Sunset High School (Beaverton, Oregon)

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Sunset High School
Sunset-apollos.png
Address
Mailing address only (school is located
within the city of Beaverton, Oregon):
13840 NW Cornell Road

, ,
97229

United States
Coordinates45°31′43″N 122°49′12″W / 45.528478°N 122.820067°W / 45.528478; -122.820067Coordinates: 45°31′43″N 122°49′12″W / 45.528478°N 122.820067°W / 45.528478; -122.820067
Information
TypePublic
OpenedJanuary 1959; 60 years ago (1959-01)
School districtBeaverton School District
PrincipalJohn Huelskamp[1][2]
Teaching staff103.05 (FTE) (2016–17)[3]
Grades9–12[3]
Enrollment2,300 (2016–17)[3]
Student to teacher ratio22.32∶1 (2016–17)[3]
CampusSuburban[3]
Color(s)     Purple
     White[2]
Athletics conferenceOSAA 6A-2 Metro League[2]
Team nameApollos
RivalWestview High School
Website
Sunset High School front - Beaverton, Oregon (2015).jpg Sunset High School - Beaverton, Oregon.JPG
Above: Sunset High School in 2015
Below: The west side of the school in 2009
Last updated: May 12, 2019; 5 days ago (2019-05-12)

Sunset High School is a public high school in Beaverton, Oregon, United States. The school currently offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. It opened in 1959 and is the second-oldest of the six high schools in the Beaverton School District. Sunset's athletic teams are known as the Apollos.[2]

History[edit]

The school opened in January 1959, initially with freshman and sophomore students only,[4] adding juniors in the fall and its first senior class in September 1960.[5]

Senator Robert F. Kennedy spoke at a student-organized mock Democratic Convention held at Sunset High School on May 17, 1968, less than three weeks before his assassination on June 5.[6][7][8]

Location[edit]

Campus map

Sunset High School is located in the predominantly unincorporated area known as Cedar Mill. Although it has always had a Portland street address, it has never actually been within the city of Portland proper. From 1959 to 1999, the school property was unincorporated land in Washington County, but in 1999 the Sunset High School grounds (including the adjacent swimming pool) were annexed by the city of Beaverton.[9][10] Nevertheless, as of 2018 the school's mailing address remains a "Portland" address, as is the case for almost all of Cedar Mill.

Demographics[edit]

The school's marching band in 2007

As of 2016–17, 54.7% of students are white, 18.4% Hispanic or Latino, 16.8% Asian, 2.1% African American, 0.9% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 0.4% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 6.6% two or more races. The 2016–17 enrollment was 2,300.[3]

Academics[edit]

In 1983, Sunset High School was honored in the Blue Ribbon Schools Program, the highest honor a school can receive in the United States.[11]

In 2008, 84% of the school's seniors received a high school diploma. Of 498 students, 409 graduated, 59 dropped out, five received a modified diploma, and 25 were still in high school in 2009.[12][13]

Academic achievement[edit]

Over the years, several students have placed highly in prestigious competitions such as the Intel Science Talent Search, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the Davidson Fellows Scholarship, the Google Science Fair, the National Speech and Debate Association, the International Model United Nations Association, the National History Bee and Bowl, and the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.

State titles[edit]

State championships (Oregon School Activities Association) won by Sunset High School:[14]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d "Sunset High School". Oregon School Activities Association. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Sunset High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  4. ^ Morrison, Wilma (December 28, 1958). "Shuffling of Districts, Changing of Curricula Seen for Schools". The Sunday Oregonian, p. 26.
  5. ^ "School Bell Rings Again; Record Enrollments Expected". The Oregonian, September 6, 1960, p. 29.
  6. ^ "RFK Draws Youth Cheers". The Oregonian, May 18, 1968, p. 12.
  7. ^ "Student Mock Convention Hears Kennedy" (photos). The Oregonian, May 18, 1968, Section 2, p. 4.
  8. ^ Perry, Douglas (May 16, 2016). "Robert Kennedy, Eugene McCarthy thrilled young voters during epic battle for 1968 Oregon primary (historic photos)". The Oregonian/OregonLive. Retrieved May 12, 2019 – via OregonLive.com.
  9. ^ City of Beaverton Ordinance 4042, passed March 31, 1999.
  10. ^ Bruce, Virginia (January 2007). "Beaverton in Cedar Mill". The Cedar Mill News. Retrieved September 21, 2010.
  11. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 (PDF).
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  13. ^ "Oregon dropout rates for 2008". The Oregonian. June 30, 2009. Retrieved July 1, 2009.
  14. ^ "OSAA Records of Champions". Oregon School Activities Association. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
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  20. ^ "Oregon Blue Book 1999". State of Oregon. 1999. p. 13. ISSN 0196-4577. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
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  22. ^ Daschel, Nick (August 6, 2011). "Landen Lucas chooses Westview and has Oregon on his list". The Oregonian. Hillsboro, Oregon: OregonLive.com. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
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  25. ^ "'Journalism' review: Graphic-form journalist, Joe Sacco, is on the side of those who suffer". The Oregonian. June 23, 2012. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  26. ^ Baker, Jeff (April 28, 2014). "18 actors you (maybe) didn't know were from Portland". The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon. Retrieved May 12, 2019 – via oregonlive.com.
  27. ^ Letourneau, Connor (July 10, 2013). "Former Oregon and Sunset standout Garrett Sim relishes chance to practice with Blazers' summer league team". The Oregonian. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
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  30. ^ Baker, Jeff (May 19, 1996). "Going for broke on the Billionaire Boys Club". The Oregonian.
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