Bentonville High School
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|Bentonville High School|
1801 SE J Street
|Motto||"Cognito pro vita" (Learning for life)|
|School district||Bentonville Public Schools|
|NCES District ID||0503060|
|NCES School ID||050306000073|
|Faculty||244.38 (on an FTE basis)|
|Student to teacher ratio||14.37|
|Color(s)||Black, white, and gold|
|Athletics conference||7A West|
Bentonville High School (BHS) is a public high school in Bentonville, Arkansas, United States. Founded in 1910, the school provides education for students in grades nine through twelve. It is one of two high schools of the Bentonville School District.
The Bentonville High School mascot is the tiger, and black, white and gold are the school colors.
For 2012–14, the Bentonville Tigers competed in the 7A Classification — the state's largest classification — within the 7A/6A West Conference, as administered by the Arkansas Activities Association (AAA). The Tigers participate in all AAA-administered interscholastic sporting activities including football, volleyball, competitive cheer, cheer, competitive dance, dance, bowling (boys'/girls'), cross country (boys'/girls'), golf (boys'/girls'), basketball (boys'/girls'), soccer (boys'/girls'), baseball, softball, swimming & diving (boys'/girls'), tennis (boys'/girls'), track & field (boys'/girls'), and wrestling.
The Bentonville Tigers have consistently performed as one of the top teams in 7A football. They have won five state championships, in 2001, 2008, 2010, 2013, and 2014. The Tigers beat conference rival Fayetteville Bulldogs in December 2010. They played at the War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the final score was 49-28. This game wrapped up a perfect season for Bentonville. The Bentonville Tigers were also conference champions from 2010, marking an undefeated season for them in 2010. Bentonville also played for 7A state championships in 2011 and 2012, but lost both those games to Fayetteville, 29-28 in OT in 2011 and 31-20 in 2012. In the 2013 season, Bentonville took on Cabot for the class 7A State Championship game after defeating the Conway Wampus Cats in the semi-finals.
On September 20, 2013, Bentonville played Trinity High School (Euless, Texas) at home. Trinity edged Bentonville 21-13. The game was considered a test as to whether an elite Arkansas team from its largest classification (7A) can compete with an elite Texas team from its largest classification (5A).
The Lady Tigers have won five state championships, in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2014.
The Bentonville Tigers cross country teams have won state championship titles with the girls' team in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2009; the boys' team won its first title in 1982, and have since won four consecutive state titles in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Swimming and diving
The Bentonville swimming and diving program is the most successful in Arkansas history, with 29 state championship titles. As of 2013[update], the boys have won a state-record 14 state championships including nine consecutive between 2005 and 2013; the girls have won a state-record 15 state championships since 1991.
The Bentonville golf team posted an undefeated 10-0 record for the 2011 season. This included a playoff victory against Springdale Har-Ber.
The Bentonville tennis squads have won state championship titles with the girls' team in 1993, 1994, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2014, 2015, and 2016; the boys' team won state titles in 1997, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
In 1998, the Arkansas Activities Association began administering soccer. Since its inception, the Bentonville Tigers soccer squads have won seven state championship titles in the spring with the girls' team, in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016. The boys' team has won state titles in 2005, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Bentonville has one of the state's most successful scholastic wrestling programs, which formed across the state in 2008–09. The Tigers became the first two-time state wrestling championship team, with titles in the 2008–09 and 2012–13 school years.
Baseball and softball
In May 2016, the softball team won their first state title.
Track and field
The Bentonville track and field teams have found success in recent years with 7A Classification state championships for the girls' teams in 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2015.
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- Malik Monk — basketball player
- Louise Thaden — aviation pioneer
- Jim Walton — son of Walmart founder Sam Walton
- John T. Walton — son of Walmart founder Sam Walton
- Old High Middle School (Bentonville, Arkansas), the old high school building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places
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