Vernonia High School

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Vernonia High School
Vernonia Schools - Oregon.JPG
Vernonia Schools building
1000 Missouri Avenue
 United States
Coordinates 45°51′31″N 123°11′24″W / 45.858516°N 123.190062°W / 45.858516; -123.190062Coordinates: 45°51′31″N 123°11′24″W / 45.858516°N 123.190062°W / 45.858516; -123.190062
Type Public
Opened 1953
School district Vernonia School District
Principal Nate Underwood[1][2][3]
Grades 9-12[3]
Number of students 234[3]
Color(s) Royal blue and gold   
Athletics conference OSAA Northwest League 2A-1[2]
Mascot Loggers[2]

Vernonia High School is a public high school located in Vernonia, Oregon. In the wake of severe flooding in 2007, Vernonia City voters approved a $13 million bond in 2009 to build a new high school in Vernonia.[4] The new school, now a K-12 school, was completed during the summer of 2012 at a cost $40 million.[5][6] The new building was built above the flood plain to prevent future flooding.[6]


In 2008, 90% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 52 students, 47 graduated, 2 dropped out, 2 received a modified diploma, and 1 is still in high school.[7][8]

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  1. ^ "Vernonia School District :: Welcome to Vernonia Schools". 
  2. ^ a b c "Vernonia". 
  3. ^ a b c "Oregon School Directory 2008-09" (PDF). Oregon Department of Education. p. 139. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  4. ^ "Voters support measure to build Vernonia school". The Oregonian. November 4, 2009. 
  5. ^ O'Brien, Lindsey (April 4, 2012). "Vernonia school gets community help to rebuild after flood". Daily Journal of Commerce. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Hallman Jr., Tom (August 21, 2012). "Vernonia celebrates opening of state-of-art new K-12 school to replace flood-ravaged buildings". The Oregonian. Retrieved August 21, 2012. 
  7. ^ "State releases high school graduation rates". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  8. ^ "Oregon dropout rates for 2008". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 

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