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Hill valley high school

Hill Valley High School in 1955.

Burned-out High School

The burnt-out Hill Valley High School in 1985A. (This specific shot was only seen in a deleted scene, which was reinstated for the novelization.)

"Having been built during the later years of the Great Depression, Hill Valley High wasn't new in 1955. Its worst days — the spray-can graffiti era of the late '60s and '70s — were still ahead, however, and it seemed clean and shiny to Marty as he drove up with Doc Brown on Monday morning. Dressed in his new outfit and with his hair slicked back, he barely resembled the young man from 1985, whom Stella Baines thought worked for the circus. / "Wow, they've really cleaned this place up," Marty said, whistling softly. "It looks brand-new." / "Maybe your generation didn't take very good care of it," Doc Brown remarked acidly. / Marty shrugged, recalling the times he had written on walls and desks."
—From Back to the Future by George Gipe (quote, page 140)
"They [Doc and Marty] entered the school that was familiar and yet so different in Marty's eyes. The halls and classrooms looked basically the same but the atmosphere was totally different — it resembled something from an old movie, except that it was in color."
—From Back to the Future by George Gipe (quote, page 141)

Hill Valley High School was an educational institution in Hill Valley. It was built during the later years of the Great Depression [1] and lasted in the original timeline at least up to 1985.

On November 7, 1955, while Marty McFly and Emmett Brown were waiting in one of the school halls for George's class to end, Doc noticed that the clock there was ten seconds slow, muttering "You'd think a public school would at least have the correct time."[2]

It would appear that the school still existed in 2015, as CLASS OF 16 had been spray-painted on the wall in the alleyway where the DeLorean time machine landed.

In the altered 1985A timeline, the school burned down in 1979 and its burnt-out remains were surrounded by a chain-link fence topped with barbwire and bearing a NO TRESPASSING sign from the Hill Valley Police Department.

Description

The school gymnasium had a basketball court, as well as a stage. In 1985, the stage had a red, white and blue mural with the slogan "we the people", something that may have been a holdover from the American bicentennial in 1976.

The Enchantment Under the Sea dance was held in the school gymnasium on November 12, 1955. The school also hosted a Battle of the Bands with auditions on October 25, 1985.

History

In 1931, the school served as the location for the first Hill Valley Science Exposition.

The school vice-principal was Stanford S. Strickland, who had been working there since at least 1955 and into 1986. By 1991, he had resigned from this position to become a dean of Hill Valley College.

Sports

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  • The athletic teams at HVHS were called the Bulldogs. A poster in 1955 promoted an upcoming football game between the Bulldogs and the Indians, and George McFly had a notebook with the Bulldogs logo on it. The colors for the team in 1955 were red and white, as seen on the school "letter jackets" worn by some of the students in 1955. However, by 1985, the colors had changed to maroon and white, as evidenced by a jacket that Jennifer Parker had hanging in the closet of the McFly residence in 2015.
  • When Doc and Marty spotted the poster promoting the Enchantment Under the Sea dance, they passed a bulletin board that had a poster showing the Bulldogs' 1955 football schedule. Eight games were played, each on a Friday, starting with the September 24 game at Clayton High, a school that may have existed in 1955 near Clayton Ravine. Other teams were against Arwood, Patonville, Elmdale, Pine City, and Wilston. On Friday, November 11, the Hill Valley Bulldogs played an away game against Calahan High, the Indians referred to in the poster in the hallway on November 7.
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Alumni

Hillvalleyhighschool

Hill Valley High School in 1985.

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Appearances

Notes and references

  1. BTTF novel, page 140
  2. BTTF novel, page 141

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