Faith Bible High School

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Faith Bible High School
Faith Bible High School Hillsboro Oregon.JPG
Address
2299 SE 45th Avenue
Hillsboro, Oregon, Washington County 97123
 United States
Coordinates 45°30′8″N 122°56′14″W / 45.50222°N 122.93722°W / 45.50222; -122.93722Coordinates: 45°30′8″N 122°56′14″W / 45.50222°N 122.93722°W / 45.50222; -122.93722
Information
Type private
Religious affiliation(s) Christian (nondenominational)
Founded 1976
Principal Jim Cochran
Grades 9-12
Number of students 148[1]
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Navy blue & white   [2]
Athletics conference OSAA 2A-1 Northwest League[2]
Mascot Falcon
Team name Falcons[2]
Accreditation NAAS[1]
Website

Faith Bible High School is a nondenominational private Christian school in Hillsboro, Oregon, United States. Opened in 1976, the school offers classes from ninth through twelfth grade. The school is part of the Faith Bible Christian School that has a second campus where preschool through eighth grade are taught. The high school is accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, and in sports is a member of the Oregon School Activities Association where they compete at the 2A level in the Northwest League as the Falcons.

History[edit]

Faith Bible Christian School was founded in 1976 as part of the Faith Bible Church.[3] The school later became a nondenominational Christian school.[3] The school offered classes from preschool through twelfth grade.[4] The lower grades are held on a campus in Aloha, with high school classes on the Hillsboro campus along the Tualatin Valley Highway.[5] The high school moved to its present location in 1996.[6] Faith Bible High School became accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS) in 2000.[1]

In February 2001, a student at the high school received a threat via AOL Instant Messenger, threatening to kill the student at school.[7] Due to the threat, the school canceled classes for the day.[7] Later police determined the incident was partly a hoax as the student knew the person making the threats, and the two were in competition with each other for the affections of a girl.[8] Enrollment at the school at that time was about 150,[9] and stood at 148 in 2007.[1] In 2009, the school was a Picturing America Award recipient.[10]

Academics[edit]

Faith Bible High School is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International and has grades nine through twelve at the coeducational school.[11] The school has a staff of 12 on the 3-acre (1.2 ha) campus, and holds classes 180 days per year.[1][11] The campus consists of four modular buildings and one main building, which together house a gymnasium, media center (library), computer lab, and classrooms.[5] As of 2008, the school had 116 students, of which eleventh grade was the largest class with 45 students, while twelfth grade was the smallest with 19 students.[11] Demographically, there were 91 white students, 14 Asian students, 7 Hispanic students, and 4 Black students in the student body.[11]

The school promotes a family atmosphere on the campus.[12] The school also offers the Faces of Faith drama group that presents plays for the community at large.[13] The group is for students that are unable to attend the school’s drama classes.[13] The school also participates in the National Honor Society, a program that recognizes students with superior academic achievement.[14]

Athletics[edit]

Faith Bible's team logo

Faith Bible’s teams are known as the Falcons and have navy blue and white as their official colors.[2] Teams compete at the 2A level primarily in the Oregon School Activities Association’s Northwest League.[2] For some fall sports, teams compete in a special district that spans several OSAA classifications.[2] In the fall season, teams are fielded in boys and girls soccer, volleyball, and boy and girls cross-country.[2] Winter sports are boys and girls basketball, and the spring sports are boys and girls track, as well as baseball.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Accredited Schools 2007-2008" (PDF). Northwest Association of Accredited Schools. p. 58. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 24, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Faith Bible High School. Oregon School Activities Association. Retrieved on September 3, 2009.
  3. ^ a b School Profile. Faith Bible Christian School. Retrieved on September 3, 2009.
  4. ^ "West Zoner: Oregon Graduate Institute sponsors winter open house". The Oregonian. February 26, 1998. p. 9. 
  5. ^ a b Campuses. Faith Bible Christian School. Retrieved on September 3, 2009.
  6. ^ High School Facilities. Faith Bible Christian School. Retrieved on September 3, 2009.
  7. ^ a b "Community Snapshot: Hillsboro police tracking online threat against boy". The Oregonian. February 5, 2001. p. E2. 
  8. ^ "Community Snapshot: Public Safety". The Oregonian. February 13, 2001. p. B2. 
  9. ^ Quinn, Tom (May 10, 2001). "West Zoner: Parade of miracles leads to the stage". The Oregonian. p. 2. 
  10. ^ Picturing America Award Recipients. Picturing America. Retrieved on September 3, 2009.
  11. ^ a b c d National Center for Education Statistics: Private School Universe Survey. U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved on September 3, 2009.
  12. ^ Wright, Melody (February 17, 2009). "Faith Bible Christian School is family". The Hillsboro Argus. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  13. ^ a b "Faith Bible presents A Dickens of a Mystery". The Hillsboro Argus. May 22, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  14. ^ "Metro West Neighbors: Faith Bible senior is National Merit finalist". The Oregonian. February 28, 2008. p. 12. 

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