Tigard High School

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Tigard High School
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9000 SW Durham Road
Tigard, Oregon, Washington County, 97224
 United States
Coordinates 45°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
Type Public
School district Tigard-Tualatin School District
Principal Mark Neffendorf[1]
Grades 9-12
Number of students 2100[2]
Color(s) Green, black, and white    [1]
Athletics conference OSAA Pacific Conference 6A-5[1]
Mascot Tigers[1]
Newspaper HiSpots

Tigard High School is a public high school located in Tigard, Oregon, United States.


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

In 2008, 83% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 409 students, 339 graduated, 44 dropped out, 7 received a modified diploma, and 19 are still in high school.[3][4]


The Band program has won numerous state championships.[citation needed] It is also the only[citation needed] public high school to offer a guitar program in the Northwest, led by Jerry King.

Tigard High School's Destination Imagination team, coached by Bob McMillan, won Global Championships in creative problem solving in 2000 and 2002.


State championships[edit]

  • Baseball: 1957, 1988
  • Girl's Basketball: 1974, 1988
  • Water Polo: 1984, 1987
  • Boys Cross Country: 1985
  • Football: 1990, 2003
  • Girl's Soccer: 1991, 1992, 1993
  • Boy's Basketball: 1993, 2002
  • Dance team: 2000, 2008
  • Marching Band: 2001, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013
  • Winterguard: 2008, 2011
  • Winter Drumline:2009, 2010
  • Boy's Track and Field: 2010
  • Speech and Debate: 2010, 2013

Principal controversy[edit]

During the 2007–2008 school year at Tigard High School, then-principal Pam Henslee announced she was stepping down at the end of the school year. In March, the Tigard-Tualatin school board announced that Jon Schuhl was to be the new principal starting the following school year (2008–2009).[5]

In April, 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 did not find out about the incident until Schuhl was arrested in November for driving with a suspended license. He resigned a few weeks later on November 21, 2008, with vice-principal Barb Proctor acting as principal for the remainder of the year.[6][7] Mark Neffendorf, principal at Bend High School and former basketball coach at Glencoe and Westview, was chosen to replace Proctor at the beginning of the 2009–2010 school year.[7]