Beavercreek High School

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Beavercreek High School
Beavercreek High School Logo.gif
Home of the Battling Beavers
2660 Dayton Xenia Road
Beavercreek, Ohio, (Greene County), 45434
United States
Coordinates 39°43′13″N 84°2′2″W / 39.72028°N 84.03389°W / 39.72028; -84.03389Coordinates: 39°43′13″N 84°2′2″W / 39.72028°N 84.03389°W / 39.72028; -84.03389
Type Public, Coeducational high school
Established 1888
School district Beavercreek City School District Beavercreek, Ohio
Superintendent Bill McGlothlin[1]
Principal Marian West[1]
Staff 130
Faculty 180
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2322[2]
Average class size 26
Campus size 308,700 sq ft
Color(s) Black, Orange and White [1]             
Slogan Inspiring today, preparing for tomorrow.
Fight song On Wisconsin
Athletics conference Greater Western Ohio Conference[1]
Mascot Bucky the Beaver
Team name Beavers[1]
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [3]
Newspaper 'The Beacon'
Yearbook 'Beaver Tales [4]
Athletic Director Jim Smerz[1]
Beavercreek High School

Beavercreek High School is a public high school for grades 9-12 located in Beavercreek, Ohio. A member of the Beavercreek City School District, the high school is located in a suburb of Dayton with more than 45,000 residents. The principal is Marian West and the school's mascot is the Battling Beaver.[5]

Beavercreek High School has 3002 students, making it the third largest high school in Ohio based on student population. The 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.[5] 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.[6][7]

Due to overcrowding, the district has moved the ninth grade students from the high school to Ferguson Middle School, located adjacent to BHS. The school was be renamed "Ferguson Hall". Construction on a new middle school and new elementary school began in 2011. Both schools opened in August 2013.[8][9]


In Beavercreek Township, the first school was a log building on farm property. The first high school, Beavercreek Township High School, was built in 1888. In 1932, the high school, along with other Beavercreek schools, moved into one building, currently known as Main Elementary School. In 1950, the current Beavercreek High School was completed, though it has been renovated and expanded since. It changed from a four-year to a three-year high school in 1973 due to overcrowding. In the fall of 1999, the high school returned to a four-year system.[10] In 2013 the high school went back to a three system with Ferguson Hall as the building for 9th graders.[11]

Student statistics[edit]

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.[12]

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

Beavercreek Band Program[edit]

Main article: Beavercreek Band

The Beavercreek Band [15] has qualified for the OMEA State Marching Band Finals since 1987, earning the highest possible ranking of "I - Superior" every year since 1989.[16] 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.[17] 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[edit]

Beavercreek High School's Latin Club functions as a local chapter of both the Ohio Junior Classical League (OJCL)[18] and National Junior Classical League (NJCL).[19]

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.[20]

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.[21]


  • 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.[citation needed] It also represented the state of Ohio in 1992.
  • 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.[14]

Track renovation[edit]

Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger, a member of Beavercreek's Class of 1976, is the highest-ranking woman in the United States Air Force.

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."[23]

Notable alumni[edit]


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  3. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2010-02-17. [dead link]
  4. ^ Beavercreek High School. "BHS Yearbook". Archived from the original on 2006-10-06. Retrieved 2006-09-22. 
  5. ^ a b "2010 – 2011 College Admissions Profile". Beavercreek High School. Retrieved 1June 17, 2013. 
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  8. ^ "Work progresses on Beavercreek school construction". Dayton Daily News. August 6, 2011. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  9. ^ "New schools named". Beavercreek News-Current. August 20, 2012. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  10. ^ Beavercreek High School Alumni Association. "Beavercreek High School History". Retrieved 2006-11-13. 
  11. ^ Kelley, Jill (August 22, 2012). "Beavercreek names new schools to open next year". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Beavercreek High School". Archived from the original on 22 October 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-01. 
  13. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Archived from the original on 8 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
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  18. ^ "Executive Board Pre-File Application". - June 2007. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. 2010. Archived from the original on June 17, 2007. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  19. ^ "OJCL Constitution". - July 2002. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. 2010. Archived from the original on July 21, 2002. Retrieved August 16, 2010. "... by paying both OJCL annual chapter dues and any annual chapter membership dues required by NJCL." 
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  22. ^ Beavercreek High School. "2006 National Science Bowl". Archived from the original on 2006-09-23. Retrieved 2006-11-12. 
  23. ^ Beavercreek High School. "Miami Valley Hospital pledges $1.3 million to improve District athletic facilities". Archived from the original on 17 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-18. 

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