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St. Helens High School
2375 Gable Rd. 
St. Helens, Oregon 97051

St. Helens High School Lions

St. Helens High School is a public high school located in St. Helens, Columbia County, Oregon.
St. Helens High School is a four-year comprehensive school serving 960 students in grades 9-12 from diverse backgrounds.

SHHS School Maxims


We open our minds to new perspectives
and have the confidence
to do the right thing.


We work hard to achieve our goal
and serve our community.


We have skills and resilience
to meet life's challenges.

Curriculum Highlights

We are focused on both career readiness education and rigorous academic opportunities to prepare students for success in four-year university, community college and trade apprenticeship programs. 

  • AP Classes; US History, European History, Biology, Chemistry
  • Dual College Credit partnership with Portland State University, Western Oregon University, Mt Hood Community College, Portland Community College
    • Writing, Research, Calculus, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Spanish
    • Automotive Technology, Chef School/Lion Catering, Building Construction, Carpentry, Business Technology, Drafting, Child Development and Education, Pre-Engineering, Metals and Manufacturing 
  • Mikes' Automotive; a student-based auto diagnostic and repair business, recognized by AAA as an “Approved Auto Care Center,” the first high school-based automotive shop to be recognized by AAA in the country. 
  • Building Construction - Renovations and Remodeling Program purchases, restores and re-sells dilapidated houses while gaining invaluable training in an abundance of career fields by learning market analysis, purchasing procedures, planning and the construction work itself. Students work alongside local contractors while performing all the work that does not require a license. Building students also construct entire “tiny houses” completely to code.  

St. Helens Cubs Corner Childcare and Little Lions Day School provides a state-certified childcare center open to the public and serving children ages 6 weeks - 6 years.  Our childcare program is the highest rated in the county, rated 4 stars by the state and offers outstanding care by highly qualified teachers, developmentally appropriate curriculum, a balance of academics and social development while providing a learning opportunity for high school students interested in careers with young children. 

St. Helens School District

“The St. Helens School District is committed to excellence for all students. Excellence in our schools is achieved through high expectations and meaningful learning for all students. Positive results are gained by great teaching and engaged students and not predictable by gender, language proficiency, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, or disability. Excellence means that all students grow to reach their highest levels year after year and are college or career ready as high school graduates.

SHSD has made great strides in providing rigorous and high-quality education for each student through its focus on the teaching and learning process and individual student growth. We want more students learning to read at an earlier age, more students taking rigorous and challenging courses, and more students being provided with opportunities to succeed at higher levels than ever before.

Cultivating an academic culture of high expectations throughout the district requires the commitment of parents, students, staff members, and communities. Creating this culture also requires several critical conditions to encourage excellence --- high expectations, expert instruction, positive relationships, and cultural competence. To create and sustain these conditions, we need to help all students, staff members, and parents to learn and grow. This requires ongoing, deliberate efforts to build capacity through targeted professional development. We are committed to the fundamental belief that success for all is possible.”
(St. Helens School District Strategic Visioning Plan 2023-2026

St. Helens High School is a place where teachers want to teach, students want to learn and the community wants to be involved.

St. Helens High School Lions

 School Facts
      Colors  Yellow and Black
      Mascot Lion
      Traditions Winter Ball, MORP, College & Career Week, Cancer Awareness Week

Student-Teacher Ratio 20:1

Student Services

The Lion Support Center empowers all students with the essential skills and resources necessary for success in a changing world. We create a secure, all-inclusive environment where students feel empowered and supported. The LSC offers a range of student support specialists for academic, career, personal, social, and emotional growth. 

Athletics & Activities

OSAA sanctioned sports include: football, volleyball, baseball, softball, soccer, golf, cross country, cheer, swimming, wrestling, track, and field. We offer an award-winning Marching Band and Color Guard, Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble as well as Cantante Choir, Choraliers, Chor Leonis, and Voce. There are also numerous clubs and groups students participate in.