Welcome to the Pendleton School District 16R Web site. Our goal is to provide important and timely information via the Web. Hopefully, there will be many students, staff, parents, alumni, and community members who will utilize this site frequently. I encourage visitors to our Web site to utilize our “Comments Form” to post any feedback, suggestions, or questions about our schools.
The Pendleton School District serves about 3,300 students with a wide range of interests and needs. Our mission is to maximize all available resources to create a learning environment that ensures all students gain the knowledge, skills and character to be successful lifelong learners. In our efforts to accomplish this mission, we will pursue those practices that bring best results and we will be responsive to community inquiries about our work.
Community partnerships are crucial to the success of our schools. We are focused on reaching out to area professionals, business leaders, retirees, service clubs, and other community members that may, in some way, have a positive impact on our schools and our students.
Recently the state released student data from the 2010-2011 Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS). This information provides school districts from around the state with an opportunity to analyze learning systems and instructional programs. In the Pendleton School District there is good news to share with our stakeholders.
The PSD is proud of our accomplishments in the Academic Growth category on the Oregon State Report Card. Academic growth is calculated using the percentage of students in 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 meeting achievement standards adopted by the state in 2007.
At Pendleton High School we experienced 14.8% and 24.2% growth in reading and math respectively. Sunridge Middle School increased their reading and math percentages by 3.7% and 9.7%, and our elementary schools showed cumulative increases in reading and math of 1.7% and 14.6%. Administrators and teachers have worked collaboratively to improve instructional practices and the impact on student achievement is exciting!
I’m certain the 2011-2012 school year is going to be another year marked by student success in a variety of areas. Thank you for joining our team as we work together to help all of our students reach their potential and achieve their goals. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org or (541) 276-6711.