La Salle High School (Milwaukie, Oregon)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
La Salle Catholic College Preparatory
La Salle High School entrance - Milwaukie Oregon.jpg
Enter to learn, Leave to serve
11999 SE Fuller Road
Milwaukie, Oregon, Clackamas County, 97222
United States
Coordinates 45°26′11″N 122°35′12″W / 45.43639°N 122.58667°W / 45.43639; -122.58667Coordinates: 45°26′11″N 122°35′12″W / 45.43639°N 122.58667°W / 45.43639; -122.58667
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic, Lasallian
Established 1966
Oversight Archdiocese of Portland
President Denise Jones [1]
Principal Andrew Kuffner [1]
Faculty 45[2]
Grades 912[2]
Enrollment 705 (2013)
Color(s) Scarlet and Royal Blue         [3]
Athletics conference OSAA Tri-Valley Conference 4A-2[3]
Mascot Falcons[3]
Team name Falcons [4]
Accreditation Northwest Accreditation Commission[2]

La Salle Catholic College Preparatory is a private co-ed Roman Catholic College Preparatory School in Milwaukie, Oregon, near Portland. Under the Archdiocese of Portland, the Brothers of the Christian Schools established La Salle in 1966 as part of their worldwide network of schools which began in 1679 with St. John Baptist de La Salle in Rheims, France. The school has been accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission since 1979.[2]


In 2010, the school installed a 98-kilowatt system using funding from a subsidiary of MDU Resources.[5] The system provides 10-20% of the school's power.[5]


La Salle Preparatory emphasizes its strong curriculum for college preparation, offering ten Advanced Placement (AP) courses in addition to fifteen honors courses, including some honors courses in which students are eligible to receive college credit for courses from various Portland area colleges and transfer the credit to their college upon graduation from the school.[6]

In accordance with the institution’s mission of educating the whole person, La Salle offers a variety of clubs and programs in addition to its athletic programs, including: Drama, Art, ASB/Council, Lasallian Ministry, Earth Club, National Honor Society, Chess Club, and Community Service. In addition, the school offers its students a chance to participate in competitive educational immersion programs, such as Harvard Model Congress, Lasallian Student Leaders, and Lasallian Youth Assembly, as well as language immersion programs over the summer to Germany, France, and Costa Rica. The school also offers a heavily funded student counseling and planning program, employing three personal counselors, a student advancement director, and two college counselors.[7]

Facts and figures[edit]

  • Student/teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Enrollment: 628
  • Average Class Size: 24
  • 67% of student body is Catholic
  • 18% of student body is racially/ethnically diverse
  • 99% of graduates attend college upon graduation
  • 15 Honors/College Credit Courses offered
  • 10 AP Courses Offered
  • 20 athletic programs
  • 12 student clubs [8]


La Salle has won thirty-one state championships in varsity athletics.[9]

State championships[edit]

  • Chess: 2012, 2013
  • Boys doubles racquetball (National Championships): 2006 [10]
  • Boys soccer: 1994, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2009 [11]
  • Boys golf: 1989, 1991[12]
  • Football: 2011
  • Tennis: 1979, 2010


Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b "La Salle Catholic College Preparatory: Message from the Principal". Retrieved 2012-03-26. 
  2. ^ a b c d [1][dead link]
  3. ^ a b c "Member School A-Z Listing (290 Total Schools)". Retrieved 2012-03-26. 
  4. ^ "La Salle Catholic College Preparatory". Retrieved 2012-03-26. 
  5. ^ a b Dungca, Nicole (2010-04-03). "La Salle Catholic College Preparatory taps into solar energy". The Oregonian. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  6. ^ [2][dead link]
  7. ^ [3][dead link]
  8. ^ [4][dead link]
  9. ^ "Link Lookup" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-26. 
  10. ^ [5][dead link]
  11. ^ [6][dead link]
  12. ^ OSAA Boys Golf Championship, OSAA. Accessed June 28, 2007.
  13. ^ Ryan Cochrane profile, Houston Dynamo. Accessed June 28, 2007. "Led LaSalle to four league championships, three state finals appearances, and two Oregon State High School Championships."