Glencoe High School (Oregon)

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Glencoe High School
Glencoe High School Oregon entrance.JPG

Coordinates45°32′32″N 122°59′35″W / 45.542187°N 122.993188°W / 45.542187; -122.993188Coordinates: 45°32′32″N 122°59′35″W / 45.542187°N 122.993188°W / 45.542187; -122.993188
School typePublic, high school
School districtHillsboro School District 1J
PrincipalClaudia Ruf[2]
Janette Johns
Joe Painter
Enrollment1,601 (2016-17)[3]
Color(s)Crimson, black, and white
MascotTide Guy
Team nameCrimson Tide
RivalHillsboro High School
NewspaperToday's Current (online)
Feeder schoolsEvergreen Middle School

Glencoe High School is a public secondary school in Hillsboro, Oregon that is part of the Hillsboro School District. It was founded in 1980[1] to relieve overcrowing at Hillsboro High School caused by the city's rapid expansion. Glencoe High is the second oldest of the four high schools in the city. Glencoe is classified as a 6A school for activities and sports. It takes its name from the former community of Glencoe. In 2003, the school, along with all schools in the district, made national news when 17 days of classes were cut from the school year due to budget cuts to education in Oregon.[4] IN 2016, the graduation rate was 86%.[5]


In 2008, 85% of the school's seniors received a high school diploma. Of 384 students, 328 graduated, 34 dropped out, five received a modified diploma, and 17 were still in high school the following year.[6][7]

The school received a silver ranking in U.S. News & World Report's 2010 "America's Best High Schools" survey.[8][9] For the second year in a row, Glencoe was recognized by the State of Oregon on the Oregon Report Card as "Exceptional"; one of six large high schools in the state to receive that recognition.[10] Glencoe is a certified Project Lead The Way school.[11]

The school offers eleven Advanced Placement classes and three second languages, and has a full metal/welding and woods curriculum. Glencoe's engineering courses are part of the nationally renowned Project Lead The Way (PLTW) and are housed in a lab funded by grants from Intel. The Visual and Performing Arts program is recognized for its marching band, choral work, drama productions, sculpture and photography.[citation needed]


Glencoe has won state championships in track and field, men's and women's basketball, and football (twice, in 1986 and 1994). In 2018 the school moved from the 6A-2 Metro League to the 6A-3 Pacific Conference. In the 2007–08 season Glencoe won its first state championship in soccer. Its cross-town rival has been Hillsboro High School; however, Hilhi currently plays in the 5A-1 Northwest Oregon Conference. Since opening, the school has used the off-campus Hare Field for football games.[12]

The school has been state champions in the following sports in the following years:

  • 2010 - 5A softball
  • 2007 - 5A boys' soccer[13]
  • 1994 - 4A football[14]
  • 1990 - 4A girls' basketball
  • 1989 - 3A boys' track and field
  • 1986 - 3A football
  • 1983 - 3A boys' basketball

The school offers a variety of sports, including:[15]

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheer
  • Cross Country
  • Dance team
  • Equestrian team
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Extracurricular offerings[edit]

Glencoe is recognized for its dance team, known as the Tidettes. The team has won eleven state championships since 1987 (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004) competing in either the Show or Dance/Drill Division at the Oregon Dance and Drill State Championships. The Tidettes also placed 2nd at State in 1991, 1992, 1997, and 2017; 3rd in 2001; 4th in 1993, 1996, 2006, and 2008; and 5th in 1994, 2005, 2007, and 2013.

It also has many clubs and activities, including: [16]

  • Astronomy
  • Bowling
  • Boys Lacrosse
  • Buddy Club
  • Chemistry Club
  • Chicas
  • Cosmetology Club
  • Environmental Impact Club
  • Equestrian
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Fellowship of Christian Students
  • German Club
  • GHS RC Car Club
  • Girls Lacrosse
  • Glencoe Democrats
  • Glencoe Rocket Club
  • GSA
  • HOSA
  • Interact
  • Key Club
  • K-Pop Club
  • Latino Leadership Club
  • National English Honor Society
  • National Honor Society
  • Psychology Club
  • Racial Equality Club
  • Science Bowl
  • Shockwave Robotics
  • Ski Team
  • Sparrow
  • Speech and Debate
  • Theatre Club
  • Yo-Yo

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b Jansen, Ann; and Jane Ferguson (September 2, 1980). "Three suburban districts open five new schools to begin fall semester". The Oregonian, p. MW6.
  2. ^ "Glencoe High School History and Info". Glencoe High School. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-02-27.
  3. ^ "Glencoe High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  4. ^ Oregon schools cutting class. Archived December 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on February 25, 2008.
  5. ^ "Hillsboro School District Graduation Rates Rise, Despite Official Results". Hillsboro School District. January 26, 2017. Archived from the original on 22 February 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  6. ^ "State releases high school graduation rates". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
  7. ^ "Oregon dropout rates for 2008". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Archived from the original on 2011-09-16. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
  8. ^ "Best High Schools 2010". U.S. News & World Report. 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2010-01-16.
  9. ^ Graves, Bill (2010-01-15). "Nine Oregon high schools ranked among best in nation". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2010-01-16.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-02-27.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-25. Retrieved 2009-06-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ Gaynair, Gillian. Hillsboro thinks things will go better with Coke. The Oregonian, May 21, 1998.
  13. ^ OSAA Boys Soccer Championships. OSAA. Retrieved on February 5, 2008.
  14. ^ OSAA Football Championships. OSAA. Retrieved on February 5, 2008.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-03. Retrieved 2014-11-03.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^
  17. ^ "Jason Earles to Join Line-Up for Community Weekend to Open the New Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts".
  18. ^ "Glencoe High grad Nicholas Edwards realizes his dream of becoming a Japanese pop star". The Oregonian.
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 22, 2011. Retrieved July 6, 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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