Jesuit High School (Beaverton, Oregon)

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Jesuit High School
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Address
9000 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway
Portland, Oregon 97225
United States
Coordinates 45°29′8″N 122°46′11″W / 45.48556°N 122.76972°W / 45.48556; -122.76972Coordinates: 45°29′8″N 122°46′11″W / 45.48556°N 122.76972°W / 45.48556; -122.76972
Information
Type Private, coeducational
Motto Age Quod Agis
(Do well whatever you do)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic, Jesuit
Established 1956; 61 years ago (1956)
President Thomas D. Arndorfer
Principal Paul Hogan
Teaching staff 90.3 (FTE)
Grades 912
Enrollment 1280 (2013-14)
Student to teacher ratio 14.2
Color(s) Green and Gold          
Athletics conference OSAA Metro League 6A-2
Team name Crusaders
Accreditation Northwest Accreditation Commission
Newspaper The Jesuit Chronicle
Website
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Jesuit High School is a Catholic high school in Beaverton outside Portland, Oregon, United States, in the Archdiocese of Portland. It was founded by the Oregon Province, Society of Jesus, in 1956 and uses a Jesuit, college-preparatory curriculum. It is coeducational and enrolls approximately 1,300 students of all faiths.

History[edit]

The school was the 43rd Jesuit high school to be established in the United States. Though it was not finally established until 1956, the process of founding a Jesuit high school in Portland began in 1907, when property was purchased by the parish of St. Ignatius and set aside for a future high school. A lay appeal to the Jesuit Provincial for a high school in 1929 came to nothing. In 1954 the Holy Cross Fathers of Portland announced the closing of Columbia Prep and a plan for the Jesuits to take over the premises was discussed, but again dropped. Finally in 1955 the Jesuit Provincial Superior was asked by the Archbishop to set up a school. Hillsdale Dairy Farm, a 55-acre (220,000 m2) plot to the west, some 15 minutes drive from downtown Portland, was purchased for $165,000. Jesuit and Holy Cross priests raised pledges of $117,000 by Wednesday of the first week of a fund-raising campaign in churches, and hundreds of thousands more by door-to-door canvassing. Jesuit High School opened for freshmen boys on September 10, 1956 and girls have been admitted since 1993.[4]

Demographics[edit]

The demographic breakdown of the 1,280 students enrolled in 2013-14 was:[3]

  • Native American/Alaskan - 0.2%
  • Black - 3.4%
  • Hispanic - 4.6%
  • Multiracial - 7.2%
  • Asian/Pacific islanders - 10.2%
  • White - 74.4%

Academics[edit]

Jesuit High School has been accredited through Northwest Accreditation Commission since 1961.[5]

In 1989 and 1998, Jesuit High School was honored in the Blue Ribbon Schools Program, the highest honor a school can receive in the United States.[6]

Sports[edit]

On June 20, 2007, Sports Illustrated rated Jesuit the number one high school athletic program in the nation, citing success both on and off the field.[7]

In the 2005-2006 academic year, Jesuit won seven state championships in various sports and activities. Jesuit High School has won the Oregon 4A All Sports Award 13 years in a row, and has received the Oregonian Cup five times.[8]

The school's Spirit Store

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OSAA - Jesuit". osaa.org. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Oregon School Directory 2008-09" (PDF). Oregon Department of Education. p. 139. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-26. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  3. ^ a b "Search for Private Schools - School Detail for Jesuit High School". ed.gov. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Jesuit High School : A Catholic College Preparatory High School in the Jesuit Tradition: Member Login". www.jesuitportland.org. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  5. ^ "AdvancED - Institution Summary". advanc-ed.org. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  6. ^ Archived: Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 (PDF) Archived 2009-03-26 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "SI.com - Nation's Top 10 athletic programs - Jun 19, 2007". CNN. June 19, 2007. Retrieved May 6, 2010. 
  8. ^ Link Lookup
  9. ^ "Linebacker Slade Norris, out of OSU, signed with the Seattle Seahawks Tuesday". The Oregonian. 28 September 2010. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  10. ^ "Panthers sign offensive tackle Mike Remmers". Cat Scratch Reader. 28 October 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  11. ^ "After going undrafted, Kyle Wiltjer agrees to deal with Rockets". Kentucky.com. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  12. ^ "Former Portland State defensive back Xavier Coleman signs with New York Jets as undrafted free agent: Report". oregonlive.com. 1 May 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2017. 
  • Schoenberg, S.J., Wilfred P. Jesuits in Oregon, 1844-1959. The Oregon-Jesuit, 1959 (Centennial Year).