Nebo School District

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Nebo School District
Location
350 South Main
Spanish Fork, Utah
Utah County

United States
District information
Superintendent Rick Nielsen
Asst. Superintendent(s) Scott Wilson
Other information
Website Nebo School District

Nebo School District is a public school district in Utah County, Utah, serving the southern part of the county. The district's slogan is "Your Partner in Education." With over 31,500 students, Nebo is the 7th largest school district in Utah and among the fastest-growing. The district operates five high schools, six junior high schools, 27 elementary schools, and two alternative schools.

The district, which covers more than 1,300 square miles,[1] is named for nearby Mount Nebo, the tallest peak in the Wasatch Range. The district borders Alpine School District to the northwest, Provo City School District to the north, Wasatch County School District to the east, North Sanpete School District to the southeast, Juab School District to the southwest and Tintic School District to the west.

High schools[edit]

There are currently five high schools in the Nebo School District.

Maple Mountain High School[edit]

Maple Mountain High School was established within the borders of Spanish Fork in 2009. The school's enrolment area covers eastern Spanish Fork and all of Mapleton. The school's colors are maroon and gold, and its mascot is a Golden Eagle. Its slogan is "An Attitude of Excellence". The principal is currently John Penrod, and David Knudsen and DeAnn Nielsen are the Assistant Principals. Maple Mountain High School's address is 51 North 2550 East, Spanish Fork, Utah 84660. It also operates mmhs.nebo.edu a subdomain of the district's website.

Payson High School[edit]

General[edit]

Payson High School is the only high school in Payson. It has around 1,100 students, and serves grades 10, 11 and 12. School colors are green, silver and white, and the mascot is a lion. This is reflected in their motto, "A lion pride, together we conquer."

The school was founded in 1913. The current building was built in 1967, serving both as a high school and as a community bomb shelter during the Cold War. The current principal is Ben Ford.

Payson High School used to cover one of the largest geographical areas for one high school. It drew students from Payson, Santaquin, Goshen, Genola, and the rural communities of Elberta and Mosida. When Salem Hills High School was built in 2008, the areas of Elk Ridge, West Mountain, and portions of Payson ceased attending Payson High School.

Other notable points[edit]

Payson High School has won awards for journalism, specifically best layout, and individual for articles at the journalism conference at UVU.

Payson has a rivalry with Spanish Fork, as well as a growing rivalry with Salem. Payson won state wrestling in 2009 and 2010, the first back-to-back state championship in school history. The wrestling team once again won back-to-back state wrestling titles in 2014 and 2015.

Payson High School was a site for the filming of the 1984 film Footloose, as is much of the surrounding Payson area.

Addresses[edit]

Payson High School is located at 1050 S. Main St., Payson, Utah 84651. It can also be found online at phs.nebo.edu, a subdomain of the district site.

Spanish Fork High School[edit]

General[edit]

Spanish Fork High School (SFHS) was built in 1962 and was the first high school in the district. Both Spanish Fork Junior High and Diamond Fork Junior High feed into SFHS. Enrollment at SFHS is close to 1,300 students and includes grades 10-12. Spanish Fork is currently in the 4A division. Geographic boundaries include the city of Spanish Fork and outlying communities. The school principal is currently Dave McKee, and his assistants are Matt Christensen and Jo Lynn Ford.

Identity[edit]

The school mascot at SFHS is the Mighty Dons. They have two mottos, "Here, We Learn for Life", and "Rock Solid". The school colors are red and gray.

Addresses[edit]

The school's address is 99 North 300 West Spanish Fork, Utah 84660. It is also available on sfhs.nebo.edu, a sub-domain of the district's site.

Springville High School[edit]

Springville High School is the only high school which serves, and is located in, Springville, Utah.

Mascot[edit]

Springville High School's mascot is the Red Devil. The origin of the mascot name dates back to the original construction of the school, when the Red Devil Cement Company assisted significantly in the building. This has become a focal point for controversy several times over the years, most recently in 2002. In this instance some local citizens organized a committee called "Parents for Mascot Review." They argued that the Devil was an unsavory mascot for teens and interpreted school literature bearing the character as "pro devil" paraphernalia. Some Latter-day Saint members of this committee believed that they should not support the mascot for its Satanic allusion, citing their religious beliefs as their reasons. Other LDS community members disagreed saying that the church had no official stance on the matter, that the mascot was not satanic, but rather a mythical creature, and that the groups were promoting their own agenda.

Alumni of the school countered that the mascot was not satanic, and had been the official mascot since 1967 when students voted it in. Further they claimed it was historically significant. The name and image came from Red Devil Cement Co., a historically important employer in Springville.

