HERMISTON SCHOOL DISTRICT
The Hermiston School District is the largest school district in Eastern Oregon, exceeding 5,000 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, and five K-5 elementary schools, all within the city limits.
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 School. The voters also approved a $69.9 million bond in 2008, which replaced Armand Larive Middle School (built in 1936), West Park Elementary School (built in 1950), and Sunset Elementary School (built in 1957), as well as allowed for minor improvements to facilities across the district.
The district is proud to offer advanced placement courses, dual-credit opportunities, and elective courses including manufacturing and construction technology, performing and fine arts, Spanish, wellness and athletic professional-preparatory courses, and career and technology education courses.
The athletic program includes football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, track, tennis, wrestling, swimming, soccer and softball, and available activities include award-winning FFA, FCCLA and DECA organizations, as well as color guard, dance team, marching band, pep band, debate, rally and vocal music.
With great staff members serving the needs of all children with rigorous program choices, high expectations, mutual respect and excellence in all endeavors, Hermiston School District is on the path to becoming the premier public school district in Oregon. For more info: www.hermiston.k12.or.us
BLUE MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Blue Mountain Community College Hermiston serves the western region of Umatilla County. A full range of college services is available including a comprehensive basic skills and extended learning program.
980 SE Columbia Drive
EASTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY
Choose from 23 bachelor’s degrees and partnership programs. EOU also offers master’s degrees in business, teaching and science in education.
980 SE Columbia Drive, #217
8 Public Schools
2 Private Schools
1 Community College (BMCC)
1 University (Eastern Oregon University)
1 Higher Education Center