Madison High School (Portland, Oregon)

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James Madison High School
James Madison High School is located in Portland, Oregon
James Madison High School
James Madison High School
2735 NE 82nd Avenue
Portland, Oregon, Multnomah County, 97220
United States
Coordinates 45°32′32″N 122°34′48″W / 45.54222°N 122.579924°W / 45.54222; -122.579924Coordinates: 45°32′32″N 122°34′48″W / 45.54222°N 122.579924°W / 45.54222; -122.579924
Type Public
Opened 1957
School district Portland Public Schools
Principal Petra Callin [1]
Grades 9-12[2]
Number of students 860[3]
Color(s) Columbia blue and red   [4]
Athletics conference OSAA Portland Interscholastic League 5A-1[4]
Mascot Senators[4]
Newspaper The Constitution

James Madison High School, known as Madison High School, is one of nine comprehensive public high schools in the Portland Public Schools (Oregon) in the city of Portland, Oregon.


Madison High School was founded in 1957 and named after James Madison, the fourth US President and co-author of the Constitution. It serves neighborhood students and many transfer students grades 9-12.

Two movies have been filmed at the school: Paranoid Park (2007) and Twilight (2008).

On June 29, 2004, the school was damaged by fire, probably due to fireworks.[5]


James Madison High School offers a full range of college preparatory core content classes as well as unique elective options in the areas of Mathematics, Performing & Visual Arts, Science, Social Science, and World Languages. Students may challenge themselves by enrolling in Advanced Placement and Dual Credit courses. Dual Credit courses are taught by Madison faculty who work in partnership with Portland Community College.[6]


Madison participates in the Portland Interscholastic League at the 6A level. Team sports include cross country, football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, swimming, dance team, wrestling and track and field. Madison athletics is most known for its baseball program, which holds the most state titles of any high school baseball program in the state of Oregon.

State Championships[edit]

Baseball: 1963, 1964, 1969, 1970, 1981, 1997


The student population is 38.9% White/Not Hispanic, 20.8% Black/African American, 19.6% Latino/Hispanic, 13.4% Asian, 2.2% Pacific Islander, 2% Native American, and 3.2% Multiple.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Keeley Chalmers (September 23, 2010). "PGE Park donates turf to schools". KGW. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Oregon School Directory 2009-10". Oregon Department of Education. p. 139. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  3. ^ a b Melton, Kimberly (2010-01-21). "What will be the fate of my high school?". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2010-02-09. 
  4. ^ a b c
  5. ^ "Previous Portland-area school fires". The Oregonian. 2009-11-10. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
  6. ^ "About Madison.". 
  7. ^ "Wise Unnoticed Hero of Phillies". UPI (The Register-Guard). 1964-08-27. Retrieved 2010-01-23.