District At A Glance

General information about Oregon City School District.


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.


In partnership with home and community, OCSD empowers students to take ownership of their education and well-being by elevating their voices, and encouraging them to pursue their passions and explore new interests. 


We envision a future in which every student has the opportunity to pursue their aspirations and achieve success while learning in their own ways, and where school culture supports well-being and connection that enables every student to thrive.

Core Values

In everything we do, we focus on (CORE VALUES):

Student Success:

Every student has the opportunity to achieve their full potential academically, socially, and emotionally. We prioritize evidence-based instructional practices and personalized learning to ensure that every student is challenged and supported to reach their goals. 


We recognize that each student is unique and may require different supports to thrive. Therefore, we prioritize individualized care and attention to each student's needs. By creating a strong foundation for student well-being, we aim to help students develop the skills, confidence, and resilience they need to succeed both in school and beyond.


Together we foster strong partnerships with families, community organizations, and local businesses to promote student success and community engagement. We recognize that education is a community endeavor and seek to collaborate with stakeholders to ensure that every student has the resources and support they need to thrive.

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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