Willamette High School

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Willamette High School
Willamette Logo.jpg
1801 Echo Hollow Road

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Coordinates44°04′56″N 123°10′02″W / 44.08213°N 123.16725°W / 44.08213; -123.16725Coordinates: 44°04′56″N 123°10′02″W / 44.08213°N 123.16725°W / 44.08213; -123.16725
MottoWorth Honor Success
School districtBethel School District
PrincipalMindy LeRoux
Number of students1,435 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)Maroon, gold, and white                [2]
Athletics conferenceOSAA Southwest 6A[2]
Team nameWolverines
Willamette High School

Willamette High School, or "Wil-Hi", is located in the Bethel-Danebo area of West Eugene, Oregon, United States. It is one of two high schools in the Bethel School District along with Kalapuya High School.


Willamette High School first opened to students on September 26, 1949. The opening of Bethel School District's only comprehensive high school was the culmination of a process that began on April 9, 1948. On this date, the rural Lane County, Oregon communities of Bethel, Clear Lake, Danebo and Irving passed a measure to consolidate and build the high school. A 50-acre (200,000 m2) school site was purchased on May 17, 1948. Funding was provided by bond levies passed on May 11, 1948 and October 20, 1948.[3] In November 2012, Bethel voters approved a $10 million science wing.[4]


In 2008, 79% of the school's seniors received a high school diploma. Of 316 students, 251 graduated, 37 dropped out, five received a modified diploma, and 23 were still in high school in 2009.[5][6]

Willamette High School is noted for its vocational education, in addition to college prep, as featured on NPR.


The Willamette girls' basketball team won the 5A state girls' basketball championship in 2007, 2009, and 2013.[7]

In 1985 the boys' track team won the State Championship

In 1985 the varsity rally squad won the State Championship.

In 1957 and 1958 the cross country team won state titles.

Wolverine Stadium[edit]

Willamette's Wolverine Stadium was completely rebuilt after being burned down on August 2, 2003. The new stadium includes an artificial turf field.[8]

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Willamette High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c http://www.osaa.org/schools/344
  3. ^ 1949-1950 Annual of Willamette High School
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "State releases high school graduation rates". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
  6. ^ "Oregon dropout rates for 2008". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
  7. ^ [2]
  8. ^ Adams, Tom (2008-07-30). "New football-soccer field for Eugene high school". KVAL-TV. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
  9. ^ "The Bold and the Beautiful ACTOR - Brandon Beemer". Retrieved 14 April 2010.
  10. ^ "Bethel Fact For The Weeks Of February 22, 2010". 2010-02-22.
  11. ^ Crafts, Fred (1979-01-04). "The Birth of the Blues (Brothers)" (PDF). The Register-Guard. Retrieved 2007-11-19.