Troy High School (Michigan)

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Troy High School
Ths logo prev.jpg
4777 Northfield Parkway
Troy, Michigan 48098
United States
Coordinates 42°33′58″N 83°09′00″W / 42.566°N 83.15°W / 42.566; -83.15Coordinates: 42°33′58″N 83°09′00″W / 42.566°N 83.15°W / 42.566; -83.15
Type Public Secondary
Established 1950
School district Troy Public Schools
Principal Remo Roncone
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2,000
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Silver and Black
Song Alma Mater
Mascot "Colts"
Newspaper The Chariot
Yearbook Gladiator

Troy High School is a public high school in Troy, Michigan. It is attended by approximately 2,000 students serving grades 9-12. Troy High is one of four high schools in the Troy School District, along with Athens High School, Niles Community High School, and International Academy East.

Troy High School was ranked 60th by Newsweek in its listing of America's Best High Schools for 2016.[1]


Troy High School was founded in 1950. Originally located on Livernois Road near Big Beaver Road (a site currently occupied by the Troy Community Center), it was moved to a new location at Northfield Parkway and Long Lake Road in 1992, and was expanded in 2006. The school's expansion was overdue after many years of overcrowding in the late 1990s and early 2000s.[2]

On June 2, 2008 Democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obama, made a televised campaign visit and speech at Troy High School. [3] This was Obama's first visit to Oakland County during his presidential run. More than 2,000 people showed up to the rally, including students and teachers of THS.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Troy High School's yearbook, The Gladiator, received Gold Medal standings for its 2006/2007 edition from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association as well as a Gold Medal from the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association.[citation needed]

The school newspaper, The Troy Independent, was founded by two students after the old newsmagazine, The Northend, was cancelled as a class.[4]

There are five Troy High bands: the Campus Band, the Concert Band, the Symphonic Band, the Troy Colt Marching Band, and the Jazz Band.[5] The Concert and Symphonic Bands – together comprising the Marching Band – appeared by the Queen's invitation (through a representative of the Lord Mayor of London) at the 2007 London New Year's Day Parade.[6] The 1974 Marching Band participated in the Orange Bowl Parade.[citation needed] In 2004, the Troy High Symphonic Band played at Carnegie Hall in New York City.[citation needed]

Troy High School has three choirs. The Concert Choir is an advanced choir that requires an audition to join. The Treble Choir is the less skilled choir that does not require an audition to join. Finally, the A Capella Choir is an after school group that is run by students, has a limited number of members, and requires an audition to join.

There are also four Troy High School string orchestras: the Freshman Orchestra, the Concert Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Symphony Orchestra. In addition to the orchestras, many string players participate with the Troy Country Fiddlers (which is largely self-directed). In 2017, the Troy High Orchestras performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City.[7]

Troy High School's theatre organization, the Troy Theatre Ensemble (TTE) performed in 2004 at the Fringe theatre festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.[8]

The Troy High Science Olympiad team has qualified for the national tournament four times, in 1986, 2002, 2013, and 2016.[9]

The Troy High Quiz Bowl Team participates in Michigan Quiz Bowl.[10][11]


Troy High boys soccer won the Michigan State Championship for Division I in 2003.[12] Troy High football won the Michigan State Class AA championship in 1994.[13] The Troy High women's tennis team won the championship in 2003.[14] Troy High Girls soccer won the Michigan State Championship for Division I in 2003 and 2013.[15]

Advanced Placement[edit]

Troy High School offers many different Advanced Placement (AP) courses, such as AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP United States History, AP Chemistry, AP World History, AP Human Geography, AP Environmental Science, AP Biology, and many more. These AP courses are taken out of 5.0 on the weighted GPA scale.[16]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "America's Top High Schools 2016". Newsweek. 2016-08-11. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  2. ^ "Old Troy High School, Michigan". Retrieved 2018-06-28. 
  3. ^ TheOaklandPress (2008-06-02), Sen. Barack Obama speaks at Troy High School, 6.2.08 1of3, retrieved 2018-06-28 
  4. ^ "the Troy Independent". Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Troy Colt Bands". Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  6. ^ London Parade Archived July 1, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Symphonic Series for Bands and Orchestras - Monday, March 20, 2017 | 9 AM | Carnegie Hall Mobile". Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  8. ^ TTE Home Archived December 30, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
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  10. ^ "National Academic Quiz Tournaments, LLC". Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "National Academic Quiz Tournaments, LLC". Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "Yearly Champions". Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  13. ^ "Yearly Champions". Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  14. ^ "Team Champions". Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  15. ^ "Yearly Champions". Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  16. ^ "Course Guide/Curriculum – Counseling – Troy High School". Retrieved 2018-06-28. 
  17. ^ "James Young". Retrieved 17 June 2015. 

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