Salida High School
|Salida High School|
|26 Jones Ave Salida,
Colorado, United States 81201
|School type||Public, Senior High School|
|Color(s)||Purple, white, black (unofficial)|
|Newspaper||The Tenderfoot Times|
When Salida was founded as a railroad town in 1880, the demand for public education arose. Salida's first high school was built in 1891 as a temporary school, but the first major high school, Salida High School, opened its doors in 1910. The campus burned in a tragic fire in 1962.
In early 2011, plans for a new high school arose, and a bond was passed in the community with overwhelming support. In May 2011, construction crews broke ground, and a much larger campus is currently underway. In July 2012, all of the old campus with the exception of the historic Kesner Building was demolished. The project is expected to be completed by late summer 2012.[dated info]
SHS has won over 7 State Championships from CHSAA sanctioned sports and events.
|Season||Sport||Number of Championships||Year|
|Fall||Football||5||1974, 1971, 1935, 1934, 1933|
|Cross Country, Boys||1||2009|
|Winter||Basketball, Boys||2||1964, 1961|