Shonto Preparatory Technology High School

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Coordinates: 36°36′09″N 110°39′30″W / 36.602440°N 110.658246°W / 36.602440; -110.658246

Shonto Preparatory Technology High School
Shonto, Arizona 86054
United States
School type Public high school
Principal Dr. Harold Begay
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 142 students (Oct. 2010)
Color(s) Purple/white/gold
Mascot Grizzlies
Information (928) 672-3516

Shonto Preparatory Technology High School also ('Shonto Prep. Tech. High School' for short) is a state charter high school in Shonto, Arizona. The school is part of the Shonto Preparatory School district, which also includes a K-8 Bureau of Indian Affairs school.


The Indian Affairs education facilities were founded in 1933 out of a local desire to have students attend a school closer to home. It moved to its current location in 1966. The Shonto Boarding School, as it was called, became a BIA/charter school in 1996, and the charter high school was added in 1997. The school serves students from rural areas such as Black Mesa, Inscription House, and Kayenta, with children being bussed in from as far as forty miles away. The current high school site was built in 2005-06 and includes 17 classrooms, a vocational school, and multi-purpose hall.

The district has 618 students as a whole; of that number, 99.6% are Native American, and over 90% are eligible for free or reduced lunch programs.

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