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Open House September 8, 2015

IJSHS will host our annual Open House on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  Thi is an excellent opportunity to get to know your child's teachers and get a feel for what your child will be doing this school year.  We encourage all parents to attend!

FREE Sports Physicals

They will be held at the Irrigon Health Clinic on the following dates:

  • August 12 & 13 from 1:30pm - 5:00pm
  • August 25 from 1:30pm - 5:00pm
  • September 10 from 1:30 - 7:00pm

Morrow County High Schools Ranked Nationally

Heppner – Morrow County School District (MCSD) is pleased to announce that Heppner High School and Irrigon High School were named award recipients of the U.S. News Best High Schools in 2015. Both schools were awarded a Bronze Medal.

To earn this prestigious honor, Oregon high school students are required to earn at least 24 credits to graduate. Students also must establish college readiness by demonstrating mastery of essential skills, such as earning proficient scores in math, reading and writing on the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS). This data is gathered annually from the Oregon Department of Education.

Our district is proud of Heppner and Irrigon High’s accomplishments. Whenever a school is recognized as highly successful, it is great cause for celebration and a testament to our K-12 learning system. Learning is a lifelong endeavor--the work that is done prior to high school often leads to high school success. Our district is proud of all K-12 students, staff, community members and families that make this all possible,” said Dirk Dirksen, superintendent of MCSD.

For more information about the rankings, please visit:

US News


Congratulations to Irrigon Jr/Sr High School!

Irrigon Jr/Sr High School has been named among the best high schools in the state by US News and World Report!  The article cites our numerous college level courses and proficiency scores as criteria for the judgement.  For more details and demographics, please follow the link below:


Irrigon graduation rates above state average for 2013-2014

The Oregon Department of Education today (Jan. 29) released to the public the 2013-2014 school year graduation rates, and Irrigon High had an overall 79.03% rate in the 4-year cohort (which includes all students who started high school in 2010-2011 school year and graduated with a regular or modified diploma). This is higher than the state average of 71.98%.

The graduation rate report for Irrigon also breaks down the graduation rate by category. The report indicates 76.47% of boys and 82.14% of girls graduated last year. In the economically disadvantaged student category, Irrigon earned a 77.55% rate, compared to a 64.44 state average. In the Hispanic/Latino category, Irrigon earned a 73.08% rate, compared to a 64.95% state average. For students with disabilities, Irrigon was just slightly above the state average of 51.11%, with a 54.55% rate.

However, there is still some work to do in the limited English proficiency category, which had a graduation rate of just 42.86% compared to 51.66% state average.

For a more detailed look at Irrigon's graduation rate, please click here, and scroll down to the Morrow County School District.

2013-2014 State Report Cards Are In

View Report Cards here: http://www.morrow.k12.or.us/reportcards

Morrow County School District is pleased to report that its students outperformed comparison school districts data on 5 of 6 outcome performance measures as it relates to what students are achieving in high school.

Compared to districts with similar demographics, such as poverty levels, diversity of their student body, and pupil mobility, MCSD seniors outperformed their counterparts in college and career readiness (as measured by freshman on track to graduate and the percentage of students who took the SAT), high school graduation rate, completion rate, dropout rate and continuing education.

As part of the state’s federal waiver application, Oregon developed a new accountability system with a much greater focus on student learning and growth. Schools also receive a rating that compares them to “like” schools – other schools with similar student demographics including percent poverty, mobility, students of color, and English learners. Schools are rated as below average, about average, or above average as compared to similar schools. This provides parents and community members with another perspective on achievement at the school.

MCSD has 8 schools within the District. Half of the schools within the District yielded strong performances based on the new state school rating criteria, which rates schools from a 1 (lowest performance) to 5 (model school performance).

This year Heppner Elementary and Heppner High School have attained a Level 4 rating. A.C. Houghton, Windy River Elementary, Irrigon Junior/Senior High, Riverside Junior/Senior High, and Sam Boardman Elementary achieved level 3 performance, while Irrigon Elementary School obtained a level 2 rating.

For more information on the MCSD School Report Card or individual school report cards, please go to your child’s school site main office and ask for a copy, or visit http://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx  and select Morrow County School District.

HEPPNER – El Distrito Escolar del Condado de Morrow está contento en informar que nuestros alumnos superaron los datos de comparación distritos en 5 de 6 medidas de desempeño resultados en como los estudiantes están logrando en la escuelas secundaria. En comparación con los distritos con características demográficas similares, tales como los niveles de pobreza, la diversidad de su alumnado, y la movilidad de alumnos, Estudiantes 12 º grado in MCSD superaron alumnos de comparación distritos en la preparación universitaria y profesional (medida por el porcentaje de estudiantes en camino a graduarse y que tomaron el SAT), la tasa de graduación de la escuela secundaria , la tasa de finalización, y la tasa de abandono escolar.

Como parte de nuestra solicitud para recibir una exención  federal, Oregon desarrolló un nuevo sistema de asignación de responsabilidades con un mayor enfoque en el aprendizaje y el crecimiento de los estudiantes. Las escuelas también reciben una clasificación que las compara con escuelas “similares” -otras escuelas con características demográficas similares de estudiantes incluyendo porcentajes de pobreza, movilidad, estudiantes de color, y estudiantes que están aprendiendo inglés. Las escuelas son clasificadas como debajo del promedio, cerca del promedio o por encima del promedio en comparación con escuelas similares. Esto proporciona a los padres y miembros de la comunidad otra perspectiva sobre el logro de la escuela.

El Distrito Escolar del Condado de Morrow tiene 8 escuelas dentro del distrito. La mitad de las escuelas dentro del distrito dio un fuerte desempeño. Sobre los nuevos criterios de calificación escolar del estado, que tasas las escuelas de un 1 (el rendimiento más bajo) a 5 (rendimiento escolar modelo). Este año Heppner Elementary y Heppner Jr/Sr High han alcanzado una calificación de nivel 4. AC Houghton, Windy River, Irrigon Junior / Senior High, Riverside Junior / Senior High, Sam Boardman Elementary  alcanzó el nivel 3 de rendimiento, mientras que la escuela Irrigon Elementary obtuvo una clasificación de nivel 2.

Para obtener más información sobre el reporte escolar de MCSD o para el acceso de reportes de individual escuelas, por favor visite la oficina de la escuela de su estudiante o pueden utilizarla el Internet y utiliza el website: http://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx  y seleccione Morrow County School District.

Sports Bus Protocol

If you are returning from a sporting event with a parent other than your own, or not riding the bus, you will need to bring in a note from your parent(s) detailing your plan AT LEAST TWO SCHOOL DAYS BEFORE THE SPORTING EVENT.  No notes will be accepted after that deadline.