Crook County Schools
Crook County School District has seven schools with a student enrollment of approximately 3,200 students: one high school (810 students); one alternative high school and other alternative programs (240 students); one middle school (621 students); three in-town elementary schools (319 students, 436 students, 377 students); and one rural elementary school (31 students). In addition, the District sponsors two charter schools: a K-8 community charter school with 186 students; and a K-12 online charter school with over 230 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 biofuels and transportation industries. In 2012 the county celebrated its 130th anniversary.