|Tigard-Tualatin School District|
| Washington County, Oregon |
|Type||Public school district|
|Students and staff|
The Tigard-Tualatin School District (23J) is a school district serving part of the suburban Portland metropolitan area in Oregon including the cities of Tigard, Tualatin, Durham, and King City, as well as the unincorporated communities of Metzger and Bull Mountain.
Tigard Elementary School District 23 was established in 1875, while the Tualatin district was started as the Bridgeport district (26J). These districts later merged, as did the Tigard high school district (2J) and the Tualatin high school district (26J).
From its inception until 1992, the district operated only one "senior" high school, Tigard High, which covered grades 10-12. Fowler and Twality Junior High Schools covered grades 7-9. In 1992, a second high school, Tualatin High, was opened, and the district took the opportunity to switch to a middle school system in which the two high schools would cover grades 9-12, the existing junior high schools changed to middle schools covering grades 6-8, and the elementary schools covered grades K-5. A third middle school, Hazelbrook, was also added in 1992.
When Tualatin High opened, new school attendance boundaries were drawn; most students at Twality would attend Tualatin High and most students at Fowler would attend Tigard High. Students living in certain areas were given the option of attending either high school.
In the 2009 school year, the district had 170 students classified as homeless by the Department of Education, or 1.3% of students in the district.
In the 1980s the district began its relationship with the Portland Japanese School, a weekend Japanese educational program. The Japanese school used Twality Middle School until 1992, when Hazelbrook Middle School opened. The Japanese school is now held at Hazelbrook. Every summer the Japanese school sends some Tigard-Tualatin school employees to Japan so they can study Japanese culture.
Tigard is a city in Washington County, Oregon, United States. The population was 48,035 at the 2010 census. As of 2007, Tigard was the state's 12th largest city. Incorporated in 1961, the city is located south of Beaverton and north of Tualatin, and is part of the Portland metropolitan area. Interstate 5 and Oregon Route 217 are the main freeways in the city, with Oregon Route 99W and Oregon Route 210 serving as other major highways. Public transit service is provided by TriMet, via several bus routes and the WES Commuter Rail line.
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Fanno Creek is a 15-mile (24 km) tributary of the Tualatin River in the U.S. state of Oregon. Part of the drainage basin of the Columbia River, its watershed covers about 32 square miles (83 km2) in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties, including about 7 square miles (18 km2) within the Portland city limits.
Lincoln Center is a multi-building office complex in Tigard, Oregon, United States. Opened in 1981, the six-building complex was built over a decade and includes the 12-story Lincoln Tower, the tallest building in Washington County. Located on S.W. Greenburg Road at Oregon Route 217, Lincoln Center is adjacent to the Washington Square shopping mall in the Portland metropolitan area.
Bridgeport Village is a lifestyle center located in Tualatin and Tigard, Oregon, United States, operated by CenterCal Properties. The center opened on May 19, 2005 and is located in one of the Portland metropolitan area's most affluent areas. The center has a variety of services, including valet service, restaurant reservations, a courtesy shuttle to vehicles, and umbrellas available to borrow for free. The center features a water and fire fountain, and an Italian gazebo and kiosks by Neri.
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Rob Saxton currently serves as the first Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction in the State of Oregon. His appointment follows significant restructuring of the state education bureaucracy. Saxton previously served as the Superintendent of Tigard-Tualatin School District, which covers a suburb of Oregon's largest city. Saxton's tenure with the Oregon Department of Education will end on June 30, 2015, when he assumes the position of Superintendent at the Northwest Regional Education Service District in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVF&R) is a special-purpose government fire fighting and emergency services district in the Portland metropolitan area of Oregon. Established in 1989 with a merger between Washington County Fire District 1 and the Tualatin Rural Fire Protection District, it primarily provides fire and emergency medical services in eastern Washington County, but also provides services in neighboring Multnomah, Clackamas, and Yamhill counties. It serves unincorporated areas along with the cities of Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin, West Linn, Wilsonville, and Sherwood, among others. With over 400 firefighters and 27 fire stations, the district is the second largest fire department in the state and has an annual budget of $197 million.
Portland Japanese School is a Japanese weekend supplementary school located in the Portland metropolitan area. The school has its office in Park Plaza West in Beaverton, and its classes are held at Hazelbrook Middle School in Tualatin. The Japanese Business Association of Portland, also known as the "Shokookai," oversees the school, which serves levels PK through 12.
Broadway Rose Theatre Company is a professional musical theatre company based in Tigard, Oregon. Founded in 1991, the company produces six mainstage productions, two children's musicals, and a teen workshop production each year. Their home theater is The New Stage, a 270-seat venue, with their summer season playing at Deb Fennell Auditorium, a 600-seat auditorium at Tigard High School. Broadway Rose Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.