Swartz Creek Community Schools

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Swartz Creek Community School District
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Location of Swartz Creek School District within Genesee County, Michigan
Location
Genesee County, Michigan
United States
Coordinates 42°57′43″N 83°49′35″W / 42.96194°N 83.82639°W / 42.96194; -83.82639Coordinates: 42°57′43″N 83°49′35″W / 42.96194°N 83.82639°W / 42.96194; -83.82639
District information
Established 1840 (1840) (1st Organization)
1842 (1842) (3rd Organization)
1947 (1947) (Consolidation)
President Brian Mitchell
Vice-president Nick Chiros
Superintendent Jeff Hall
Asst. Superintendent(s) Adam Hartley (Instruction), Fletcher Spears (Personnel/Business)
Other information
Intermediate District Genesee
Website swartzcreek.org

Swartz Creek Community School District is a public school district in Genesee County in the U.S. state of Michigan and in the Genesee Intermediate School District. The School District serves the City of Swartz Creek, parts of Flint, Flint Charter Township, Gaines Township, Clayton Township, Argentine Township and Village of Lennon even over into Shiawassee County.


Buildings[edit]

Building Type Built Location
Mary Crapo School Alternative High & pre-school 1929 Swartz Creek
Swartz Creek High secondary 1958 Swartz Creek
Swartz Creek Middle secondary 1967 Swartz Creek
Gaines elementary 1880 Village of Gaines
Syring elementary 1959 Swartz Creek
Morrish elementary 1964 Mundy Township
Elms Road elementary 1966 Swartz Creek
Dieck (Van Vleet Road) elementary 1969 Clayton Township

Sports[edit]

Swartz Creek Community School
School Swartz Creek High
Conference Flint Metro League
Athletic director Sue Calvo
Location Swartz Creek, Michigan
Varsity teams football, cross country, basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis, Swimming, Lacrosse, Track, Golf, and of course, Ice Hockey
Nickname Dragons
Colors Red, White, and Black
              
Website Swartz Creek Athletics
Class A
Year Joined/Rejoined 1968/2006
League Start End
County C 1950 1960
County B 1960 1968
Flint Metro 1968 1976
Big 9 1976 2006
Flint Metro 2006 present

[1]

At the Little Red School House No.2 back in the late 19th century, Swartz Creek Schools started its sports tradition starting with a championship girls baseball team followed by a winning boys baseball team. In the 1940s, the football team earned the county championship trophy awarded by the Flint Journal, which nicknamed the Swartz Creek Teams as the "Dragons", after which the yearbook was called the dragon. Swartz Creek belong to the County B League then joined the Flint Metro League upon its founding in 1968[2] until the 1976 when they joined the Big Nine Conference. The Cross Country squad had extraordinary success racking 15 Big Nine Conference championships, many Greater Flint Area Champions, Regional Champions, multiple state meet appearances with runners up in 1982 and State Championship in 1986. Given the even large schools in the Big 9 that were some times classified as AA making teams uncompetitive in league play, Swartz Creek returned to the Flint Metro League in 2006.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michigan High School Football: Swartz Creek Dragons
  2. ^ a b Tunnicliff, Greg. "Balance, competitiveness, friendships keep league rolling". Flint Journal. Advance Newspapers. p. 2. Retrieved 2007-09-17. 

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