Natrona County High School

930 S. Elm St.
Casper, Wyoming 82601
Phone: (307) 253-1700
Fax: (307) 253-1507

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Hours: 8:20 a.m. - 3:24 p.m.
Grades: 9 -12
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Natrona County High School (traditionally called Casper High) has been a stalwart of Wyoming for more than 100 years. Built in 1924, the current school 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 we consistently lead the region with National Merit Scholarship finalists. The International Baccalaureate program graduates a very high percentage of its students every year. Nearly all of the staff members have advanced degrees, and many are recognized experts and educational leaders in their respective fields. \r\n\r\nYou never know when a future NCHS graduate may change the world and help it become a better place for us all to live.\r\n\r\n“Every Day is a Great Day to be a Mustang!”


Principal: Shannon Harris
(307) 253-1700

Assistant Principal: Christopher Dresang
(307) 253-1700

Assistant Principal: Ron Estes
(307) 253-1700

Assistant Principal: Jamie Cordonier
(307) 253-1700


Families are invited to participate in the NCHS Booster Club, as well as the district’s Connections group.

NCHS teachers and staff believe that every student can be successful at NCHS. The school offers multilevel courses in math, language arts, social studies and science. In addition to outstanding academic core programs, Natrona County High School has rich offerings in electives 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, agri-science, business education, and family and consumer science. Physical education facilities are exemplary, including an indoor track, 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 No. 1 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.

Students may participate in a number of musical groups, including band, chorale, Girls Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, and Orchestra. Other activities include VICA, Annual, Art Club, Auto Club, Chess Club, Color Guard, DECA, FBLA, FFA, German Club, Key Club, Mustang Media, National Forensics League, National Honor Society, Natural Helpers, Newspaper, Quill scroll, Rifle Club, Rodeo, ROTC, Science Club, Student Council, Superstars, Theater, and Thespians.

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Mustang boys’ athletics include Alpine ski, basketball, cross country, football, golf, Nordic ski, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, wrestling, and Casper Oilers Hockey.

Fillies girls’ athletics include Alpine ski, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, dance, golf, Nordic ski, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, and volleyball.

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In addition to the wide variety of course choices and cocurricular activities, NCHS offers its students support throughout their high school experience. All students participate in a homeroom on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Our counselors are available to help students set plans for their high school schedules, and a college coach conducts parent and students workshops, as well as individual meetings, to assist families in their preparation for college and other post-secondary education.

Though classes begin at 7:55 a.m. daily, a zero hour is available starting at 7 a.m., when students can take additional classes. The library also opens at 7 a.m. and remains open until 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 3:30 p.m. Fridays. Extended hours of available at the end of each grading period to allow students to complete projects and assignments.

Lunch is served daily at the school, and an open campus policy allows students to leave campus for lunch off school grounds. A snack bar also is open before school.

Natural Helpers is an organization of students selected by their peers to assist students with personal and/or academic pressures. They are not counselors, but they are available to talk to students.

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