Philomath High School
Address: 2054 Applegate
Philomath, OR 97370
Principal: Nels Thompson
Philomath High School is located in the Benton County town of Philomath, on the banks of a Marys River tributary. The school is situated near the eastern base of Marys Peak, a well-known local landmark and the highest mountain in the Oregon Coast Range.
The Philomath High School has about 570 students and employs approximately 30 teachers. The school was built in the 1950s and has had two major additions since that time.
Philomath High School has been featured in a number of news articles recently. Two of Jeff Mitchell's classes, Horticulture and Environmental Sciences, were the focus of in-depth reporting by the Corvallis Gazette-Times.
The Philomath High School Shining Stars Dance and Drill Team marched in President Clinton's inaugural parade on January 20, and were featured in numerous local and regional newspaper and television reports.
The girl's basketball team has been very successful for many years and is currently leading the ValCo League with a perfect 17-0 record (8-0 in league). The boys basketball team is doing nearly as well, currently leading the league with a 7-1 mark.
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