HERMISTON SCHOOL DISTRICT
The Hermiston School District is the largest school district in Eastern Oregon, exceeding 5,000 students, and continues to experience steady growth. It serves students in grades kindergarten through 12, with a broad range of programs from basic skills to vocational opportunities to advanced placement classes. The school district includes a 9-12 senior high school, two 6-8 middle schools, and five K-5 elementary schools, all within the city limits.
Support for the school district has been strong from the community! In 2001, voters approved a $39 million building program, which included the construction of a new high school, Desert View Elementary School, and renovations at Highland Hills Elementary School. The voters also approved a $69.9 million bond in 2008, which replaced Armand Larive Middle School (built in 1936), West Park Elementary School (built in 1950), and Sunset Elementary School (built in 1957), as well as allowed for minor improvements to facilities across the district.
The district’s reputation is further enhanced by an extraordinary network of supporting businesses and individuals who continue to invest their time, talents and resources into the education program. Many parents from surrounding communities choose to send their children to Hermiston because of the high-quality, comprehensive education programs it offers. As a result, Hermiston continues to experience a growing student population.
The District employs about 260 teachers, 15 administrators and 175 support staff, making it the 7th largest employer in the city. Serving some 22,000 residents in Hermiston and the surrounding communities; around 35 percent of the total population is of Hispanic origin. The District is proud to offer Advanced Placement courses, dual-credit opportunities, and elective courses including manufacturing and construction technology, performing and fine arts, Spanish, wellness and athletic professional-preparatory courses, and career and technology education courses. The athletic program includes football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, track, tennis, wrestling, swimming, soccer, and softball, and available activities include award-winning FFA, FCCLA, and DECA organizations, as well as color guard, dance team, marching band, pep band, debate, rally, and vocal music
With great staff members serving the needs of all children with rigorous program choices, high expectations, mutual respect, and excellence in all endeavors, Hermiston School District is on the path to become the premier public school district in Oregon.
BLUE MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Blue Mountain Community College Hermiston serves the western region of Umatilla County. A full range of college services is available including a comprehensive basic skills and extended learning program.
Courses are offered in GED preparation, English as a Second Language, college preparatory, adult literacy, employment skills, citizenship, lower division collegiate, professional technical training, personal development and enrichment, emergency medical training, first aid, occupational certification and customized training for business and industry.
In addition, the Hermiston campus offers GED testing, placement testing and academic advising, learning disabilities assistance, bookstore, distance leaning course testing and small business counseling.
Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 – 5:00 p.m. with extended evening hours during regular academic terms.
BMCC Hermiston Offers Complete AAOT Degree
BMCC Hermiston offers the entire Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree with traditional class offerings at our Hermiston campus and Hermiston High School. A multi-year pattern has been developed allowing students to complete their associate degree as part-time students. With the completion of the Eastern Oregon Higher Education Center students will be able to complete an Associate Degree in two years or less with a mix and match of courses. Many classes are offered during daytime hours and some are scheduled as evening classes to accommodate working students with variety of schedules. The AAOT degree will transfer to any Oregon University System Institution where students may complete requirements for four-year baccalaureate degree.
Placement testing is available at Columbia Hall and should be taken by all students interested in the AAOT degree. Follow-up advising is also available in Hermiston. For additional information, call BMCC Hermiston at 567-1800.
EASTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY
EOU is bringing high-quality programs to Hermiston through the Eastern Oregon Higher Education Center!
Earn a bachelor’s degree in business, elementary education, or a master of business administration with flexible classes available locally. Courses in agribusiness are also a focus of new onsite offerings. In all, 10 degrees and 18 minors may be completed entirely online and hundreds of liberal studies combinations provide even more options for personalized areas of study.
Eastern works with students to make education accessible and affordable. Undergraduate tuition and fees average thousands less at EOU than other public and private institutions in the neighborhood, leading to its number one ranking by Affordable Colleges Online.
EOU is currently serving more than 175 area students, helping them meet their educational and career goals. Contact the Hermiston and Columbia Gorge Regional Center today!
Student Population (Fall Fourth Week 2013)
Total enrollment: 4,157
On campus: 1,058
Mix of flexible programs: 1,364
See www.eou.edu/academics for a complete list of majors, minors and catalog descriptions.
Tuition and Fees (2014-15 Estimates)
Residents: $7,440 (Applicable for students from Oregon, Idaho and Washington)
Visit www.eou.edu/fao/coa for details.
Jacelyn Keys – EOU Center Director/Advisor
975 SE Columbia Dr.
Hermiston, OR 97838
Phone: 541-289-2840 or 541-567-1800 x3340
Toll Free: 800-382-2114
NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS
Joined in 2018
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- Anderson Geographis
- Calvary Apostolic Center
- Castle Event Catering
- Christianson Realty Group
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- Comfort Inn & Suites
- Country Financial -Nevin Agency
- Dance Unlimited
- Delish Bistro
- Double M Ranch, Inc.
- Dr. Kenzie Maloy
- El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant
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- Helping Hands Home Care NW
- Hermiston Dental Group
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- JP Hammer Properties
- Knights Inn
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- Oregon Army National Guard
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- Union Club
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