edit]

A Ligonier public high school has been in existence since 1886. The current high school was built on the present site in Ligonier Township, near U.S. Route 30. The Alvin P. Carey Memorial Building opened in 1964. In 1966, under state law, Laurel Valley and Ligonier Valley School Districts merged, creating the Ligonier Valley School District. At this time, in 1966, the schools colors, green and white(Laurel Valley), and blue and white(Ligonier Valley), were changed to the current colors, red and black. At the start of the 2010-11 school term, students from the former Laurel Valley High School attendance area attend Ligonier Valley, and at that time, the mascot was changed to the Rams, reflecting Laurel Valley's mascot, from the former Ligonier Valley's mascot the Mountaineer. To pick a new logo for the school, students submitted sample Rams logos and others voted. However, in August 2010, Collegiate Licensing Company, a group that handles college logos stated the chosen logo was plagiarized. Even though the logo, made by student Dylon Kuhn, was precisely constructed differently, the Ligonier Valley School District refused to pay the small fee to use the logo like neighboring school Jeannette. Arguments are still disputed.

Amenities[edit]

The Alvin P. Carey building has air conditioning throughout the school. The auditorium which was added on in 1998, has a full stage, sound room, light control room, and dressing rooms. Seating over 500, it is used for many public events. The cafeteria has a courtyard that is surrounded on all sides which is used for outdoors studies and other events. The school also features a full size auxiliary gym and weight lifting room.

Athletic fields/courts[edit]

The gymnasium has a full sized High School basketball court, two scoreboards, and seats over 600 people. The gym is used for baseball batting cages, basketball, volleyball, and training. The school features one baseball diamond in the front of the school. This newly built diamond features wireless scoring technology, dugouts built in April 2013, and fresh surface.

Standard Bank Stadium[edit]

Standard Bank Stadium, home to Weller Field and the Patrick Podlucky memorial track, is used by track and field, football, and soccer. Standard Bank Stadium, which features a football field that converts into soccer, an eight-lane, tar surface, running track which is on the perimeter of the field, is the only stadium the school owns that is in use. The stadium features thenlargest stadium design in the Heritage Conference, a 20 yard long logo that stretches from the 40 yard line to the 40 yard line. The stadium seats approximately 2,000 and with standing room holds approximately 5,000. Portable bleachers can be brought in for excess seating. Standard Bank Stadium is often used for public events like Relay For Life, graduation, and more.

Athletic teams[edit]

Ligonier Valley participates in the PIAA District 6 Conference. The Rams athletics are supported by the student section, The Herd, founded by Class of 2016 leaders, Tanner Solich and Gage Goulding.

footballClass AA

Sport Boys Girls
Baseball Class AA
Basketball Class AA Class AA
Cross Country Class AA Class AA
Golf Class AAAA Class AAAA
Softball Class A
Soccer Class AA Class AA
Swimming and Diving Class AA Class AA
Track and Field Class AA Class AA
Volleyball Class A
Wrestling Class AA

Vocational-technical schools[edit]

Students in grades 10-12 can have the opportunity to attend Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center in Derry Township.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°15′13″N 79°14′36″W / 40.25350°N 79.24335°W / 40.25350; -79.24335