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Tigard High School

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Posted September 2, 2014

Overall, excellent school. Provides a healthy amount of AP/IB coursework for the dedicated student. Teachers and administrators seem to care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2014

Overall, Tigard High is a quality school so long as the kid is motivated and has parents keeping an eye on things. Teachers routinely dont return emails. If a parent wishes to track their kid's progress in a particular class, Tigard High has a website portal for parents to use. The problem is, teachers dont keep assignments and grades up to date. Its difficult for a parent to track their childs work when the teacher is two to three weeks behind in grading. Very frustrating
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Their caring teachers and their orchestra program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2008

Tigard High School has one of the most, if not the most outstanding academic program in the state of Oregon in a public school. Tigard High offers the International Baccalaureate program as well as dual enrollment programs with Portland Community College and Portland State University which offers college level courses with transferable college credit. Tigard High school has reasonable class sizes and even a PhD instructor. Tigard High is also one of few schools with an Orchestra program. Athletics are also outstanding having won championships in Dance and Football among others. There are numerous activities for students to get involved in such as student council, newspaper, and a variety of clubs. Tigard High has sent numerous students to Ivy League Universities. High school is what each students makes of it for him/herself. Tigard High Schoo has all the equipment to produce an outstanding student.


Posted June 11, 2007

I enjoy this school. True, some teachers are not all that great, but most of them are awesome. All the ones I have are great. I think THS offers a large variety of classes and most of them are great. We even have a Tech Support that has students as part of the work. The administration can be a little ... odd. I digress ... overall this school is great. As I walk the halls (which are hard to get trough because of groups of people just standing around) I don't see any bulls or such.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 7, 2007

School Atmosphere is overall kind of weak. This is due in part to Mrs. Henslee, the Principal. She makes every small school tradition unacceptable for some reason or another. Teachers for the most part are pretty good. In a school of nearly 2000, students need to be proactive in keeping up with their work. Teachers will not babysit. If one wants to achieve higher, they would have to go in and talk to their teachers about any problems they have faced in the Curricular aspect of things. Yes, there has been a stinker or 2 for the teachers, but they are few and far between. High School is for getting ready for college and Tigard High does just that. In college you won't find anyone that will make sure you do your homework on time and that you keep your A. At Tigard, you must be self motivated. By ex-student.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 27, 2006

I have had an overalll, good experiences with the teachers at Tigard High. A few have been quite helpful in facilitaiting my student's being placed in the appropriate classes after the high school placed her incorrectly and refused to address the problem, telling me to 'wait until next year'. That answer is not only unacceptable but less than helpful when the error was on their part. I have also had more than a few negative experiences with the lower level administrative staff. They are curt and tend to pass on any responsibility, either denying that they can help me or transferring me immediately to another staff member. One secretary informed me that I was not my child's 'primary parent' and could not have my address listed on an information card to be contacted in an emergency- my child lives with me. I would just like to see more cooperation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2006

Very few teachers answer email from parents. A FEW teachers are absolutely wonderful. More than a few are duds. There is a lack of guidance for the kids who tend to fall between the cracks. The self motivators do wonderfully but wouldn't they do well anywhere? If you aren't a achiever you will be guaranteed to just float along without any direction. It's hard for parents to be proactive and help their child with the lack of teacher response.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2005

Academics-Many excellent, dedicated teachers; some are misguided and seem determined to sway students toward their own liberal viewpoint. There is a lot of time wasted on fluff (i.e. some of assemblies, energy that goes into getting kids to wear zany clothes, PJ's etc.) School and district administrators seem unwilling to seriously address and consequence flagrant violations of innappropriate teacher and student behavior, dress code, etc. Choir and Band are phenomenal. Drama program is lacking and we have yet to see a quality musical production involving kids from all areas (set construction, art, etc.) like the Middle School Drama Program at Twality. Sports/Dance Team-a lot of involvement and quality... Parental Involvement: Good, but there is always room for improvement, no?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2004

It was great when I went there but it seems to be going a little downhill with decreased funding from the state. Lots of self-motivated students and school spirit, but still a lot that seem to get lost in the crowd. Wouldn't go through it again but enjoyed the experience wholeheartedly.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 2, 2004

Many of the teachers are phenomenal! Administration seems to give a pass to teachers and students who don't follow district guidelines. Kids who are self motivated do okay, but a lot seem to slip through the cracks.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
Science

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

459 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

432 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

449 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

459 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male82%
African American67%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial78%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learners21%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation20%

Reading

All Students92%
Female92%
Male93%
African American88%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial94%
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learners11%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Science

All Students67%
Female65%
Male69%
African American56%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial78%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners17%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Writing

All Students64%
Female69%
Male60%
African American56%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 65%
Hispanic 18% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 4%
Black 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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9000 SW Durham Rd
Tigard, OR 97224
Phone: (503) 431-5400

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