Jesuit High School (Beaverton, Oregon)
|Jesuit High School|
9000 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway
|Motto||Age Quod Agis|
(Do well whatever you do)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic, Jesuit|
|President||Thomas D. Arndorfer|
|Teaching staff||90.3 (FTE)|
|Student to teacher ratio||14.2|
|Color(s)||Green and Gold|
|Athletics conference||OSAA Metro League 6A-2|
|Accreditation||Northwest Accreditation Commission|
|Newspaper||The Jesuit Chronicle|
Jesuit High School is a Catholic high school in Beaverton outside Portland, Oregon, United States, in the Archdiocese of Portland. It was founded by the Oregon Province, Society of Jesus, in 1956 and uses a Jesuit, college-preparatory curriculum. It is coeducational and enrolls approximately 1,300 students of all faiths.
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The school was the 43rd Jesuit high school to be established in the United States. Though it was not finally established until 1956, the process of founding a Jesuit high school in Portland began in 1907, when property was purchased by the parish of St. Ignatius and set aside for a future high school. A lay appeal to the Jesuit Provincial for a high school in 1929 came to nothing. In 1954 the Holy Cross Fathers of Portland announced the closing of Columbia Prep and a plan for the Jesuits to take over the premises was discussed, but again dropped. Finally in 1955 the Jesuit Provincial Superior was asked by the Archbishop to set up a school. Hillsdale Dairy Farm, a 55-acre (220,000 m2) plot to the west, some 15 minutes drive from downtown Portland, was purchased for $165,000. Jesuit and Holy Cross priests raised pledges of $117,000 by Wednesday of the first week of a fund-raising campaign in churches, and hundreds of thousands more by door-to-door canvassing. Jesuit High School opened for freshmen boys on September 10, 1956 and girls have been admitted since 1993.
The demographic breakdown of the 1,280 students enrolled in 2013-14 was:
- Native American/Alaskan - 0.2%
- Black - 3.4%
- Hispanic - 4.6%
- Multiracial - 7.2%
- Asian/Pacific islanders - 10.2%
- White - 74.4%
In the 2005-2006 academic year, Jesuit won seven state championships in various sports and activities. Jesuit High School has won the Oregon 4A All Sports Award 13 years in a row, and has received the Oregonian Cup five times.
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