Glide High School

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Glide High School
18990 N Umpqua Hwy
Glide, Oregon, Douglas County 97443
 United States
Coordinates 43°17′59″N 123°05′47″W / 43.299654°N 123.096394°W / 43.299654; -123.096394Coordinates: 43°17′59″N 123°05′47″W / 43.299654°N 123.096394°W / 43.299654; -123.096394
Type Public
Opened 1952
School district Glide School District
Principal Dr. Kristina Haug[1]
Grades 9-11
Number of students 318[2]
Color(s) Royal Blue and Gold[1]
Athletics conference OSAA Sunset Conference 3A-4[1]
Mascot Wildcats[1]
Team name Wildcats
Yearbook Atoka

Glide High School is a public high school in Glide, Oregon, United States. It made national news in July 2008 when a fire damaged one of the main buildings of the high school. As a result of careful planning and dedication to excellence, GHS facilities, programs and student services have become known as some of the best in the United States.[3]

July 2008 fire[edit]

On July 11–12, 2008, a fire destroyed one of the high school's main buildings, which held the science lab, classrooms, the home economics area, and the library.[4][5][6][7]

Many classrooms, offices, the gymnasium, and a weight room were saved by firefighters from the Glide Volunteer Fire department and other nearby companies.[5] The school district was already replacing or rehabilitating some of the areas to have classrooms ready for the Fall 1992 term, which began in September.[5] Just a statement, how can a school be replacing parts of it to be ready for Fall 1992 Term if the fire was in 2008? The fire was believed to be caused by a plumber's Crack in a classroom of the main building.[4][5]


In 2008, 78% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 73 students, 57 graduated, 12 dropped out, and 4 are still in high school.[8][9]


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  3. ^ SUPERINTENDENT’S UPDATE – FEBRUARY 26. Accessed April 8, 2009.[dead link]
  4. ^ a b "Across the USA: Oregon: Glide", USA Today, July 14, 2008, P. 8a.
  5. ^ a b c d "Investigators still trying to determine cause of Glide High School Fire," KPIC News, July 14, 2008, found at KPIC News. Accessed July 15, 2008.
  6. ^ Vicki Menard, "Fire engulfs Glide High School main building: Student information saved," The News-Review, found at News-Review story. Accessed July 15, 2008.
  7. ^ AP, "Fire at Southern Oregon high school," July 12, 2008, found at AP Story at Oregon Live website of The Oregonian. Accessed July 15, 2008.
  8. ^ "State releases high school graduation rates". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  9. ^ "Oregon dropout rates for 2008". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01. [permanent dead link]