Springville High School (Utah)

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Springville High School
SpringvilleHighSchoolLogoUtah.png
Address
1205 E. 900 S., Springville, Utah 84663

United States
Information
TypePublic high school
Established1902
School districtNebo School District
PrincipalEverett Kelepolo
Grades10–12
Enrollment1,450 (2016-17)[1]
CampusSuburban
Color(s)Red and blue          
MascotRed Devils
NicknameSHS
AffiliationNebo School District
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SuperintendentRick Neilson
MottoDedicated to Excellence – United in Service – Educated for Success
Website

Springville High School is one of the two high schools that serves and is located in Springville, Utah, United States.

Mascot[edit]

Springville High School's mascot is the Red Devil. The origin of the mascot name dates back to the original construction of the school, when the Red Devil Cement Company assisted significantly in the building. The most recent opposition occurred when some local citizens organized a committee called "Parents for Mascot Review".[2]

Alumni of the school countered that the mascot was not Satanic, and had been the official mascot since 1967 when students voted it in. Further they claimed it was historically significant. The name and image came from the Red Devil Cement Co., a historically important employer in Springville. An actual cement bag with the Red Devil Cement logo on it can be found in one of the display cases in the high school.

Athletics[edit]

Former principal, Rick Robins hired former Head Football Coach Scott Mitchell as Head Football Coach in 2008. In 2007 the Red Devils posted two wins and eight losses.

The Red Devil swim team won back-to-back boys' 4A state championships in 2008 and 2009. The championships of 2008 and 2009 mark the first time a boys' team of any sport at SHS has won back-to-back titles. The Red Devils have also posted region championships in girls tennis, girls cross country, girls' soccer, boys' golf, volleyball, boys' swimming, boys cross country, football and girls' basketball. The boys' basketball team won the 2017 4A basketball championship for the first time since 1958.

In 2017, the boys track team won the 4A state title and in 2018, the team won the 5a state championship.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Springville High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  2. ^ http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=91676&page=1 Utah Town Sees No Evil in Devil Mascot

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°09′18″N 111°35′17″W / 40.15500°N 111.58806°W / 40.15500; -111.58806