Beavercreek High School

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Beavercreek High School
Beavercreek High School Logo.gif
2660 Dayton Xenia Road
Beavercreek, Ohio, (Greene County) 45434
United States
Coordinates 39°43′13″N 84°2′2″W / 39.72028°N 84.03389°W / 39.72028; -84.03389Coordinates: 39°43′13″N 84°2′2″W / 39.72028°N 84.03389°W / 39.72028; -84.03389
Type Public, Coeducational high school
Motto Home of the Battling Beavers
Established 1888
School district Beavercreek City School District Beavercreek, Ohio
Superintendent Paul Otten
Principal George Caras
Staff 130
Faculty 180
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2322[1]
Average class size 26
Campus size 308,700 sq ft
Color(s) Black and Orange[2]         
Slogan Inspiring today, preparing for tomorrow.
Fight song On Wisconsin
Athletics conference Greater Western Ohio Conference[2]
Mascot Bucky the Beaver
Team name Beavers[2]
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [3]
Newspaper The Beacon
Yearbook Beaver Tales [4]
Athletic Director Brad Pompos[2]
Beavercreek High School

Beavercreek High School is the public high school in Beavercreek, Ohio. A member of the Beavercreek City School District, the high school has an enrollment of more than 2300 students. The high school campus consists of Ferguson Hall, a free-standing building that houses the ninth grade, and the high school which accommodates the remaining grades 10-12. The principal is Jeffrey Jones and the school's mascot is the Battling Beaver.[5]

Beavercreek High School offers eleven Advanced Placement (AP) classes to students, in addition to many Honors and Scholarship courses which award additional points to the compiled grade point average (GPA) of each student.[5] The school's girls basketball team has a long history of success averaging over 18 wins per season under coach Ed Zink's 36-year tenure. On February 10, 2011, Zink became the first girls high school basketball coach in state history to reach 658 wins.[6][7]


The first high school in Beavercreek Township was built in 1888 at the southwest corner of Factory Road and Dayton-Xenia Road, the present site of Ritters Frozen Custard. Recognized as the second high school in the state of Ohio, the initial enrollment was 20 pupils. Freshmen and sophomores occupied the south room, while juniors and seniors attended class in the north room. Two additional rooms were added in 1914 to accommodate increasing enrollment.[8]

In 1932, the township's entire school system was consolidated into a newly constructed school at the corner of Hanes Road and Dayton-Xenia Road as a result of the increasing demands from both enrollment and the State Board of Education. The school later became known as Main Elementary School after a new high school opened in 1954 at its present location on Dayton-Xenia Rd. The original high school was used as an apartment residence for several years, but later changed hands among several businesses in the area including Marshall Brothers and the Mead paper company. It was eventually torn down after a fire ruined much of the building's interior.[8]

On January 3, 1964, a U.S. Air Force B-57 bomber narrowly missed crashing into the school building, after the pilot was forced to eject while en route to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton. The largest section of the wreckage landed within a few feet of the school; Principal Roger Sweet told reporters afterward, "We were just real, real fortunate." [9]

Beavercreek's school system was redistricted several times since the 1970s, changing the high school back and forth between a three-year system and four-year system. The latest change occurred in 2013 with the opening of Trebein Elementary and Jacob Coy Middle School. Ferguson Middle School became Ferguson Hall for ninth graders as part of a campus formation with Beavercreek High School. Following the relocation of ninth graders, the high school became a three-year system housing grades 10-12.[10]

Student statistics[edit]

According to the Ohio Department of Education, in the 2005-2006 school year, there are 23 students per full-time employed teacher. 88% of the students are White American, 6% are Asian American or Pacific Islander American, 3% are multiracial, 2% are African American, and 2% are Hispanic. The total per pupil expenditures is $7,055, compared to the state average of $9,052 The attendance rate is 93%, and the graduation rate is 96 percent.[11]

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

Beavercreek Band Program[edit]

The Beavercreek Band has qualified for the OMEA State Marching Band Finals since 1987, earning the highest possible ranking of "I - Superior" every year since 1989.They have the longest superior streak in Ohio history [14] The Beavercreek Band and Color Guard, currently under the direction of Mr. Matt Frost, consists of jazz ensembles and concert bands as well as an extracurricular Pep Band, Marching Band, Color Guard, Winter Guard, and Winter Percussion Ensemble.

