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Nebo School District is a public school district in Utah County, Utah serving the southern part of the county south of Utah Lake. Provo City School District and Alpine School District cover the central and northern parts of the county, respectively. Motto "Your partner in education"
With 28,548 students, Nebo is the 7th largest school district in Utah and among the fastest-growing. The district operates 5 high schools, 6 junior high schools, 26 elementary schools, and 2 alternative schools. The district is named for nearby Mount Nebo, the tallest peak in the Wasatch Range.
There are currently five high schools in the Nebo School District.
Although their football team has had a rough start, their girls tennis team took first in region with JV being undefeated, their girls & boys Cross Country teams were Region Champs this year.
The Winter Drumline won Outstanding Tenor and Bass Drums at state in 2010 in the 2A division. The Winter Color Guard won first place in the SRAAA division the first half of the season and finished the season winning third place at state in the SRAA division. The marching band is led by Chris Wilson, Director of Bands; Dallin Hatch, Percussion instructor; and Sarah Nasson-Peterson, Color Guard.
Payson High School is the only high school in Payson. Enrollment is 1,100.
The current Payson High was built in the 1967 and has a student enrollment of just over 1000 students in grades 10 through 12. Payson High School was also a site for the filming of the 1984 film Footloose, as is much of the surrounding Payson area.
The Student Body Officers for the 2009-10 school are Zac Quist, Student Body President, Broden Parkin VP of Assemblies, Amanda Sonderegger VP of Public Relations, Rachelle Whatcott VP of Dances, Jaime Stanton Secretary, and Katelyen Rowley Historian.
Payson won state wrestling in 2009 and 2010. The first back-to-back state championship in the history of Payson High.
Payson High School used to cover one of the largest geographical areas for one high school. It drew students from Payson, Santaquin, Goshen, Genola, and the rural communities of Elberta and Mosida. However, when Salem Hills High School was built in 2008, the areas of Elk Ridge, West Mountain, and portions of Payson no longer attended Payson High School.
Spanish Fork High School (SFHS) is one of three high schools currently in Spanish Fork , the others being Maple Mountain High School and Landmark High School, an alternative high school. Spanish Fork High School was the first high school and currently the oldest school in the District. Enrollment at SFHS is 990 and includes grades 10-12. Geographic boundaries include the cities of Spanish Fork, and rural communities Palmyra, Benjamin, Lake Shore, and Leland.
Recently Boys Baseball won The Sunshine tournament and Boys Tennis won the Duel in The Desert
Springville's mascot is the Red Devil. The origin of the mascot name dates back to the original construction of the school, when the Red Devil Cement Company assisted significantly in the building. This became a focal point for controversy in 2002. Some local citizens organized a committee called "Parents for Mascot Review". They argued that the Devil was an unsavory mascot for teens and interpreted school literature bearing the character "pro devil" paraphernalia. Some claimed that good Latter-day Saints should not support the mascot for its Satanic allusion. Other Latter-day Saints disagreed, saying that the church had no official stance on the matter, that the mascot was not satanic, but rather a mythical creature, and that the groups were promoting their own agenda.
Alumni of the school countered that the mascot was not Satanic, and had been the official mascot since 1967 when students voted it in. Further they claimed it was historically significant. The name and image came from Red Devil Cement Co., a historically important employer in Springville.
The debate continued on all fronts. Even a popular local band "The Fifth Normal" wrote a song called "Band for Mascot Review", the lyrics of which sarcastically accused the group "Parents for Mascot Review" of being hypocrites, and of ignoring the real problems facing Springville High School, like drugs and teen pregnancy.
Controversy about the Devil drew national attention when the a spokesman for the Navajo Nation commented against it, claiming that "red devil" is a slur against Native Americans and should be removed from the school.
Nonetheless, traditionalists carried popular support in a non-binding poll, and the school board voted to retain the mascot in May 2002. In spite of promises by critics to seek school board offices on the issue, the Red Devil remains the school's mascot as of 2010
Former principal, Rick Robins hired Scott Mitchell as Head Football Coach in 2008. The hire came about after the sudden and unexpected firing of two-season coach Dan Hansen. Under Hansen in 2007, the Red Devils posted 2 wins and 8 losses. Scott Mitchell, a former SHS QB who led the Red Devils to their only state title in the 80's, was also a former QB for the University of Utah and a 12 year QB in the NFL before leaving behind a real estate job in Florida to come coach the Red Devils. While the hire is yet to be seen by some as anything other than a high-profile, visual hire, the community is hopeful that Scott Mitchell will prove to do something positive for the SHS football program and its students. In Coach Mitchell's first year as head coach of the Red Devils (2008), the team posted 6 wins and 5 losses while returning the program to the 4A state playoffs. At this point, the hire appears to be successful. The Red Devils have also enjoyed great success in athletics in recent years. Under girls basketball coach Nancy Warner and former BYU Cougar, the lady Red Devils finished the 2008-09 campaign as the state 4A tournament runner-up. The Red Devil swim team has continued its' dominance by winning back to back boys 4A state championships in 2008 and 2009 under coach Amyee Hargett. The Red Devils have also posted region championships recently in girls soccer, boys golf, volleyball, boys swimming, and girls basketball.
Pursuing Victory With Honor
Salem Hills High School (hereafter referred to as "Salem Hills") opened in autumn of 2008 under the direction of Principal Ann Anderson. Salem Hills is the first new high school constructed by Nebo School District since the 1970s. The structure was completed in the summer of 2008. The student body comes from areas of Payson, Salem, Elk Ridge, Woodland Hills, and Spanish Fork. Salem Hills High School is serviced mainly by two Junior High Schools, Spanish Fork Junior High School & Mt. Nebo Junior High School. The addition of Salem Hills, along with that of Maple Mountain High School in 2009, will cut Spanish Fork High School's student body population to the 4A level.
In December 2008, Salem Hills was awarded the "2008 Best K-12 Education Project Design" by the Intermountain Contractors for the State of Utah.
Fine Arts Commons & 2nd Story Balcony
Fine Arts Commons & Auditorium Entrance
Secondary Entrance from 2nd Story Walkway
There are 26 elementary schools in the Nebo School District. The district is scheduled to build 5 new elementary schools in the next ten years.
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- Moody Middle School