Astoria High School (Oregon)

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Astoria High School
Astoria High School - Astoria Oregon.jpg
Address
1001 W. Marine Drive

, ,
97103

Coordinates46°10′34″N 123°50′55″W / 46.17622°N 123.84848°W / 46.17622; -123.84848Coordinates: 46°10′34″N 123°50′55″W / 46.17622°N 123.84848°W / 46.17622; -123.84848
Information
TypePublic
School districtAstoria School District
PrincipalLynn Jackson
Grades9–12
Number of students738[1]
Color(s)Purple and gold   [2]
Athletics conferenceOSAA Cowapa League 4A-1[2]
MascotFighting Fisherman
Team nameFishermen[2]
RivalSeaside High School
Website

Astoria High School is the only public high school located in Astoria, Oregon(USA) serving grades 9th - 12th. It is located on the edge of Youngs Bay, on the south side of town. The school's mascot is the Fighting Fisherman as a tribute to the primary economy source in the area. Astoria High School celebrates its success in providing classes that integrate the students in the local environment and job force, with a high percentage of graduates working within the fishing, forestry and lumber career markets.

Academics[edit]

Of the students enrolled at Astoria High School, 41% are economically disadvantaged, 13% are students with disabilities, and 6% are identified as English Language Learners. After a record low number of graduation rates, Astoria Senior High School is currently celebrating its fourth year of its highest graduation rates, currently at 75%. Under the leadership of Lynn Jackson, Astoria High School utilizes community partnerships, special programs such as the Life Skills Consortium, Alternative Education, Upward Bound and Talent Search programs, and a committed staff to create an environment of rigorous academic and athletic achievement in a supportive environment. Astoria High School provides a number of supports to help ensure student success:

  • 116 minutes of instructional tutorials embedded into the school week.
  • After school math and writing labs to provide enrichment and academic support in those studies, offered throughout the school year.
  • A "Senior Mentor" program in which community partners work individually with 12th grade students who could benefit from additional adult supports and guidance.
  • Advisory program, which assigns every student a certified staff member to serve as an Advisor whom they will work with for the four years of high school.

As of the 2014-2015 school year, Astoria High School reported the following racial demographics:

  • American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
  • Asian 1%
  • Black/African American 2%
  • Hispanic/Latino 14%
  • MultiRacial 4%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0%
  • White 78%

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Community Based and Extracurricular Clubs[edit]

Astoria High School supports 15 clubs: Debate, Japanese Society, Astor Post, Net Shed, Women's Choir, National Honors Society, Business Leaders of Tomorrow, Souls in School, Thespians, Key Club and Communicare, Spanish, French, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honors Society, Zephrus.

Recently, the Astoria High School Art Department under the leadership of Mickey Cereghino has participated in fundraisers and public art projects benefiting the community as well as global organizations, like Medical Teams International and the Ecole Classique Bon Samaritain school located in Archaie, Haiti.

Athletics[edit]

The Astoria High School Athletics department celebrates that following state titles:

  • Girls' track and field: 1981, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Dance: 1991, 1993, 2005, 2015
  • Girls' golf: 1977
  • Football: 2008
  • Boys’ Cross Country: 1990, 1992
  • Boys' basketball: 1930, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1941, 1942, 1998
  • Baseball: 2006, 2009, 2011

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Notable alumni[edit]

  • Maila Nurmi, actress and television personality who created the 1950s character Vampira.[6]
  • Jordan Poyer, is an American football free safety for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League(NFL).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oregon School Directory 2008-09" (PDF). Oregon Department of Education. p. 139. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 26, 2011. Retrieved 2009-05-28.
  2. ^ a b c "OSAA - Error". www.osaa.org.
  3. ^ ahs.astoria.k12.or.us
  4. ^ "Report card" (PDF). astoria.k12.or.us.
  5. ^ "OSAA - Records & Archives". www.osaa.org.
  6. ^ Wilson, Elleda (October 31, 2014). "In One Ear: She's still haunting us". The Daily Astorian. Archived from the original on April 25, 2015.