Siuslaw High School

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Siuslaw High School
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2975 Oak Street
Florence, Oregon, Lane County 97439
 United States
Coordinates 43°59′32″N 124°06′21″W / 43.99212°N 124.105889°W / 43.99212; -124.105889Coordinates: 43°59′32″N 124°06′21″W / 43.99212°N 124.105889°W / 43.99212; -124.105889
Type Public
School district Siuslaw School District[1]
Principal Kerri Tatum
Grades 9-12[1]
Number of students 518[1]
Color(s) Blue and gold          [2]
Athletics conference OSAA Far West League 4A-3[2]
Mascot Vikings[2]

Siuslaw High School is a public high school in Florence, Oregon, United States.[1] Siuslaw High School is named after the local Siuslaw River. The current principal is Kerri Tatum.[1][2]


Siuslaw High School was originally located on Quince St in Florence. The athletic field consisted of a cinder track with a dirt infield behind the junior high school which both the junior and senior high schools used. The football field, "Hans Peterson Memorial Field," was located southwest of both schools on 2nd street. The old high school building has been torn down and, as of 2009, the lot is vacant.

The current school was first occupied in September, 1970 with the first graduating class being the class of 1971. In 1970, the location of the school was considered outside the city limits and students who lived in town had to be bussed to the school or, as many did, walked or drove. The area's student population comes from a large geographic region, with students coming from the north at Sea Lion Caves, east to Tiernan up the North Fork of the Siuslaw River, south to the county line and all points east of Woahink and Siltcoos lakes (Canary).


In 2008, 72% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 144 students, 104 graduated, 27 dropped out, 1 received a modified diploma, and 12 are still in high school.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Oregon School Directory 2008-09" (PDF). Oregon Department of Education. p. 139. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  2. ^ a b c d
  3. ^ "State releases high school graduation rates". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  4. ^ "Oregon dropout rates for 2008". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01.