Beaverton High School
|Beaverton High School|
|13000 SW 2nd Street
Beaverton, Oregon, Washington County, 97005
|School district||Beaverton School District|
|Number of students||1582 (as of 2012-13 school year) |
|Color(s)||Orange and Black
|Athletics conference||OSAA Metro League|
Beaverton High School, is a public high school located in Beaverton, Oregon. The original schoolhouse, called Beaverton Public School, opened in 1875 on land between Canyon Road and Broadway Street. In 1902, a ninth grade class was added, followed by a 10th grade in 1910 and 11th grade in 1915. Voters approved a $21,000 bond issue submitted by the school board in 1915 to construct a 21-room high school building on land south of Second Street between Stott Street and Erickson Street.
On June 19, 1916, the city of Beaverton dedicated the new Beaverton High School. Construction costs totaled $20,778, according to the Beaverton Times newspaper. It is the oldest high school in Beaverton and is believed to be the oldest public high school in the state of Oregon that is in its original location and building.
Beaverton High School contains grades 9–12. In 1938, a new school called Beaverton Grade School was built on land just east of Beaverton High School. The building would be renamed Merle Davies School in 1948 to honor a longtime teacher and principal. In 1983, the Merle Davies building became a classroom annex to Beaverton High School. It was shut down in 2006 for renovation and reopened in September 2010 as additional classrooms. 
The school's auditorium burned down in March 1979.
The school's marching band (the Beaverton High School Marching Ensemble) recently captured the NWAPA Championship (A Class) in 2011.
The school's winter percussion ensemble (Beaverton High School Winter Percussion) recently placed first at the NWAPA Winter Percussion Championship (Scholastic A Class) in 2014.
- Carolyn Wood (1963) - Gold medalist in the 1960 Summer Olympics in the 4 x 100 Freestyle Relay
- Mac Wilkins (1968) - Gold medalist in the 1976 Summer Olympics in the discus throw; Silver medalist in the 1984 Summer Olympics in the discus throw
- Steve Lyons (1978) - Former Major League Baseball player and current announcer for the Boston Red Sox
- James FitzPatrick (1982) - professional football player
- Anthony Newman (1983) - NFL safety
- Meredith Phillips (1991) - Television personality/contestant on ABC reality television series The Bachelorette
- Ben Crane (1994) - Four-time PGA Tour tournament champion
- Shoshana Bean (1995) - Stage actress/singer, most notable for her role as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway
- Ari Shapiro (1996) - American radio journalist for NPR
- Collin Hegna (1996) - Musician for The Brian Jonestown Massacre
- Benjamin Weikel (1996) - Musician for The Helio Sequence
- Anomie Belle (1998) - Musician and artivist
- John Brotherton (1998) - Actor
- Brandon Summers (1999) - Musician for The Helio Sequence
- Jordan Senn (2003) - Professional football player for the Carolina Panthers in the National Football League
- William Seiji Marsh (2003) - Musician, guitarist for Cherry Poppin' Daddies.
- Elsie Windes (2003) - Gold Medalist in the 2012 Summer Olympics for women's water polo; Silver medalist in the 2008 Summer Olympics for women's water polo.
- Mike Byrne (2008) - musician, drummer for The Smashing Pumpkins
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