–Circa 1972: McLoughlin is the first of the junior highs in the district to participate in the Help One Student to Succeed reading program.
–Spring 1992: Construction begins on new classroom wings, a new gymnasium and an enlarged media center, funded by a voter-approved bond measure earlier in the year.
–October 1993: McLoughlin helps pilot a partnership with OMSI to provide science camps for all sixth-graders.
–April 1996: Students from McLoughlin teach school counselors and principals about peer mediation at Portland State University.
–Spring 1998: McLoughlin’s sixth-grade Knowledge Master Open team places first in Washington and 17th internationally in the computerized spring competition.
–January 1999: McLoughlin’s sixth-graders rank first in the state and second in the world in the Knowledge Master Open competition.
–February 2001: McLoughlin’s sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade Knowledge Master Open teams place first at state. The sixth-graders place fourth in the world.
–February 2004: McLoughlin celebrates 60 years since the original school was completed in 1943.
–November 2007: AVID is piloted at McLoughlin. Approximately 30 students are selected to participate.
–Fall 2014: The first class in the Spanish Immersion Program begins at McLoughlin. The program was established in 2008 at Harney Elementary.