Tillamook school district #9

Preparing Students for Life

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Tillamook School District is to prepare our students with the academic, artistic, and social skills necessary to become positive contributors to a changing world.

MOTTO
"Preparing Students for Life"

ABOUT THE DISTRICT
Tillamook School District contains 404 square miles, roughly the middle geographic third of Tillamook County. The district has three elementary schools (K-6), a junior high (7-8), an alternative school (9-12), and a senior high (9-12). The student population is approximately 2,250.

The Tillamook School District staff includes 146 licensed and 130 classified employees.

The Facilities allow the District to offer students a full range of educational opportunities, in addition to emphasizing basic skill development. Student test scores are above national averages, and many of our graduates continue their education beyond high school.

The Tillamook County Education Service District provides many support services, including an instructional materials center, data processing service, multi-phasic pre-school physicals and special education for the handicapped.

DISTRICT STRATEGIES

  • Develop and implement a plan to support our instructional program through technology.
  • Develop and implement a plan to assure that needed social services are available to our students and families through collaboration with community social service agencies.
  • Develop and implement a plan for curriculum and staff development in order to prepare students to meet the District and State performance standards.
  • Develop and implement a plan to improve student conduct and behavior throughout the District.
  • Develop a District-wide special education program.
  • Develop and implement a facilities and maintenance plan to assure safe, accessible and well-maintained facilities for our students.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
School Board - District policies are set by five publicly elected school board members serving four-year terms. The Board meets the first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. A Board meeting schedule is available from the District Office. Meeting agendas are available at the District office on the Friday preceding the meeting.

Budget Committee - The budget sets guidelines for the administration to follow in developing an operating budget. Members study program budgets, meet with management to discuss the program's function and recommend a budget to the school board. The committee consists of five board members and five community residents appointed by the board for terms of three years.

Parent Involvement/Volunteers - Parents are an integral part of the education of their children. As a parent of a child attending school in Tillamook School district, we urge you to get to know your child's school, principal and teachers. Volunteers are a very important part of our schools and are always welcome.

Registration and Enrollment - Students new to the District or students who have changed their place of residence should register prior to opening of school. Specific times and dates are published in the local newspaper and are available at the District Office. Students new to Oregon must present proof of immunization and proof of a physical within the last year. First-time students must present proof of age. Children must be five years of age by September 1 to enter Kindergarten.

Attendance Area and School Assignment - Students are generally required to attend the school located in their attendance areas as designated by the District.

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY
Located on the northern Oregon Coast, Tillamook County with a population of 22,900, extends approximately 75 miles from Lincoln City on the south to Clatsop County on the north. Major industries in the county are forest products, fisheries and agriculture. The famous Tillamook cheese is manufactured here.

The City of Tillamook, population 4,100, is the county seat. It is located near Tillamook Bay, 75 miles west of Portland. Although Tillamook is only six miles from beautiful Netarts and Oceanside beaches, it is not a resort or beach community.

The climate is typically coastal, with heavy rainfall and mild temperatures.

Residents have the convenience of a modern and complete library, hospital and school facilities, as well as clubs, churches, fraternal organizations, a golf course, museums, and active performing arts groups. The area also offers the Tillamook Bay Community College and a family Y.M.C.A., complete with swimming pool, gym and weight/workout room. These organizations offer extensive cultural and recreational opportunities.

The people in the community are proud of the school system and participate in school activities.

COMMUNITY LINKS
Tour the community through Oregon Online Highways.
Tour the community through Tillamook County Online.
Access the Tillamook County Web server.
Read The Headlight Herald News.
Visit Tillamook Bay Community College.
Visit Nestucca Valley School District.