Natrona County High School
Phone: (307) 253-1700
Principal: Shannon Harris
Assistant Principals: Ron Estes – 9th Grade
Christopher Dresang – 10th Grade
James Catlin – 11th Grade
Larry Meeboer (Activities Coordinator) – 12th Grade
Administrative Manager: Mark Johnson
Office Manager: Libby Crown
“NCHS Community is committed to preparing responsible and life-long learners who value themselves, contribute to society, and succeed in a changing world.”
Natrona County High School has been a stalwart of Wyoming for more than 100 years. Built in 1924, the current school unites tradition with innovation. Alumni have established themselves in leadership roles throughout the community, state, nation and world. The academic programs are second to none, and the school consistently leads the region with National Merit Scholarship finalists. Nearly all of the staff members have advanced degrees, and many are recognized experts and educational leaders in their respective fields. Staff continue to work as Professional Learning Communities collaborate on common instruction and assessments. Staff collaboration meetings are designed to enable each and every student to realize his or her full academic potential. We truly believe “Every Day is a Great Day to be a Mustang!”
NCHS teachers and staff believe that every student can be successful at NCHS. The school has a small learning community freshmen program based upon the philosophy that student success in the ninth grade is a predictor for the eventual successful completion of high school. NCHS offers multilevel courses in math, language arts, social studies and science. We offer numerous concurrent enrollment and BOCES courses in conjunction with Casper College. NCHS is one of two high schools in the state to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. The IB Program is a comprehensive and rigorous liberal arts course of study.
In addition to outstanding academic core programs, NCHS has rich elective offerings for students, including fine and performing arts, as well as an extensive selection of foreign language classes, including Russian. Career technical education offers a vast assortment of career trades, agriscience, business education, and family and consumer science. Physical education facilities are exemplary, including a weight room, physical fitness center, and multipurpose outdoor facility. NCHS is proud to offer Junior ROTC, which has been a tradition at the school community since October 1913.
The number one priority is academic excellence, but NCHS activities and extracurricular programs are among the finest in the Rocky Mountain region. NCHS offers every extracurricular activity sanctioned by the Wyoming High School Activities Association.
Natrona County High School construction and renovation will continue into 2018. In August, 2016, we moved into the newly renovated east wing and the John F. Welsh Auditorium giving NCHS one of the finest high school performing arts spaces anywhere in the Western United States. Currently we are housed in the new and renovated east and south wings and the Mustang Activity & Community Center (MACC). Construction continues in phases 5 & 6 including: complete renovation of the existing west wing, construction of a new northwest wing, and construction of a new main gymnasium. These phases are scheduled for completion no later than January 2018. It is an exciting time to be a Mustang and see our new facilities being completed more each day.
Classes at NCHS are from 8:20 a.m. to 3:24 p.m. Activities are available before and after school.