Centennial High School (Oregon)

Centennial High School (CHS) is a public high school located in Gresham, Oregon, United States.

Centennial High School
Address
3505 SE 182nd Ave

, ,
97030

Coordinates45°29′47″N 122°28′33″W / 45.496383°N 122.475838°W / 45.496383; -122.475838Coordinates: 45°29′47″N 122°28′33″W / 45.496383°N 122.475838°W / 45.496383; -122.475838
Information
TypePublic
Opened1959
School districtCentennial School District
PrincipalMairi Scott-Aguirre
Grades9–12
Number of students1837[1]
Color(s)Scarlet and blue   [2]
Athletics conferenceOSAA Mt. Hood Conference 6A-3[2]
MascotEagle[2]
NewspaperTalon
Website

AcademicsEdit

In 1989, Centennial High School was honored in the Blue Ribbon Schools Program, the highest honor a school can receive in the United States.[3]

In 2008, 76% of the school's seniors received a high school diploma. Of 411 students, 311 graduated, 73 dropped out, eight received a modified diploma, and 19 were still in high school in 2009.[4][5]

In 2012, Kevin Ricker was named the Oregon High School Principal of the Year. Along with making other improvements in the school, he was awarded this title primarily for leading CHS students to raise both reading and math test scores by 12% in one year.[6]

In February 2014 the school hosted Unity Week.[7]

In 2016, Katharine Dean, a science teacher of Centennial High School won Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.[8]

In 2018 Chris Knudsen, a 158-158 head coach, had resigned after 32 years of service.[9]

ActivitiesEdit

Centennial's marching band has won the Portland Grand Floral Parade more than 20 times, including 15 times consecutively. The band's 2000 fall field show, "Gloria", held the record for the highest scoring show in the Northwest Marching Band Circuit.[citation needed]

Centennial's Future Business Leaders of America chapter has won the 6A Chapter of the Year title for five years in a row.

In 2016, a Centennial High School senior Grace Ramstad was crowned the 2016 Rose Festival Queen.[10]

SportsEdit

Centennial hosts a track meet called the Centennial Invitational, which is one of the largest high school track meets in the region.

State championshipsEdit

  • Football: 1972[11]
  • Boys' track and field: 1967[12]
  • Girls' track and field: 1976[13]
  • Boys' soccer: 1983[14]
  • Girls' soccer: 2000[15]
  • Dance and drill: 1988, 1990, 2003, and 2010[16]
  • Winterguard: 2010[17]
  • Marching band: 1999, 2000
  • Choir: 1993, 1994
  • Bowling: 2008[18]
  • Bass Fishing Championships[19]

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Oregon School Directory 2008-09" (PDF). Oregon Department of Education. p. 139. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 26, 2011. Retrieved May 28, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c "Schools". OSAA.org. Archived from the original on May 2, 2010. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  3. ^ "Archived: Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 (PDF)" (PDF). Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  4. ^ Jerry Casey (June 30, 2009). "State releases high school graduation rates". The Oregonian. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "Oregon dropout rates for 2008". The Oregonian. June 30, 2009. Archived from the original on September 16, 2011. Retrieved July 1, 2009.
  6. ^ "Centennial High's Kevin Ricker named principal of the year". The Oregonian. May 15, 2012. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  7. ^ Melissa Binder (January 16, 2014). "Sandy Hook teacher coming to Gresham Centennial High School for Unity Week". The Oregonian. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  8. ^ Teresa Carson (August 23, 2016). "Centennial science teacher wins Presidential Award". Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  9. ^ Nick Daschel (April 9, 2018). "Chris Knudsen retires as Centennial football coach after 32-year run". The Oregonian. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  10. ^ Colin Miner (June 11, 2016). "The 2016 Rose Festival Queen is Grace Ramstad of Centennial High School". Patch.com. Patch Media. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  11. ^ "OSAA Football Championships" (PDF). Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  12. ^ "OSAA Boys Track & Field Championships" (PDF). Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  13. ^ "OSAA Girls Track & Field Championships" (PDF). Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  14. ^ "OSAA Boys Soccer Championships" (PDF). Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  15. ^ "OSAA Girls Soccer Championships" (PDF). Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  16. ^ "OSAA Dance/Drill Championships" (PDF). Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  17. ^ [1]
  18. ^ David Ball (February 26, 2008). "Centennial claims state bowling championship". Theoutlookonline.com. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  19. ^ "Brandon Jensen and Thomas Chen of Centennial High School win the TBF Oregon High School State Championships". High School Fishing. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  20. ^ "BLUMENAUER, Earl - Biographical Information". Bioguide.congress.gov. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  21. ^ Anderson, Lisa K. (April 29, 2014). "Alumnus inspires Centennial Eagles". Portland Tribune. p. A9. Retrieved May 3, 2014.
  22. ^ "Timbers Sign George Josten, Josh Cameron". OurSports Central. February 20, 2009. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  23. ^ Levy, Shawn. "You couldn't write a better script". The Oregonian, March 23, 2002.
  24. ^ "Biographical information from PGA Tour's official site". Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Retrieved October 1, 2011.
  25. ^ "Christian News Northwest: News Article Archive: Feature Articles". Cnnw.com. July 18, 2011. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  26. ^ "About Rick". Retrieved April 22, 2018.