Thurston High School

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Thurston High School
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Entrance to the school, 2021
Address
Thurston High School
333 North 58th Street

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97478

United States
Coordinates 44°02′58″N122°55′32″W / 44.049419°N 122.925484°W / 44.049419; -122.925484 Coordinates: 44°02′58″N122°55′32″W / 44.049419°N 122.925484°W / 44.049419; -122.925484
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Type Public
Opened1965
School district Springfield School District
Grades9–12 [1]
Number of students1,364 (2016-17) [2]
Color(s)Red, black, and white     [3]
Athletics conference OSAA Midwestern 5A [3]
MascotColt [3]
NewspaperThe Pony Express
Website www.thscoltspace.com

Thurston High School is a public high school located in the Thurston area of Springfield, Oregon, United States.

Contents

Academics

In 2008, 80% of the school's seniors received a high school diploma. Of 338 students, 271 graduated, 30 dropped out, 11 received a modified diploma, and 26 were still in high school the following year. [4] [5]

Notable alumni

Shooting

On May 21, 1998, the school became the scene of a shooting. Expelled student Kipland Kinkel opened fire with three guns and killed two students and injured 25 others. [8] He was pinned down while he was reloading and restrained until police arrived and arrested him. [9] Kinkel (who had also murdered his parents the previous night) was sentenced to 111 years in prison.

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References

  1. "Oregon School Directory 2008–09" (PDF). Oregon Department of Education. p. 139. Retrieved 2009-05-28.
  2. "Thurston High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  3. 1 2 3 http://w3.osaa.org/scorecenter/schools/details/Thurston [ dead link ]
  4. "State releases high school graduation rates". The Oregonian . 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
  5. "Oregon dropout rates for 2008". The Oregonian . 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
  6. "Colby Covington - Official UFC® Fighter Profile". www.ufc.com. 14 September 2018.
  7. http://highschoolsports.oregonlive.com/404
  8. "8 years later: Thurston and Kinkel revisited".
  9. "CNN - Accused Oregon school shooter shows no emotion in court - May 22, 1998". CNN .

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