Beaverton High School

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Beaverton High School
Beaverton High School entrance.jpg
Address
13000 SW 2nd Street
Beaverton, Oregon, Washington County, 97005
USA
Coordinates 45°29′10″N 122°48′39″W / 45.486076°N 122.810709°W / 45.486076; -122.810709Coordinates: 45°29′10″N 122°48′39″W / 45.486076°N 122.810709°W / 45.486076; -122.810709
Information
Type Public Secondary
Established 1902
School district Beaverton School District
Principal Anne Erwin
Grades 9–12
Number of students 1582 (as of 2012-13 school year) [1]
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Orange and Black
         
Athletics conference OSAA Metro League
Mascot Bucky the Beaver Beaverton High School Mascot
Website

Beaverton High School, is a public high school located in Beaverton, Oregon. The original schoolhouse, called Beaverton Public School, opened in 1875 on land between Canyon Road and Broadway Street. In 1902, a ninth grade class was added, followed by a 10th grade in 1910 and 11th grade in 1915. Voters approved a $21,000 bond issue submitted by the school board in 1915 to construct a 21-room high school building on land south of Second Street between Stott Street and Erickson Street.

On June 8, 1916, the city of Beaverton dedicated the new Beaverton High School. Construction costs totaled $20,778, according to the Beaverton Times newspaper. It is the oldest high school in Beaverton and is believed to be the oldest public high school in the state of Oregon that is in its original location and building.

History[edit]

Beaverton High School contains grades 912. In 1938, a new school called Beaverton Grade School was built on land just east of Beaverton High School. The building would be renamed Merle Davies School in 1948 to honor a longtime teacher and principal. In 1983, the Merle Davies building became a classroom annex to Beaverton High School. It was shut down in 2006 for renovation and reopened in September 2010 as additional classrooms. [2]

The school's auditorium burned down in March 1979.[3]

Academics[edit]

In 1985, Beaverton High School was honored in the Blue Ribbon Schools Program, the highest honor a school can receive in the United States.[4]

In 2008, 75% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 521 students, 390 graduated, 99 dropped out, 5 received a modified diploma, and 27 are still in high school.[5][6]

Activities[edit]

The school has held an annual "Jam the Dam!" fundraiser for Oregon's Make-A-Wish Foundation since 2004, raising more than $18,000 in 2008 and $19,000 in 2009.[7][8]

The school's marching band (the Beaverton High School Marching Ensemble) recently captured the NWAPA Championship (A Class) in 2011.

The school's winter percussion ensemble (Beaverton High School Winter Percussion) recently placed first at the NWAPA Winter Percussion Championship (Scholastic A Class) in 2014.

Notable alumni[edit]

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