About the District

Welcome to the Ashland School District!

The Ashland School District is driven to meet its mission to empower students to be lifelong learners, responsible citizens and stewards of the world. Ashland schools are the heart of our community, where kids are connected and families are supported. The Ashland School District is proud of its high academic achievement, broad learning options, commitment to the arts and  dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion.  We are excited to partner with you to fulfill our vision to inspire learning for life.

Who are we?

We are our community, our parents and guardians, our students, and our staff.

We offer broad learning options in-person and online to foster:

Academic Excellence ● Equality, Diversity and Inclusion ● Fine and Performing Arts ● STEM

Approximately 400 talented staff support roughly 2, 600 students attending our eight schools.  

Ashland has three state-of-the-art elementary schoolsBellview, Helman and Walker.  We also offer three kindergarten through eighth grade option programs including Willow Wind Community Learning Center,  T.R.A.I.L.S. Outdoor School and Ashland Connect Online

Ashland Middle School serves students grades 6-8 leveraging a strong team model and small classes to support learning and connection.  Ashland High School is a comprehensive high school for students grades 9-12 with a host of opportunities for student engagement in activities and athletics.


Our Facilities

Through the generosity of the Ashland community, our schools have been or are currently being enhanced through several bond projects to update our learning spaces and create exceptional environments for learning and connection.  To learn more, click here. 


Want to be part of what makes Ashland Schools great?

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Strategic Plan

Click the image to see our district strategic plan

For the Spanish version, Click Here

Our Community Partnerships

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 following ASF link 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 introduced in 1994, passed again by local voters in 2015. This measure allows our students participate in a wide range of academics and activities 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" status.  Ashland High School has achieved this status 9 times, most recently in 2018.

Please explore our web site through the links to the left to find out more about our unique public school district.

pathway to excellence poster

Click the image to see our district's pathway to exellence