Tualatin High School
|Tualatin High School|
|22300 SW Boones Ferry Road
Tualatin, Oregon, Washington County, 97062
|School district||Tigard-Tualatin School District|
|Number of students||1857|
|Color(s)||Crimson, black, and silver |
|Athletics conference||OSAA Pacific Conference 6A-5|
Tualatin High School is a public secondary school located in Tualatin, Oregon, United States. Students in grades 9 through 12 attended the school that is part of the Tigard-Tualatin School District. Opened in 1992, school teams are known as the Timberwolves.
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Tualatin High School's roots reach back to 1865, when a small red school house was built in the village. The school house went on to become Tualatin Elementary School and is now the location of the Tualatin Food Bank. It was replaced in 1900 with a new, two-room school on Boones Ferry Road, which is still a major thoroughfare in the city. A four-year high school program was offered for the first time in 1909, after the school was hoisted up and two more rooms were added beneath. However, the seven-member class of 1936 was the last class to graduate from the old Tualatin School. After that, students were sent to nearby high schools in Sherwood and Tigard. The move was further solidified in 1969, when Tualatin residents voted to officially join Tigard School District 23J.
In 1990, following rapid growth in Tualatin, the name of the district changed to the Tigard-Tualatin School District, a signal of Tualatin’s emerging importance in the area’s academic structure. Only two years later, in 1992, the new Tualatin High School opened its doors on a 64-acre (260,000 m2) campus. Students from area junior high schools voted on the school colors and mascot.
For several years, the school lacked a swimming pool and auditorium, as well as proper spectator stands for its state-of-the-art football field. As a result, many extracurricular activities, such as plays and sporting events, took place on the grounds of the school's rival, Tigard High School. This was corrected in the summer of 1998, when the school completed its new sports stadium. Later that year, it opened its own auditorium and swim center.
The school added a building called the T.E.C.H. Wing that opened in the spring of 2006. T.E.C.H. stands for Tualatin Engineering, Computers, and Health.
Notable alumni 
- Luke Staley, college football, Brigham Young University
- Tayler Hart, college football, University Of Oregon
Individual state champions 
- 1996 Janna McDougall (50-Yard Freestyle+100-Yard Freestyle)- Girls Swimming
- 1996 Sarah McCauley (200- Yard Freestyle)- Girls Swimming
- 1997 Janna McDougall (50-Yard Freestyle+100-Yard Freestyle)- Girls Swimming
- 1997 Sarah McCauley (100-Yard Backstroke)- Girls Swimming
- 1998 Janna McDougall (50-Yard Freestyle+100-Yard Freestyle)- Girls Swimming
- 1998 Sarah McCauley (200- Yard Freestyle+100-Yard Backstroke)- Girls Swimming
- 1998 Bobby Barnett- Boys Golf
- 1999 Sarah McCauley (200- Yard Freestyle+500-Yard Freestyle)- Girls Swimming
- 1999 Austin Smith- Boys Golf
- 2000 Matt Sorlien (500-Yard Freestyle)- Boys Swimming
- 2001 Julie McCauley (200-Yard Freestyle)-Girls Swimming
- 2002 Meghan Armstrong (1500 Meter Champion+3000 Meter Champion)- Girls Track and Field
- 2003 Meghan Armstrong (1500 Meter Champion+3000 Meter Champion)- Girls Track and Field
- 2004 Meghan Armstrong (1500 Meter Champion+3000 Meter Champion)- Girls Track and Field
- 2002 Dustin Andres- Boys Golf
- 2003 Andrew Leneve- Boys Golf
- 2004 Rebecca Alexander (100-Yard Freestyle)- Girls Swimming
- 2005 Kevin Dickson (Long Jump)- Boys Track and Field
State championships 
- Boys Golf: 2002, 2003, 2004
- Girls Soccer: 2005, 2006, 2011
- Cheerleading: 1994, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2006, 2011, 2012
- Girls Water Polo: 2010, 2011
- Girls Golf: 2012
Speech & Debate 
- 1997, Todd Borden and Alan Tauber won the state Cross-Examination Debate championship.
- 1998, Owen Zahorcak and Brian Ward won the state Cross-Examination Debate championship.
- 2005, Brent Hamilton and Alex Goodell won the state Cross-Examination Debate championship.
- 2010, Chris Torgeson and Erich Helmreich placed third in the state Cross-Examination Debate championship.
- 2011, Erich Helmreich and James Olsen placed third in the state Cross-Examination Debate championship.
National champions 
- Cheerleading: 1999
- "Oregon School Directory 2008-09". Oregon Department of Education. p. 139. Retrieved 2009-05-28.
- "State releases high school graduation rates". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
- "Oregon dropout rates for 2008". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01.