Our Vision

To develop students who hold the power to create opportunities for themselves and others.

Our Mission

Together we will build a safe environment to support and engage future-ready students who value differences and face challenges with empathy, respect, and resilience.

Core Values We Believe In…

  • A safe, supportive, and respectful learning environment.
  • Integrity. Pride. Responsibility. Compassion.
  • Positive student, staff, family and community relationships.
  • Leadership through character development.
  • Collaboration and team building. Participation in athletics and extracurricular activities.
  • Appreciation for creativity and the arts.
  • Workplace experience through business internships and job shadowing.
  • The curiosity, adaptability, and initiative to be influential in a technological society.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Empowering students to learn at their own pace and through the lens of their own interests.
  • Personalized support systems to help every student succeed. Failure is not an option.

College Level Courses

College level courses offered on site, in collaboration with accredited colleges/universities:

  • Writing 121, 122 (Oregon Coast Community College)
  • Math 111, 112 (Oregon Coast Community College)
  • 19th and 20th Century World History (Oregon Institute of Technology)

Advanced Placement courses include:

  • AP Language
  • AP Literature

Plans & Reports

About Waldport

Waldport School aerial viewThe first settlers on the peninsula floated down the Alsea River in the late 1870s and named Waldport. The name stems from the German word “wald” for forest and “port” for the location. In October of 1879, David and Orlena Ruble laid out the City of Waldport, using the nighttime stars as their survey guide. The city was chartered in 1890 and incorporated in 1911. The town site is an old Indian burial ground. A point south of town bears the name of Chief Yaquina John, one of the last of the Alsi tribe members. (2015, December 13). Retrieved from http://www.waldport.org/AboutWaldport.php

Today, Waldport is a city in Lincoln County and the high school, established in 1903, serves a community population of approximately 2,050 from Yachats to South Beach. The WHS student population is approximately 185 students in grades 9-12. We are the Fightin’ Irish with kelly green, white and black as our school colors. Waldport High School is known for its individualized attention to students, with an emphasis on science, technology and the arts.