Astoria School District

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The Astoria School District is a school district in the U.S. state of Oregon that serves the city of Astoria. It has five schools, each of which serves a different age group of students.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2009 school year, the district had 41 students classified as homeless by the Department of Education, or 2.2% of students in the district.[1]

Schools[edit]

Gray Elementary[edit]

Gray Elementary is the school district's kindergarten school. It was named after Robert Gray, the merchant sea-captain who was the first white man to enter the Columbia River. In 2006 there were approximately 140 students enrolled.

Astor Elementary[edit]

John Jacob Astor Elementary

Named after John Jacob Astor, the person for whom Astoria is named, this school serves grades 1-3 and in 2006 had approximately 400 enrolled students. It served as the site for the 1990 film Kindergarten Cop, one of several locations within Astoria to be used for movies.

Lewis and Clark School[edit]

Located across Young's Bay from the majority of Astoria, it has a new addition. Grades 3-5 are taught here, and in 2006 there were about 400 students in attendance. Lewis and Clark school was in existence the 1950s. Until at least 1980 the school taught Kindergarten - 8th Grade.

Astoria Middle School[edit]

Astoria Middle School contains grades 6-8 and has approximately 292 students as of 2012. Although it does not belong to any sports leagues, its students still participate in club sports as the Astoria Vikings.

Astoria High School[edit]

Astoria High School was built in 1960. Home to 780 students and 39 staff, this school serves the 9th through 12th grades. After undergoing renovation in 2003 it added a new Applied Science Center[2] specializing in Aquatic Biology. This school is also home to the 2006, 3A Baseball State Champions.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Count of homeless students in Oregon school districts, 2008-2009" (PDF). The Oregonian. p. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 5, 2012. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  2. ^ www.astoriaschools.org Archived October 7, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

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