The Hermiston School District is the largest school district in Eastern Oregon, exceeding 5,200 students, and continues to experience steady growth. It serves students in grades kindergarten through 12 with a broad range of programs from basic skills to vocational opportunities to advanced placement classes. The school district includes a 9-12 senior high school, two 6-8 middle schools, five K-5 elementary schools, a
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comprehensive alternative school, and a robust online learning program option for students and families.
Support for the school district has been strong from the community. In 2001 voters approved a $39 million building program which included the construction of a new high school, Desert View Elementary School, and renovations at Highland Hills Elementary. The voters also approved a $69.9 million bond in 2008. The bond served to replace Armand Larive Middle School (built in 1936), West Park Elementary (built in 1950), and Sunset Elementary (built in 1957). For more information about the bond, click here.
The city of Hermiston is located in northeastern Oregon, just south of the Oregon-Washington border. There are about 15,800 residents within the Hermiston city limits, and the unique geographical area offers an extended growing season and a variety of agricultural crops and products. The immediate Hermiston area has been able to diversify its economy with food processing, cold storage, warehousing and distribution facilities. In addition, Hermiston’s close proximity to the Columbia River Gorge and the surrounding Blue Mountains make it an ideal place for outdoor activities.
Who Are We?
Striving to Become the Premier Public School District in Oregon
To serve the needs of all children with rigorous program choices, high expectations, mutual respect and excellence in all endeavors
- Annually, all schools will meet “on track” academic growth targets, as measured by the Oregon Department of Education (grades 3-11) and easyCBM assessment system (grades K-2).
- Maintain sound fiscal stewardship of community resources consistent with board policies.
- Annually increase post-secondary accessions by 3 percent, as measured by the number of students choosing collegiate (two year or four year programs), vocational, apprenticeship or military training immediately following high school.
- The uniqueness of all and the value of diversity
- Fostering self-esteem, trust, and respect
- A collaborative process involving all stakeholders
- Encouraging risk-taking, consistent with these core values
- Reflection and self-renewal
- A rigorous academic experience with high achievement expectations
- A wide range of programs to meet the academic and social needs of all students
- Fully integrated and effective use of technology
- Exemplary staff who continually reflect on their practice, learn and progress
- Use of research-based, best practices teaching methodologies to enhance student learning experiences and the application of concepts
- Faculty who are supportive of community involvement and willing to assist parents in their efforts to help children learn
- A qualified Board of Education and Administration focused on adopting policies to support best teaching practices, student achievement, and fiscal responsibility
- An Administration open to community involvement
- A strong and inclusive leadership team that fosters problem solving and continuous improvement
- Professional development to enhance the skills and knowledge of people in the organization
- Continual monitoring of each student’s progress through the use of rigorous and meaningful measurement processes
- A robust assessment system that supports data-driven decision-making
- Broad-based business and stakeholder support
- Involvement and partnerships
- Responsive to the needs of parents
- A teaching and learning environment that is physically safe and emotionally secure
- A stimulating learning environment that meets individual student needs and focuses on the whole child
- A culture of respect and connectivity within a professional community
- Comprehensive programs across all campuses
* as of 02/28/2014
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