Klamath Union High School

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Klamath Union High School
KU football.jpeg
KU 2013 football team in action
1300 Monclaire Street
Klamath Falls, Oregon, Klamath County 97601
 United States
Coordinates 42°13′50″N 121°46′44″W / 42.2305°N 121.7788°W / 42.2305; -121.7788Coordinates: 42°13′50″N 121°46′44″W / 42.2305°N 121.7788°W / 42.2305; -121.7788
Type Public
Opened 1901
School district Klamath Falls City School District
Principal Charlene Herron[1]
Grades 9-12
Number of students 780[2]
Color(s) Red and white[1]
Athletics conference OSAA Skyline 4A [1]
Mascot Pelicans[1]
Team name Pelicans
Rival Mazama High School Vikings

Klamath Union High School is a public high school located in Klamath Falls, Oregon, United States.


Funding of the school began in 1901 with the first graduate in 1903.[3] The school colors are red and white, and a large "K" is marked in white stone on a nearby hill. The construction of the school began in 1927, with the first marching band the following year.[3] KUHS opened with 520 students and had 77 graduates in its first year. Paul Jackson was the principal and Pelican Pete was chosen as the school's mascot.[3]


In 2008, 89% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 186 students, 166 graduated, 14 dropped out, 3 received a modified diploma, and 3 were still in high school.[4][5]


Every other year the Klamath Union Marching Band takes a trip to Victoria, British Columbia, to march in the Victoria Day parade. In past years the band has won several awards through the competition. For several years in a row, the Symphonic Band has been district champions and qualified for state, once winning first place in the state competition. In 2013 the band took fourth in state, and in 2014 they moved up to third. The band is currently directed by Max Harrington.

Notable alumni[edit]