EASA is a specialized McMinnville High School program at Evergreen Aviation Museum that offers a unique opportunity for hands-on learning with community partners in engineering and aerospace science. Students are instructed by engineers and technicians who lecture, serve as resources for student research, and work with students on a variety of real and simulated technical problems and projects.
The Media Arts Communications Academy is a career pathways program at McMinnville High School. Ninth- through twelfth-grade students can access beginning and advanced courses that develop professional skills in a collaborative environment.
Media and communications surround our lives and help frame how we see and experience the world. Learning the tools and critical skills to understand and create messages in this new and rapidly changing landscape is a 21st-century requirement.
Duniway Middle School serves almost 700 students. School staff are committed to creating a caring community of students, educators, support staff and parents. Carpe Diem is the school theme: staff help students "seize the day" to reach their goals.
Patton Middle School provides students with opportunities to build a sense of "other" through service to school and community. Students access a wide variety of academic, elective and extracurricular programs in a positive school climate and a student achievement focus. Patton serves approximately 800 students.
Sue Buel Elementary School is the District's newest school, built with funds from the construction bond passed by the community in 2006. Buel is a highly efficient "green" school that earned the first LEED for Schools Gold certification in the state by the U.S. Green Building Council. Buel's sustainable landscaping, lighting and plumbing features offer significant annual operational savings.
Columbus Elementary School, constructed in 1995, is the third school building on the school site. The original school was built in 1892, the brick building that replaced it was damaged beyond repair in the 1993 earthquake.
Columbus serves 525 students in grades K-5. The school mission is "Empowering Children to be responsible lifelong learners."
At Memorial Elementary School we strive to provide an environment where students experience excellence in learning, pride in hard work and accomplishment, and the excitement of being part of our caring school community.
A positive academic and social climate is the key to student success at Newby. School staff promote multicultural awareness, critical thinking and curiosity that build on students' prior knowledge and life experiences.