Tualatin High School

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Tualatin High School
Tualatin High School sign.JPG
Address
22300 SW Boones Ferry Road
Tualatin, (Washington County), Oregon 97062
United States
Coordinates 45°21′30″N 122°46′14″W / 45.35833°N 122.77056°W / 45.35833; -122.77056Coordinates: 45°21′30″N 122°46′14″W / 45.35833°N 122.77056°W / 45.35833; -122.77056
Information
Type Public
Opened 1992
School district Tigard-Tualatin School District
Principal Darin Barnard[1]
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1857[2]
Color(s) Crimson, black, and silver    [3]
Athletics conference OSAA Pacific Conference 6A-5[3]
Mascot Timberwolf[3]
Rival Tigard High School
Website

Tualatin High School is a public high school located in Tualatin, Oregon, United States. Students in grades 9 through 12 attend the school, which is part of the Tigard-Tualatin School District. Opened in 1992, school teams are known as the Timberwolves.

History[edit]

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 new T.E.C.H. Wing (Tualatin Engineering, Computers, and Health) opened in the spring of 2006.

Academics[edit]

School auditorium

In 2008, 85% of the school's seniors received a high school diploma. Of 370 students, 314 graduated, 35 dropped out, five received a modified diploma, and 16 were still in high school the following year.[4][5]

Athletics[edit]

Individual state champions[edit]

  • 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
  • 2009: Kelly Millager (high jump) - girls' track and field
  • 2013: Laura Taylor (pole vault) - girls' track and field
  • 2014: Laura Taylor (pole vault) - girls' track and field
  • 2016: Karina Moreland (triple jump) - girls' track and field
  • 2017: Ryan Cavinta (300 meter hurdles champion) - boys' track and field
  • 2018: Gerald Saina (shot put) - boys' track and field
  • 2018: Nano Kis (discus) - boys' track and field

State championships[edit]

  • Boys' golf: 2002, 2003, 2004[citation needed]
  • Girls' soccer: 2005, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2014
  • Cheerleading: 1994, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2006, 2011, 2012
  • Girls' water polo: 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
  • Girls' golf: 2012
  • Girls' softball: 2015

Speech & Debate[edit]

  • 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: Tualatin placed third in the state Cross-Examination Debate championship.
  • 2011: Tualatin placed third in the state Cross-Examination Debate championship.

National champions[edit]

  • Cheerleading: 1999

Theatre[edit]

  • 2013: Rashomon was chosen for presentation at the State Thespian Conference.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ttsd.k12.or.us/tualatin-high-school/about-us/administration
  2. ^ "Oregon School Directory 2008-09" (PDF). Oregon Department of Education. p. 139. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  3. ^ a b c http://www.osaa.org/schools.aspx/Tualatin/
  4. ^ "State releases high school graduation rates". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  5. ^ "Oregon dropout rates for 2008". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  6. ^ "Courtney Verloo". U.S. Soccer. Retrieved 23 December 2014.