Parkrose High School

Parkrose High School is a public high school in Portland, Oregon, United States. It is the only high school in the Parkrose School District.

Parkrose High School
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12003 NE Shaver Street

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United States
Coordinates45°33′10″N 122°32′25″W / 45.552672°N 122.540152°W / 45.552672; -122.540152Coordinates: 45°33′10″N 122°32′25″W / 45.552672°N 122.540152°W / 45.552672; -122.540152
School districtParkrose School District
PrincipalMolly Ouche
Number of students970 (2016-17)[2]
Color(s)Black, green, and white    [3]
Athletics conferenceOSAA Northwest Oregon Conference 5A-1[3]
Team nameBroncos
NewspaperThe Bronco Blaze


In 2008, 72% of the school's seniors received a high school diploma. Of 231 students, 167 graduated, 27 dropped out, ten received a modified diploma, and 27 were still in high school the following year.[4][5] These numbers have gotten slightly better (and higher than the state average), with, in 2014, a 78% on-time graduation rate for seniors and 34 dropping out.[6]


The Parkrose High School dance team, the Elite, placed first in the show division of the OSAA State Championships in 1996, 2001, 2010, 2011, and 2014. Parkrose High School. The boys water polo team won state in the 2018–19 school year.

Notable EventsEdit

On May 17, 2019, 18 year old Angel Granados Dias entered his Parkrose High School classroom wearing a black trench coat and carrying a loaded shotgun while suffering from a mental health crisis. [7] He was subdued by the school's security guard and sports coach, former Oregon Ducks football team star wide receiver Keanon Lowe.[8] Lowe had previously been searching for Dias after the school received information on a possible threat. It was discovered that the shotgun was only loaded with one round on which Dias had written "5-17-19 just for me" and that Dias was going to attempt suicide. He was also carrying a suicide note with cremation costs and instructions for his body. On October 10, 2019, after five months in jail, Dias pleaded guilty to felony possession of a firearm in a public building and misdemeanor possession of a loaded firearm in public and was sentenced to three years of probation and any necessary mental health treatment.[9]

In August 2019, it was reported that the school's administration and police had repeatedly harassed an autistic teenager, named only as Sanders, his middle name, for months over fears that he was planning a school shooting. Fears were raised after a librarian reported that they had overheard students discussing the recent nationwide school shootings and referred to another student by a nickname "Shooter." The administration falsely identified "Shooter" as Sanders and raised caution over the fact that he was reportedly fascinated by guns, wore a trench coat, and was found with sharpened scissors.[10]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "Oregon School Directory 2008-09" (PDF). Oregon Department of Education. p. 139. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 26, 2011. Retrieved 2009-05-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Parkrose High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 18, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  4. ^ "State releases high school graduation rates". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Oregon dropout rates for 2008". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ The Oregonian. 2014 Graduation Rates. Portland, OR.
  7. ^ Oregonian/OregonLive, Everton Bailey Jr | The; Oregonian/OregonLive, Molly Young | The; Oregonian/OregonLive, Jim Ryan | The; Oregonian, Shane Dixon Kavanaugh | The (2019-05-18). "Gunman scare at Parkrose High School ends with no injuries, student in custody, coach applauded as hero". oregonlive. Retrieved 2020-12-14.
  8. ^ Bogage, Jacob. "Former University of Oregon football star stops armed student at Portland high school". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2020-12-14.
  9. ^ Oregonian/OregonLive, Aimee Green | The (2019-10-10). "Student who walked into Parkrose High School with gun, prompted mass fear, is sentenced to mental health help". oregonlive. Retrieved 2020-12-14.
  10. ^ Oregonian/OregonLive, Bethany Barnes | The (2018-06-26). "Targeted: A Family and the Quest to Stop the Next School Shooter". oregonlive. Retrieved 2020-12-14.
  11. ^ K.J. White, Miller's Time: A Legacy of OSU Basketball, 1971-1989. Portland, OR: Highland Times Press, 1997; pg. 58.

External linksEdit

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