Battle Ground High School

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Battle Ground High School
300 West Main Street
Battle Ground, Washington

Coordinates45°46′58″N 122°32′27″W / 45.78278°N 122.54083°W / 45.78278; -122.54083Coordinates: 45°46′58″N 122°32′27″W / 45.78278°N 122.54083°W / 45.78278; -122.54083
School districtBattle Ground School District
PrincipalMike Hamilton
Faculty101.9 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades9 to 12
Enrollment2,151[1] (2005-06)
Student to teacher ratio21.1[1]
Color(s)Orange and Black[2]         
Athletics conferenceWIAA District 4
Greater St. Helens 4A[2]
Team nameBattle Ground Tigers

Battle Ground High School (BGHS) is a public high school in Battle Ground, Washington. It is part of the Battle Ground School District in Clark County, located in the southwest region of the state of Washington. Prairie High School is also a high school in the Battle Ground School District.

Battle Ground School District No. 119 is a public school district in Clark County, Washington, USA.


Battle Ground is a member of the Washington Interscholastic Athletics Association (WIAA) and competes in the Greater St. Helens 4A league.


In 2006 The Battle Ground Tigers won the WIAA State Wrestling Team Championship.[3] The Tigers finished with 110 total points 7.5 points ahead of second place Auburn High School. The Tigers effort was led by junior Trevor Hall (145 lbs.),[4] sophomore Eric Starks (135 lbs)[5] and senior Anthony Hayes (119 lbs.)[6] who all won individual State Championships. Junior Andrew Buck (171 lbs.)[7] added a second-place finish as well.


League Championships

  • 1964, Battle Ground won the 1964 Southwest Washington AA League Championship with a 5-0-1 league record and an overall record of 6-1-1. The Tigers defeated Evergreen (27-25), Centralia (20-6), Columbia River (27-6), W.F. West (13-12), and Camas (20-6) while playing Mark Morris to a tie (7-7) in league play.[8]

Teams that started 5-0

  • 1970 - Kelso (12-6), at R.A. Long (8-7), Mark Morris (28-16), at Fort Vancouver (14-6), Camas (7-6). Finished season 5-3 (head coach Newt Kier)[8]
  • 1990 - Fort Vancouver (40-2), at Mountain View (31-7), Columbia River (49-15), at Mark Morris (34-6), Camas (35-14). Finished season 7-1 (head coach Eric Bernstein)[8]
  • 1991 - at Kelso (13-0), Columbia River (30-20), at Fort Vancouver (21-0), at Mountain View (23-21), Mark Morris (27-7). Finished season 8-2 (head coach Butch Blue)[8]
  • 2012 - at R.A. Long (41-27), at Prairie (41-21), Decatur (56-20), at Auburn Mountainview (33-14), at Evergreen (40-6). (head coach Larry Peck)[8]

State championships[edit]

  • Bowling: 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015[9]
  • Boys Basketball: 1990
  • Boys Tennis: 1993
  • Boys Wrestling: 2006
  • Girls Basketball: 1991
  • Girls Golf: 1991

State runners-up[edit]

  • Boys Basketball: 1971, 1991[9]
  • Boys Gymnastics: 1977, 1979
  • Boys Track: 1990
  • Girls Basketball: 1979, 1992, 1994
  • Girls Track: 1994


Jazz Band[edit]

Battle Ground High School usually has enough students involved in jazz band to create three before school jazz bands; Intermediate Jazz 2, Intermediate Jazz 1, and Advanced Jazz Bands. All three bands compete, the Intermediate Jazz 2 competes at the 2A level, the Intermediate Jazz 1 competing at the 3A level, and the Advanced Jazz Band competing at the 4A level. The Battle Ground Advanced Jazz Band has won sweepstakes multiple times at the Clackamas Community College Jazz Festival, first place at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Idaho, first place at the Portland Rose Festival Jazz Band Classic, and in 2002 recorded a CD entitled "How Sweet It Is" featuring nine jazz classics. They have also taken 2nd place at the Essentially Ellington festival in New York, New York in 2006, and 3rd place at Swing Central in Savannah, Georgia in 2009.[citation needed]

Marching Band[edit]

The Battle Ground High School Marching Band placed first in the Out of State Division A (99 members or less) on Saturday, June 11, 2011, in the Grand Floral Parade in Portland, Oregon, part of the Portland Rose Festival, beating the previous year's winner, Columbia River High School and their rival, Prairie High School. The Tiger Marching Band also placed second in the same parade the previous year.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c "Battle Ground High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2008-10-21. "Students: 2,151 (2005-2006)
  2. ^ a b "WIAA Member School Directory". Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. Archived from the original on October 29, 2007. Retrieved 2008-10-21.
  3. ^ WIAA Official Web Site Archived November 14, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ WIAA Official Web Site Archived November 14, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ WIAA Official Web Site Archived December 3, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ WIAA Official Web Site Archived November 14, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ WIAA Official Web Site Archived December 3, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ a b c d e GSHL Football
  9. ^ a b Washington Interscholastic Athletics Association. Bowling State Championship Past Results.

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