The Crook County School Board is committed to provide visionary leadership with a climate of innovation, change and continuous improvement, including the development of a highly qualified and effective staff for maximum student achievement.
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.
The city of Prineville, population approximately 10,370, was founded in 1968 by Barney Prine, who built a blacksmith shop and store/saloon on the banks of the Crooked River. Surrounded by the spectacular Ochoco National Forest and Crooked River National Grasslands, Prineville is the gateway to an extensive array of outdoor recreation options including hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, and rockhounding. Minutes from downtown, Ochoco Lake and Prineville Reservoir are open for year-round fishing, camping, and recreation.
The 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.
The District’s 2012-13 General Fund budget is approximately $28.4 million.
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