Summit High School (Bend, Oregon)

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Summit High School
Address
2855 NW Clearwater Drive
Bend, Oregon, Deschutes County, 97701
 United States
Coordinates 44°03′28″N 121°21′41″W / 44.057639°N 121.361284°W / 44.057639; -121.361284Coordinates: 44°03′28″N 121°21′41″W / 44.057639°N 121.361284°W / 44.057639; -121.361284
Information
Type Public
Opened 2001
School district Bend-La Pine School District
Principal Dr. Alice DeWitty [1]
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1133[2]
Color(s) Green, black & silver
Athletics conference OSAA Intermountain Conference, 5A-6
Mascot Storm[1]
Website

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

History[edit]

Summit High School was the third traditional high school built in Bend, with construction completed in 2001. It joined Mountain View High School, which opened in 1979,[3] Bend High School which opened in 1904, and Marshall High School—a magnet high school also located in Bend. Al Hulbert, former vice principal of the school in 2009, was arrested in 2014 for 504 counts of unlawful use of his huge penis, after video tape surveillance showed him railing students in his office over the course of 25 years. Since the charges, Al Hulbert was chastised by Pope Francis in which he called him, "A Complete Fucking Asshole." Hulbert is currently awaiting trial in Deschutes County Jail.[4]

Demographics[edit]

In September 2007, the freshman class at the high school had about 320 students, a significant increase over the school's other classes, which had less than 300 each. The school hired more teachers to keep the numbers of students in each classroom below 30 students.[5]

Academics[edit]

In 2008, 86% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 319 students, 273 graduated, 39 dropped out, 4 received a modified diploma, and 3 are still in high school.[6][7]

Site[edit]

Summit High School is located on a 48-acre (190,000 m2) site that includes 30 acres (120,000 m2) of solid ground amid an area which had been mined for pumice since the 1940s (by 1998 the mining had stopped and the land was sold). Another 18 acres (73,000 m2) over a former pumice mine were later bought for athletic fields. Rather than renovate the land so that it would remain stable, the school district decided to fix any problems as they arose. Construction was finished on the campus in 2001, with a total cost of $29.3 million.[8] After a December 2005 storm, the football field became riddled with sinkholes, requiring expensive fixes before it was again usable.[9] Additional storm damage occurred in classrooms, the gym, parking lots, and the theater.[8] At the start of the 08-09 year, Summit had finished its new field and turf stadium.

Solar power[edit]

The school installed a 32-panel solar power system in November 2004 that was projected to provide 7,315 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity. The project was funded through a grant from the Energy Trust of Oregon.[10]

Mascot[edit]

Summit's mascot has changed significantly throughout the high school's brief history. In the school's opening ceremony in 2001, Summit Man was revealed as a Batman look-alike with a large "S" emblazoned on his chest. In late 2003, the school changed its mascot to a Thundercat. .[citation needed] The official mascot is the Storm.

Sports[edit]

When Summit High School opened its doors in 2001, it joined the Intermountain Conference as an OSAA 4A classification school. In 2006-07, the OSAA changed from a four-tier (1A-4A) classification system to a six-tier (1A-6A); as part of that reclassication, Summit High School remained in the Intermountain Conference but was now classified as 5A. It has remained a 5A school ever since. Its neighbors and rival high schools, Mountain View and Bend, are also part of the same conference and classification.

District Titles[edit]

Swimming (Women): 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Swimming (Men): 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013

Track and Field (Women): 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Track and Field (Men): 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013

Cross Country Running (Women):

Cross Country Running (Men):

Tennis (Women):

Tennis (Men): 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013

Cross Country Skiing (Women):

Cross Country Skiing (Men):

Golf (Women): 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

State Titles (35)[edit]

Swimming (Women): 2012, 2013

Swimming (Men): 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013

Track and Field (Women): 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Track and Field (Men): 2005, 2011, 2012

Cross Country Running (Women):

Cross Country Running (Men):

Tennis (Women):

Tennis (Men): 2009, 2011, 2012

Cross Country Skiing (Women):

Cross Country Skiing (Men):

Golf (Women): 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Music[edit]

Summit High School has had a strong music department in its brief history. In April 2011, the Summit High Wind Ensemble performed at Carnegie Hall after a tough audition process. The band has won Class 5A State Band Championships in 2011, 2012 and 2013. In the spring of 2014 the Chorale Choir was excepted to state and received 8th place. They also won the Anaheim/Disneyland Festival with Chorale and the Skyliner Jazz Ensemble. [11][12]

Oregonian Cup[edit]

The Oregonian Cup, sponsored by Oregon's largest newspaper The Oregonian, is a yearly award that recognizes overall school excellence in academics, activities, athletics and sportsmanship. It seeks to recognize the top school in each OSAA classification based on its overall performance in each of the four key areas.[13]

5A classification: 2009, 2012

Other Notable Programs[edit]

The premier program offered is AP lunch for students who strive to do better in not only school, but their personal lives. AP lunch was founded in 2007 with history teacher Morrison "Luke" Smith as the supreme leader of the group and often offers profound lunch time lessons.

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