Salmon High School
|Salmon High School|
|401 S. Warpath Drive
Salmon, Idaho 83467
|School district||Salmon School District #291|
|Faculty||19.9 (on FTE basis)|
|Student to teacher ratio||18.3|
|Color(s)||Orange, Black, and White|
Salmon High School is a public secondary school located in Salmon, Idaho. Salmon High School is a part of the Salmon School District #291. The mission of the school is to "provide a safe, supportive environment for teaching and learning." Current enrollment at the High School is 295.
Extracurricular activities offered by the school include FFA, Travel Club, Natural Helpers, National Honor Society, Robotics, student council, pep band, and Key club. Sports include football, volleyball, cross country, cheerleading, basketball, wrestling, golf, and track and field. Other activities, such as hockey, rodeo, and baseball, are offered through the community.
In order to receive a diploma from Salmon High School, students must maintain a "C" average (a 2.0 GPA) in core subjects. The amount of credits required varies between graduation years, currently ranging from 46 to 50. In addition, students who entered 9th grade on or after the Fall of 2009 must take either the ACT, SAT, or COMPASS college placement test. The same group of students must complete a senior project.
In 1999, the Salmon School Board was threatened by the National Coalition on Racism in Sports and the Media with a $100,000 lawsuit if they did not change the schools mascot, the Savages. Members of the coalition stated that Native American mascots were derogatory especially since the name was Savages. After discussions with the board, the group decided to focus only on changing the mascot. The school board ultimately chose to get rid of the logo featuring a Native American because it would cost more than $100,000 to fight the issue in court while maintaining the mascot name.
- J.D. Folsom, Class of 2003, former professional football player in the NFL
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