Astoria School District 1C established in 1854 has been meeting the needs of Astoria’s students for over 150 years. One of the oldest establishments west of the Rockies, we take pride in our rich history and value our future - our nations future - our students.
Situated at the mouth of the Columbia River, Astoria is a unique area providing many opportunities to its residents. During the 2004-2005 school year the Astoria School District restructured the district to make better use of resources. The 3 traditional k-6 schools were rearranged to take full advantage of and better provide age appropriate programs - kindergarten, primary and intermediate.
Gray Elementary, named after Captain Robert Gray who explored the Oregon Coast in 1788, is located on the south side of town, 785 Alameda Avenue. Gray Elementary was built in 1924 and designed by J.E. Wicks, a famous local architect. After the district wide remodel of all the Astoria schools, both Gray and Astor Elementary especially have been returned to their former glory. It is now a welcoming building nestled amongst homes and meandering streets.
John Jacob Astor established a fur trading post in present day Astoria in 1811. His namesake, Astor Elementary, built in 1925 is a beautiful building that has been featured in several movies. The architecture is quite similar to Gray School as they were both designed by J.E. Wicks. Astor is on the east side of town, 3550 Franklin Avenue. This is the "Kindergarten Cop" school. The school is home to grades K-2 and currently has a student population of 400. Students enjoy the fabulous playground mural and great view of the Columbia River while learning at Astor School.
Lewis and Clark School is the newest school in the district. Approximately 400 students attend grades 3-5. The school is a result of the $21.465 million dollar bond passed by the citizens of the Astoria School District. Located at 92179 Lewis and Clark road, students immediately notice the light and bright hallways and classrooms. The library is the heart of the building. An outdoor play court allows student activities outside rain or shine. A nature trail near the school allows for exploration and classroom activities. Students also have the opportunity to further develop music skills. Both band and orchestra are taught beginning in the 5th grade.
Astoria Middle School began its history as a Junior High School and has been through several changes since the doors opened in 1968. AMS students participate in various activities. Intramural sports and clubs have replaced league sports. Band and orchestra are available to those who are musically inclined. Academically the Science Club is very popular. KICs (Kids Interested in Careers) is a great club that collaborates with the Astoria High School Business Leaders of Tomorrow.
Affectionately named the "Brick House" by local area sportscasters, Astoria High School, on the banks of Youngs Bay is a hub of activity. Students have an array of activities to choose from. Drama, Music, Band, Sports, Science, and Student Government provide additional opportunities to students along with day to day classes.
Astoria High School also enjoys a great relationship with Clatsop Community College. Many students take classes offered at CCC such as American Sign Language, English Literature, Writing, Calculus, Computer Aided Drafting, and other college-level classes earning college credit while working towards their high school diploma. Astoria High School offers classes on campus in Accounting, Business, Drafting, Digital Photography, Computer Graphics, and Webpage Design that are articulated with the Community College curriculum.
Built in 1957, the school had a complete facelift in 2003 A world class Science Center was added to the complex. 780 students attend AHS in grades 9-12
All certified postions require the following: letter of application, resume, copy of license (or statement that license is in progress) copies of transcripts and three current letters of recommendation must accompany Oregon Statewide Teacher form to be considered for all certified positions. Astoria School District is also a member of Edzapp. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Teachers in the Astoria School District must be licensed in Oregon. For interested applicants outside the state of Oregon, please be sure to contact Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices. http://www.tspc.state.or.us/ or call (503)-378-3586 or write TSPC - 465 Commercial St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97301.
Astoria School District also has various classified positions during the year. We post the positions in each of our buildings. Instructional assistants must be highly qualified with either an Associates Degree, 90 college credit hours or pass the Compass test administered through Clatsop Community College. Food service workers must have an Oregon Food Handlers Card.
If you have any questions regarding the Astoria School District please call (503)325-6441.
Please click on the link below to apply for positions within the Astoria School District.