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Home of the Rockets

Pilot Rock School District is located approximately 15 miles south of Pendleton in Umatilla County near the foothills of the beautiful Blue Mountains. The District is comprised of two buildings - an elementary building serving students in grades K-6 and a Junior/Senior High School for students in grades 7-12. Approximately 375 students are enrolled in the District.

The original senior high school was built in 1919 and now mainly serves junior high school students. A senior high school was built in 1955 and a connecting ramp between the two buildings was constructed in 1981. The current elementary building was opened in 1948 with an addition in 1962.

The Pilot Rock staff is proud of the excellent education that it offers its students. The community is very supportive of its schools through volunteer activities, donations, and attendance at school events. It's great to be a Rocket!


Our 2016-17 Yearly Calendar is here!

2016 Crystal Apple Winners

Pilot Rock School District is proud to announce our Crystal Apple Award winners for 2016: Laura Byrnes and Gary Tester! The winners were recognized in a ceremony in Pendleton. Please join us in congratulating these great Pilot Rock School District employees!

Laura Byrnes is a 6th Grade teacher at Pilot Rock Elementary School and has taught in the district for six years. She is well respected by her colleagues, students and parents. An outstanding classroom teacher, Laura gives extra time to take students on a one-week field trip each fall to the Oregon coast and spends a week each spring at Outdoor School. She also dedicates time as a board member of the Pilot Rock Education and Community Foundation.


Gary Tester has been the head custodian at Pilot Rock High School for three years. He takes great pride in making a very old building the best it can be. Gary is immensely helpful to teachers by repairing equipment and being available to help in a variety of ways. He also works at the elementary school when custodial projects need to be completed. Gary is a positive member of the staff and is greatly appreciated!