John G. Diefenbaker High School
is a senior high school
located at 6620 4th Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta
. The school is named after the 13th Prime Minister of Canada
Rt. Hon. John Diefenbaker
. The school is part of the Calgary Board of Education
. The school graduates around 400 Grade 12 students every year, with a 91% graduation rate. There are currently 1454 students.
As one of the five International Baccalaureate
high schools in Calgary, John G. Diefenbaker High School is well known for its academic programs. On the Provincial Diplomas, John G. Diefenbaker performs well and is in the top five High Schools in the CBE.
Diefenbaker is a highly involved and athletic high school. They are well known for the volleyball, football, and basketball programs. John G. Diefenbaker Sr. High School's wrestling team is among the best in Alberta, having won a large number of city championships as well as several Provincial titles. It's wrestling team was also the top ranked High School team in Canada in 2007 and 2008 according to the Canadian National Wrestling Association, having a large number of its members compete and obtain medals at the National Championships. In addition, Diefenbaker has won city championships in girls' rugby, badminton, and in 2011 girls field hockey took the division 1 city championship against Western Canada beating them 1-0 in overtime.
Diefenbaker High School's music program is quite large, and among the best... Read More