Eagle High School

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Eagle High School
574 N. Park Lane
Eagle, Idaho
Coordinates 43°42′04″N 116°24′07″W / 43.701°N 116.402°W / 43.701; -116.402Coordinates: 43°42′04″N 116°24′07″W / 43.701°N 116.402°W / 43.701; -116.402
Type Public, four-year[1]
Established 1995; 22 years ago (1995)[2]
School district West Ada S.D. (#2)
Principal Terry Beck[3]
Faculty 83[1]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,500[4] (approx)
Color(s) Hunter green & silver[3]         
Athletics IHSAA Class 5A
Athletics conference Southern Idaho (5A) (SIC)
Mascot Mustang[3]
Newspaper Stampede
Yearbook Legacy
Feeder schools Eagle Middle School
Elevation 2,530 ft (770 m) AMSL

Eagle High School is a four-year public secondary school in Eagle, Idaho, a suburb northwest of Boise. EHS opened 22 years ago in August 1995, the third of five traditional high schools in the West Ada School District. The school colors are hunter green and silver, and its mascot is a mustang. Eagle's enrollment in 2012 is approximately 1,500.[4]

Awards & Accomplishments[edit]

In 2006 the Eagle High School Broadcasting program, overseen by Jim Seaney and ran by Nigel Goodwin, won a national high school division emmy for public service announcements they did on Teen Dating Violence.[5]

In 1996, Eagle High School choirs began to populate the school's trophy cabinet under the direction of R. John Hamilton. Notable achievements that year include the Sweepstakes (all-division) award for the varsity women's jazz choir and a first place division award for the varsity jazz choir at the historic Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho, Moscow.

Starting in 2003, with the hiring of Seth McMullen (former Idaho ACDA president) as choral director, the Eagle High School choral union has become a powerhouse and received awards and commendations for excellence at local and regional choral festivals, including invitations to perform at the Idaho Music Educator Association's 2004 state conference, and the 2008 ACDA NW Conference in Vancouver, BC.

Under the direction of Deeann Orchard, starting in 2005, the Eagle High School Orchestra has experienced many accomplishments, including many notable trips. First of which was their trip to Anaheim, California in the 2010, in which the orchestra got first place under their division at Heritage Festival after performing at Fullerton College. After their performance they were allowed to apply to visit and perform at Carnegie Hall, as part of the 2011 National Invitational Bands & Orchestra Festival.[6] Eagle was one of the 17 high schools allowed to go and play at Carnegie hall out of the 500 that applied. Finally in 2012, the Eagle High School Orchestra competed at the Heritage Festival in Anaheim, California, and won first place along with other awards.

Eagle High School's award-winning band program has doubled in enrollment since the arrival of director T.J. Eriksen in the fall of 2008. The EHS Band program offers four academic ensembles including Varsity Marching/Symphonic band, Varsity Jazz Band (Eagle High School Jazz Orchestra), Concert Band, and Jazz band II. In the spring of 2012 the Eagle High School Varsity Jazz Band was invited to perform at the Idaho Music Education Association conference in Coeur d'Alene. The following fall The Eagle High School Thundering Mustang Band was featured in a performance with the Boise Philharmonic. The Thundering Mustang Band has won many division titles and captions at regional marching competitions. Through a local grant, the EHS band program has had the pleasure of having the musicians from the Boise Philharmonic woodwind quintet and brass quintet in the classroom for sectionals, side by side rehearsals, and performances twice a year since 2010. In support of creating new music, the EHS band program has commissioned four original works since 2009.

In 2011, The Eagle High Drama Class won State Championship under the direction of Tracy Harrison.

In 2010 and 2011, the Eagle High Speech and Debate Team won State debate.


Eagle competes in athletics in IHSAA Class 5A, the largest schools in the state. EHS is a member of the Southern Idaho Conference (5A) (SIC), the state's largest and most competitive conference.

State titles[edit]


  • Football (3): fall 1998 (4A), 2001, 2009[7]
  • Wrestling (4): 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005[8]
  • Baseball (2): 2003, 2011[9]
  • Golf (7): 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015[10]
  • Cross Country (1): 2010[11]
  • Track and Field (6): 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2010[12]


  • Soccer (2): fall 2004, 2005[13]
  • Volleyball (5): fall 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009[13]
  • Softball (5): 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008[14]
  • Golf (1): 2003[15]
  • Track and Field (5): 1997, 2002, 2009, 2010, 2013[16][17]
  • Cheer (3): Coed 2005, All-Girl 2006, 2008

In 2006, Eagle High School became the first high school in Idaho to install an artificial turf football field on its campus.[18] The project cost $500,000 and was funded entirely by donations, half of which was raised by the Eagle High Booster Club.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Eagle High School". Public School Review. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  2. ^ "Eagle High School". Meridian School District. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  3. ^ a b c "Idaho High School Activities Association" (PDF). IHSAA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  4. ^ a b "Class figures, 2012–14" (PDF). IHSAA. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.redorbit.com/news/business/534038/eagle_students_win_emmy_for_tv_ads_see_video_broadcasting/index.html
  6. ^ http://www.idahostatesman.com/2011/04/08/1597331/eagle-high-orchestra-is-new-york.html
  7. ^ idhsaa.org Archived April 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. - Idaho high school football - state champions - through 2011
  8. ^ idhsaa.org Archived April 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. - Wrestling champions - through 2012
  9. ^ "5A state baseball tournament: 2011 bracket". May 21, 2011. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-03-21. Retrieved 2012-10-28.  - Idaho high school golf - state champions - through 2012
  11. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-15. Retrieved 2012-10-28.  - Idaho high school Cross country - state champions - through 2011
  12. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-15. Retrieved 2013-03-20.  - Idaho high school track - state champions - through 2012
  13. ^ a b idhsaa.org Archived April 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Soccer & Volleyball champions - through 2011
  14. ^ idhsaa.org Archived April 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Softball champions - through 2012
  15. ^ idhsaa.org Archived March 21, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. - Golf champions - through 2012
  16. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-15. Retrieved 2012-10-28.  Idaho girls state track champions - through 2012
  17. ^ [1] Rocky boys, Eagle girls win state championship - through 2013
  18. ^ Murray, Kaycee (2006-06-27). "Eagle High first in state to have its own turf field". 

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