West High School (Denver)
|West High School|
|951 Elati St.
Denver, CO 80204-3939
|School district||Denver Public Schools|
|Principal||Jorge Loera |
|Color(s)||orange and black|
West High School is a high school located in Denver, Colorado. It is part of the Denver Public Schools System. West High School is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of the original section of West Denver.
Enrolled in 2009–2010 were 796 students.
West High School was organized in 1883. On June 13, 1884, at 2:00PM, Charles McDonough, Effie Hallam, Lelia Williams, Frances Brandt, Laura Duccy, and Morrison Stillwell became the first graduates of West High School. In 1902, after merging with School District No. 1 (East) to become Denver Public Schools, West became the district's "second" high school.
In 1926, West moved into its current building at 9th and Elati, a building designed in English gothic style and executed in light brick with buff terra cotta trimmings. It contains spacious halls and numerous academic, scientific, and vocational classrooms. It has a 1,082 seat auditorium that underwent a complete state of the art renovation in 2014 (over 1,200 seats prior to renovation), and a gymnasium that seats 2000.
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