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 2014 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.
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 Theater -
36 AHS theater students competed among 600 other actors at North Medford HS. AHS won 10 spots at state, with 10 entries scoring to qualify for the final State Acting Competition in Salem on April 3. . Other students scored high enough to win 10 Southern Oregon regional finalist awards and 9 other students scored in the top 20% of all possible points. We can all be proud of these students who represented our AHS community so well on February 1. SEE MORE