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Tualatin High School

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Posted January 12, 2010

My daughter graduated in 2007. She was a varsity cheer leader and a band & wind ensemble member. She even joined the swim team her Jr. and Senior years. Her education was all IB and she participated in FBLA. She graduated with Honors. Her SAT score was 1800. She auditioned and was accepted into a top notch music program. All this and a social life too. If your child wants to participate this is the place to do it. TuHS is the best! Amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

I Love the CE2 Program. The instructors where great with helping my daughter to stay on track to graduate..Thank YOU!! Smiles, Tina Reneau
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Posted August 2, 2009

My daughter attended this school last year. There are many class choices and the teachers are top notch. The IB and advanced classes are tough but the quality of the instruction and curriculum is so high that many students enroll in them. It's a well balanced school that emphasizes academics, leadership, athletics, and extra-curricular activities. Our family and friends love Tualatin High School.
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Posted March 1, 2006

My son really enjoyed all his teachers. The teachers that he had 2000-2004 were very caring and let a possitive impression on him, particularly his English teach Mrs. Beeler, and his chemistry teacher Mr. C (woops forgot his name but he was very entertaining and made learning fun) My son is going on to become a forensic scientist and still keeps in contact with him. He also had a great track coach that kept him motivated.
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Posted June 7, 2005

TuHS is an excellent public high school with challenging IB and AP curricula. The school atmosphere is positive, safe and achievment oriented. Athletic opportunities abound, yet the school lacks a 'jock' oriented culture because academic excellence is stressed most highly. My daughter spent 4 years at TuHS and loved it. She will enter USC in Los Angeles this Fall.
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Posted March 5, 2005

My son is getting ready to graduate this spring (2005). While attending Tualatin High School during these last 4 years, he has maintained a high 3.6 to 3.8 GPA. He also scored an 1140 on his SAT. He has recently been accepted with honors into the College of his choice with a 4 year renewable scholarship. This has been a gigantic step from Middle School where he received marks averaging in the C s and always seemed to be struggling with homework and tests. Thank you Tualatin High School! My youngest son will be ready to begin his freshman year this fall.
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Posted May 25, 2004

We live in Tigard on Bull Mtn and when the boundaries changed we were told that our son was to attend Tualatin H.S. We were a bit upset at first & thought of choicing to Tigard HS but decided to try to 'bloom where you're planted'. He's been there 3 years now and absolutely loves it. The campus is beautiful and clean. The teachers are excellent and the students are generally good kids. The band program is lots of fun for our trumpet playing son. We're happy that our 2 daughters will be attending there as well. From a Tigard 'transplantee' Tualatin HS family.
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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

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Science

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

2010

 
 
75%
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.

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

415 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

416 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%
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 Students75%
Female78%
Male72%
African American71%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners15%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation20%

Reading

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
African American86%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities49%
English language learners8%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation44%

Science

All Students69%
Female65%
Male73%
African American86%
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learners8%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation19%

Writing

All Students60%
Female64%
Male57%
African American57%
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners8%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted94%
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 70% 65%
Hispanic 19% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Black 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Swimming pool

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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22300 SW Boones Ferry Rd
Tualatin, OR 97062
Phone: (503) 431-5600

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