Beaverton High School

Beaverton High School is a public high school located in Beaverton, Oregon, United States. The original schoolhouse, called Beaverton Public School, opened in 1875 on land between Canyon Road and Broadway Street. In 1902, a ninth grade class was added, followed by a 10th grade in 1910 and 11th grade in 1915. Voters approved a $21,000 bond issue submitted by the school board in 1915 to construct a 21-room high school building on land south of Second Street between Stott Street and Erickson Street.

Beaverton High School
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13000 SW 2nd Street


United States
Coordinates45°29′10″N 122°48′39″W / 45.486076°N 122.810709°W / 45.486076; -122.810709Coordinates: 45°29′10″N 122°48′39″W / 45.486076°N 122.810709°W / 45.486076; -122.810709
TypePublic Secondary
School districtBeaverton School District
PrincipalAnne Erwin
Teaching staff90.80 (FTE)[2]
Number of students1,512 (2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio18.61[2]
Color(s)Orange and black
Athletics conferenceOSAA Metro League
Team nameBeavers
WebsiteBeaverton High School
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The original school building, 1915

On June 19, 1916, the city of Beaverton dedicated the new Beaverton High School. Construction costs totaled $20,778, according to the Beaverton Times newspaper. It is the oldest high school in Beaverton and is believed to be the oldest public high school in the state of Oregon that is in its original location and building.


Beaverton High School contains grades 912. In 1938, a new school called Beaverton Grade School was built on land just east of Beaverton High School. The building would be renamed Merle Davies School in 1948 to honor a longtime teacher and principal. In 1983, the Merle Davies building became a classroom annex to Beaverton High School. It was shut down in 2006 for renovation and reopened in September 2010 as additional classrooms.[3]

The school's auditorium burned down in March 1979.[4]

Parts of the school caught on fire on January 18, 2020. There was permanent and non-permanent damage to multiple classrooms in the main building. Construction is ongoing.[5]


In 1985, Beaverton High School was honored in the Blue Ribbon Schools Program, the highest honor a school can receive in the United States.[6]

In 2008, 75% of the school's seniors received a high school diploma. Of 521 students, 390 graduated, 99 dropped out, five received a modified diploma, and 27 were still in high school in 2009.[7][8]


The school's marching band (the Beaverton High School Marching Ensemble) captured the NWAPA Championship (A Class) in 2011.[citation needed]

The school's winter percussion ensemble (Beaverton High School Winter Percussion) placed first at the NWAPA Winter Percussion Championship (Scholastic A Class) in 2014.[citation needed]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "Oregon At-A-Glance School Profile Beaverton High School". Oregon Department of Education. Oregon Department of Education. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Beaverton High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 30, 2019.
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  4. ^ Owen, Wendy (March 28, 2014). "Fire destroyed Beaverton High's auditorium in 1979, but the theater program lives on despite hardships". The Oregonian. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  5. ^ Hallman, Tom (Jan 19, 2020). "Refrigerator failure blamed for fire at Beaverton High School". The Oregonian. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  6. ^ Archived: Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 (PDF) Archived March 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "State releases high school graduation rates". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
  8. ^ "Oregon dropout rates for 2008". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
  9. ^ Haynes, Dana (March 7, 2018). "Beaverton High to Broadway - and then back again". Beaverton Valley Times. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  10. ^ Baker, Jeff (April 5, 2015). "To 'Furious 7' by way of Beaverton". The Oregonian. A&E section, p. 3. Retrieved 2015-04-11.
  11. ^ White, Ryan (September 17, 2009). "Beaverton 19-year-old goes from McDonald's employee to Smashing Pumpkins drummer". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2009-09-18.
  12. ^ "Top Trojan recruit now wavering". Ellensburg Daily Record via United Press International. 1982-04-24. Retrieved 2009-12-24.
  13. ^ Mason, Richard (November 21, 2012). "Dorothy Johnson Recollections". Garden Home History Project. Garden Home, Oregon. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  14. ^ "Beaverton girl wins title" (Front page 1). Eugene Oregon Register-Guard newspaper. Associated Press, Seaside Oregon. Jul 18, 1955. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  15. ^ "1999 USATF Athlete Biolgraphy: Jamey Harris". USA Track & Field official site. Retrieved 31 May 2017.

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