York Comprehensive High School
|York Comprehensive High School|
|275 Alexander Love Highway
York, SC 29745
|School type||Public, high school|
|School district||York School District 1|
|Superintendent||Dr. Vernon Prosser|
|Color(s)||Black and White|
|Athletics conference||Region III-AAAA|
|Rival||Clover High School|
Due to growth and aging of the original building, a new high school was built. The new high school is on Alexander Love Highway. The new campus will accommodate grades 9-12. Ninth graders had been housed at York Junior High for several years because the old York Comprehensive was unable to handle the large number of students. The new campus is designed to hold 1,800 students.
Sports, clubs, and activities
York Comprehensive athletes will compete in Region III-AAAA. Other schools in the region are:
- Lancaster High School
- Ridge View High School
- Richland Northeast High School
- South Pointe High School
- Westwood High School
York's arch rival in sports is the Clover High School Blue Eagles. The rivalry is one of the oldest in the state.
- The school's women's basketball team, led by Ivory Latta, won the 2001-2002 AAA state championship over Dreher High School, 64-61.
- The women's basketball team, also led by Latta, lost the 2002-2003 AAA state championship over Dreher High School, 64-58.
- Ivory Latta, professional women's basketball player
- John Spratt, politician
- Charles Randolph-Wright, film, television, and theatre director; television producer, screenwriter, and playwright
In May 2015, the school became the center of a national controversy when it banned the act of flying large flags from vehicles on the school grounds. Soon after posts on social media, this ban got national attention, mostly due to the perception that this policy was an attack on the American flag itself. In response to peaceful protests and threats of litigation, the school reversed the flag ban, allowing the American flag to be flown on vehicles.
- "Christopher Black - Profile - York Comprehensive High". Retrieved 13 February 2014.
- "Class AAA Girls Basketball". Schsl.org. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
- "Class Aaa Girls Basketball". Schsl.org. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
- "York school changes American flag policy after demonstration". WCNC News. Retrieved 16 May 2015.