Sun Prairie High School

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Sun Prairie High School
New sphs.jpg
Address
888 Grove Street
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
United States
Coordinates 43°10′24″N 89°12′34″W / 43.17328°N 89.20952°W / 43.17328; -89.20952Coordinates: 43°10′24″N 89°12′34″W / 43.17328°N 89.20952°W / 43.17328; -89.20952
Information
Type Public Secondary
School district Sun Prairie Area School District
Principal Keith Nerby
Grades 10–12
Enrollment 1,542 (2014-15)[1]
Color(s)          
Nickname Cardinals
Yearbook The Cardinal
Website

Sun Prairie High School (SPHS) is a comprehensive secondary school located in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. The school is administered by the Sun Prairie Area School District. In the 2008-2009 school year, there were 146 teachers and 1,802 students at Sun Prairie High School. SPHS is a WIAA Division 1 school. It is a member of the Big Eight athletic conference.[2]

In the summer of 2010 the school moved to a new building in the southeast part of town. The new high school includes a gym that seats 2,100 and has an indoor track.[3] The former school became a combined 8th and 9th grade upper middle school and was named Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Before the construction of the new high school in 2010, the Sun Prairie Area School District did not have a swimming pool. The girls' swim team practiced in Waterloo, Wisconsin and did not host home meets and the boys participated in a co-operative swim team with Madison La Follete High School (before 2008) and with DeForest High School (2008-2010). With the addition of a pool to the new Sun Prairie High School, SPHS now fields its own boys' and girls' swim teams.[4][5][6]

State championships[edit]

  • Baseball: 1974, 1994, 1997, 2005,[7] 2006,[8] 2012,[9] 2013,)[10] 2014[11]
  • Bowling: 2015,[12] 2016[13]
  • Cross Country (girls): 2016,[14] 2017[15]
  • Football: 1995
  • Golf (boys): 1991
  • Hockey: 1997[16]

Academic Decathlon[edit]

Sun Prairie's Academic Decathlon team has placed in the top three at the Wisconsin state finals five times.[17]

In April 2014, the Sun Prairie Academic Decathlon team represented Wisconsin in the Large School division of the National United States Academic Decathlon online national competition taking fifth place among the large schools.[citation needed] They repeated this in 2016.[citation needed]

Music[edit]

The Sun Prairie High School Jazz I has been selected to compete in the Essentially Ellington Jazz Band competition in New York City 12 times since the festival's conception,[not in citation given] most recently in 2018.[18][19][20]

The Sound of Sun Prairie is the summer marching band that competes in the annual MACBDA championships. Its most recent MACBDA title was in 2016.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sun Prairie High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 2, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Big 8 Conference".  2011
  3. ^ [1] - SPHS Gym - May 2, 2011
  4. ^ Cotant, Pamela (October 25, 2010). "School Spotlight: New pool is cool for Sun Prairie swimmers". Wisconsin State Journal. Retrieved May 7, 2017. 
  5. ^ Rodriguez, Sam (January 20, 2010). "Swimmers ninth at invitational". De Forest Times-Tribune. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Special Meeting - Open Session - March 26, 2007 - Board of Education". board.madison.k12.wi.us. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Eau Claire North vs Sun Prairie". www.wiaawi.org. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Wisconsin Lutheran vs Sun Prairie (6/15/06)". www.wiaawi.org. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Sun Prairie vs Bay Port (6/14/12)". www.wiaawi.org. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Sun Prairie High School baseball review". hngnews.com. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 
  11. ^ 608-252-6473, JIM POLZIN jpolzin@madison.com,. "WIAA state baseball: Sun Prairie rallies to bring home a third straight state title". madison.com. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 
  12. ^ http://www.wihsbowlclub.com/docs/2015%20BOYS%20TEAM%20DIV%201%20SCORES.pdf
  13. ^ http://www.wihsbowlclub.com/docs/2016FINAL%20SCORES-BoysTeamDivI.pdf
  14. ^ http://www.wiaawi.org/Portals/0/PDF/Results/Cross_Country/2016/gd1stateteamresults.pdf
  15. ^ https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Meet=131246#3011
  16. ^ "The Hockey database listing of Sun Prairie Alumni" (SHTML). Retrieved June 19, 2007. [permanent dead link]
  17. ^ http://www.cesa7.org/content/acadec/historical-records/
  18. ^ "Home". academy.jazz.org. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Sun Prairie High School Jazz I wins awards at Essentially Ellington". The Sun Prairie Star. May 25, 2016. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Jazz I has final push before tenth Essentially Ellington trip". The Sun Prairie Star. April 30, 2016. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 
  21. ^ http://www.hngnews.com/sun_prairie_star/community/article_a823ed00-1f
  22. ^ "Andy Thompson". www.retrosheet.org. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 

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