About the District
Ashland School District
Six schools open their doors to Ashland's youth each September, providing a comprehensive education in all grade levels.
Nearly 3,000 students attend Ashland High School, Ashland Middle School and our three elementary schools, Bellview, Helman, and Walker. John Muir Elementary is a K-8 magnet school with a curriculum focus on Science and the Arts. The Willow Wind Community Learning Center is a part time alternative program that primarily serves home-schooling families.
Approximately 300 full-time and part-time teachers, support staff and administrators provide high quality instructional programs.
Ashland's schools maintain and develop personalized, continuous, and progressive learning for students in reading and language arts, science, math, social science, fine arts, health, and physical education. An integrated arts program is provided at all elementary schools, with specialized classes available at the middle and high schools.
The district's partnerships with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Southern Oregon University provide enriching experiences for high school students. The Ashland Schools Foundation raises funds each year to support basic district programs as well as innovative classroom based projects and programs. Click on the ASF link in the sidebar to go to their website. Our local service clubs provide ongoing programs and financial support. Click Here for more information on ASD's community partnerships.
Through the Ashland Chamber of Commerce and other local businesses, our business community is committed to supporting local schools. Click Here for more information on the City of Ashland.
The community of Ashland supports its schools in many ways. The Youth Academics and Activities Levy, passed by local voters in November of 2007 for three years, ensures that our students have a wide range of academics and activities to participate in each year.
Community members actively volunteer at all of our schools, thereby providing additional help for students as well as providing mentoring and serving as positive role models for our students. Each school has an active site council to assist with school governance, and PTO's and PTA's are another avenue for parent involvement.
Ashland Schools continue to exceed state and national averages on local, state, and national assessments.
U.S. News and World Report named Ashland High School in the top 2.6% of high schools in the nation, designating it a "Silver School".
Please explore our web site through the links to the left to find out more about our unique public school district.