Tigard High School

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 educated students in grades 9-12.[1][5]

Tigard High School
9000 SW Durham Road


Coordinates45°24′12″N 122°46′03″W / 45.403272°N 122.767617°W / 45.403272; -122.767617Coordinates: 45°24′12″N 122°46′03″W / 45.403272°N 122.767617°W / 45.403272; -122.767617
School districtTigard-Tualatin School District
PrincipalBrian Bailey[1]
Teaching staff91.60 (on a FTE basis)[2]
Enrollment1,839 (2018-19)[2]
Student to teacher ratio20.08[2]
Color(s)Green, black, and white[3]    
Athletics conferenceOSAA Three-Rivers League 6A-5[3]
RivalTualatin High School
NewspaperThe Paw
YearbookThe Tiger[4]
Feeder schoolsFowler Middle School and Twality Middle School[5]


Tigard High School originally was held 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 will go to build new Tigard High buildings or repair existing ones. A new second story wing has been added and the commons will be 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 will rebuild the locker rooms for equality. The school will also add a new weight room as part of the upgrade and have moved the schools' office to the new building facing Durham road. The school will also update security by changing entrances to make them safer.[8][9]


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


The demographic breakdown of the 1,839 students enrolled in 2018-19 was:

  • Male - 53.3%
  • Female - 46.7%
  • Native American/Alaskan Native - 0.6%
  • Asian - 7.7%
  • Black - 2.1%
  • Hispanic - 24.2%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander - 2.0%
  • White - 57.0%
  • Multiracial - 6.5%

26.1% of the students were eligible for free or reduced-cost lunch.[2]


in 2008, Former principal Jon Schuhl was pulled over for a traffic violation and refused to take a breathalyzer test, causing his driver's license to be suspended under Oregon law. The school board was not made aware of the incident until Schuhl was arrested in November 2008 for driving with a suspended license. Schuhl resigned on November 21, 2008.[11]

In 2017, Marc D. Jolley was put under investigation following a report that a student was being repeatedly abused and sexually harassed by the former language arts and instructional coordination teacher.[12] The teacher had received a letter of reprimand from former principal Mark Neffendorf ordering him to engage in personal or suggestive behaviors such as kissing, or rubbing the shoulders of students in 2006 but was allowed to continue working at the high school until 2016, when he had moved to work as an associate principal at Sherwood Middle School.[13] Jolley was arrested February 2018.[14]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ a b "About Our School / Contact Us". Tigard Tualatin School District. Retrieved 2020-06-25.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Tigard High School". nces.ed.gov. Retrieved 2020-06-25.
  3. ^ a b c "Tigard". www.osaa.org. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  4. ^ "Yearbook". Retrieved 2019-06-11.
  5. ^ a b "TTSD Boundary Map". Tigard Tualatin School District. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  6. ^ "History of Tigard Oregon Schools". Retrieved 2020-06-25.
  7. ^ "Bond Projects / About Our Bond". www.ttsdschools.org. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  8. ^ Stenvick, Blair. "New year, new building plans for school district". Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  9. ^ Pitz, Ray. "Tigard High: $62 million construction, remodel under way". Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  10. ^ "Tigard High School". International Baccalaureate. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  11. ^ Mitchell, Kay; Oregonian, The (2008-11-22). "Update: Tigard High principal resigns after traffic incidents". oregonlive. Retrieved 2021-03-29.
  12. ^ Staff, FOX 12. "Police: Man who was Tigard High School teacher and coach arrested for sex abuse". KPTV.com. Retrieved 2021-03-29.
  13. ^ Oregonian/OregonLive, Everton Bailey Jr | The (2019-03-22). "Former Tigard teacher sentenced to 2 years in prison for repeated sexual abuse of student". oregonlive. Retrieved 2021-03-29.
  14. ^ Oregonian/OregonLive, Everton Bailey Jr | The (2018-02-03). "Teacher accused of sex abuse reprimanded for kissing student, other misconduct years ago". oregonlive. Retrieved 2021-03-29.
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