Beavercreek High School
|Beavercreek High School|
Home of the Battling Beavers
|2660 Dayton Xenia Road
Beavercreek, Ohio, (Greene County), 45434
|Type||Public, Coeducational high school|
|School district||Beavercreek City School District Beavercreek, Ohio|
|Average class size||26|
|Campus size||308,700 sq ft|
|Color(s)||Black, Orange and White |
|Slogan||Inspiring today, preparing for tomorrow.|
|Fight song||On Wisconsin|
|Athletics conference||Greater Western Ohio Conference|
|Mascot||Bucky the Beaver|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools |
|Yearbook||'Beaver Tales |
|Athletic Director||Jim Smerz|
Beavercreek High School is a public high school located in Beavercreek, Ohio. A member of the Beavercreek City School District, the high school has an enrollment of more than 3000 students. The high school campus consists of Ferguson Hall, a free-standing building that houses the ninth grade, and the high school which accommodates the remaining grades 10-12. The principal is Marian West and the school's mascot is the Battling Beaver.
Beavercreek High School offers eleven Advanced Placement (AP) classes to students, in addition to many Honors and Scholarship courses which award additional points to the compiled grade point average (GPA) of each student. The school's girls basketball team has a long history of success averaging over 18 wins per season under coach Ed Zink's 36-year tenure. On February 10, 2011, Zink became the first girls high school basketball coach in state history to reach 658 wins.
The first high school in Beavercreek Township was built in 1888 at the southwest corner of Factory Road and Dayton-Xenia Road, the present site of Ritters Frozen Custard. Recognized as the second high school in the state of Ohio, the initial enrollment was 20 pupils. Freshmen and sophomores occupied the south room, while juniors and seniors attended class in the north room. Two additional rooms were added in 1914 to accommodate increasing enrollment.
In 1932, the township's entire school system was consolidated into a newly constructed school at the corner of Hanes Road and Dayton-Xenia Road as a result of the increasing demands from both enrollment and the State Board of Education. The school later became known as Main Elementary School after a new high school opened in 1954 at its present location on Dayton-Xenia Rd. The original high school was used as an apartment residence for several years, but later changed hands among several businesses in the area including Marshall Brothers and the Mead paper company. It was eventually torn down after a fire ruined much of the building's interior.
Beavercreek's school system was redistricted several times since the 1970s, changing the high school back and forth between a three-year system and four-year system. The latest change occurred in 2013 with the opening of Trebein Elementary and Jacob Coy Middle School. Ferguson Middle School became Ferguson Hall for ninth graders as part of a campus formation with Beavercreek High School. Following the relocation of ninth graders, the high school became a three-year system housing grades 10-12.
According to the Ohio Department of Education, in the 2005-2006 school year, there are 23 students per full-time employed teacher. 88% of the students are White American, 6% are Asian American or Pacific Islander American, 3% are multiracial, 2% are African American, and 2% are Hispanic. The total per pupil expenditures is $7,055, compared to the state average of $9,052 The attendance rate is 93%, and the graduation rate is 96 percent.
Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships
- Baseball - 1941, 1952, 1953 
- Girls basketball – 1995, 2001, 2003 
- Girls cross country – 1996 
- Girls bowling - 2007 
Beavercreek Band Program
The Beavercreek Band  has qualified for the OMEA State Marching Band Finals since 1987, earning the highest possible ranking of "I - Superior" every year since 1989. The Beavercreek Band and Color Guard is under the direction of Mr. Douglas McCullough, who has been the band director for over 20 years. Beavercreek's band program consists of two jazz ensembles, and four concert bands as well as an extracurricular Pep Band, Marching Band and Color Guard, Winter Guard, and Winter Percussion Ensemble. Mr. Matt Frost (who is director of bands at Coy Middle School), and Mr. Michael Bisig (the director of bands at Ankeney Middle School) are the assistant directors of the Marching Band. The Weekend of Jazz is held every spring and has featured jazz musicians such as Maynard Ferguson, Stanley Clarke, and Jon Secoda. High schools and colleges from throughout the area come to perform. These performances, unlike the concerts done by the professional bands, are free to attend.
Clubs and activities
The high school's Speech and Debate team is consistently among the top in the state in Student Congress, Impromptu Speaking, and other events. In the regional national qualifiers for Student Congress in 2010, the team earned five of the thirteen award positions, the most of any school in competition.
In addition, the school has a Science Olympiad Team that places in the top 10 teams at invitational, regional, and state tournaments. In previous years, the team has also gone to compete in the national tournament.
- The school's Academic Challenge team won WHIO-TV's High-Q quiz bowl competition during the 1998-1999, 2000–2001 and 2001-2002 seasons. During those seasons, they set the current records for all-time high score (830), most championships (3) and most consecutive wins (16). The team won the state championship in 1990, 1994, 2000 and 2001, representing the state of Ohio in the Panasonic Academic Challenge in Orlando, Florida. It also represented the state of Ohio in 1992.
- The school's Science Bowl team competed in the 2006 National Science Bowl, and qualified again in 2007. It also qualified for the National Science Bowl in 2000 and 2004.
- In 2006, the school's Thespian Troupe and Drama Club performed Songs for a New World at the International Thespian Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska. This was the first time for the school, and they were one of 11 schools chosen to perform on the main stage. Dawn Stamper, Jamie Stamper, Christine Browning and Erik Hood directed the show.
- The school has produced professional athletes including Allison Bales and Justin Masterson, as well as All Americans Tyler Pollock and Mikaela Ruef.
Because of a deteriorating track, Miami Valley Hospital spent 1.3 million dollars to renovate it. The new track includes an all-season surface. The grass football field has also been replaced with artificial turf.
Another benefit is that the athletes will be able to use athletic-related services from the hospital. The new facility has been named Frank Zink Field at Miami Valley Hospital Stadium, which is a slight change from the previous name, "Frank Zink Field."
- Alison Bales, WNBA; Class of 2003
- Bobby Durnbaugh, Former MLB player (Cincinnati Reds)
- Justin Masterson, pitcher for the Cleveland Indians
- Joe Moore, news anchor for KHON-TV Honolulu; also an actor and playwright
- Jill Paice, actress/singer. Starred as Niki Harris in the Broadway musical Curtains; originated the roles of Laura Fairlie in The Woman in White and Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind
- Janet C. Wolfenbarger, General and, as of January 2010, the U.S. Air Force's highest-ranking woman; Class of 1976
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