New Central Valley high school officially named
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — In the fall of 2021, some Central Valley high schoolers will attend Ridgeline High School, located at Country Vista Dr. and Henry Rd. in Spokane Valley.
When considering what to name Central Valley School District’s newest school, administrators reached out to the public for ideas.
More than 430 name and mascot ideas were submitted from members of the community. A 14-member naming committee–consisted of the board president, principal, parents, students, and teachers–then reviewed them and narrowed the options down to three, which were submitted to the CVSD school board.
The Board chose Ridgeline High School “because it fits the geographic characteristics of the area.”
Future Ridgeline Principal Jesse Hardt explained, “It is a powerful name that represents the beauty of the views of the hills surrounding the school site to the north, south, and east.”
CVSD Board President Cindy McMullen, who participated on the committee asserts, “I love that Ridgeline combines the beauty of the location with the element of strength that Central Valley schools – especially our high schools – are famous for.”
Eryn Lewis, an eighth grader from Greenacres Middle School who participated on the committee adds, “The name Ridgeline High excites me because I had a small part in choosing it and it is something new and important. My favorite part about the name is that it reflects the beauty of our surroundings and our community. I believe that Ridgeline High will be an amazing school!”
A new mascot and school colors will soon be chosen. Students will begin attending Ridgeline in 2021. It will eventually have 1,600 students, which district officials say will help substantially ease overcrowding at existing CVSD high schools
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