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
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.
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.
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.