Sun Valley High School (North Carolina)

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Sun Valley High School
Address
5211 Old Charlotte Highway
Monroe, North Carolina 28110-7343
United States
Information
Type Public
Established 1961
Status Open
School district Union County Public Schools
CEEB code 342685
Principal Shaun Poole
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,347 (2015-2016)
School color(s) Maroon, Grey, White
Song Michigan State Fight Song
Athletics conference Southern Carolina 3A/4A
Mascot Spartan
Team name Spartans
Newspaper Spartan Shield
Feeder schools Indian Trail, Shiloh, Wesley Chapel, Sun Valley, Rocky River
Website

Sun Valley High School is a public high school in Union County, North Carolina. Sun Valley is part of Union County Public Schools. It is located between Monroe and Indian Trail.

History[edit]

Sun Valley was founded in 1961. The current principal is Dr. Shaun Poole.

For decades, it was the only high school in western Union County. Three new high schools have been built in the area since the 1990s, partially relieving the crowded conditions that had plagued the school for many years.

The student body presently resides in the municipalities of Indian Trail, Wesley Chapel, Monroe and Weddington- largely as a result of a massive redistricting effort on behalf of the Union County Public School board, much to the disapproval of the majority of Union County residents.

Sun Valley High School still struggles with overcrowded, outdated facilities and is due to be the recipient of a 26 million bond referendum in 2016.

Sports[edit]

  • In 2008 Sun Valley Girls' Cross Country Team was ranked first in the state of North Carolina.
  • The Sun Valley Girls' Cross Country Team won first place at the Union County meet in 2008, beating Weddington High School for the first time ever.
  • The Sun Valley Spartans are in the 3A/4A Southern Carolina Conference.
  • The boys' track and field team won the state 3A championship in 1987.
  • The girls' track and field team won the 3A state championship for five consecutive years (1989–1993).
  • The wrestling team won 3A state championship several times in the early 1990s.
  • The boys' cross country team won the 3A state championship eight times between 1986 and 1999.
  • The Sun Valley Girls' Basketball team won the conference championship in 2005.
  • The girls' and boys' cross-country teams won their conference championships in 2006.
  • The girls' winter track team were the state champions in the 4-by-8 relay.
  • The girls' volleyball team was 3rd in conference in the fall of 2003.
  • The current head coach for football is Tad Baucom.
  • The current head tennis coach is Todd Clemons
  • The tennis team were conference champions in 2006-2008. In 2010, the Spartans tennis team won their 4A conference and earned a playoff berth in the NCHSAA State Tournament.

Sun Valley is known for their competitive football program in the Charlotte region. The Spartans have reached the NCHSAA Playoffs 4 years in a row. A 3A school for many years, it moved up to 4A from 2009 to 2013 due to Union County's explosive growth. However, it returned to 3A in 2013.

Alumni[edit]

1976 graduate Terry White is the inventor of the word game, MAD GAB.[citation needed]

Theatre program[edit]

Sun Valley has had a small theatre program for years; however, it has been growing since its 2009-2010 season and has won a few North Carolina Theatre Conference awards, for excellence in acting female, Best Fight Scene and excellence in ensemble acting for The Long View, both shows The Audition and The Long View received superiors but neither moved on to the state level. In the 2010-2011 season at NCTC Sun Valley received another excellence in ensemble acting for And The Giants Fell and an innovative staging award for Life As A Techie Or Something Like It, Life As A Techie received a good rating whilst And The Giants Fell received an Excellent. Sun Valley has yet to move on to the next level in Competition.

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Coordinates: 35°02′47″N 80°38′43″W / 35.0462593°N 80.6453461°W / 35.0462593; -80.6453461