Mark Morris High School

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Mark Morris High School
Motto "Roar With The Pride"
Established 1957
Type Public Secondary
Principal Phil Suek
Students 976
Grades 9–12
Location Longview, Washington, United States
District Longview School District
Colors Red and Columbia blue          
Mascot Monarchs
Website Mark Morris High School

Mark Morris High School is a public high school in Cowlitz County in Longview, Washington, USA, for grades nine through twelve. In 2013, it had an enrollment of 976 students.

The school was built in 1957 and is named for Samuel Mark Morris, the third president of the Long-Bell Lumber Company. The school has a partially open campus. Students are allowed to leave campus during lunch if they wish.

Mark Morris was recognized as one of thirteen high schools identified as a high performing school in the area of math growth during the 2013 Washington Achievement Awards at OSPI in Olympia. OSPI assesses data from state testing over the past three years and it made significant growth during that period.

Sports[edit]

Front of the school

The Mark Morris Monarchs compete in a wide variety of sports, including American football, marching band, basketball, girls' volleyball, soccer, cross country, water polo, wrestling, swimming, baseball, golf, bowling, softball, tennis, cheerleading and track and field. Local rivals include the R.A. Long High School Lumberjacks and the Kelso Hilanders. Mark Morris plays its home football games at Longview Memorial Stadium, which is near the R.A. Long campus.

Mark Morris plays rival R.A. Long at least once a year in football in a game called the Civil War.

The Mark Morris gymnasium is named for Ted M. Natt, former editor of the Longview paper, The Daily News.

The school has a swimming pool on campus, The Dick Mealy Memorial Pool.

State championships[edit]

  • Baseball: 1973[1]
  • Boys Basketball: 1978, 1985, 1987
  • Boys Golf: 1998
  • Boys Tennis: 1989
  • Girls Basketball: 2013, 2015
  • Girls Bowling: 2010, 2011, 2013
  • Girls Golf: 1994
  • Girls Tennis: 1979, 1980
  • Volleyball: 1979, 1980

State runner-ups[edit]

  • Baseball: 1974[1]
  • Boys Basketball: 1975, 1986, 2005, 2007
  • Boys Golf: 1974
  • Girls Basketball: 2014
  • Girls Bowling: 2012
  • Football: 1979
  • Softball: 1994, 1995

Clubs and Activities[edit]

Mark Morris holds many clubs both extra curricular and non extra curricular including:

  • Math Team
  • Knowledge Bowl
  • Science Club
  • Art Club
  • Photography Club
  • Sasquatch Club (students watch episodes of shows like Finding Bigfoot and go camping near Mount Saint Helens to search for the beast Bigfoot)
  • GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance)
  • Tech Club
  • Robotics
  • Honor Society
  • FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
  • FFA (Future Farmers of America)
  • DECA
  • VICA (A club focused on Industrial Arts like metalshop)
  • Spanish Club
  • Buddy Club
  • Roundball Rowdies (Basketball Club)
  • Book Review Club

Notable Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Washington Interscholastic Athletics Association. Tournament History: Championship Information.
  2. ^ "Trevor Smith UFC Bio". Retrieved August 4, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°08′41″N 122°56′10″W / 46.14474°N 122.93609°W / 46.14474; -122.93609