Principal's Message

SRHS Principal David Nieslanik

Welcome to Southridge High School.  Opening in 1999, Southridge is one of the six comprehensive high schools in the Beaverton School District.  Our diverse student body at Southridge is approximately 1475 students feeding from Conestoga, Highland Park, and Whitford Middle Schools.  

At Southridge, we strive to instill a strong well-rounded program for all students.  It is important that our students experience a rigorous curriculum of study, a diverse selection of activities, and a competitive athletic environment.   Southridge is founded on the beliefs of the International Baccalaureate program.  We aim to develop internationally minded people, who recognize humanity, shared guardianship of the planet, and help create a better and more peaceful world.  

Southridge High School is also proud to be an AVID school.  The AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) ideals align with our IB mission.  AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.  AVID’s best practices of writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading support all students to be successful in and outside of the classroom.  

In addition, we believe in teaching our students to be good stewards of the world around them.  We are the only comprehensive high school in Beaverton expecting 60 service-learning hours to be completed by graduation.  We strive to create opportunities for all students, and we are compassionate critical thinkers who are connected to our school, community, and world.  We strive to live up to our core values as we:

  • Promote meaningful engagement in the local and global community

  • Value collaboration, perseverance, and growth

  • Foster a safe, respectful, inclusive, and spirited school community

  • Honor different lived experiences and perspectives

  • Nurture curiosity to make learning relevant 

  • Engage in an authentic, varied, challenging, and innovative curriculum.


Southridge is fortunate to boast one of the most active and passionate parent communities in the Beaverton area.  Our success is a direct effect of our supportive parents and community partners, and we are thankful for the ongoing support they provide.  

Our work is aligned with the district goals of innovation, collaboration, engagement, and equity; and we invite you to partner with us.

Principal David Neislanik Signature
David Nieslanik, Principal