About Us

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

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

  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

Crook County School District has seven schools with a student enrollment of approximately 2,945 students:  Crook County High School (741 students); an alternative high school: Pioneer High School and other alternative programs (129 students); Crook County Middle School (588 students); two in-town elementary schools – Crooked River Elementary (621 students); and Barnes Butte Elementary (651 students); two rural elementary schools: Paulina Elementary (20 students); and Brothers Elementary (8 students.)  In addition, the District sponsors a charter school: Powell Butte Community Charter School with 186 students. The District employs 108 full and part-time classroom teachers, 47 full and part-time licensed and administrative staff, and 165 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.

Spotlight

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    Student Spotlight – Brittney Vander Jagt

    Brittney Vander Jagt is a model student at Crook County High School. She is very successful both in and out of the classroom and takes on a variety of leadership roles. Brittany is currently Vice President of the Venture Crew (similar to Boy Scouts). She is a member of both the wrestling and football teams. […]

  • Student Spotlight – Aspen Cross

    Aspen Cross, 4th grade student at Barnes Butte Elementary has been selected as the Student Spotlight. Aspen is a conscientious student.  She strives for quality work and takes pleasure in even the smallest tasks. She loves to learn and her excitement is felt by her peers. Aspen lives by the rules and expectations of her […]

  • Student Spotlight – Chantae Grimes

    The staff at Pioneer Alternative High School are proud to recognize Chantae Grimes.  Chantae epitomizes the character traits we hope all of our students personify.  Specifically, Chantae has a kind heart.  She willingly shares her gifts and talents with others at PHS.  This is not limited to a select group, but she reaches out to […]

  • Student Spotlight – Logan Faust

    Logan Faust is a sixth grade student at Paulina School.  Logan was chosen for the student spotlight because he is a leader and supporter of Paulina School. He embodies the Buckaroo spirit and is dedicated to Paulina School.   Even though all his siblings attend school in Prineville, he has chosen to attend school in Paulina. […]

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    Student Spotlight – Jakob Ryan

    Jakob Ryan is a trumpet player in the 8th grade band at Crook County Middle School and he’s also in the Crook County High School Jazz Band. Jakob is a great student; ready to work hard to meet a challenge, ready to help out another student, just ready.  Thanks Jakob, you got this! — Mr. […]

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    Student Spotlight – May Zhu

    Photo: Ms. Bryant and May Zhu “Last year, May was in my second grade class. She had perfect attendance and brought a smile everyday to all of us. She was an exceptional student who worked hard, did not give up and was willing to make mistakes so she could learn more. She expressed her compassion […]

  • Student Spotlight – Henry Garcia

    Henry Fonseca Garcia, 11, is an outstanding 5th grader Badger at Barnes Butte Elementary.  Henry’s favorite subject at school is Science because there are many exciting science things to do and learn.  He loves learning so much, he has no least favorite subject.  If Henry has free time at home, he reads books.  His favorite […]

  • Student Spotlight – Blake Lopez

    Blake Lopez, a senior at CCHS, was chosen to be the Crook County School District student spotlight for a number of reasons. During his high school career, Blake has volunteered with Big Brother Big Sister, Link Crew, Honor Society and My Future My Choice. In addition to volunteering, he works as a teaching assistant intern […]

  • Student Spotlight – Callie Winebarger

    Paulina School is proud to highlight, 3rd grader, Callie Winebarger! Callie is a wonderful student who puts her best effort into everything she does.   She excels academically and is a fantastic role model. The younger students know they can call on Callie when they have a problem. When the students were asked to write about […]

  • Student Spotlight – Logan Younce

    Logan Younce, 8th grader from Crook County Middle School, has been selected to be our student in the spotlight.  A few teachers had some nice things to say about this young man. “Logan is friendly, sincere, engaged and engaging.  He works as diligently as he can on the task at hand.  When asked to do […]

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