Santa Fe High School (New Mexico)
|Santa Fe High School|
|2100 Yucca Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87505
|Type||Public Secondary School|
|Color(s)||Royal Blue and Gold|
|Athletics conference||NMAA, 6A Dist. 1|
|Rival||Capital High School
Espanola Valley High School
|Newspaper||The Demon Tattler|
Santa Fe High School, is a United States Public Secondary School based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The school is located in the oldest state capital in America, founded in 1610. The institution was founded in 1899 and is the oldest Public Secondary School in the state of New Mexico. The school exclusively educates a secondary-student based body, ninth through twelfth grade.
Founded in 1899, Santa Fe High School is the oldest of the three high schools in Santa Fe Secondary Schools, and is the largest comprehensive high school in northern New Mexico. Santa Fe High was originally located in downtown Santa Fe, near the historic Plaza. In 1966, Santa Fe Senior (Form IV) High, initially grades 11 and 12, moved from the downtown campus to their current location on a high plateau at intersections of Siringo and Yucca roads. Sophomores were relocated to the ‘new’ Santa Fe Senior High campus three years later. Freshmen continued attending Santa Fe Middle High at the downtown campus until 1976. In 1977, the downtown campus was completely closed and freshmen began attending the ‘unified’ Santa Fe Middle and Senior High campus where we are presently located.
In 1971 the Vocational High School opened on the southern portion of the new Santa Fe High campus as a separate/alternative educational setting. The Vocational High School provided specialized training to students in 25 different fields. Today, what remains from the Vocational High School is known as the South Campus, which houses many of their current buildings for their preparatory programs in specialized fields.
Santa Fe High School serves about 1,500 students from a diverse range of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. Seven hundred thirty-two students are male and seven hundred twenty-two are female.
The school is currently headed by Marry Massey. Joel Boyd is the Superintendent of schools for Santa Fe High.
On February 23, 2015, many students from Santa Fe High School began a activist campaign to protest the installation of a modernized version of the PARCC Exam. Students' unrest stemmed from its lack of accurate intellectual reflection and mis-management of class time and resources. Approximately 250 students walked out from class which sparked a co-campaign from neighboring high school, Capital High. Santa Fe High School wrote letters to New Mexico Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera, to be personally delivered by New Mexico Superintendent Joel Boyd, on their behalf. This was in large a demonstration toward New Mexico's Governor, Susana Martinez's educational platforms.
Santa Fe High School has many different athletic programs available to all students. The sports offered are as follows: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Wrestling, Bowling, Cheer, and Drill.
Santa Fe High has won over 28 State Championships from NMAA sanctioned sports and events.
The 2014-2015 Cheerleading team was the first to win a 6A State Championship for Santa Fe High School.
The school offers various extracurricular programs such as: Amnesty International, Key Club, Navy JROTC, National Honor Society, Model United Nations, Marching Band, Newspaper (The Demon Tatler), Student Government, Yearbook (Para Manaña), Mock Trial, French Club, German Club, Chess Club, Media Club, Supercomputing Challenge, Science Club, and Musical Theater.
Santa Fe High's Choir has competed internationally and won numerous awards, both group and solo. Consistently a top scorer in District and State Contests, the choir is highly competitive in the state-wide area. The program possesses women's and men's choirs as well as mixed.
- Zach Condon, creator and leading member of the indie folk band Beirut
- George Gonzales, Mayor of Santa Fe (1968–1972) and Santa Fe High School Senior class president
- Leroy Petry, the second living person to receive the United States Armed Forces' highest decoration for valor, the Medal of Honor, for actions that occurred since the Vietnam War
- "Founding of Santa Fe, New Mexico".
- "Santa Fe High Oldest School in the three Public Secondary School's in New Mexico".
- "Santa Fe High School Educates 9th-12th".
- "Santa Fe High Document Center".
- "Santa Fe High Students Protest PARCC Exam".
- "Santa Fe High Schools protests PARCC Test".
- "PARCC Exam Protests".
- "Santa Fe High's Document Center".
- "Santa Fe High now 6A".
- "Santa Fe High Cheerleading, 2015".
- "Clubs at Santa Fe High".
- "Santa Fe High's Choir".
- Last, T.S. (2015-03-24). "Former Santa Fe mayor George Gonzales has died at age 77". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved 2015-07-03.