Charlottetown Rural High School

Charlottetown Rural High School (CRHS), known colloquially as "The Rural", is a Canadian secondary school in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Students that attend the school come from the north and east parts of Queens County, including the City of Charlottetown and the town of Stratford.

Charlottetown Rural High School
100 Raiders Road

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C1E 1K6

Coordinates46°15′31″N 63°9′0″W
School typePublic High school
School boardPublic Schools Branch
SuperintendentRicky Hood
AdministratorK. Aitken
M. Curley
L. Turnbull
PrincipalD. Mullally
Enrollment1,056 (2019)
LanguageEnglish and French
Colour(s)Red and White         
Mascotosprey, Raider
Team nameRural Raiders

The school is administratively part of the Public Schools Branch on Prince Edward Island. Its official colours are red and white and the mascot is an osprey, referred to also as a Raider. The sports teams from "The Rural" are called the Rural Raiders.

History and characteristics

  • In 1966, Charlottetown Rural High School was built in the growing suburban community of West Royalty, north of the municipal limits of the city of Charlottetown.
  • In 1994, The school was completely renovated to its present configuration which saw a new cafeteria and specialist instruction space added. The renovations saw the building's exterior and interior remodelled using a modern design of unusual angles and curves that symbolize waves which surround Prince Edward Island.

The school is currently the largest in the province in terms of student enrollment and 2nd largest in terms of area. The high school offers both French and English language and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

Extracurricular activities

School Sports

Sports offered at Charlottetown Rural include:

Basketball Tournaments - The "Confederation City Classic" is an annual basketball tournament hosted in early January by Charlottetown Rural which draws 24 teams competing from across the Maritime Provinces and sometimes further afield. 2008 was the 25th year for the tournament.

Clubs at Charlottetown Rural

Charlottetown Rural High is home to clubs like:

Giving back

Every year the students and staff of CRHS take part in various fundraiser for Charities.

One annual project is Adopt A Family. This project takes place in December, homeroom classes are assigned a family, and given a list of what each member wants for Christmas. The students donate their own money and/or set up activities to raise money, then purchase the items that are on the lists. Each year dozens of families in PEI are able to have Christmas presents, and dinner because of this.

Charities sponsored by the student council include:

Notable alumni

Notable faculty

See also


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