Program Overview

    The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) contract with Willamette Education Service District to provide education programs for students who reside at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility.  The school operates on a year-round calendar and provides instruction for a total of 220 days annually.

    The school is accredited by Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and serves approximately two hundred male students. Classes are taught by licensed teachers, and the curriculum meets all state requirements.

    The education program is unique in that it serves young men from the ages of twelve to twenty-five. Students are served through a combination of direct instruction, online courses, and educational software. We assess students’ skills, place them in appropriate classes and provide substantial encouragement and support as they work to earn their high school diploma. Graduates are equally prepared for college or entering a vocational trade. 

    In addition to our comprehensive high school program, the school offers:

    • Barbering school
    • College coursework
    • Welding certification
    • Construction technology
    • Bicycle repair
    • Work experience
    • Graduation Equivalence (GED)
    Our goals for all students at William Lord High Schools are to:Farrell Grads
    • Reduce recidivism 
    • Earn a high school diploma
    • Develop marketable job skills
    • Engage in college coursework or vocational training


    Contact Information

    William Lord High School and the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility are located at 2630 N Pacific Hwy, Woodburn, OR 97071. The office staff can be reached by telephone at 503.981.2501.

YCEP Program Contacts

First Name Last Name Job Title Email Phone #
Jason Perrins Principal, Lord High School jason.perrins@wesd.org 503.981.2501
Dean Harry Special Education Teacher dean.harry@wesd.org 503.986.0324
Keith Ussery Program Director, Willamette ESD Deputy Superintendent keith.ussery@wesd.org 503.385.4725
Tammy Halderman Registrar, Lord High School tammy.halderman@wesd.org 503.981.2501