The Neah-Kah-Nie School District community is made up of Staff, Students, Parents, and Residents of the communities we serve. Working together, we are accomplishing some amazing things at our five schools…

  • NKN Preschool
  • Garibaldi Grade School (Wolves)
  • Nehalem Elementary (Seagulls)
  • NKN Middle School (Raiders)
  • NKN High School (Pirates)

Your School District Staff

  • 69% of licensed staff have a master’s degree or higher
  • 6 years is the average experience of our new teachers
  • 10 years is the average experience for our teachers
  • $40,654 is the first year teacher salary with no teaching experience (2019-20)
  • $43,698 is the first year teacher salary with a MA (2019-20)
  • $81,305 is the top of the teacher salary (2019-20)
  • Two Family Resource Coordinators, Elementary literacy coach, Music teacher preschool – high school, Nursing services available

Home to: Oregon Small School’s Administrator of the Year (Kristi Woika, 2016), Oregon Small School’s Teacher of the Year (Cynthia Grelck, 2013)

Teacher in the middle of a lesson for his class.


Your Students

$268,000 was earned in scholarships by the class of 2019 with students entering the following:

  • 4-yr college/university – 18
  • 2-yr community college/vocational – 17
  • Military – 2
  • Workforce – 11
  • 1170 average SAT score
  • 36 students were enrolled in the morning and afternoon preschool (2019) program.
  • 14% of students participated in high school ASPIRE mentor program
  • 100% of elementary students have access to swimming instruction
A group of students plays basketball in the school gym.


Your Schools

  • 400 students are enrolled in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program
  • 600 meals served daily
  • 500 students are transported to school
  • 13% of students are identified as special needs students
  • Over 90% of parents regularly attend parent teacher conferences
  • 7% of students are identified as English as a Second Language
  • Average elementary class size 20 (State Report Card 2018-19)
  • Average middle school class size 22 (State Report Card 2018-19)
  • Average high school class size 16 (State Report Card 2018-19)


Your Facilities

  • Outdoor play structures at Garibaldi Grade School and Nehalem Elementary (projected 2020)
  • $225,000 access control system district-wide (2020)
  • $300,000 window and siding replacement, Garibaldi Grade School (2019)
  • $3 million seismic upgrade grants Nehalem Elementary & Garibaldi Grade School (2018-19)
  • $300,000 renovation of high school chemistry classroom (2019)
  • $300,000 high school welding lab (2019)
  • $2.5 million track & field renovation (2017)
  • $1.5 million seismic upgrade grant Nehalem Elementary (2017)
  • $16.5 million middle school bond will be paid off (2025)
  • 216,000 number of square feet of building space is managed by your maintenance staff
Aerial view of one of our lovely track and field facilities.


Your Technology in Classrooms

  • 1:1 Chromebook to student ratio grades 2-8
  • Majority of high school classes with 1:1 Chromebook computer/to student ratio
  • Most classrooms have Active Boards
  • 100% of classrooms have projectors/Document Cameras

Your New Curriculums

  • New curriculums in the last five years:
  • Elementary: English Language Arts, literacy intervention, math, math intervention, music, health
  • Middle School: English Language Arts, math, math intervention, science, social studies, band, choir
  • High School: English Language Arts, math, math intervention, health, algebra, science, biology, Spanish