Ridgeview High School (Redmond, Oregon)

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Ridgeview High School
Address
4555 SW Elkhorn Street
Redmond, Oregon, Deschutes, 97756
USA
Coordinates 44°14′07″N 121°13′05″W / 44.2354°N 121.218°W / 44.2354; -121.218Coordinates: 44°14′07″N 121°13′05″W / 44.2354°N 121.218°W / 44.2354; -121.218
Information
Type Public
Opened 2012
School district Redmond School District
Principal Lee Loving
Grades 9–12
Color(s) Purple, black and silver    [1]
Athletics conference OSAA Intermountain Hybrid 5A-4A[1]
Team name Ravens[1]
Rival Redmond High School
Website
Ridgeview High School logo.jpg

Ridgeview High School is a public high school located in Redmond, Oregon, United States. Opened in 2012, it is the second high school in the Redmond School District. In athletics the school is a 4A team in the Oregon School Activities Association, competing primarily in the Intermountain Conference with rival Redmond High School.

History[edit]

Voters in the school district approved a $110-million bond measure in 2008 to pay for a new high school and other construction.[2] Construction began in 2011 and the school opened in fall 2012. The school took the name Ridgeview in February 2011.[3]

Building[edit]

The 280,000-square-foot (26,000 m2) school cost $75 million to build.[2] The two-story structure was designed by Dull Olson Weekes Architects, and built by Skanska USA.[4] The school sits on 55 acres (22 ha) along the Old Bend-Redmond Highway and is designed to handle about 1,400 students.[4] The school's gymnasium can seat approximately 2,000 people, while the auditorium can handle over 600.[4] In addition to the main gymnasium, there is a separate wrestling room.[2] The auditorium includes trap doors on the stage as well as a full-size orchestra pit.[4]

Overall, the building was designed to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standards, with sustainable features such as solar panels.[4] Other features of the building include a kitchen for students in the culinary arts program, a media studio complete with green screen, flexible classroom spaces, medical classrooms, and lab space for jewelry-making.[2][4][5]

Athletics[edit]

The school fields teams in cross country, football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, swimming, wrestling, golf, baseball, softball, tennis, and track and field.[1] The school is in the 4A classification of the Oregon School Activities Association and competes in the hybrid Intermountain Conference and the 4A Greater Oregon League.[1] Known as the Ravens, the school colors are purple, black and silver.[1] The school's 1,400-seat football stadium is located on campus and has an eight-lane track encircling the field. The Ravens varsity football team won the 2013 OSAA 4A state title in only its second year as a public school.[5] There are also two softball and two baseball diamonds, along with a weight room, wrestling room, gymnasium, and eight tennis courts.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Ridgeview High School". Schools. Oregon School Activities Association. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Behind The Scenes: Ridgeview High School". KTVZ.com. April 30, 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Cliff, Patrick (February 24, 2011). "Redmond school gets name". The Bulletin. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Mather, Simon (July 4, 2012). "New School First Class All the Way". Cascade Business News. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c Eastes, Beau (December 19, 2011). "Athletics at Ridgeview High". The Bulletin. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 

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