Salmon High School

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Coordinates: 45°10′13″N 113°53′07″W / 45.17017°N 113.88532°W / 45.17017; -113.88532

Salmon High School
401 S. Warpath Drive
Salmon, Idaho 83467

United States[1]
Type Public[1]
Established 1980[2]
School district Salmon School District #291[1]
Superintendent Joey Foote[3]
Principal Dan Hull[4]
Faculty 19.9 (on FTE basis)[5]
Grades 9–12[1]
Enrollment 365[5] (2005-06)
Student to teacher ratio 18.3[5]
Color(s) Orange, Black, and White               
Mascot Savage[6]
IHSAA Division 2A[6]

Salmon High School is a public secondary school located in Salmon, Idaho. Salmon High School is a part of the Salmon School District #291.[7] The mission of the school is to "provide a safe, supportive environment for teaching and learning."[8] Current enrollment at the High School is 295.[7]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Extracurricular activities offered by the school include FFA, Travel Club, Natural Helpers, National Honor Society, Robotics, student council, pep band, and Key club.[7] Sports include football, volleyball, cross country, cheerleading, basketball, wrestling, golf, and track and field.[7] Other activities, such as hockey, rodeo, and baseball, are offered through the community.[7]

Graduation requirements[edit]

In order to receive a diploma from Salmon High School, students must maintain a "C" average (a 2.0 GPA) in core subjects.[9] The amount of credits required varies between graduation years, currently ranging from 46 to 50.[9] 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.[9] The same group of students must complete a senior project.[9]

Mascot lawsuit[edit]

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.[10] Members of the coalition stated that Native American mascots were derogatory especially since the name was Savages.[10] After discussions with the board, the group decided to focus only on changing the mascot.[11] 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.[10]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • J.D. Folsom, Class of 2003, former professional football player in the NFL


  1. ^ a b c d "Salmon High School". Public School Review. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  2. ^ "Salmon High School". Salmon High School. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  3. ^ "Superintendent, Joey Foote". District Information. Salmon School District. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Administration". Salmon School District. Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  5. ^ a b c "Salmon High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  6. ^ a b "Idaho High School Activities Association" (PDF). IHSAA. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "About Salmon High School". Salmon High School. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "SHS Mission". Salmon High School. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Salmon High School Student Handbook". Salmon High School. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  10. ^ a b c "Salmon schools will abandon Savages mascot". Lemhi-Shoshone. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  11. ^ Associate Press (August 12, 1999). "Salmon High's mascot comes under fire". The Spokesman Review. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 

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