About PHS

School Profile
Principal: Roy Mathews
School Counselor: Ava Chamberlain
District Name: Iron County School District
County: Iron County
Type: Regular Public School
Established: 1916
Mascot:Ram
Colors: Blue and Gold
School Song: PHS School Song (Composed by George Jensen Meeks between 1927-1930)
School Fight Song: PHS Fight Song
Website: http://phs.ironk12.org/

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 337
Parowan, UT 84761

Street Address:
168 North Main Street
Parowan, UT 84761

Phone: (435) 477-3366
Fax: (435) 477-3743

-Town of Parowan, UT - PHS Traditions - Nearby College and Universities
- Faculty and Staff - Graduation - Student Body - Academic Offerings - Athletics - Clubs and Activities

School Motto

"Reaching Higher to Make a Positive Difference"

Parowan High School Mission Statement

“Parowan High School will empower students with an understanding of citizenship, service, accountability, and life-long learning”.

 
School Songs
Town of Parowan, Utah


Parowan is a small rural town (population 2,800) located in the southwestern part of the state, 230 miles south of Salt Lake City and 80 miles north of the Nevada border.  There is one elementary school (PES, grades K-6) and one high school (PHS, grades 7-12). Parowan High School is the smallest school in the Iron County School District.

Parowan High School is a center for the celebration of local history and cultural expression.  We celebrate our rich heritage throughout the year in school and community led activities.  We work closely with the community to offer an outstanding curriculum to our students.

As Southern Utah's oldest community, settled January 13, 1851, Parowan still enjoys the tradition of friendly hometown hospitality.

For more information about Parowan visit www.Parowan.org

PHS Traditions:


PHS is proud of its school traditions that involve PHS Executive Council leadership, the student body, PHS Faculty and Staff, and the Parowan Community. These PHS Traditions include:

  • Welcome Back Week/Assembly (Aug.)
  • Homecoming Week (Sept - Oct.)
  • Harvest Dance (Oct.)
  • Veterans Day Assemby (Nov.)
  • Thanksgiving Dinner (Nov.)
  • Winterfest/Christmas Assembly (Dec.)
  • Sweethearts Week (Feb.)
  • Parowan's Birthday Celebration (Jan.)
  • Student Government Elections (May)
  • Prom
  • End of Year Assembly (May)
  • Graduation (May)



 
Nearby College and Universities
Faculty and Staff
    • 24 Teaching Faculty
    • 1 Principal
    • 1 Counselor
    • 1 Librarian
    • 1 School Resource Officer (SRO)
    • 1 Athletic Director
Graduation


Graduation requirements exceed the state minimum including: 4 English, 3 math, 3 science, 3.5 social science, 1.5 fine arts, 2.0 healthy lifestyles, 1.0 career & technical education, 1.0 computer technology, .5 financial literacy, and 9.5 electives for a total of 28.

Approximately 60 percent of the graduating classes go on to college.

Student Body
    • Student body is approximately 375 – 400(7th-12th).
    • Average grade size is 65 students per grade.
    • Average classroom size is 25.
    • Students 7th-8th (Junior High), 9th-12th (High School)
    • Students attending PHS come from nearby towns including Parowan, Paragonah, Summit, Brian Head, Enoch, and Cedar City.
Academic Offerings
    • Concurrent Enrollment in English, History, and Biology are offered through SUU, and taught at PHS by certified faculty members.
    • The EDNET/IVC system offering college classes from USU is in operation.  Students also enroll in online classes from USU.
    • Students can also take classes online through Utah Electronic High School (EHS) as a way to make-up credit needed or to accelerate their graduation.
    • We utilize the SWATC vocational school in Cedar City, with some students traveling there and others taking courses offered on our campus such as Certified Nursing Assistant.

Our average ACT composite score is 22.

Athletics:

Our athletic program offers a wide range of girls’ and boys’ sports. For more information about PHS Athletics check the PHS Athletics page or contact Alana Benson (PHS Athletic Director).

Clubs and Activities:

Most students are involved in extracurricular activities, clubs, organizations, sports, and numerous service projects.  We have SEOP advisory groups which center on each student having an advocate at this school.  During these monthly meetings, students record their service hours, check their grades, and work on a variety of other career and self-improvement activities.

 

 

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