North High School (Phoenix, Arizona)
|North High School|
|1101 East Thomas Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85014
|Type||Public secondary school|
|Motto||Empowering all students to be global citizens as they pursue success.|
|School district||Phoenix Union High School District|
|NCES District ID||0406330|
|NCES School ID||040633001244|
|Color(s)||Blue and Red|
As a result of the closures, two lawsuits were filed, accusing the Phoenix Union High School District of discriminating against ethnic minorities and low-income students by closing schools in their neighborhoods, in addition to unfair resource allocations. The lawsuits were later consolidated into the Castro v. Phoenix Union High School District lawsuit, in which a federal judge ruled against the school district. That ruling resulted in the reopening of North High, as well as, among other measures, the establishment of magnet programs across the district.
Phoenix Union High School District's website makes no reference to the controversy surrounding the school's closure and eventual reopening, merely stating that the school closed, due to declining enrollment, and later reopened.
The school reopened in 1983, and in 1984, 875 students were enrolled at the school.
The school is noted for having built-in lockers in the hallways, at a time when every other school within the Phoenix Union High School District has removed theirs. Film and commercial producers have said the school reminds people of a traditional high school.
The school's football field contains lattice tower light poles and a concrete grandstand.
In popular culture
- Evelyne Bradley – Former Navajo Nation district judge
- Michael Bruce - Alice Cooper band member, inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame in 2010
- Joan Ganz Cooney - creator/producer, Sesame Street
- Dallas Long, Jr. - Olympic Shot Putter
- Wayne Newton - entertainer
- Eldridge Wayne Coleman -Professional Wrestling Champion "Superstar" Billy Graham
- Patrick O. Ford - military war hero
- Meg Sneed - LBGT / Civil Rights Activist
- John Howard Lindauer - Republican candidate for governor of Alaska in 1998
- George Flint - football player
- Alan Williams - NBA basketball player
- "District Information / History". Phoenix Union High School District. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
- "Administrative Team / Campus". Phoenix Union High School District. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
- "School Information / School Profile". North High School. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
- Creno, Cathryn (1 July 2014). "17 historic schools in metro Phoenix". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
- Arroyo Rodriguez, Nadine (18 October 2013). "Did You Know: George Washington Carver High School Has Rich History". KJZZ-FM. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
- "Arizona High School Enrollment Figures (1912-2005)" (PDF). aiaonline.org.
- "Phoenix Union High School District Desegregation Funding: History and Impact" (PDF). Morrison Institute for Public Policy. November 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
- "Retired Navajo Nation district judge dies". Albuquerque Journal. Associated Press. 2013-05-24. Retrieved 2013-06-19.