Rigby High School

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Coordinates: 43°40′05″N 111°56′31″W / 43.668°N 111.942°W / 43.668; -111.942

Rigby High School
Rigby Trojan.png
3833 E. Rigby High Ln.
Rigby, Idaho
Type Public[1]
Established 1912, 1988, (current) 2013
School district Jefferson County
J.S.D. #251[1]
Principal Yvonne Thurber[2]
Faculty 45.3 (on FTE basis)[3]
Grades 9–12[1]
Enrollment 902[3] (2012)
Student to teacher ratio 18.6[3]
Color(s) Maroon & White[2]
Athletics IHSAA Class 4A[2]
Athletics conference High Country (4A)
Mascot Trojan
Rival Madison
Newspaper Trojanier
Yearbook Iliad
Information (208) 745-7704
Elevation 4,830 ft (1,470 m) AMSL

Rigby High School is a four-year public secondary school in Rigby, Idaho, part of the Jefferson County Joint School District #251. The approximate enrollment is 900 students in grades 9 to 12, from Rigby and surrounding communities. The school colors are maroon, white, and gold, and the mascot is a Trojan.


Rigby High School was established 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, which is now Rigby Junior High. Also in the 1960s, Rigby High School gained more students from the smaller high school of Roberts. Rigby High has resided in its current building, just west of the city limits, since 1988 and a new high school started construction beginning of 2011 and will be finished sometime in 2013. The new building is located immediately to the east of the current high school building where the upper four grades (9–12) will move into the new one and the current high school building will house grades (6–8).[3] As of 2014, the school principal is Yvonne Thurber.[2]

The elevation of the RHS campus is 4,830 ft (1,470 m) above sea level.

School awards[edit]

  • On Monday, November 30, 2010, the 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 IHSAA Class 4A, the second-highest classification in the state. It is a member of the High Country Conference (4A). Rigby is known locally for having an award winning Track and Field team. It also has an extended history of successful basketball teams.[2]

State titles[edit]


  • Basketball (9): (A-2) 1977, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986; (A-1) 1987; (4A) 2012[4] 2013[5]
  • Track (4): (A-1) 1999; (4A) 2010, 2011, 2012[6]


Notable graduates[edit]

The inventor of the television, Philo Farnsworth, got his idea while attending the school, and graduated from Rigby High School (not in the current building), as did Vardis Fisher, the author. Other notable graduates include NFL Hall of Famer Larry Wilson (class of 1956) and pioneer of oceanography, Claude E. Zobell.


  1. ^ a b c d "Rigby Senior High School". Public School Review. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Rigby High School Information". IHSAA. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Rigby Senior High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2008-09-30. Students: 841 (2005–2006) 
  4. ^ idhsaa.org Archived April 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. - Boys Basketball champions - through 2012
  5. ^ "2013 Basketball: 4A boys tournament bracket". IHSAA. March 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ idhsaa.org Archived April 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. - Boys Track champions - through 2012
  7. ^ idhsaa.org Archived April 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. - Girls Track champions - through 2012

External links[edit]