Sandpoint High School

Sandpoint High School is a four-year public secondary school in Sandpoint, Idaho, the larger of the two high schools in the Lake Pend Oreille School District, the other is Clark Fork in Class 1A. The SHS school colors are red and white and the mascot is a bulldog.

Sandpoint High School
Sandpoint High Exterior
410 S. Division Ave.

TypePublic [2]
School districtLake Pend Oreille S.D. #84
PrincipalTom Albertson[3]
Grades9–12 [2]
Enrollment997[4] (2016-17)
Color(s)Red & White           
AthleticsIHSAA Class 4A[5]
Athletics conferenceInland Empire League (4A)
RivalsIEL: Lakeland, Moscow
Information(208) 263-3034
NRHP Reference#99001277 [6]
Elevation2,085 ft (635 m) AMSL
Sandpoint is located in USA West
Location in the western United States
Sandpoint is located in Idaho
Location in Idaho


Sandpoint competes in IHSAA Class 4A,[5] the second-highest classification in the state. It is a member of the Inland Empire League (4A), along with Lakeland (in nearby Rathdrum) and Moscow, 135 miles (220 km) south.

SHS formerly had rivalries with Coeur d'Alene and Lewiston; both are in IEL 5A.

State titles


  • Soccer 13: fall (A-1 Div II, now 4A) 2000, (4A) 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012 [7][8] (introduced in 2000)
  • Football (1): fall (A-1 Div.II, now 4A) 1997 [9][10]
  • Wrestling (6): (A-1, now 5A) 1994, 1995, 1996; (4A) 2001, 2002, 2003 [11] (introduced in 1958)
  • Track (1): (4A) 2003 [12]
  • Baseball (1): (4A) 2006 [13]


  • Soccer (8): fall (A-1 Div II, now 4A) 2000, (4A) 2001, 2002, 2004, 2009, 2013, 2014 [8][14] 2014 (introduced in 2000)
  • Volleyball (14): fall (A-1, now 5A) 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984,[15] 1985, 1986,[16][17] 1994, 1995, 1999;
    (A-1 Div II, now 4A) 2000, (4A) 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008 [8] (introduced in 1976)
  • Cross Country (3): fall (4A) 2002,[18] 2013,[18][19][20] 2014,[18][21][22](introduced in 1986)

Academic Decathlon

The school's Academic Decathlon program has been successful in statewide and national competitions. The 2006 team placed first at the Idaho Academic Decathlon State Competition and traveled to San Antonio for the national finals, placing 17th overall and earning the title "Rookie of the Year" in Division II. In 2008, SHS won six of the nine overall individual medals and placed second in the state. In 2008, Sandpoint scored its highest team score ever, with more than 43,000 points out of a possible 60,000.

The 2009 team represented Idaho in the online nationals competition for medium-sized schools and placed first overall.[23]

In 2010, the state competition was hosted by Sandpoint, the first time it was held outside the Boise area in its 26-year history. SHS defeated Centennial of Boise in March. represented Idaho at the national championship in April at Omaha, Nebraska,[24] and finished fifth in Division II.[25]



  1. ^ "Sandpoint High School". Lake Pend Oreille School District. Retrieved 2009-04-29.
  2. ^ a b "Sandpoint High School". Public School Review. Retrieved 2011-11-18.
  3. ^ Archived 2012-04-03 at the Wayback Machine - SHS administration - accessed 2011-11-15
  4. ^ "SANDPOINT HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Idaho High School Activities Association" (PDF). IHSAA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2009-04-29.
  6. ^ "Idaho - Bonner County". National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 2009-04-30.
  7. ^ "4A Boys Soccer bracket". IHSAA. October 20, 2012. Archived from the original on October 31, 2013.
  8. ^ a b c Archived 2012-04-15 at the Wayback Machine Soccer & Volleyball champions - through 2011
  9. ^ Lee, Greg (November 22, 1997). "Bulldogs win it all". Spokesman-Review. p. C1.
  10. ^ Archived 2012-04-15 at the Wayback Machine - Football champions - through 2011
  11. ^ Archived 2012-04-15 at the Wayback Machine - Wrestling champions - through 2012
  12. ^ Archived 2014-05-12 at the Wayback Machine - Track champions - through 2010
  13. ^ Plummer, Eric (May 24, 2006). "Comeback kids cap dream season". Bonner County Daily Bee. p. 6. Archived from the original on January 8, 2014.
  14. ^ Plummer, Eric (October 29, 2013). "Bulldogs' win over Knights hardly an upset". Bonner County Daily Bee. (Idaho). p. 5.
  15. ^ Lee, Greg (October 29, 1984). "Oh what a relief winning can be". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 14.
  16. ^ Vanausdein, Michael (October 26, 1986). "Sandpoint and St. Maries No. 1". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. D1.
  17. ^ Lee, Greg (October 30, 1986). "North Idaho volleyball teams win trophies". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 1-ID.
  18. ^ a b c "Sandpoint Cross Country History". Sandpoint High School Cross Country. Retrieved 2013-01-08.
  19. ^ Plummer, Eric (November 5, 2013). "Bulldog cross country team caps stellar 2013 season at state". Bonner County Daily Bee. (Idaho). p. 5.
  20. ^ "Sandpoint Cross Country News Archive". Sandpoint High School Cross Country. Retrieved 2013-01-08.
  21. ^ "Sandpoint Cross Country News Archive". Sandpoint High School Cross Country. Retrieved 2014-11-02.
  22. ^ Plummer, Eric (November 4, 2014). "Bulldog girls defend 4A state cross country title". Bonner County Daily Bee. (Idaho). p. 5.
  23. ^ "United States Academic Decathlon 2009 Online Finals" (PDF). USAD Medium & Small School National Online Competition. May 4, 2009.
  24. ^ "Centennial takes second to Sandpoint in academic decathlon". Idaho Statesman. 2010-03-14. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  25. ^ "United States Academic Decathlon : 2010 Nationals". United States Academic Decathlon. Retrieved 2011-01-03.

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Coordinates: 48°16′08″N 116°34′12″W / 48.269°N 116.570°W

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