Tigard High School

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9000 SW Durham Road

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Coordinates 45°24′12″N122°46′03″W / 45.403272°N 122.767617°W / 45.403272; -122.767617
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Type Public
Opened1927
School district Tigard-Tualatin School District
PrincipalMelissa Baran [1]
Teaching staff95.55 (on an FTE basis) [2]
Grades9-12 [2]
Enrollment1,752 (2021-22) [2]
Student to teacher ratio18.34 [2]
Color(s)Green, black, and white [3]    
Athletics conference OSAA Three-Rivers League 6A-5 [3]
Nickname Tigers [3]
Rival Tualatin High School
Newspaper The Paw
YearbookThe Tiger [4]
Feeder schoolsFowler Middle School and Twality Middle School [5]
Website ths.ttsdschools.org

Tigard High School is a public high school located in Tigard, Oregon, United States. It is one of two high schools in the Tigard-Tualatin School District and educates students in grades 9–12. [1] [5]

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History

Tigard High School originally was in a different location from recent times. The school first opened in 1927. It occupied the site of the first Tigard school which occupied a log building from 1853 near downtown Tigard. [6]

The current Tigard High School building opened in 1953.

The school was remodeled in 2004, mostly on the east side of the school.

In November 2016, voters approved Measure 34-248, which provided $291,315,000 for the school district. [7] $62 million of that funding went to build new Tigard High buildings and repair existing ones. A new second-story wing has been added and the commons expanded. After completion, the commons will be the only place to eat lunch. Currently, students who qualify for free or reduced lunch eat in one building and other students in the commons. District spokeswoman Susan Stark Haydon was quoted as saying "expanding that area (commons) will eliminate that equity challenge". The school rebuilt the locker rooms for equality while also adding a new weight room as part of the upgrade. Through construction, the schools' office was moved to the new structure facing Southwest Durham Road. The school also updated security by changing entrances to make them safer. [8] [9]

Academics

Tigard High School has offered the International Baccalaureate curriculum since January 1987. [10]

Demographics

The demographic breakdown of the 1,752 students enrolled in 2021-22 was:

16.7% of the students were free lunch eligible. [2]

Notable alumni

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