The Dalles High School

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The Dalles High School (TDHS), formerly The Dalles Wahtonka High School (TDW) is a public high school located in The Dalles, Oregon, United States. It houses students from both The Dalles and the adjacent town of Mosier.

The Dalles High School
The Dalles High School entrance.jpg
220 East 10th Street


United States
Coordinates45°35′45″N 121°11′15″W / 45.5958°N 121.1876°W / 45.5958; -121.1876Coordinates: 45°35′45″N 121°11′15″W / 45.5958°N 121.1876°W / 45.5958; -121.1876
School districtNorth Wasco County 21
PrincipalKurt Evans[1]
Number of students886[2]
Color(s)   Red & gold [5]
Athletics conferenceOSAA Intermountain conference 5A[4]
Team nameRiverhawks
RivalHood River Valley High School[3]


In 2004, North Wasco County School Districts 9 and 12 combined to form one school district in The Dalles: SD 21 (this number being chosen as it is the sum of 9 and 12). School District 21 immediately combined Wahtonka High School and The Dalles High School into "The Dalles Wahtonka Union High School". Later the "Union" was dropped, shortening the name to "The Dalles Wahtonka High School".

In 2012, the Oregon State Board of Education adopted a rule to ban the use of Native American names and imagery for use in school mascots.[6] As a result, The Dalles-Wahtonka High School changed its name to The Dalles High School, and its mascot from the Eagle-Indians to the Riverhawks, in April 2014. The 2014–2015 school year was the first year of The Dalles Riverhawks.


Main campus gymnasium

Main campusEdit

The main campus has housed grades 9–12 since the 2009–2010 school year.


The Dalles High School currently uses a Trimester system as opposed to the standard semester System. The Dalles hosts a number of required common academics courses as well as offering College Now[7] courses with an agreement with Columbia Gorge Community College to earn college credit early. The Dalles High School also offers students Advanced Placement Courses[7] as another means to earn accredited college credit prior to graduating High School.

List of current Advanced Placement coursesEdit


  • US History
  • European History
  • World History
  • US Government
  • Literature
  • Language and Composition
  • Biology
  • Computer Science

In 2018, 85%[8] of the school's seniors received a high school diploma.

The Dalles High School also offers six current career and technical education (C.T.E) programs and currently is in the process of adding a seventh[9] for students to participate in.

List of current CTE programsEdit

  • Woods/Construction
  • Welding/Fabrication
  • Automechanics
  • Culinary
  • Graphic Arts
  • Computer Science/Information Technology

Notable alumniEdit

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^[bare URL PDF]
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-12-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ a b The Dalles High School,, accessed August 23, 2014
  5. ^ "The Dalles".
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  7. ^ a b c "Course Catalog" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "At-A-Glance School and District Profiles - Oregon Department of Education". Retrieved 2019-12-31.
  9. ^ Chronicle, Neita Cecil The Dalles. "TDHS adding 7th CTE program". The Dalles Chronicle. Retrieved 2019-12-31.
  10. ^ Oregonian, Special to The (2015-07-07). "Who's the only Oregonian to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature?". oregonlive. Retrieved 2020-04-10.

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