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Shiprock High School

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Type  Public High School
Number of students  935
Phone  +1 505-368-4984
Mascot  Chieftain
Grades  9-12
Athletics  NMAA District 1-AAA
Principal  John Tohtsoni
Motto  "There's Only One Shiprock", "Once a Chieftain always a Chieftain!!"
Color(s)  Crimson, Silver, Turquoise
Address  US-64, Shiprock, NM 87420, USA
District  Central Consolidated Schools

Shiprock High School is a public high school in Shiprock, New Mexico (USA).The school has been visited by one U.S. President: Bill Clinton in 2000. Shiprock High is part of the Central Consolidated School District along with Kirtland Central High School and Newcomb High School. The school colors are Crimson, Silver, and Turquoise and the mascot is the Chieftain.


Performing arts center

Phil L. Thomas Performing Arts Center,[1]: also known as THE PHIL, is a multi-use performance space that is intended for use by various types of the performing arts, including dance, music, theatre and concerts . Below is a list of performers who have visited and performed.

Athletic facilities

Shiprock High Schools largest sports facility, Chieftain Stadium is used for football games, track and field meets and can be used for soccer games, the Chieftain Pit [11]:(basketball and volleyball), and the Natatorium (swimming). There are also a baseball, and softball fields, a 4-court tennis complex, a cross country course, a weight room, and basketball courts. The Navajo Nation and Shiprock High School hosted the 2011 Native Vision [12]: Sports Camp on June 5–7. It involved 62 professional and collegiate athletes volunteered to coach, Approximately 800 youth from over 15 tribal nations attended. Six sports clinics were offered, including football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, track and lacrosse.

Shiprock High School Athletics and Activities

Shiprock High School is home to an athletic program that is historically rich in spirit and tradition.

Athletic events at Shiprock High are an integral part to the student and local community life. SHS enjoys some of the most dedicated fans in the state of New Mexico. The support for SHS athletics have helped contribute to the success enjoyed by the Chieftains over the years in the quest for excellence. The Chieftains own 11 NMAA state championships in Chieftains and Lady Chieftain sports, they have claimed numerous district 1-AAA and 1-AAAA titles and boast several New Mexico All-Star Athletes.

Shiprock High School is a member of the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) Class AAAA schools in District 1-AAAA.

District 1-AAAA, Shiprock High School, Thoreau High School, Wingate High School, Navajo Prep [13]:

Chieftain Fan Photos

Fan Photos [14]:

Chieftain Athletics

Shiprock High School participates in the following athletics [15]:

Chieftain Rankings

  • Chieftain Basketball Rankings [27]:
  • Lady Chieftain Basketball Rankings [28]:
  • NM Track & XC Coaches Association Top Ten Polls [29]:
  • Chieftain Rivalries

    Shiprock High School's traditional rivals in all sports include Kirtland Central High School, Most notable is the Lady Chieftains and Kirtland Central Lady Broncos which have met in the New Mexico State Basketball Championships 9 times. It all started with the first matchup in 1987 followed by 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, in AAA and most recently in 2010 for the AAAA game. The Shiprock Lady Chieftains hold a 4-5 record in the New Mexico State Championship game against the Kirtland Central Lady Broncos. Wingate High School and most recently Piedra Vista High School are also good rival games. A notable out of state rival is Monument Valley High School from Arizona.

    State Championships

    Shiprock High School has one of the greatest winning traditions in New Mexico High School Sports. Shiprock expects great things from all its athletics teams. Time and time again, the Chieftains have delivered with multiple New Mexico High School State Championships.

    Most recently the most successful teams at Shiprock High School have been the Lady Chieftain Basketball team and the Shiprock USMC JROTC. The Shiprock Lady Chieftains basketball program added to its storied dynasty by winning the 2017 AAAA New Mexico State Girls Basketball Championship defeating rival Hope Christian High School 47-42. The Lady Chieftains extended its dynasty, earning its sixth overall New Mexico State title. This followed crowns in 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, and 2002. The Shiprock JROTC program won its first state title in 2016/17 and this adds to the overall 15th state team title to all Shiprock High School athletics. In addition to 15 New Mexico State championships, Shiprock High School has numerous District 1-AAA and 1-AAAA district titles and numerous individual state champions. The Shiprock Lady Chieftains have a combined record of 6-8 in New Mexico State Championship games. They are coming off their most successful season since 1969 having compiled a 25-4 record.

    Shiprock High School National Headlines

  • Rocks With Wings, Documentary, USA Today [30]:
  • Rocks With Wings, Documentary, New York Times [31]:
  • Rocks With Wings, Documentary, Montreal Mirror, [32]:
  • Native Vision, Johns Hopkins [33]:
  • References

    Shiprock High School Wikipedia