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MilwaukieHigh.com was established by a former MHS student James Corthell (1998-2000), in January of 2005 as a community for students, parents, alumni, and the community to discuss school happenings and life after school.


About Milwaukie High School
School History
Milwaukie High School is a public high school located in Milwaukie, Oregon, United States; it was established in 1907, with the school originally constructed in 1925. It is one of seven high schools within the North Clackamas School District. The school's mascot is the mustang, and its colors are maroon and gold.

The school's first mascot, the Maroon, fell into disfavor with students because of its similarity to the word "moron." The student body voted on a new mascot and as a result the mustang was chosen.

In 2005, the school added the Milwaukie Academy of the Arts to its campus. This charter school operates in conjunction with Milwaukie High School's main campus to offer a full course catalog. The school focuses on integrating the arts into core school subject areas.


Reconstruction
In 2008, the JC Lillie Center for the Arts, the school's performing arts center, underwent a major esthetic and structural renovation, which included a redeveloped entrance and courtyard, remodeled auditorium, and a notoriously faulty sound system.

In June 2018, the main campus of the school was demolished to make space for a new academic building. Construction of the new structure started in early September 2018, and is scheduled for completion in August 2021. The new facility will address many the previous structure's issues, including overcrowding, and safety concerns. The new facility was designed by the IBI Group and BRIC Architecture and is being constructed by Skanska.

Until the campus redevelopment concludes, students will practice academics in modular structures located on the school's football field, which will be renovated once the academic building reopens and the structures are removed. The school unofficially named the temporary academic structures "Mod City".


Athletics
Milwaukie High School has competed in the Northwest Oregon Conference at the 5A classification since 2010.

The dance team, the Pony Prancers, won first place in their division at the OSAA State Championships in 1986, 1996, 2011, 2012 and 2016. The Mustangs have two state wrestling titles, 1973 and 1984.


Notable Alumni
Dorothy Hester Stenzel, stunt pilot
Latin Berry, former NFL player
Kendrick Bourne, professional football player for the San Francisco 49ers
Dustin Corea, American-born Salvadorian professional soccer player
Brad Ecklund, former NFL player and coach
Gary Gordon, co-inventor of the modern optical computer mouse
Tonya Harding, figure skating champion (dropped out)
Keynan Middleton, professional baseball player for the Los Angeles Angels
Jerry Zimmerman, professional baseball player and coach


Official Website: https://www.nclack.k12.or.us/mhs
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