Neah-Kah-Nie High School


Neah-Kah-Nie Pirates, Family, Community and Friends;

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!

Please use the links provided on this page to directly communicate (early and often) with staff members if you need anything!

We anticipate about 218 students this year with our senior class at 51 being our smallest and our junior class at 60 the largest.  Our staff is a great team of professionals committed to providing a learning community focused on improvement, persistence, integrity and kindness.

We are excited about our third year of mentoring through our Aspire program, supporting college and career readiness through our partnerships with TBCC, the Northwest Promise, Willamette Promise and continuing our Positive Behavior and Instructional Supports practices.  It is never too early to begin working for and planning for future success.  Please investigate our scholarship link which will help families locate the many amazing opportunities both in our community and available to larger audiences.

All students at the high school have access to a wide variety of supports that include both in-school and after school study hall and tutoring, on-line grade monitoring (StudentVUE and ParentVUE), on-line classes, AP and dual credit classes, counseling, access to rich elective courses and extracurricular activities.  We hope every student will be meaningfully engaged in healthy physical and academic pursuits.  Once again this year “pay-to-play” fees have been eliminated!  We hope to see our programs bursting at the seams with new team members utilizing our amazing facilities.

Healthy and positive are key words for all of us these days.  We need your support in helping our students get and stay healthy in every sense of the word.  We have a full time counselor on staff to assist with academic advising and problem solving.  Tillamook Family Counseling Center and Rinehart Hospital also provide additional counseling supports for students who need more specific and ongoing services.

Most barriers to student success typically stem from some deficit in overall health, whether physical, emotional, academic, or social.   A well balanced nutritional and electronic diet, 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep and a quiet, distraction free place to do homework each evening are key ways to insure students are ready to come to school on time and learn each day.  The staff is committed to building strong positive relationships with each student, using the most effective instructional strategies and working to develop the character traits and soft skills they need to thrive in life.

We are continuing our partnership with SafeOregon.  If you see or hear about bullying, violence, drugs, or harm to students, staff or school, please report a tip using the SafeOregon link provided on this page.

It is our greatest hope and intent that every NKN student find success and be actively involved in the school and community.  The NKN HS staff and I invite you to participate, provide feedback and help us make sure that every effort put forth has the greatest positive impact.

Go Pirates!

Dr. Heidi Buckmaster, Principal

Located in Rockaway Beach Oregon

24705 Hwy 101 N
Rockaway Beach, OR 97136
Phone: 503-355-2272
Fax: 503-355-8200


Neah-Kah-Nie commits to providing a learning community focused on improvement, persistence and integrity.


Full engagement in rigorous academics and healthy activities will produce graduates able to apply the literacy, problem solving, creativity and technology skills needed for success in college and the work force.

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