School Details

Molalla High School

357 Francis St, Molalla, OR 97038
(503) 829-2355

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 789 students 21 students/teacher (OR avg is 19)

Test Scores by grade


Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)

In 2009-2010 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 10 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Molalla River School District 35 average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Molalla High School is a public high school in Molalla. 789 students attend Molalla High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 44% of the 789 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Molalla High School is 21:1. Oregon Outreach - Molalla Pride is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 77% 77%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Hispanic 17% 16%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 0%
Asian 0.4% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Molalla has consistently disappointed my family with the lowest expectations of their students as being the norm. The administration has failed to hold teachers and coaches to the same standards as students are held. Staff has bullied students into making false accusations or be punished. We have chosen to drive our kids 45 minutes one way to another district . Despite our additional sacrifice of time and money it has been well worth it. I feel sorry for the community of Molalla.

  • (2 years ago)

    Has the school changed so much in six year? I am a graduate of Molalla and when i went it was a great school. The only reason I graduated was because of this school. The two other high school I went to put me in all the wrong classes to where i had no clue what was going on. Molalla helped me in many ways. Also the teachers were great as were the students. It was amazing going from a school with a thousand + to only about 800 I know it may not seem like it but that 200 made a difference to me. It's kinda sad it can change so much in only six year....

  • (3 years ago)

    The worst school in Oregon You don't get the help you can get because there is to many kids and only 1 teachers. There is not very much electives I would not even give this school a star.

  • (3 years ago)

    Molalla High school has got to be one of the worst schools. I agree that the teachers counslers and principals care little if any and don't see to spend enough time doing their jobs. Bullying is a HUGE issue at the school and it seems nothing is being done. I contacted the superintendant today and he says he is aware of the bullying issue at the high school and that they are trying to find a way to correct it................. How?what are they doing? who are they speaking with about it? My oldest son is a senior and graduateing this year and he's been bullied since day 1 so when exactly are they going to figure it out? another 4 years from now? What a joke. Academics are ridiculous too my oldest son FAILED Ceramics because even though his teach said he tried SO HARD he wasnt any good at it so she failed him.He also has to speak to his teachers day after day about not getting his work back from them for needed corrections.

  • (3 years ago)

    I'm a student at Molalla is probably one of the worst schools i've ever been to. The teachers care more about getting paid than actually teaching kids. The few good teachers who actually like teaching and became teachers to help kids are being let go and the ones who do not care if your child becomes a bum on the street after high school are left. If someone were to be presented with the oppurtunity to go to a different school i reccommend that the oppurtunity is taken because Molalla High School is the worst school I have ever been to. Another bad part of Molalla is the racism. If you are not caucasian you might not be accepted by the students. This is a huge problem especially when a teacher who is African American is trying to teach a student about literature of the 1800's. If you are trying to decide between towns please i beg you to not come to Molalla. It is not an enjoyable experience.

  • (6 years ago)

    Molalla High School is a joke. The cirriculum is at best 2 years behind nearby schools and the staff unaaceptable. They are very unwilling to work with parents or aknowledge their presence. The athletic programs are excellent the clubs and other activities are great and the student body itself are good students but I would never send my child to the school again if it could be avoided.

  • (6 years ago)

    Our family moved to Molalla several years ago and my children have attended the middle school and the high school. Molalla teachers care about quality education for students and it is quite obviously demonstrated in the academic excellence of this year's senior class. In addition the student body as a whole is hugely supportive of one another and accepting of differences among students. It has been a positive experience for my children to attend this school and while no school is perfect Molalla offers academic challenges extracurricular activities and social dynamics that produce well educated kids who are ready for college and/or other life paths. Between them my kids particpate in almost every type of activity and have never had any problems with bullying. They enjoy many tremendous friendships. The Portland metro area has so many communities to choose from but Molalla was the absolute best choice for our family.

  • (6 years ago)

    Molalla High School had the highest S.A.T. scores in the nation!Fantastic! Superintendent Principals teachers etc. are wonderful!

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a student at molalla highschool. I am currently a senior. And I have to say That molalla highschool needs some help. I dont like the administrators there nor do I like the way they deal with problems. Molalla high has values and they stick to them. But unlike private schools they wont take your child by the hand and tell them all will be ok. Besides theres promising teachers there!

  • (8 years ago)

    it a ok school but the teacher are really cool and they help when you need the help

  • (8 years ago)

    As a guardian of a current student I'm severely upset with the staff and teachers of Molalla High. This school has continued to treat its students like inmates of a prison. The treatment of parents isn't much better either. I'm sorry to say that my student's education is barely a consideration and as another parent commented earlier bullying is a severe problem. The school refuses to deal with the problems that parents/students continually bring to its attention. As a guardian the only method of dealing with this for the parents has been to remove their children from the school. This term my student will move in with another family member in another district just in order to transfer to a better school. This is after trying to make it work out with the staff for the past year. I wouldn't recommend sending your child here if you can help it.

  • (9 years ago)

    There needs to be more before and after school programs. I was hoping that my student would have access to clubs other than sports.

  • (9 years ago)

    I would like to share our experience with Molalla High School. I have never been involved with any school that allows the students to be taunted by other students. My son being new to the district ultimately has ended up having to homeschool because the school had no desire to admit to the problems the principle said as we were withdrawing how sorry he was. I thought since everyone wants to act like nothing is happening I should at least be one to stand up and at least have the courage to say it out loud.

  • (10 years ago)

    MHS has a great college credit program. It is one of the best if not the best in the state. They are given through Clackamas Community College and if you want to send them to a university they will transfer 'half credits' if not all credits. I am a graduating senior and a sophomore in college!

  • (10 years ago)

    Verry good school with good techers!

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