School Details

Bend Senior High School

230 NE 6th St, Bend, OR 97701
(541) 383-6290

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1501 students 21 students/teacher (OR avg is 19)

Test Scores by grade


Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)

In 2009-2010 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 10 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bend-Lapine Administrative School District 1 average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bend Senior High School is a public high school in Bend. 1,501 children attend Bend Senior High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 46% of the 1,501 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Bend Senior High School is 21:1. Marshall High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 87%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 11% 9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46% 41%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I go to HDMS and i'm in 8th grade. next year i will be going to Bend high and i'm really nervous ya' know being a freshman and all. But everyone says it's a great school!

  • (1 year ago)

    From the first time I visited Bend High I could tell the teacher and staff were there for the students. There is such a welcome feeling (not found in other schools I visited). This is so very important to open not just doors but the communications it takes to develop relationships for learning. After all that's what we do the rest of our lives. Thank you Bend High !

  • (6 years ago)

    A loving family environment. Real comfortable to be yourself. Go Lava Bears!

  • (6 years ago)

    My name is Amethyst Miller and I am going to be a sophomore this coming school year. Just from being at the school for 1 year I know that for the rest of my life I will be a lava bear in my heart. The two other schools may be good but there is something that they will never have as much of and thats tradition and history. As a freshman it was the 100th year and it just showed all the tradition and how great this school is. I cant wait until next year to be able to go back and see all of the wonderful teachers and staff. I especially love the drama and choir departments. The drama teacher and the choir teacher are both amazing at what they do. This is a great school for anyone to go to. Go Lava Bears!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Im a junior at Bend Senior High and I love it. I have never felt so comfortable at a school. The teachers are awesome and so are the students.... I love it!

  • (8 years ago)

    I'm a junior at BSH. My class is the 100th graduating class and so that's 100 years of history behind our school. The building isn't that old but it's still old (we have yellow bathrooms in the Science hall). We have a lot of school spirit this year. Our girls won state in soccer and the guys lost in the championship game. We've got great teachers (to name a few) Al Hulbert - history Carmelo Bellavia - french/italian Chris Kuka - science. Demirelli's jokes are so bad that they're actually good. Our counselors care about us. The cafeteria ladies are nice. Everyone's generally nice! Our student resource officer (the cop that wanders around the halls) is best friends with our janitor. We're like a big crazy family. And I love it.

  • (8 years ago)

    Bend High has a dynamic staff that truely cares about their students.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a great school. The kids learn a lot; there's lots of activities; Mr. Whitley is wonderful and other staff members are terrific too.

  • (10 years ago)

    Great school full of tradition and pride. Fantastic teachers despite the old buildings.

  • (11 years ago)

    A wonderful school with great team spirit and history! Amazing extracurricular activities ranging from football to theatre. Very safe and not so large enough that one would get lost in the crowd.

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