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Home of the Rockets

Pilot Rock School District is located approximately 15 miles south of Pendleton in Umatilla County near the foothills of the beautiful Blue Mountains. The District is comprised of two buildings - an elementary building serving students in grades K-6 and a Junior/Senior High School for students in grades 7-12. Approximately 350 students are enrolled in the District.

The original senior high school was built in 1919 and now mainly serves junior high school students. A senior high school was built in 1955 and a connecting ramp between the two buildings was constructed in 1981. The current elementary building was opened in 1948 with an addition in 1962.

The Pilot Rock staff is proud of the excellent education that it offers its students. The community is very supportive of its schools through volunteer activities, donations, and attendance at school events. It's great to be a Rocket!

2016 Crystal Apple Award Nominations Open

The InterMountain ESD and the Pilot Rock School District are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2016 Crystal Apple "Excellence in Education" Awards are now open.

The purpose of these awards is to recognize outstanding individuals in education in school districts across eastern Oregon. All principals, teachers, paraeducators and district staff who have been employed for at least one year are eligible to be nominated.

For information and Nomination Forms, please visit the IMESD Crystal Apple page.

Letter to Parents About Lockout on 1/21/16

Last Thursday, January 21, Pilot Rock schools experienced a Lockout situation that ended safely. School officials initiated the Lockout after hearing loud noises that sounded like gunshots, but turned out to be a backfiring car. In a Letter to Parents, Superintendent Steve Staniak provides a summary of the incident, important lessons learned from the situation and what parents can do and expect next time.

Read the Letter to Parents.