Thomas Jefferson High School (Council Bluffs, Iowa)

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Thomas Jefferson High School
Address
2501 West Broadway
Council Bluffs, Iowa, Pottawattamie 51501
USA
Coordinates 41°15′40″N 95°52′59″W / 41.26123°N 95.88297°W / 41.26123; -95.88297Coordinates: 41°15′40″N 95°52′59″W / 41.26123°N 95.88297°W / 41.26123; -95.88297
Information
Opened 1922[1]
School district Council Bluffs Community School District
Principal Todd Barnett
Grades 9–12
Enrolment 1,226 (2012)
Color(s) Orange, white
         
Athletics conference Missouri River Conference
Mascot Yellow Jacket
Rival Abraham Lincoln High School
Yearbook Monticello

Thomas Jefferson High School is a public high school located in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

The school was opened in 1922[1][2] to service students on the west end of Council Bluffs.

In 1985, students from the ninth grade were moved from the junior high school system to the high school system. Prior to this, the high school taught only the 10th, 11th and 12th grades.[3]

Chanticleer Theater[edit]

In 1953, the Chanticleer Theater staged its first production. "The Man Who Came To Dinner" was performed in the Thomas Jefferson auditorium. The theater company continued to use the auditorium until 1958.

Administration[edit]

  • Principal Coach Todd Barnett[4]
  • Administrative Manager Chuck May[4]
  • Assistant Principal Eric Sagert[4]
  • Assistant Principal Jeremy Stuckenholtz[4]
  • Assistant Principal Tanya Windham[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

Sports[edit]

School Mascot

The school fields the following sports:[11]

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Clubs and Societies[edit]

The school sponsors the following clubs and societies:[12]

  • ASTRA
  • Band
  • Cheerleading
  • Dance
  • DECA
  • Drama
  • National Honor Society
  • Newspaper
  • Robotics
  • Speech
  • Yearbook

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Thomas Jefferson High School: School History". Council Bluffs Community School District. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  2. ^ Ramsey, W. E. and B. D. Shrier (2002). Silent Hills Speak: A History of Council Bluffs, Iowa, page 221. Barnhart Press.
  3. ^ Ramsey, W. E. and B. D. Shrier (2002). Silent Hills Speak: A History of Council Bluffs, Iowa, page 226. Barnhart Press.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Thomas Jefferson High School: Staff". Council Bluffs Community School District. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  5. ^ Ramsey, W. E. and B. D. Shrier (2002). Silent Hills Speak: A History of Council Bluffs, Iowa, page 403. Barnhart Press.
  6. ^ Hendrickson, Paul (September 20, 1998). "Another Homer Hero". Washington Post. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  7. ^ Jerrett, Greg (March 20, 2004). "It pays to be Lawless: Council Bluffs native to be inducted into Iowa music hall of fame". The Daily Nonpareil. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  8. ^ Ramsey, W. E. and B. D. Shrier (2002). Silent Hills Speak: A History of Council Bluffs, Iowa, page 286. Barnhart Press.
  9. ^ Birch, Tommy (May 3, 2014). "Sunday Stretch: Triple-A skipper calls Iowa home". Des Moines Register. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Bill Smith, 1972 Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductee". Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 19, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Thomas Jefferson High School Athletics". Retrieved January 19, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Thomas Jefferson High School Activities & Clubs". Retrieved January 19, 2017. 

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