Overland High School

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Overland High School
Overland High School logo.jpg
Address
12400 East Jewell Avenue
Aurora, Colorado 80012
United States
Coordinates 39°40′49″N 104°50′34″W / 39.68028°N 104.84278°W / 39.68028; -104.84278Coordinates: 39°40′49″N 104°50′34″W / 39.68028°N 104.84278°W / 39.68028; -104.84278
Information
Type Public secondary school
Motto "Success for Every Student"
School district Cherry Creek School District
Principal Leon Lundie
Teaching staff 124.36 (FTE )
Enrollment 2,290 (2013-2014)
Student to teacher ratio 18.41
Color(s) Navy blue and kelly green         
Nickname Blazers
Rival Cherry Creek High School
Website
[1]

Overland High School is located in Aurora, Colorado, United States, and is part of the Cherry Creek School District.

Overland High School is a comprehensive public, suburban, college-oriented institution. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges and by the Colorado State Department of Education. Overland High School was selected to be on Newsweek's America's Top High Schools 2010 list.

Construction has been completed on a state-of-the-art Science, Technology, Engineering and Math or IST Center, built on the esplanade between Prairie Middle School and Overland High School. The 58,000-square-foot (5,400 m2) center opened in August 2011. It serves 6th through 12th graders. Programming includes areas of concentration in aerospace, bio-science, energy, medicine and information technology.[2]

Demographics[edit]

The demographic breakdown of the 2,290 students enrolled in 2013-2014 was:

  • Male - 50.6%
  • Female - 49.4%
  • Native American/Alaskan - 0.7
  • Asian/Pacific islanders - 5.7%
  • Black - 31.5%
  • Hispanic - 32.6%
  • White - 24.3%
  • Multiracial - 5.2%

51.9% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.[1]

Academics[edit]

Overland offers the following Advanced Placement Classes:[citation needed]

  • AP English Language & Composition
  • AP English Literature & Composition
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Psychology
  • AP U.S. Government and Politics
  • AP Comparative Government
  • AP U.S. History
  • AP World History
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics B
  • AP Physics C
  • AP French Language
  • AP Spanish Language & Culture
  • AP Spanish Literature
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Studio Art
  • AP Art History

Athletics[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Overland High School won the Colorado 3A State Championship in 1990.[3]

Basketball[edit]

The men's basketball team won the Colorado 5A State championship in 2015 and 2016.[4][5]

Football[edit]

Overland High School won the Colorado 6A State Championship in 1993.[6]

Gymnastics[edit]

Overland's women's gymnastics team won the Colorado State 5A championship in 2014, 2013, 2011 and 2009, as well as the 3A championship in 1984.[7]

Overland's men's gymnastics teams were ranked number 1 in the nation in 1986 and 1987 and won three state gymnastics championships between 1985 and 1987.[citation needed]

Soccer[edit]

The men's soccer team won the Colorado State 5A championship in 1995,[8] and the women's team won the 6A State championship in 1992 and 1991.[9]

Track[edit]

The women's track team won the Colorado State 6A championship in 1994.[10]

Volleyball[edit]

The women's volleyball team won the Colorado State 5A championship in 1994, the 6A championship in 1993 and 1990, and the 4A championship in 1986.[11]

Poms[edit]

The Poms team won state in the fall of 2010 and 2011.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Overland High School". ed.gov. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.ccsd.k12.co.us/IST/
  3. ^ "Baseball Master Results List" (PDF). Colorado High School Activities Association. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "2015 CHSAA State Boys Basketball Championships - Class 5A". Colorado High School Activities Association. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "2016 CHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournaments - Class 5A". Colorado High School Activities Association. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Football championship archive". Colorado High School Activities Association. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "Gymnastics championship archive". Colorado High School Activities Association. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "Boys soccer championship archive". Colorado High School Activities Association. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "Girls soccer championship archive". Colorado High School Activities Association. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  10. ^ "Girls track and field championship archive". Colorado High School Activities Association. Retrieved 17 May 2016. 
  11. ^ "Volleyball championship archive". Colorado High School Activities Association. Retrieved 17 May 2016. 
  12. ^ "Scott Bentley". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  13. ^ "T.J. Cunningham". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Brian Givens Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Brian Kelly". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Sean Moran". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 

External links[edit]