The Scottsbluff High School staff strives to provide a comprehensive and well-rounded education for all students from various walks of life. We are pleased to have students of all abilities in our school; we support and protect the diversity that exists in our local community. We will continue to have high educational and behavioral expectations for all learners. Students and their high school education are at the forefront of our work throughout the short 32 weeks we are in session each school year.
Our school environment is a top priority for the administration and staff at SHS. We work hard to maintain a safe and orderly workplace for students and teachers. Our halls are clean and well lit so students can pass from one area to another with little fear of student or facility issues during the school day. We have a regular schedule for emergency drills so students and parents know we are trying to better prepare ourselves in case of an unexpected break in our routines for the day/week because of some natural event or manmade incident. Our students are expected to dress appropriately and behave respectfully at all times. One of our major goals is to eliminate distractions to o
ur students’ daily educational lessons. We make every attempt to be consistent with all students and treat everyone in a fair and just fashion.
We are the only high school in the Scottsbluff School District serving approximately 850 students in grades nine through twelve. All SHS students are strongly encouraged to attend classes every day and also to take advantage of the challenging courses and the educational interventions provided throughout the year. The staff has developed and delivers a curriculum that will help prepare the communities young adults for their world beyond high school. We offer a variety of Advanced Placement and College Dual credit courses, our Vocational/Industrial Tech and Agriculture Departments are very popular, the Fine Arts Department is growing, the Business Department is thriving and we have a great Special Services staff to serve our students. We have the typical course offerings found in most comprehensive high schools in the disciplines of Mathematics, Physical and Natural Sciences, Language Arts/Speech and the Social Sciences.
Each student is assigned a counselor when they enter our school. The counselors are required to monitor and inform each student of the educational opportunities available at Scottsbluff High School. The counselors will make sure each student is following an appropriate educational path toward graduation and if something occurs that takes a student from the required graduation track these highly competent professionals will work closely with the students and parents to get everything back on course. During the last two years of the students’ high school career the counselors will provide more focused guidance toward the years immediately following high school; albeit a college education, vocational/technical schooling, a military career or the workforce.
We provide our students with many leadership opportunities and have a strong desire for all to become involved with at least one of the many extra and co-curricular activities we support at Scottsbluff High School. Lessons learned in music, sports, clubs/organizations and other activities are abundant - we know life lessons are learned in many different settings and these groups and teams help us provide an enhanced education for all of our student participants.
If you have any questions for our staff please contact our school office at (308) 635-6230. We will do our best to respond to any concerns or questions you may have as quickly as possible. If you log onto our website you can learn more about our school, students, staff and programs. Our office hours are 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, every school day. Thank you for the support you have given our school in the past and we hope you will find time to join us in the future for more academic, fine arts and athletic performances/competitions.