Weekend of Jazz[edit]

The Beavercreek High School Instrumental Music Department hosts the Weekend of Jazz each year during the first weekend in March. Past performers have included Maynard Ferguson, Stanley Clarke, Big Phat Band and Jon Secada.[15] Additionally, high school ensembles from throughout the area are invited to perform and receive professional critique.[16]

Clubs and activities[edit]

Beavercreek High School's Latin Club functions as a local chapter of both the Ohio Junior Classical League (OJCL)[17] and National Junior Classical League (NJCL).[18]

The high school's Speech and Debate team is consistently among the top in the state in Student Congress, Impromptu Speaking, and other events. In the regional national qualifiers for Student Congress in 2010, the team earned five of the thirteen award positions, the most of any school in competition.[19]

In addition, the school has a Science Olympiad Team that places in the top 10 teams at invitational, regional, and state tournaments. In previous years, the team has also gone to compete in the national tournament.[20]


  • The school's Academic Challenge team won WHIO-TV's High-Q quiz bowl competition during the 1998-1999, 2000–2001 and 2001-2002 seasons. During those seasons, they set the current records for all-time high score (830), most championships (3) and most consecutive wins (16). The team won the state championship in 1990, 1994, 2000 and 2001, representing the state of Ohio in the Panasonic Academic Challenge in Orlando, Florida.[citation needed] It also represented the state of Ohio in 1992.
  • The school's Science Bowl team competed in the 2006 National Science Bowl, and qualified again in 2007.[21] It also qualified for the National Science Bowl in 2000 and 2004.
  • In 2006, the school's Thespian Troupe and Drama Club performed Songs for a New World at the International Thespian Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska. This was the first time for the school, and they were one of 11 schools chosen to perform on the main stage.[citation needed]
  • Several professional athletes attended the school including Allison Bales and Justin Masterson, as well as All Americans Tyler Pollock and Mikaela Ruef.[13]
  • The school's National History Bowl team won the 2017 Junior Varsity National Championships.[22]

Track renovation[edit]

Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger, a member of Beavercreek's Class of 1976, is the highest-ranking woman in the United States Air Force.

Because of a deteriorating track, 1.3 million dollars was spent by Miami Valley Hospital to renovate it. The new track includes an all-season surface. The grass football field was also replaced with artificial turf.

Another benefit is that the athletes will be able to use athletic-related services from the hospital. The new facility was named Frank Zink Field at Miami Valley Hospital Stadium, which is a slight change from the previous name, "Frank Zink Field."[23]

Notable alumni[edit]


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  3. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on September 23, 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  4. ^ Beavercreek High School. "BHS Yearbook". Archived from the original on 2006-10-06. Retrieved 2006-09-22. 
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  9. ^ "Jet Explodes and Crashes Beside School", Chicago Tribune, January 4, 1964, p6
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  11. ^ "Beavercreek High School". Archived from the original on 22 October 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-01. 
  12. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Archived from the original on 8 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
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  17. ^ "Executive Board Pre-File Application". - June 2007. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. 2010. Archived from the original on June 17, 2007. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  18. ^ "OJCL Constitution". - July 2002. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. 2010. Archived from the original on July 21, 2002. Retrieved August 16, 2010. ... by paying both OJCL annual chapter dues and any annual chapter membership dues required by NJCL. 
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  21. ^ Beavercreek High School. "2006 National Science Bowl" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-09-23. Retrieved 2006-11-12. 
  22. ^ "National Champions". Beavercreek High School. Retrieved May 4, 2017. 
  23. ^ Beavercreek High School. "Miami Valley Hospital pledges $1.3 million to improve District athletic facilities". Archived from the original on 17 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-18. 
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