West Albany High School

West Albany High School is a public high school in Albany, Oregon, United States.

West Albany High School
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Address
2100 Elm St SW

, ,
97321

Coordinates44°37′22″N 123°07′02″W / 44.622659°N 123.11709°W / 44.622659; -123.11709Coordinates: 44°37′22″N 123°07′02″W / 44.622659°N 123.11709°W / 44.622659; -123.11709
Information
TypePublic
Motto"Where Excellence is a Strong Tradition"
Opened1953
School districtGreater Albany Public School District
PrincipalSusan Orsborn[1][2]
Teaching staff55.93 (FTE)[3]
Grades9-12
Number of students1,346 (2017-18)[3]
Student to teacher ratio24.07[3]
CampusSuburban
Color(s)Blue and gold   [1]
Athletics conferenceOSAA 5A-2 Mid-Willamette Conference[1]
MascotBulldogs[1]
RivalSouth Albany High School
Websitehttp://wahs.albany.k12.or.us/

West Albany High School was formerly named Albany Union High School prior to the completion of South Albany High School in 1972.

AcademicsEdit

In 2008, 93% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 325 students, 303 graduated, 13 dropped out, four received a modified diploma, and five stayed on for another year.[4][5]

ActivitiesEdit

Several sports teams and activities at West Albany have won state championships:

  • Boys golf: 1974, 1997, 2008, 2009, 2013
  • Girls softball: 2011
  • Football: 2007, 2008, 2013
  • Boys water polo: 2006, 2007,2010
  • Girls water polo: 2007,2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
  • Boys 4 × 100 m relay: 2008, 2013
  • Varsity cheerleading: 1997, 1998, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Wind Ensemble: 2011, 2014, 2019
  • Dance/drill team: 1987, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2007

Any championships won between 2015 and 2018 were under the 6A classification.

Attempted massacreEdit

On May 27, 2013, a junior who was attending the school was found with an arsenal of explosives under the floorboards of his bedrooms. The explosives included a Molotov cocktail, a napalm bomb, and Drano bombs. He supposedly wanted to make a more "successful version" of the Columbine High School massacre. He was charged with attempted aggravated murder and six counts each of unlawful possession and manufacture of a destructive device. He is held on $2 million bail.[6]

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09-27. Retrieved 2009-06-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Oregon School Directory 2008-09" (PDF). Oregon Department of Education. p. 139. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-26. Retrieved 2009-05-28.
  3. ^ a b c "West Albany High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  4. ^ "State releases high school graduation rates". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
  5. ^ "Oregon dropout rates for 2008". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
  6. ^ "teen who allegedly planned school bomb attack called self "Russian grim reaper," court docs say". CBS News. May 29, 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2013.