Pine Eagle Charter School

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Pine Eagle Charter School
Halfway, Oregon, Baker 97834
United States
Coordinates 44°52′58″N 117°06′58″W / 44.8827°N 117.116°W / 44.8827; -117.116Coordinates: 44°52′58″N 117°06′58″W / 44.8827°N 117.116°W / 44.8827; -117.116
School type Charter School
Motto Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible.
School district Pine Eagle School District
Superintendent Cammie DeCastro[1]
NCES School ID 410972000016
Principal Morgan Gover[1]
Grades 9-12
Number of students 188 (2014)[2]
Color(s) Red, white and blue
Athletics conference OSAA
Mascot Spartans

Pine Eagle Charter School is a public charter school located in Halfway, Baker County, Oregon.


In 2008, 86% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 22 students, 19 graduated, 2 dropped out, and 1 are still in high school.[3][4]

Pine Eagle Charter School offers multiple dual credit courses in Career and Technical Education, Biology, Writing, Composition, Calculus, Speech, Chemistry, Early Childhood Development and Spanish, also provide students with access to online college courses.[5] With these available courses, students can earn the equivalent to an Associate degree. The school also provides students with hands on experience in the building trades, electronic control systems, Early Childhood Education, and computer programing.[5]

Shooting drill[edit]

On April 26, 2013, two masked men wearing hoodies burst into the school conference room and pretended to open fire. It was a surprise drill designed to test the school's preparation for an assault by "active shooters".[6][7] On April 20, 2015, a teacher at the school filed a federal lawsuit, alleging that the drill caused her to have posttraumatic stress disorder.[8][8]


  1. ^ a b "District and School Board - PESD". Pine Eagle School District. 
  2. ^ "Pine Eagle Charter School information from". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "State releases high school graduation rates". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  4. ^ "Oregon dropout rates for 2008". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  5. ^ a b Corley, Mike J. "Executive Summary: Pine Eagle Charter School". AdvanceED. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Pine Eagle Charter School Shooting Drill Terrifies Teachers". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 29 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Gunfire and moments of fear as a rural Oregon school tests its readiness". Retrieved 29 March 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Denson, Bryan (20 April 2015). "Teacher terrified by surprise 'active shooter' drill in eastern Oregon schoolhouse files federal lawsuit". The Oregonian. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 

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