Sunset High School (Beaverton, Oregon)
|Sunset High School|
|School district||Beaverton School District|
|Number of students||2,193 (2015-16) |
|Color(s)||Purple and white |
|Athletics conference||OSAA 6A-2 Metro League|
|Rival||Westview High School|
|Website||Official school website|
Above: Sunset High School in 2015
Below: The west side of the school in 2009
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 six high schools in the Beaverton School District. Sunset's athletic teams are known as the Apollos.
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. Nevertheless, as of 2018 the school's mailing address remains a "Portland" address, as is the case for all of Cedar Mill.
As of 2013-14, 59% of students are white, 17% Hispanic or Latino, 15% Asian or Pacific Islander, 2% African American, 1% American Indian, and 7% other. The 2013-14 enrollment was 1,954. The Oregon Report Card overall rating was Level 4.
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.
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.
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- Football: 1975, 1976
- Basketball: 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994
- Baseball: 1994
- Brenda Bakke, actress
- Chris Botti, jazz trumpeter
- Brady Clark, Major League Baseball player
- Phil Keisling, Oregon Secretary of State
- Patrick Lachman, rock guitarist, Damageplan
- Christopher Moore, film and television producer
- Patrick O'Hearn, musician, composer, Missing Persons
- E. Werner Reschke, state representative
- Joe Sacco, comics artist and journalist
- Katee Sackhoff, actress, Battlestar Galactica, Longmire, Halloween: Resurrection
- Courtney Taylor-Taylor, lead singer for The Dandy Warhols
- Tommy Thayer, rock guitarist, KISS
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