Philomath High School District

About Philomath High School


At Philomath High School, we believe that students and staff will demonstrate responsibility to self by becoming intellectually curious, lifelong learners who seek challenges, having the integrity and moral courage to be accountable for their choices and actions, and demonstrating critical thinking, problem solving and academic excellence. Students and staff will demonstrate responsibility to others by communicating effectively while working cooperatively, and showing respect, tolerance and compassion by valuing diversity. Students and staff will demonstrate responsibility to the community by being active, positive contributors to their local community and global society. Visit our school profile PDF to learn more about PHS.

High School Principal Mike Bussard


Our Mission Is:



Please contact Principal Mike Bussard or the Office Manager, Trish Janssen, by phone or email, if you have any questions.

Phone: 541-929-3211
Email: Mike Bussard or Trish Janssen

High SchoolMascot:   Warriors
Colors:    Black &
Athletics League: Oregon West Conference, OSAA 4A

Students Served

Philomath High School is home to approximately 525 students in grades 9th through 12th. We are well known for our academic and athletic accomplishments.

Report Cards

Please view the High School Report Card issued by the Oregon Department of Education to learn more about our school.

Did You Know?


  • New HS build with some remodel in 2012
  • Location in close proximity with middle school and primary school
  • Onsite swimming pool
  • Onsite auditorium/theater
  • Community Conference Room
  • Fully equipped Fitness Center/Weight Room Facility
  • Dance Studio/Activity Room
  • AV/Music Studio Sound Booth
  • Robotics Lab


  • Philomath High School Oregon Report Card rating of ‘Outstanding’
  • Trimester system (matches with local colleges)
  • We offer both Honors and Valedictorian Diplomas
  • Average class size is still under 30
  • AP and College Credit courses offered (Advanced Mathematics & Sciences); College Now classes
  • We offer a Beyond PHS program connecting with LBCC to earn credits towards an AA degree
  • We have 39% of our students currently enrolled in the Oregon University Systems
  • Post-Secondary Plans show that 30% of our students plan to attend a 4-year college and 60% plan to attend a 2-year college or trade school; 10% plan to enter the work field or military
  • Have had many National Merit Scholars (One to two per year the past few years)

Extra-curricular Activities:

  • Strong Fine Arts program that continually produces some of the best art work in the county, state, and for the last three years have had a student earn National honors for their art work, sculpturing, and ceramics
  • Strong Performing Arts and Theater programs
  • Strong CTE (Career Technical Education) programs such as Culinary Arts, Manufacturing Tech/CAD/Drafting/Robotics, Forestry, Health Occupations, and Business
  • FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
  • German Club/GAPP (German American Partnership Program) Exchange Trip
  • Broadcast Media
  • Drag Racing Team
  • Equestrian Team
  • One of the top competitive Robotics programs in the state as well as in the Northwest region
  • One of the state’s best Forestry programs –  6 State Championships


  • 2011 winner of the State “Oregonian Cup” (awarded to the top 4A classification school for academics/GPAs, sports teams achievements, and sportsmanship)
  • 17 different OSAA sponsored sports teams
  • Strong Athletic teams with 212 league championships
  • 29 State Championships
  • One in three students play a High School sport
  • 14 of 17 teams were in top 10 for GPAs in the State 4A classification
  • 8 out of 17 teams were in the top 5 for GPAs in the State 4A classification
  • In the last 5 years, Philomath High School has won a State Championship
  • Can dual sport

Performing Arts:

  • Two national Grammy  Awards
  • One in every six students participate in a High School play
  • One in every five students participate in choir or band
  • Band and Choir have placed multiple times in the top 4 at State competitions the past 5 years
  • 2013 Oregon West Conference top Jazz Band Award
  • Performing Arts annual student spring trip (Disneyland, Seattle, San Francisco)

“Now You Know”

Thank you ‘Community of Philomath’ for all the volunteers and support throughout the history of Philomath High School.

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