McClintock High School
|McClintock High School|
|1830 East Del Rio Drive
Tempe, Arizona 85282
|School district||Tempe Union High School District|
|Enrollment||1,940 (January 22, 2014)|
|Color(s)||Cardinal Red and Navy Blue|
|Mascot||Charlie the Charger|
McClintock has approximately 1,900 students and offers a wide variety of curriculum, which includes honors, advanced placement, dual credit, and the Peggy Payne Academy for gifted students. Additionally, McClintock also has state-recognized ELL and Special Education programs. McClintock is an open enrollment campus.
Peggy Payne Academy
The Peggy Payne Academy for Academic Excellence, or PPA, is a program for gifted students at McClintock. Founded in 2001 with 44 students, the program now serves over 140 students in all major academic subjects.
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McClintock's main rival in football has been Tempe High School since 1964. Tempe and McClintock have annual, non-conference rivalry games. While McClintock is the historical favorite in the matchup, Tempe High has won in the past five years.
The Chargers' first state football title came in 1977, when the team went undefeated and captured the championship with a 14-9 playoff victory over Phoenix's Washington High School. Three years later, the Chargers posted a 12-2 record and won their second title by defeating Phoenix's Trevor Browne High School in the 1980 championship game. Their third state title in 1989 capped a 13-2 season that ended with a 42-14 playoff victory over Mesa's Westwood High.
Recent State/National Championships
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- 2012 McClintock Marching Band Division III State Champions
- 2010 McClintock Spiritline National Champions
- 2010 4A-I Boys Basketball State Champions
- 2007 4A-I Boys Baseball State Champions
- David Tab Rasmussen (1958–2014) - Biological anthropologist
- Jules Asner - Actress.
- Tony Carrillo - Comics artist.
- Doug Hopkins - Former musician with the Gin Blossoms.
- Tank Johnson - Football player.
- Jason Kyle - Football player.
- Jeff Larish - Baseball player.
- Bill Leen - Musician with the Gin Blossoms.
- Mike Mendoza - Baseball player.
- Rick Neuheisel - Football player, coach and broadcaster.
- Anthony Parker - Football player.
- Matt Perisho - Baseball player.
- John Tait - Football player.
- Kenny Wheaton - Football player.
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