McMinnville High School

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McMinnville High School
McMinnville Oregon high school.JPG
Address
615 NE 15th Street
McMinnville, Oregon, Yamhill County, 97128
 United States
Coordinates 45°13′10″N 123°11′33″W / 45.219362°N 123.192508°W / 45.219362; -123.192508Coordinates: 45°13′10″N 123°11′33″W / 45.219362°N 123.192508°W / 45.219362; -123.192508
Information
Type Public
Opened 1910
School district McMinnville School District
Principal Kris Olsen[1]
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1748[2]
Color(s) Red, black, and white    [1]
Athletics conference OSAA Pacific Conference 6A-5[1]
Mascot Grizzlies[1]
Newspaper The Bruin
Website

McMinnville High School is a public high school located in McMinnville, Oregon, United States.

History[edit]

Prior to 1876, high school students in the McMinnville attended school at McMinnville College. From 1876 to 1910, McMinnville offered a two-year high school education through the Cook School (a single schoolhouse incorporating all grades). High school students took courses on the top floor of the building. The current four-year high school program was adopted in the fall of 1910 with the opening of McMinnville High School. It is to this school that the current McMinnville High School traces its lineage.[3]

The oldest wing of the current high school opened in 1956, and has since been remolded ten times to accommodate the growing student population of McMinnville, Oregon. The building was most recently remodeled in 2009.[4]

Hayden and Abby Catt attended the school, and participated on the swim team, before moving to Texas, where they stood trial for robbing banks there.[5]

Academics[edit]

In 2008, 75% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 459 students, 343 graduated, 60 dropped out, 3 received a modified diploma, and 53 are still in high school.[6][7]

Engineering & Aerospace Sciences Academy[edit]

Engineering and Aerospace Sciences Academy (EASA) is a specialized program at McMinnville High School that offers students specialized courses in engineering and aerospace science. Students are instructed by engineers and technicians who lecture, serve as resources for student research, and work with students on a variety of real and simulated technical problems and projects.[8]

Athletics[edit]

State championships[edit]

Boys Swimming: 1997, 1998, 2002

Girls Swimming: 1957, 2003, 2004

Girls Track & Field: 1996

  • Boys soccer: 2006, 2011[9]
  • Boys basketball: 1979 (led by future NBA player Charlie Sitton)[10]
  • Girls tennis: 1955, 1956, 1957[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d http://www.osaa.org/schools.aspx/McMinnville/
  2. ^ "Oregon School Directory 2008-09". Oregon Department of Education. p. 139. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  3. ^ "Celebrating A Century - Or Not?". Yamhill County News Register. 2010-12-28. 
  4. ^ "Mac High to show off new space". 2009-08-29. 
  5. ^ I Would Only Rob Banks for My Family; article; Skip Hollandsworth; June 2014 issue; Texas Monthly; accessed May 2014
  6. ^ "State releases high school graduation rates". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  7. ^ "Oregon dropout rates for 2008". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  8. ^ "McMinnville High School:Engineering and Aerospace Sciences Academy". McMinnville School District. Retrieved 2011-01-20. 
  9. ^ "OSAA Boys Soccer Championship". Oregon School Activities Association. Retrieved 2008-06-23. 
  10. ^ "OSAA Boys Basketball Championship". Oregon School Activities Association. Retrieved 2008-06-23. 
  11. ^ "OSAA Girls Team Tennis Championship". Oregon School Activities Association. Retrieved 2008-06-23. 

EASA Webpage,http://www.schools.msd.k12.or.us/MHS/EASA/Default.html