Awards and Honors
We are proud of the accomplishments of our students, teachers and staff
As we compile a list of current awards and honors,
this page will have continued postings and updates. Here are some recent honors received.
US News & World Report's Silver Medal Award - For the fifth time, Ashland High School has earned silver medal status in US News and World Report's ranking of our nation's high schools, that were released today. AHS has earned silver medal status in 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, and 2014. This honor is shared by all staff K-12 and is a testimony to the hard work of our students, teachers, staff, administrators, families and community! The ranking system recognizes schools that "serve all of its students well, not just those who are college-bound. Award winning schools must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show the school is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators." Nationally our ranking improved from 1,395th to 1,267th best school in the nation, placing us in the top 6% of high schools in the country. Within Oregon, our ranking improved from 15th to 12th best school in the state (top 4%). That includes small charter and magnet schools. When compared to other public high schools, the results are even better.
AHS awarded 11th Best Public High School in Oregon by Niche. Niche is a website that helps you discover the schools and neighborhoods that are right for you. We rigorously analyze dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for K-12 Schools, Colleges, and Places to Live. Every month, millions of families use Niche to research public and private K-12 schools.
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Whole Child Award - This week, Oregon Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) selected AHS to receive the Oregon Whole Child Award! “The ASCD Whole Child Award is designed to recognize schools that have gone beyond a vision for educating the whole child to actions that result in learners who are knowledgeable, emotionally and physically healthy, civically active, artistically engaged, prepared for economic self-sufficiency, and ready for the world beyond formal schooling. This award acknowledges those schools that have changed the conversation about education from a focus on narrowly defined academic achievement to one that promotes the development of the whole child: a child who is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.
AHS WINS HONORS at April 2017 OREGON STATE THESPIAN FESTIVAL
What a wonderful educational experience! In 4 days we experience 3 main stage shows, 2 dances, 25 one-acts, 100 workshops, and state acting and technical competitions. 30 AHS actor and techs attended the annual festival of 2,000 strong (63 troupes) in Salem, Oregon. Special thanks to Candice Chapman and Doug Ham who assisted Mrs. Bishop as chaperones. Please congratulate these worthy students.
AHS Thespians won awards in 2017 Honor Troupe, All State Show, and had students score perfectly and showcase their pieces on stage during the festival. In addition, honors were received in Acting and technical competitions, such as stage management, costume design and a team tech challenge. Two students, Tessa Buckley and Grace Pruitt were both honored for their academic and theatre work with senior scholarships.