West Linn High School

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West Linn High School
West Linn High School Oregon.jpg
Address
5464 West A Street
West Linn, Oregon, Clackamas 97068
 United States
Coordinates 45°21′51″N 122°36′57″W / 45.364089°N 122.615833°W / 45.364089; -122.615833Coordinates: 45°21′51″N 122°36′57″W / 45.364089°N 122.615833°W / 45.364089; -122.615833
Information
Type Public
School district West Linn-Wilsonville School District
Principal Kevin Mills[1]
Faculty 84
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1556
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Green and Gold
Athletics conference OSAA
Mascot Lion
Rival Oregon City High School
Newspaper The Amplifier
Website

West Linn High School is a public high school in West Linn, Oregon, United States. It is one of two high schools in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District, the other being Wilsonville High School.

Academics[edit]

In 1984, West Linn High School was honored in the Blue Ribbon Schools Program, the highest honor a school can receive in the United States.[2]

In 2008, 93% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 373 students, 346 graduated, 18 dropped out, 6 received a modified diploma, and 3 are still in high school.[3][4]

In 2014, 95% of the school's seniors graduated. 16 students dropped out.[5]

The school received a silver ranking from U.S. News & World Report's 2010 "America's Best High Schools" survey.[6][7]

The four-year graduation rate at West Linn High School was 97 percent for the Class of 2013 cohort, meaning that nearly all West Linn students who entered high school in September 2009 graduated on time.[8]

Athletics[edit]

West Linn High School has enjoyed a high level of athletic success in previous years. The school has recently won state championships in boys basketball 4 times, football, girls golf, and boys lacrosse twice and a row.

The school's athletic programs include football, cross country, soccer, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball, swimming, lacrosse and track and field, competing at the highest level (6A), in the Three Rivers League[9]

OSAA State Championship Teams (Classification)[10]

  • Baseball (2) - 1978 (AAA), 1982 (AAA)
  • Boys Basketball (5) - 1997 (4A), 2013 (6A), 2014 (6A), 2015 (6A), 2016 (6A)
  • Football (1) - 2016 (6A)
  • Girls Golf (3) - 2010 (6A), 2011 (6A), 2014 (6A), 2016 (6A)
  • Boys Swimming (1) - 1948
  • Girls Swimming (2) - 1950, 1951
  • Boys Tennis (2) - 2003 (4A), 2004 (4A)
  • Boys Track & Field (3) - 1996 (4A), 1997 (4A), 1998 (4A)
  • Volleyball (4) - 1998 (4A), 1999 (4A), 2003 (4A), 2007 (6A)

OSAA Individual State Champions (Classification)[11]

  • Boys Golf - Peter Nichenko, 1992 (4A); Daniel Griffiths (TIE), 2000 (4A)
  • Girls Golf - Sharon Shin, 2009 (6A); Morgan Thompson, 2011 (6A)
  • Boys Tennis - Rian Rifkin / Austin Rifkin (doubles), 2003 & 2004 (4A); Stephen Robertson (singles), 2004 (4A)
  • Boys Track & Field - Nate Dicenzo (100m), 1996 (4A); Evan Kelty (200m) 1996-97-98, (400m) 1998 (4A); Josh Haskett (300m Hurdles) 1997 (4A); Davis / Kelty / Sean / Dicenzo (4x100) 1996 (4A); Gross / Voboril, Van Meter / Kelty (4x400) 1997 (4A); Dan Acker (High Jump) 1961 (4A); Mike Ehlers (High Jump) 1984, (Long Jump) 1984 (4A); Casey Kauffman (Javelin) 2003 (4A); Rob Mamula (Shot Put) 2000 (4A); Amis / Tadtke / Oilar / Ressler (One Mile Relay) 1982 (4A); Roman Ollar (1500m) 2016 (6A)
  • Girls Track & Field - Katrina deBoer (800m) 1993 (4A); Elizabeth Rogers (800m) 1997 (4A); Nicole Woodward (3000m) 1989 (4A); Catherine Johnston (300m Hurdles) 1990 (4A); Lightowler / Johnston / Humrich / Veenker (4x400) 1989 (4A); Fisher / Numrich / St. John / Johnston (4x400), 1990 (4A); Hackbarth / Brown / Baker / Rogers (4x400) 1997 (4A); Kim Carroll (High Jump) 1978 (4A); Ali Super (Javelin) 2006 (4A), 2007-08 (6A)
  • Boys Wrestling - Bob Kenney (168 lbs) 1960 (4A); John Eudaly (136 lbs) 1964 (4A); Arnie Bagley (275 lbs) 1979 (4A); Lance Johnson (123 lbs) 1988 (4A); Shane Johnson (178 lbs) 1991 (4A); Joe Donnerberg (275 lbs) 1993 (4A); Landon Poppleton (130 lbs) 1994 (4A); Joel Harris (103 lbs) 2001 (4A); Matt Kim (119 lbs) 2004 (4A); Prescott Garner (119 lbs) 2007 (6A); Mitch Gaulke (285 lbs) 2009 (6A); Tim Harman (145 lbs) 2014 (6A)

Oregon High School Lacrosse Association Championships[12]

  • Boys Lacrosse (3) - 2003, 2014, 2015

Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association Championships[13]

  • Girls Lacrosse (4) - 2002*, 2003*, 2013, 2015 (*as West Linn/Wilsonville)

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

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