Jesuit High School (Beaverton, Oregon)
|Jesuit High School|
Age Quod Agis
Do well whatever you do
|9000 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway
Beaverton, Oregon, 97225
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic, Jesuit|
|Color(s)||Green and Gold |
|Slogan||Educating Men & Women for Others|
|Athletics conference||OSAA Metro League 6A-2|
|Accreditation||Northwest Accreditation Commission|
Jesuit High School is a private Catholic high school in Beaverton, Oregon, United States within the Archdiocese of Portland. It was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1956, and uses the Jesuit curriculum. Located in the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus, it is a college-preparatory school and accepts students of all faiths. It is a coeducational school with approximately 1,300 students.
The school was the 43rd Jesuit high school to be established. 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 Father Provincial 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 chosen. The property changed hands for $165,000. Jesuit priests 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 of dollars were raised by door-to-door canvassing. Jesuit High School opened its doors to its first class of freshmen on September 10, 1956. The school opened its doors to girls in 1993.
Many students at Jesuit High School have recently had significant science research competition success. Over the years, several students have placed highly in prestigious competitions such as the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.
In 1998, The Alex L. Parks Performing Arts Center opened, providing visual art, music, and drama resources. In 2004, the Educational Theatre Association cited the drama program as "extraordinarily professional," and featured a JHS production on the Friday and Saturday night performance slots of its week-long international festival.
The entire Choral department received the Academic All-State award for having the highest average grade point average in 2006.
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.
Jesuit High School has claimed a state championship in each of its sports over the course of 53 years, including football, men's soccer, men's cross-country, women's tennis, men's tennis, women's swimming, women's soccer, women's ski racing, women's cross-country, women's golf, men's basketball, volleyball, men's track & field, softball, and men's swimming.
In November 2009, ESPN ranked Jesuit's Women's Soccer Team number one among all women's programs nationwide.
- Football- 1967 (tie), 1968, 2000, 2006, 2007
- Men's Basketball- 1999, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
- Men's Cross Country-2000, 2002, 2004, 2008
- Men's Golf- 2007, 2008
- Men's Soccer- 2002, 2006
- Men's Swimming- 2006, 2007
- Men's Tennis- 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
- Men's Track & Field- 2006 2013
- Women's Cross Country- 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 2009 /> 2010/>
- Women's Golf- 2004, 2005
- Women's Ski Racing- 2003
- Women's Soccer- 2002, 2003
- Softball- 2006
- Women's Swimming- 2002, 2009, 2010
- Women's Tennis- 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014
- Women's Track and Field- 2008, 2010 2011,
- Women's Basketball - 2011
- Volleyball- 2005 2012
- Erik Spoelstra - Head coach of the Miami Heat basketball team
- H. W. Brands - author, professor
- Pete Brock - football
- Stan Brock - football coach
- Mike Dunleavy Jr. - basketball player
- Mike Hass - football player
- Travis Knight - animator
- Morgan Murphy - comedian
- Blake Nelson - author
- David Norrie - College football announcer for ABC
- Slade Norris - Linebacker for Jacksonville Jaguars
- Preston Parsons - football player
- Seth Tarver - basketball player
- Owen Marecic - NFL Player for the Cleveland Browns
- Kyle Wiltjer - Former Kentucky Wildcat basketball player and current Gonzaga Wildcats basketball player
- OSAA.org :: Schools
- "Oregon School Directory 2008-09". Oregon Department of Education. p. 139. Retrieved 2009-05-28.
- AdvancED - Institution Summary
- Archived: Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 (PDF)
- Link Lookup
- "SI.com - Nation's Top 10 athletic programs - Jun 19, 2007". CNN. June 19, 2007. Retrieved May 6, 2010.
- Link Lookup
- "Linebacker Slade Norris, out of OSU, signed with the Seattle Seahawks Tuesday". The Oregonian. 28 September 2010. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
- "Jesuits in Oregon" 1844-1959, Rev. Wilfred P. Schoenberg, S.J., published June 1959 by The Oregon-Jesuit to commemorate the Centennial Year in Oregon. (excerpt)[dead link]