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About Our School

Grants Pass High School is a comprehensive, four-year high school, located near the center of Grants Pass, Oregon.  Grants Pass High School is one of two high schools in Grants Pass School District 7, and is a member of the 6A Southern Oregon Hybrid.

The faculty and administration of Grants Pass High School are dedicated to making your high school experience as rewarding as possible.

A brief history:

Grants Pass High School was originally built in 1911; however, the school actually opened in 1885 in a wooden building located at Fourth and C Streets. The first graduating class was in 1888. The English Building was added in 1939 with various other additions occurring between 1948 - 1969.

The most recent change was the total re-construction of the High School in the late 90s. The facility is now a state-of-the-art high school, complete with a Performing Arts Center (PAC) which is also used as a convention center and theater for the community. In addition to the Performing Arts Center, the school is comprised of the main building, the commons, the arts/science building, vocational/technical building, and the new Heater/Newman Memorial Gym.

The competition gym was constructed with ‘pit' style seating and has an indoor running track. There is also a smaller practice gym included in the gym complex. A new 'high play' field was also installed which is used primarily for football and soccer games, as well as band competitions, with stadium seating on both sides of the field.

The campus, located at 830 NE 9th Street, is spread over approximately 47 acres of land in the heart of beautiful downtown Grants Pass. Current enrollment at GPHS is about 1,700 students; however, the new facility was constructed to house approximately 1800 students.

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The Longer Version:
By Joan Momsen, GPHS Class of 1960