District At A Glance

General information about Oregon City School District.

  • Academic Achievement

  • Community

  • Mission

  • Vision

  • Guiding Principles

  • School Board

  • Students

  • Staff

  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

  • Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)

  • Website


Oregon City, located at the confluence of the Willamette and Clackamas Rivers in NW Oregon, is the oldest incorporated city west of the Rockies. Established in 1829, Oregon City incorporated in 1844, and became the capitol of the Oregon Territory in 1849. The city is rich in historical homes and buildings, and hosts several Interpretive Centers and Museums dedicated to celebrating the Pioneer spirit.


With high expectations, we engage all students in meaningful learning activities to prepare them for successful lives.


In our ideal future, Oregon City School District is a truly great community of learners in which students are engaged in genuine, meaningful learning. Every student has an educational plan, and the tools and support to pursue their educational goals. All students are engaged in fulfilling, robust learning activities that are driven by each student’s educational plan. Partnerships within the local, national, and global communities provide students enriching educational and life experiences. All students are involved in community partnerships that promote respect, honesty, service, and learning. A wide variety of expanded learning opportunities ensures a comprehensive education that prepares each student for success. The district is characterized as rigorously pursuing and securing additional funding to support student learning.

Guiding Principles

  • With high expectations, we engage all students in meaningful learning activities to prepare them for successful lives.

  • We hold high expectations for ourselves and others.

  • We all learn best when actively and meaningfully engaged.

  • We all learn in different ways.

  • Each student needs to experience success.

  • Positive relationships yield positive results.

  • Schools, families, and the community are interdependent.

  • We can influence the availability of resources for schools.

  • We create positive work and learning environments when we act with respect, integrity, honesty, and responsibility

School Board

The Board of Directors for the Oregon City School District is composed of seven publicly elected community members who serve for four-year terms. The Board members are elected at large. In addition, three preferential members provide communication between the Board and their respective organizations. These are nonvoting positions and appointments are for one year. A student member is elected through the high school student body election process. Representatives from the Licensed and Classified Staff employee groups are selected by their representative organizations. The School Board sets district policy to help the district achieve the goal of success for all students; remain compliant with federal, state and local laws; and to maintain fiscal responsibility. The School Board also hires and supervises the superintendent, whose job is to run the day-to-day operations of the school district and provide educational leadership and vision for teachers and administrators.

Academic Achievement

Oregon City School District: Oregon's Leader in School Improvement
The Oregon City School District is a recognized leader in school improvement. 

To view each site's continuous improvement plan, click on the links below:

Oregon City High School: A Leader in College Prep
Oregon City High School offers 31 classes that allow students to earn Advanced College Credit via an agreement with Clackamas Community College. The full menu of course offerings includes classes in language arts, fine and performing arts, business, social studies, professional technical, and foreign language.

In addition to the Advanced College Credit program, Oregon City High School offers 12 Advanced Placement classes. Advanced Placement is a rigorous academic program with classes that align with college-level standards. Advanced Placement Exams are a critical part of the Advanced Placement experience. Most colleges award college credit to students who score at a 3, 4, or 5 on their Advanced Placement tests.

With the high cost of college tuition, college credits earned at Oregon City High School can be a great way for families to lower the cost of a college education. With the Advanced College Credit and AP options, in recent years several Oregon City High School students have earned over a year’s worth of college credits prior to graduation


Number of Students Per School

  • Beavercreek:  470

  • Candy Lane (Todos Unidos):  376

  • Gaffney Lane:  450

  • Holcomb:  530

  • JL:  N/A

  • McLoughlin:  619

  • Redland:  499

  • Gardiner:  672

  • Tumwata:  659

  • OCHS:  1,923

  • OCSLA:  111

  • CAIS:  368

Enrollment data from 2022-2023


Oregon City Schools employ over 900 dedicated staff members. Our staff have advanced certifications, degrees and all share a passion for education and collaboration.

The following teachers and administrators have National Board Certification, Doctorate Degree or have earned an equivalent advanced license. 

  • Ashby, Shannon

  • Bernard, Gretchen

  • Blanchard, Michelle

  • Butler, Danielle

  • Chapman, Jennifer

  • Coupe, Brandon

  • Crutcher, Jennifer

  • Dawson, Elsa

  • Deboy, Sara

  • Decker, Mary Ann

  • Eby, Andrew

  • Ekeren, Laurie

  • Engstrom, Rachel

  • Erickson, Stacy

  • Figgins, Teresa

  • Hedeen, Chris

  • Hedeen, Kathryn

  • Henry, Valerie

  • Kates, Ben

  • Kline, Edward

  • Kobor, Kathleen

  • Longfellow, Dean

  • Nordstrom, Lisa

  • Ota, Stephanie

  • Pilorget, Sara

  • Smith, Tonya

  • Sorensen, Hannah

  • Spitzer, Dayle

  • Treadwell, Adrienne

  • Trombetta, Laura

  • Varner, Catherine

  • White, Kris

  • Willis, Aaron

  • Wolf, Slade

  • Yotsuya, Melissa

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that affords parents the right to have access to their children's education records, the right to seek to have the records amended, and the right to have some control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information from the education records. When a student turns 18 years old, or enters a postsecondary institution at any age, the rights under FERPA transfer from the parents to the student ("eligible student"). The FERPA statute is found at 20 U.S.C. § 1232g and the FERPA regulations are found at 34 CFR Part 99.

For additional information, you can visit the FERPA website or call 1-800-872-5327.

Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202-8520

Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)

Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232h; 34 CFR Part 98) applies to programs that receive funding from the U.S. Department of Education (ED). PPRA is intended to protect the rights of parents and students.

For additional information call 1-202-260-3887.

Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202-592


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