Reynolds High School (Troutdale, Oregon)

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Reynolds High School
1698 SW Cherry Park Road
Troutdale, Oregon, Multnomah County 97060
United States
Coordinates 45°31′44″N 122°24′06″W / 45.52887°N 122.401637°W / 45.52887; -122.401637Coordinates: 45°31′44″N 122°24′06″W / 45.52887°N 122.401637°W / 45.52887; -122.401637
Type Public
Opened 1919
School district Reynolds School District
Principal Wade Bakley[1]
Grades 9-12
Number of students 2822[2]
Color(s) Forest green, silver and white    
Athletics conference OSAA Mt. Hood Conference 6A-3
Mascot Raiders
Newspaper The Reveille

Reynolds High School is the only public high school in Troutdale, Oregon, United States, in the northeastern part of the Portland metropolitan area. It is part of the Reynolds School District, and is the second-largest high school in Oregon.[3]


The school takes its name from the school district, which was named for the Reynolds Aluminum plant in the city that closed in 2000.[4]

On May 29, 1979, a three-alarm fire injured three students and damaged the gym and theater.[5]

Reynolds High School merged with Columbia High School in 1989.[citation needed] Columbia High School is now the site of Reynolds High School, and the former Reynolds High School is now one of three middle schools in the district, Reynolds Middle School.[citation needed]


In 2008, 64% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 611 students, 388 graduated, 130 dropped out, 39 received a modified diploma, and 54 are were in high school.[6][7]

In 2009, there were nearly 900 freshmen in the incoming class, a record for the school. This was combined with a 25% layoff of teachers, over 40 teachers at the school. This caused class sizes to increase dramatically.[8]


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  2. ^ "Oregon School Directory 2008-09" (PDF). Oregon Department of Education. p. 139. Retrieved May 28, 2009. 
  3. ^ Hammond, Betsy (June 10, 2014). "Reynolds High: 2nd Biggest in Oregon, Serves Five Cities, Knows Controversy". The Oregonian. Retrieved June 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ Mayer, James (April 19, 2012). "Aluminum Plant Gone, but Memories Remain". The Oregonian. Retrieved June 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Previous Portland-Area School Fires". The Oregonian. November 10, 2009. Retrieved November 11, 2009. 
  6. ^ "State Releases High School graduation Rates". The Oregonian. June 30, 2009. Retrieved July 1, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Oregon Dropout Rates for 2008" (XLS). The Oregonian. June 30, 2009. Retrieved July 1, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Reynolds High Students Navigate Big Classes on First Day". The Oregonian. September 9, 2009. Retrieved June 10, 2014.