About the District

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Ashland School District

Six schools open their doors to Ashland's youth each September, providing a comprehensive education in all grade levels.

Approximately 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 Outdoor Education, Science and the Arts. The Willow Wind Community Learning Center serves full time students through a Parent Partner program, as well as home-school and part time students.

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Approximately 400 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 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.