Rigby High School
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|Rigby High School|
3833 East Rigby High Lane|
|Established||1912, 106 years ago|
|Faculty||45.3 (on FTE basis)|
|Student to teacher ratio||21.56|
Maroon & White|
|Athletics||IHSAA Class 5A|
|Athletics conference||High Country|
|Feeder schools||Rigby Middle School|
|Elevation||4,830 ft (1,470 m) AMSL|
Rigby High School is a four-year public high school in the western United States, located in Rigby, Idaho. Part of the Jefferson County Joint School District #251, the approximate enrollment is 1,600 students in grades 9 to 12, from Rigby and surrounding communities. The school colors of RHS are maroon, white, and gold, and the mascot is a Trojan.
Rigby High School was established 106 years ago in 1912, with the first graduation in 1916. The school was originally located near Rigby City Park. The mascot was originally a Red Devil, and the school colors were red and white. It wasn't until the early 1950s, when a high school located in the smaller, neighboring town of Menan burnt down and its students came to Rigby, that the school was given the mascot of the Trojans.
In the sixties and seventies the high school was replaced with a new building located west of down town Rigby, which became Rigby Junior High, but is now an empty lot. Also in the 1960s, Rigby High School gained more students from the smaller high school of Roberts. Since 1988, Rigby High resided just west of the city limits, but now has a new high school which was finished in 2013. The new building now houses grades 9 through 12 is located immediately to the east of the old high school building, which is now the Middle School and houses grades 6 through 8. As of 2016, the school principal is Bryan Lords.
- On Monday, November 30, 2010, state superintendent Tom Luna presented the Idaho Teacher of the Year Award to Stefani Cook, teacher of business and student council advisor at Rigby High School. Luna expressed his choosing her was largely influenced by how she implemented technology into the classroom. Many teachers and administrators wrote letters of support for the recognition. Ms. Cook was awarded $1,000 for personal use and a $16,000 technology award from the Idaho Department of Education to be used in her classroom.
Rigby competes in athletics in Idaho High School Activities Association (IHSAA) Class 5A, the highest classification in the state. It is a member of the High Country Conference. It also has an extended history of successful basketball teams. Rigby returned to Class 5A in 2016.
- Basketball (9): (A-2, now 3A) 1977, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986; (A-1, now 5A) 1987; (4A) 2012, 2013
- Track (4): (A-1, now 5A) 1999; (4A) 1999, 2010, 2011, 2012
The inventor of the television, Philo Farnsworth, got his idea while attending the school, and graduated from Rigby High School in 1923. Other notable alumni include author Vardis Fisher and professional football player Larry Wilson (class of 1956), who played in the National Football League (NFL) and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
- "Rigby Senior High School". Public School Review. Retrieved 2009-04-29.
- "Rigby High School Information". IHSAA. Retrieved 2014-02-03.
- "Rigby Senior High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2008-09-30.
Students: 841 (2005–2006)
- idhsaa.org Archived April 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. - Boys Basketball champions - through 2012
- "2013 Basketball: 4A boys tournament bracket". IHSAA. March 3, 2013.[permanent dead link]
- idhsaa.org Archived March 21, 2014[Date mismatch], at the Wayback Machine. - Boys Track champions - through 2012
- idhsaa.org Archived April 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. - Girls Track champions - through 2012