Coordinates: 36°57′45″N 109°22′52″W / 36.962466°N 109.381149°W / 36.962466; -109.381149

Red Mesa High School
Teec Nos Pos, Arizona 86514
United States
School type Public high school
School district Red Mesa Unified School District
Principal Don Lawrence
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 320 students (Oct. 2010)
Color(s) Red, white, blue
Mascot Redskins

Red Mesa High School is a high school in Red Mesa in an unincorporated area of Apache County, Arizona,[1][2] near Teec Nos Pos. It is one of two high schools under the jurisdiction of the Red Mesa Unified School District, along with Red Valley/Cove High School.

Little Dan, a medicine man from Sweetwater, dedicated the A, B, and C Buildings. Before the high school opened, small high school classes met at the elementary school. Red Mesa was originally a part of the Chinle Unified School District. In July 1983 the Red Mesa Unified School District formed, splitting from the Chinle School District. In 1987 the high school gymnasium was completed.[3]

It operates an FM radio station, KRMH 89.7. The school nickname is "The Redskins".[4] The majority of students are Native American.[5]

Ian Shapira of The Washington Post wrote that the school administration and community mostly supports the use of "Redskins".[6]


  1. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Red Mesa CDP, AZ" (Archive). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on June 16, 2015.
  2. ^ "Red Mesa High School." (Direct image link) Red Mesa Unified School District. Retrieved on September 20, 2010. "HC 61 Box 40/HWY 160 MP 448 Teec, Nos Pos, [sic] AZ 86514
  3. ^ "History of Red Mesa Schools" (Archive). Red Mesa Unified School District. Retrieved on September 20, 2010.
  4. ^ "RMUSD #27 / Red Mesa High School » Programs » Redskins Sports". Retrieved 2014-09-20. 
  5. ^ "Red Mesa High School Profile". Public School Review. Retrieved May 11, 2017. 
  6. ^ Shapira, Ian. "In Arizona, a Navajo high school emerges as a defender of the Washington Redskins" (Archive). Washington Post. October 26, 2014. Retrieved on September 22, 2015.

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