Lake Oswego High School

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Lake Oswego High School
Lake Oswego High School.jpg
2501 Southwest Country Club Road

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United States
Coordinates45°25′36.90″N 122°42′08.59″W / 45.4269167°N 122.7023861°W / 45.4269167; -122.7023861Coordinates: 45°25′36.90″N 122°42′08.59″W / 45.4269167°N 122.7023861°W / 45.4269167; -122.7023861
School districtLake Oswego School District
PrincipalRollin Dickinson[1]
Faculty54 (on FTE basis)[2]
Number of students1,311 (2016-17)[3]
Student to teacher ratio23:4[2]
Color(s)Navy and white          [4]
Athletics conferenceOSAA , Class 6A
MascotPilot Joe Sea Farer
Team nameLakers
RivalLakeridge Pacers
NewspaperLake Views
YearbookLaker Log
Television/radioLaker Broadcasting

Lake Oswego High School (LOHS) is a public high school in Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States. It is accredited through the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.


Lake Oswego High School first opened in September 1951 as a six-year school,[5] with an enrollment of 564.[6] In 1956, it became a four-year high school with the opening of Lake Oswego Junior High School, and in 1958, a three-year high school (with 589 students) as the LOJHS expanded to include the 9th grade (for a total of 656 students),[7] in advance of the "Baby Boomer" generation. In 1971, it grew from a three-year to a standard four-year high school. In its history, the school and others in its district, such as Lakeridge High School, have received many honors for scholarship, leadership, and athletics on the local, state, and national level.[citation needed]

From its location and name, Lake Oswego High School adopted a nautical theme, with a nickname of "Lakers".

In the fall of 2005, construction was finished on a completely new campus. Built over the original school, the new building featured classrooms equipped with built-in projectors and SMART boards. Other improvements included a state-of-the-art 500-seat theater and a building wing designated for art classes.

Several years later, mold and defects in the walls and roof of the school and gym, as a result of faulty construction, were detected. A string of lawsuits ensued between the school district and parties involved with the construction. The district eventually reached a $6.7 million settlement with its primary contractor, Robinson Construction Company, and several smaller settlements with sub-contractors. Repair work to fix the school's structural problems was completed in 2012.[8][9][10]

In 2012, Bruce Plato announced his retirement after 11 years as principal of Lake Oswego High School. The School Board elected Assistant Principal Cindy Schubert as his replacement, effective in the 2013-2014 school year.[11] The current principal is Rollin Dickinson, the former Assistant Principal at Lakeridge High School.


Lake Oswego High School has consistently been ranked as a top-tier high school in both Oregon and the United States.

In 1983, Lake Oswego High School was honored in the Blue Ribbon Schools Program, the highest honor a school can receive in the United States.[12]

In 2008, 94% of the school's seniors received a high school diplomas. Of 314 students, 294 graduated, 15 dropped out, four received a modified diploma, and one was still in high school in 2009.[13][14]

The school received a gold ranking in U.S. News & World Report's 2013 "America's Best High Schools". It was named as the second best high school in the state. A gold ranking connotes that the school was among the 500 best in the nation. According to the report, 58 percent of the students participated in AP courses in 2013.[15][16]


The football team won its first state football championship in 2011, defeating Sheldon High School 47-14 to complete an undefeated season, ranked 14th in the nation. In 2012, the team again made the state finals for a rematch with Sheldon, this time losing. In 2013 the team saw some decline when losing to its rival Lakeridge High School for the first time since 2002 at 20-14.

The basketball team, led by future NBA player Kevin Love, won the 2006 state basketball championship.

The Lake Oswego Cheer Squad took third place at state in 2016 and 2017. They were ranked 2nd in the nation in 2016, and 3rd in the nation in 2017.

The school's dance team, the Laker Dancers, competes locally and nationally and won five straight state championships from 2011 to 2015. In 2014, during one of their trips to UDA Nationals, the Laker Dancers placed 14th in the nation in Large Varsity Jazz.

The girls' lacrosse team has won six state championships in the past 12 years, including four of the last six, and has placed numerous players into D-1 programs.

State championships[edit]

  • Football: 2011, 2018
  • Boys' cross country: 1969
  • Boys' soccer: 1990
  • Girls' soccer: 1978
  • Boys' basketball: 2006
  • Girls' basketball: 1993
  • Boys' swimming: 1957, 1959, 1960, 1964, 1990, 1994
  • Girls' swimming: 1951, 1956, 1990
  • Boys' golf: 1968, 1969, 1972, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Girls' golf: 1971, 1972, 1973, 1978
  • Girls' tennis: 1959, 1991, 1992, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Dance: 1981, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Girls' lacrosse: 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Boys’ lacrosse: 2019

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Lake Oswego High School: Administration". Lake Oswego High School. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Lake Oswego High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 3, 2007.
  3. ^ "Lake Oswego Senior High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 10, 2011. Retrieved May 22, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Oswego Review (October 4, 1951). "Lakers Lane". Oswego Review, Oswego, Oregon.
  6. ^ Oswego Review (September 27, 1951). "564 Enroll for Opening Day, New High School". Oswego Review, Oswego, Oregon.
  7. ^ "Schools Open". Oswego Review, Oswego, Oregon. September 14, 1958.
  8. ^ Randall, Rebecca (September 28, 2011). "School roof woes remain". Lake Oswego Review. Retrieved April 6, 2013.
  9. ^ "Lake Oswego School Board approves $6.7 million settlement from construction firm that built Lake Oswego High School". The Oregonian. October 27, 2011.
  10. ^ "School board approves settlement involving Lake Oswego High School repairs". The Oregonian. May 2, 2012.
  11. ^ "Lake Oswego High School principal announces plan to retire". The Oregonian. September 19, 2012.
  12. ^ Archived: Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 (PDF) Archived March 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Casey, Jerry (June 30, 2009). "State releases high school graduation rates". The Oregonian. Retrieved July 1, 2009.
  14. ^ "Oregon dropout rates for 2008" (XLS). The Oregonian. June 30, 2009. Retrieved July 1, 2009.
  15. ^ "Best High Schools 2013". U.S. News & World Report. April 13, 2013. Retrieved August 2, 2013.
  16. ^ "Lake Oswego, West Linn, Corbett high schools named among nation's top 500 by U.S. News". The Oregonian. April 23, 2013. Retrieved August 2, 2013.
  17. ^ Boss, Suzie (July 2, 2008). "Becoming Citizens: A Stint in Student Government Can Shape One's Future". Edutopia. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  18. ^ Daley, Jillian (October 8, 2015). "President of Afghanistan attended LOHS".
  19. ^ "U.S.A."
  20. ^ Langlois, Shawn. "Tim Solso drives Cummins to gains", MarketWatch, December 8, 2010. Accessed May 19, 2017. "The graduate of Lake Oswego High School in Oregon had done his undergraduate work at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. — just 60 miles northwest of Cummins headquarters in Columbus, Ind. — where he met his wife and was a classmate of one J. Danforth Quayle."

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