Milwaukie High School

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Milwaukie High School
Milwaukie High School Front.jpg
Address
11300 S.E. 23rd Ave.
Milwaukie, Oregon, United States
Coordinates 45°26′30″N 122°38′15″W / 45.4418°N 122.6374°W / 45.4418; -122.6374Coordinates: 45°26′30″N 122°38′15″W / 45.4418°N 122.6374°W / 45.4418; -122.6374
Information
School type Public
Established 1907
School district North Clackamas School District
Principal Mark Pinder
Faculty 83
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1378 (2006-07)
Campus type suburban
Color(s) Maroon and gold   
Athletics conference OSAA, Northwest Oregon Conference
Mascot Mustangs
Rival Clackamas High School, Rex Putnam High School
Newspaper 'Milwaukian'
Feeder schools Rowe Middle School
Website

Milwaukie High School is a public high school located in Milwaukie, Oregon, United States. It is one of three high schools within the North Clackamas School District. The school mascot is the mustang, and its school colors are maroon and gold.

History[edit]

Milwaukie High School's existence dates back as early as 1907. Originally constructed in 1925, the oldest portion of the three-story building that houses the school today is one of the oldest buildings in the city of Milwaukie.

The school's first mascot, the Maroons, fell into disfavor with students because of its similarity to the word "moron."[1] The student body voted on a new mascot and as a result the mustang was elected to replace the Maroons as the school's mascot.

In 2005, the school added the Milwaukie Academy of the Arts to its campus. The charter school operates in conjunction with Milwaukie High School's main campus to offer a full course catalog. The school focuses on integrating the arts into core school subject areas.[2]

In 2008-2009, the school underwent a significant renovation of its music and athletic facilities.[3]

Living History Day[edit]

Since 1996, Milwaukie High School has annually hosted the nationally recognized [4] Living History Day. On this day thousands of veterans are welcomed into the school to help educate students about past wars, and provide first-hand accounts of military experiences. Unfortunately, this was cut in 2010 to lack of funding and staffing reductions.[5]

Academics[edit]

In 2008, 73% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 229 students, 168 graduated, 37 dropped out, 2 received a modified diploma, and 22 are still in high school.[6][7]

Athletics[edit]

Milwaukie High School has competed in the Northwest Oregon Conference at the 5A classification since 2010.[8]

The dance team, the Pony Prancers, won first place in their division at the OSAA State Championships in 2011 and 2012.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Milwaukie High School: History". North Clackamas School District. 2011-01-18. 
  2. ^ "Milwaukie Academy of the Arts". North Clackamas School District. 2011-01-20. 
  3. ^ "North Clackmas School District Building Projects". 2011-01-18. 
  4. ^ "Living History Day: Milwaukie High School". 2011-01-18. 
  5. ^ "North Clackamas School District News Release". 2010-10-19. 
  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. ^ "Northwest Oregon Conference". 2011-01-20. 
  9. ^ Dellios, Hugh (16 January 1994). "Harding Spends `A Hard Week' - Chicago Tribune". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  10. ^ "Reds battled 'head to head'". The Bulletin (Bend). 13 October 1961. 
  11. ^ "Reds battled 'head to head'". The Bulletin (Bend). 13 October 1961.