Affton High School

Infobox Secondary school
name = Affton High School
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established = 1930
city =Affton
state =Missouri, 63123
country = USA
type = Public high school
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principal = Jeff Morris
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enrollment = approx. 800-900
grades = 9 - 12
address = 8309 Mackenzie Rd
St Louis, MO 63123
district = Affton 101
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mascot = Cougar
colors = Purple and Gold
newspaper = The Cougars Tale
yearbook =
TV News = Cougar News
free_label_1 = Team Name
free_1 = Cougars
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website = http://www.affton.k12.mo.us/ahs/index2.htm
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Affton High School is located in unincorporated St. Louis County, Missouri. Located in Affton, Missouri, AHS is part of the Affton School District which is headquartered at the Affton School District Administration Building on Mackenzie Road.

History

The first high school classes in Affton were offered in 1930, and were housed in the basement of the former McKenzie School, that now serves as the [http://www.affton.k12.mo.us/adm/ Administrative Offices] of the District at 8701 Mackenzie Road. The first section of the original Affton Senior High School building, which was later named W.F. Gaunt High School, was constructed in 1936 at 8520 Mackenzie Road, and 1937 marked the first class to graduate from the new high school. The building is currently the Sanders Work Activity Center.

The current high school building was built on a 22 acre plot in 1955. A classroom and cafeteria addition was added in 1958. Ninth grade students were temporarily moved to McKenzie School in the fall of 1958, back to the Senior High in 1959, and into a new ninth grade center at Gaunt School, after an addition was finished in 1961. The terra cotta cougar and bronze school seal, located in the lobby, were donated by the Classes of 1961 and 1962 ,respectively. An addition was added in 1963, and in 1965 a bond issue was passed to provide the high school with an auditorium, pool, library and additional classrooms. The "pod" area of the high school was added in 1969. Ninth grade students were moved back to the high school after the Gaunt school was closed in 1978.

Prior to the start of the 2002/03 school year, new science labs were added to the science classrooms. In addition, business computer labs, FACS classrooms, Science classrooms and administrative offices were upgraded. This work was made possible by the passing of Proposition A in 2000. A new student commons addition was built on to the existing cafeterias and opened for the 2003-04 school year. The commons was made possible by a generous million dollar donation by Affton High School alumni Bill ('63) and Nancy ('65) Thompson. A new athletic complex, which included a new football field, bleachers, all-weather track and lights made their debut at the start of the 2003/04 school year.

Alumni

*John Goodman, actor
*Bill and Nancy Thompson, contributors


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