Identity and addresses[edit]

The school's colours are red and blue, and its slogan is "Dedicated to Excellence - United in Service - Educated for Success".

The school's web address is shs.nebo.edu, a subdomain of the district's site.

Salem Hills High School[edit]

General[edit]

Salem Hills High School opened on 20 August 2008, under the direction of Principal Ann Anderson. Salem Hills was the first new high school constructed by Nebo School District since the 1970s. The structure was completed in the summer of 2008. The student body comes from areas of Payson, Salem, Elk Ridge, and Woodland Hills. Salem Hills High School is populated mainly by Salem Junior High School and Mt. Nebo Junior High School.

In December 2008, Salem Hills was awarded the "2008 Best K-12 Education Project Design" by the Intermountain Contractors for the State of Utah.[2]

Identity[edit]

The school's slogan is "Pursuing Victory With Honor". Its mascot is a Skyhawk, and its colors are light blue, navy blue, and gold.

Addresses[edit]

Salem Hills High School's address is 150 North Skyhawk Boulevard, Salem Utah 84653. They are also available at shhs.nebo.edu, a subdomain of the district's website.

Junior high schools[edit]

Nebo School District junior high schools
School Enrollment City
Mapleton Junior High 1,012 Mapleton
Payson Junior High 967 Payson
Mt. Nebo Junior High 839 Payson
Spanish Fork Junior High 1,126 Spanish Fork
Diamond Fork Junior High 1,107 Spanish Fork
Springville Junior High 871 Springville
Salem Junior High Unknown Salem, Utah

Mapleton Junior High School[edit]

Sports offered[edit]

Mapleton Junior High School offers track and field, cross country, golf, tennis, basketball and football.

Classes offered[edit]

Mapleton offers the following courses: 7th Grade Science, 7th Grade English, 8th Grade Integrated Science, 8th Grade Clothing Exploration, CTE Intro (FACS), CTE Intro (Business), Clothing, Computer Technology, Earth Systems, Foods 1, Foods Exploration, Teen Living, U.S. History, 7th Grade PE, 8th Grade PE, 9th Grade PE, Algebra, Pre Algebra, Secondary Math 1, Band, Guitar, Music Appreciation, 9th Grade English, CTE Intro Tech, Exploring Technology 1, Exploring Technology 2, Intro to Manufacturing, Intro to Construction, and Orchestra. [3]

Spanish Fork Junior High School[edit]

Spanish Fork Junior High School (SFJHS) is a public junior high school in Spanish Fork. It belongs to the Nebo School District. The school was originally constructed in 1976, and has undergone many changes over its years of service to the community.

Previous Locations[edit]

Spanish Fork Junior High School was located at two previous sites before it took up its current residence at 820 East 600 South, about two miles west of the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon.[4]

History[edit]

Since this building’s construction in 1976, Spanish Fork Junior has undergone several changes. Originally constructed as an intermediate school, housing sixth through ninth grades, the building’s physical layout separated the students. Sixth and seventh grade classes were located on the north side of the building, eight and ninth on the south. At the time, the classrooms operated openly, without many walls. The administrative offices held everything together at the center of the school. Outside hallways were constructed in 1990. A separate middle school was built in 1997, taking the sixth and seventh graders away. Extensive remodeling occurred in 2001, whereby the administrative and counseling offices were relocated to the north of the building; a new media center, faculty room, and additional classrooms were also constructed.[4]

Elementary schools[edit]

There are 26 elementary schools in the Nebo School District. The district is scheduled to build five new elementary schools in the next ten years.

Nebo School District elementary schools
School Enrollment City
Art City 738 Springville
Barnett 729 Payson
Brockbank 554 Spanish Fork
Brookside 667 Springville
Canyon 741 Spanish Fork
Cherry Creek 639 Springville
East Meadows 746 Spanish Fork
Foothills 653 Salem
Goshen 410 Goshen
Hobble Creek 733 Mapleton
Larsen 570 Spanish Fork
Mapleton 795 Mapleton
Mount Loafer 502 Salem
Orchard Hills 713 Santaquin
Park 547 Spanish Fork
Parkview 558 Payson
Rees 729 Spanish Fork
Riverview 774 Spanish Fork
Salem 442 Salem
Sage Creek 791 Springville
Santaquin 586 Santaquin
Siera Bonita 586 Spanish Fork
Spanish Oaks 896 Spanish Fork
Springlake 738 Payson
Taylor 445 Payson
Westside 753 Springville
Wilson 561 Payson

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dodson, Braley (13 January 2017). "Snow days in Utah County? School officials don't expect closures this winter". Daily Herald. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Nebo District News Blog, December 2008
  3. ^ From mjhs website class registration forms
  4. ^ a b Accredation Report of SFJHS

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