Ashland High School (Oregon)
|Ashland High School|
|201 S Mountain Ave
Ashland, Oregon, Jackson County 97520
|School district||Ashland School District|
|Principal||Erika Bare (interim)|
|Number of students||1,000 (2012-2013)|
|Color(s)||Red and White|
|Athletics conference||OSAA Midwestern League 5A|
|Accreditation||Northwest Association of Accredited Schools|
Ashland School District administration building in 2013
On June 3, 2006 at 2:30 p.m a fire broke out in the AHS room behind the gym during a farewell assembly for the seniors. Students and teachers were evacuated. The gym was heavily damaged and Mountain Avenue was closed for hours. No one was hurt during the fire. The fire department determined that the fire was started by two students with firework sparklers.
Ashland High School's homecoming on September 25, 2015 was the first school dance at AHS to feature politically correct gender-neutral "homecoming royalty". The change was initiated by student body presidents and approved by the principal at the time, Michelle Zundel. The change received wide publicly and was announced to the student body in a video shown to all students during the mandatory "advisory" class.
On the afternoon of October 1, 2015, during the school's homecoming celebration, Ashland Police Department officers put the school into lockdown following a potential threat of a school shooting. An AHS alumnus posted to Facebook a photo of a gun with threatening statements against the school. The Umpqua Community College shooting had taken place about three and a half hours prior, prompting the police to take the situation especially seriously. Students were kept in classes 10 minutes past the end of the day and the homecoming parade was cancelled. The threat was later deemed too vague to represent a significant danger.
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