Upcoming Events


  • Parents, you are invited to Financial Aid Night on Monday, October 22nd at 7:00 pm in the GHS Library.  We will discuss how your student might afford college and work to establish applications for thier future education including the FAFSA, Oregon Promise and the ORSAA. There will be sessions in both English and Spanish.  We hope to see you there.

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  • Hello GHS Families! Credit Recovery begin October 22nd - 

    We are excited to offer our first round of Credit Recovery starting on Monday October 22nd at 3pm.  Credit Recovery is for students who have failed a class previously and need to make-up classes. We will be offering second semester classes. The classes we are offering this term:

    -English 1-2 B

    -English 3-4 B

    -Algebra 1 B

    -Integrated 1 B

    If you do not know if your student has failed one of the classes being offered, please contact their counselor. Any other questions can be directed to the SUN Office at 503-674-5570 or laurelh@mfs.email.


    Padres de familia:

     Hola familias de GHS!

     Estamos emocionados de ofrecer la primer ronda de Credit Recovery (programa para recuperar créditos) a partir del lunes 22 de octubre a las 3pm. Credit recovery es para estudiantes que han reprobado una clase anteriormente y necesitan recuperar alguna clase/s. Estaremos ofreciendo clases de segundo semestre. Las clases que estamos ofreciendo este termino son las siguientes:

     -English 1-2 B (Inglés 1-2 B)

    -English 3-4 B ( Inglés 3-4 B)

    -Algebra 1 B

    -Integrated 1 B (Integrado 1B)

     Si no sabe si su estudiante ha reprobado alguna de las clases que se ofrecen, comuníquese con su consejera. Cualquier otra pregunta se puede comunicar con la oficina de SUN al 503-674-5570 o laurelh@mfs.email

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  • Transfer Information

    Distrist transfer information is now available to those interested in attending a Gresham-Barlow school.

    Please visit our transfer page for all dates, forms and deadlines.

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  • Volunteer In Our School

    Learn about volunteer opportunities and how to sign up.

    Volunteer Information

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  • In case of Inclement Weather

    Learn how to find out about emergency school closures due to snowstorms and icy conditions.

    School Closure Information

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  • Looking for information about the International Baccalaureate Program? 

    Have questions about the Extended Essay?  Need to log your CAS hours?  Want to find out about IB exam dates?  Then take a look at the new IB webpage for Gresham HS!  Visit the International Baccalaureate Page for more information.

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District News

Principal's Message

Mr. Schaefer



Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Schaefer

Dear Gresham Community,

For the past 16 years I have had the pleasure of working with students and families as an educator. During this time, I have been a teacher in several departments, a coach, an Athletic Director, and an administrator. Through my time in the Gresham Barlow School District I have worked at both Gresham High School and at Sam Barlow High School, as well as in another large Oregon district (where I began my career), and in private business for ten years prior to that. In each stage of my career (and life) I have learned some very different skills and walked away from each building with the firm belief that each student matters, and each needs the support of a village to reach their potential.

Gresham High School embraces each and every student, no matter the challenges, and no matter the background. Teams of outstanding educators and professionals are dedicated to the privileged journey to help to raise students to be contributors to their future, no matter what that may be. In meeting each student where they are, as they walk through each day, it is our sincere belief that in the relationships we build, the fertile ground for learning and growing is laid.

Gresham High School has a history stretching back over one hundred years, as a landmark in our community. Life journeys for young people have begun here, and the mark on the world left by the contributions and care for our students has been laid in each day those students have spent in this building, on our athletic fields, in our performing arts auditorium, and in our community as they learn to lead, give back, and care not only for themselves, but one another.

Gresham High School is special because our student-centered staff constantly strives for improvement. We will continue our emphasis on essential skills through innovative instruction that is focused on Assessing Students for Learning. Our constant focus on improvement, coupled with a renewed emphasis on quantifiable results through targeted, authentic classroom assessments that prepare all student to achieve at high levels is based on our long history and tradition of preparing students for the future.

For a century we have offered positive opportunities for students to achieve personal and academic success. The Gresham High staff is committed to helping students learn to use their minds, hearts, and hands well. We do this through high expectations, focused teaching and learning, and emphasis on the mastery and demonstration of essential skills and concepts. Our school culture relies on a foundation of shared leadership and decision-making, a high degree of professional accountability, a focus on student achievement, and a widely held commitment to promoting a climate that values respect, trust, integrity, and individual dignity throughout the school community.

It is my sincere privilege to work with each student and staff to make this vision a reality. Please don’t ever hesitate to contact me if I can ever be of service to you.

Michael J. Schaefer