Valley High School Alumni to Celebrate School’s 80th Birthday

Valley opened in 1936 as Jefferson County’s fifth high school

June 21, 2016 – Alumni of Valley High School will celebrate the school’s 80th birthday this weekend and share how Valley played a critical role in their life and careers. On Saturday afternoon, nearly 400 Valley graduates from across the U.S. will gather at the school to help kick off the celebration.

Valley High School opened in 1936 as Jefferson County’s fifth high school. Since that time, the school has graduated nearly 18,000 students. Today, Valley is one of the Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) District’s 5-Star high schools – offering professional career theme programs in medicine, health and the environment.

Additionally, Valley provides Advanced Placement courses and college and career classes in numerous fields of study, and the school is home to the award-winning Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) Program.

“We are thrilled to have our Valley alumni return and reconnect with the Valley High School students, staff and community,” said Valley High School Principal Rob Stephenson. “We’re proud that so many of our graduates have gone on to have successful careers, and it’s always great to welcome them home. The Valley High community is also very excited to showcase to our alumni the school’s new medical facilities.”

Valley’s 80th birthday celebration will include music, remarks from Valley alumni and tours of the school’s state-of-the-art Conrad Bachmann Auditorium, career theme classrooms and the J.C. Cantrell Arena, Louisville’s largest high school gymnasium. 

The celebration will be held from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. in the J.C. Cantrell Arena at the school (10200 Dixie Highway).