Ashland High School (Oregon)

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Ashland High School
Ashland High School (logo).jpg
201 S Mountain Ave
Ashland, Oregon, Jackson County, 97520
United States
Coordinates 42°11′27″N 122°41′58″W / 42.190931°N 122.699524°W / 42.190931; -122.699524Coordinates: 42°11′27″N 122°41′58″W / 42.190931°N 122.699524°W / 42.190931; -122.699524
Type Public
Established 1890
School district Ashland School District
Principal Erika Bare (interim)[1]
Grades 9–12
Number of students 1,073[2] (2007-2008)
Campus Rural
Color(s) Red and White[3]
Athletics conference OSAA Midwestern League 5A[3]
Mascot Grizzly[3]
Accreditation Northwest Association of Accredited Schools[4][5]
Newspaper Rogue News
Ashland School District administration building in 2013

Ashland High School is a public high school in Ashland, Oregon, United States, near the Southern Oregon University campus.


AHS opened in 1890.[citation needed]


In 2008, 81% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 296 students, 239 graduated, 53 dropped out, 1 received a modified diploma, and 3 are still in high school.[6][7]

The school received a silver ranking from U.S. News & World Report's 2010 "America's Best High Schools" survey.[8][9]


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.[10] [11]

Homecoming Tradition[edit]

Ashland High School's homecoming on September 25, 2015 was the first school dance at AHS to feature gender-neutral "homecoming royalty". The change was initiated by student body presidents Brielle Preskenis and Jackson Richmond 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. [12][13]

Notable alumni[edit]