Roseburg High School

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Roseburg High School
Roseburg High School (Roseburg, Oregon).jpg
Where Excellence is Tradition
Address
400 West Harvard Avenue
Roseburg, Oregon, Douglas County, 97470
United States
Coordinates 43°12′57″N 123°21′15″W / 43.21585°N 123.354224°W / 43.21585; -123.354224Coordinates: 43°12′57″N 123°21′15″W / 43.21585°N 123.354224°W / 43.21585; -123.354224
Information
Type Public
Established 1899[citation needed]
School district Roseburg School District
Principal Karen Goirigolzarri[1]
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1543[2]
Color(s) Orange and Black
Athletics conference OSAA Southwest Conference 6A-6
Team name Indians
Newspaper The Orange R
Website

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

Campus[edit]

The campus is roughly 18 acres (73,000 m2) and contains 7 main buildings as well as a track and an artificial turf football field. Completed in 1926 the "Heritage Building," once referred to as the "Main Building" is the oldest on campus. Constructed out of concrete in a cow pasture known as "Bellows Field," the Heritage Building originally consisted of 15 classrooms, a gymnasium and an auditorium. At three stories high the tallest building on campus is referred to as "The Commons." Completed in 1964 "The Commons" is located at the center of the campus and houses the Library/Media Center at the ground floor. In 2001 a major remodel began that included the erection of three new buildings and the demolition of two old buildings. The Fitness Gymnasium located to the south of the "Heritage Building" was completed in 2002. The Fine Arts Building was completed in the summer of 2003, housing the "Rose Theatre," the cafeteria as well as the fine arts department. The Main Building was completed in 2004 and is the location of the front office, counseling center and career center.

Academics[edit]

In 2008, 71% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 598 students, 427 graduated, 127 dropped out, and 44 are still in high school.[3][4]

Shooting incident[edit]

At 7:45 a.m. on February 23, 2006, 15-year-old freshman shot and wounded a fellow student. The incident occurred in a courtyard on the Roseburg High School campus. After the shooting, two students followed the shooter and flagged down a police car as he walked away from school. Police confronted him at a nearby restaurant parking lot, where he put a gun to his head before surrendering. School administrators have decided to hire security guards as a result of the incident.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Troy Calhoun - head coach of the United States Air Force Academy football team
  • Bobby Henderson - Class of 1999, founder of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
  • David Kennerly - Pulitzer prize winning photographer and Preseidential Photographer for Gerald Ford. Numerous books. Left RHS after Jr year, graduated West Linn High class of 1965.
  • Matthew Lessner - director and screenwriter
  • Chris Thompson - United States Olympian - Sydney 2000 - Swimming (Bronze Medalist - 1500 Meter Freestyle)[citation needed]
  • Craig Tanner - American film director, film producer, and editor.
  • ZZ Ward - Music artist

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roseburg High School". Roseburg.k12.or.us. 2013-02-06. Retrieved 2013-06-16. 
  2. ^ "Roseburg High School - Roseburg, Oregon". Schools.publicschoolsreport.com. Retrieved 2013-06-16. 
  3. ^ "State releases high school graduation rates". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  4. ^ "Oregon dropout rates for 2008". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]