About Us

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Crook County School District is located in Central Oregon, approximately 35 miles northeast of Bend and 19 miles east of Redmond.    The District is served by the High Desert Educational Service District.

Capital Projects

BBE Wide shot

In 2013 voters of Crook County approved a $33.5 million school bond measure to build a new elementary school and to refurbish other existing buildings. Since then, land was purchased in the IronHorse development and Barnes Butte Elementary was completed in August 2015. In addition, many projects have been completed at the High School, Middle […]

Job Openings

Join Our Team

  We are now accepting electronic applications through TalentEd Recruit & Hire for both external and internal job openings. We will no longer accept an email or paper letter of interest for Internal postings. Paper job announcements will continue to be sent to building secretaries to post on job boards, however, the posting will direct […]

Crook County Schools

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Crook County School District has seven schools with a student enrollment of approximately 2,923 students:  Crook County High School (731 students); an alternative high school: Pioneer High School, CCSD Schools On-Line Option and other alternative programs (110 students); Crook County Middle School (581 students); two in-town elementary schools – Crooked River Elementary (620 students); and Barnes Butte Elementary (653 students); two rural elementary schools: Paulina Elementary (20 students); and Brothers Elementary (7 students.)  In addition, the District sponsors a charter school: Powell Butte Community Charter School with 186 students. The District employs 165 full and part-time classroom teachers, 23 full and part-time licensed and administrative staff, and 176 full and part-time support and supervisory staff.

Crook County is located in the geographic center of Oregon in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with a population of approximately 26,845.  The county’s economy has traditionally been driven by agriculture, construction, forest products, livestock, manufacturing, recreation and tourism.  In 2010 Facebook constructed their first company-owned 334,000 sq. ft. data center, and has recently finished their second 360,000 sq. ft. data center, with plans for a third 60,000 sq. ft. building.  Apple has completed a 10,000 sq. ft. data center and has submitted a master plan to build a 500,000 sq. ft. space over time.  The community has also seen growth in the bio-fuels and transportation industries.  In 2012 the county celebrated its 130th anniversary.


  • Seventh grader chosen for Honor Choir

    Seventh grader chosen for Honor Choir

    Congratulations to Avery, a Crook County Middle School seventh grader, for being accepted to the Oregon All-State Honor Choir. Avery will learn six or seven high-school level pieces of music and will join the best middle school singers in Oregon to perform with the Honor Choir in Eugene in January. Thanks for representing CCMS, Avery!

  • 4th grader at Barnes Butte Elementary

    Abby – 4th Grader at Barnes Butte Elementary

    Abigail “Abby” is a dedicated fourth grader at Barnes Butte Elementary. It’s a pleasure to highlight Abby because she represents what we hope to accomplish for all our students. Abby is thoughtful, hardworking, compassionate towards others and an inspiration to the students and staff. Most recently, Abby delivered an inspirational speech to the entire student […]

  • Cylie from Paulina

    Student Spotlight – Cylie

    A shout out to Cylie who is Paulina School’s student spotlight. Cylie is a sixth-grade student dedicated to school, volleyball and 4-H. She is a fun-loving young woman who often has a welcoming smile on her face. Hard work, reliability and integrity are words and deeds that Cylie is familiar with. This self-disciplined Paulina Buckaroo […]

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    Student Spotlight – Sophie

      “Sophie brings a breath of fresh air to Crooked River Elementary. Every day, this exceptional fifth-grade student shines her caring disposition in all directions. Sophie is not your average student; she is wise beyond her years when it comes to treating people with kindness. She has such a pleasant disposition no matter who she […]

  • Student Spotlight

    Student Spotlight – Kaleb Davis

    One word in particular aptly describes the efforts of this senior at Pioneer High School: Perseverance. Kaleb Davis first enrolled at Pioneer as a freshman in the late spring of 2016. Like many Pioneer students, Kaleb was behind in credits and struggling to find a clear way ahead. It was obvious that he had solid […]