Milwaukie High School

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Milwaukie High School
Milwaukie High School Front.jpg
2301 Southeast Willard Street
Milwaukie, Oregon 97222
United States
Coordinates 45°26′29″N 122°38′16″W / 45.4415°N 122.6379°W / 45.4415; -122.6379Coordinates: 45°26′29″N 122°38′16″W / 45.4415°N 122.6379°W / 45.4415; -122.6379
School type Public
Established 1907
School district North Clackamas School District
Principal Carmen Gelman
Faculty 83
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1410 (2014-2015)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Maroon and gold   
Athletics conference OSAA, Northwest Oregon Conference
Mascot Mustang
Rival La Salle High School, Rex Putnam High School
Feeder schools Rowe Middle School

Milwaukie High School is a public high school located in Milwaukie, Oregon, United States. It is one of three high schools within the North Clackamas School District. The school's mascot is the mustang, and its colors are maroon and gold.


Milwaukie High School dates back to 1907. Originally constructed in 1925, the oldest portion of the three-story building that houses the school today is one of the oldest buildings in the city of Milwaukie.

The school's first mascot, the Maroon, fell into disfavor with students because of its similarity to the word "moron."[1] The student body voted on a new mascot and as a result the mustang was chosen.

In 2005, the school added the Milwaukie Academy of the Arts to its campus. This charter school operates in conjunction with Milwaukie High School's main campus to offer a full course catalog. The school focuses on integrating the arts into core school subject areas.[2]


In 2008-2009, the school underwent a significant renovation of its music and athletic facilities.[3]

In June 2018, The main campus building of Milwaukie High School went through major renovations. Including tearing down of the main building to make room for a bigger, safer building to house future generations of mustangs.

Living History Day[edit]

Since 1996, Milwaukie High School has annually hosted the nationally recognized [4] Living History Day. On this day thousands of veterans are welcomed into the school to help educate students about past wars, and provide first-hand accounts of military experiences. Unfortunately, this was cut in 2010 to lack of funding and staffing reductions.[5]


In 2014, out of 260 seniors, 220 graduated, for an 83% graduation rate.[6][7]


Milwaukie High School has competed in the Northwest Oregon Conference at the 5A classification since 2010.[8]

The dance team, the Pony Prancers, won first place in their division at the OSAA State Championships in 1986, 1996, 2011, 2012 and 2016.[citation needed] The Mustangs have two state wrestling titles. 1973 and 1984.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Milwaukie High School: History". North Clackamas School District. 2011-01-18. Archived from the original on 2012-03-09.
  2. ^ "Milwaukie Academy of the Arts". North Clackamas School District. 2011-01-20.
  3. ^ "North Clackmas School District Building Projects". 2011-01-18.
  4. ^ "Living History Day: Milwaukie High School". 2011-01-18.
  5. ^ "North Clackamas School District News Release". 2010-10-19. Archived from the original on 2012-03-24.
  6. ^ "State releases high school graduation rates". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
  7. ^ "Oregon dropout rates for 2008". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Archived from the original on 2011-09-16. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
  8. ^ "Northwest Oregon Conference". 2011-01-20. Archived from the original on 2014-03-13.
  9. ^ "Reds battled 'head to head'". The Bulletin (Bend). 13 October 1961.
  10. ^ Dellios, Hugh (16 January 1994). "Harding Spends `A Hard Week' - Chicago Tribune". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  11. ^ "Reds battled 'head to head'". The Bulletin (Bend). 13 October 1961.