Schools

Education is an important priority in Skamania County and is consistent with Washington State, which ranks second in the nation for the highest number of residents who have completed at least 12 years of school. Four public school districts currently serve the educational needs of Skamania County, ESD 112: Skamania County School Districts. Facilities and equipment are modern, budgets are sound, community involvement is high and student/teacher ratios remain low.

 

Several special programs are offered in the school districts throughout the County. These include a mainstreamed special education program, state gifted program, enrichment program for students K-8, summer remediation and enrichment programs and comprehensive athletic programs.

Clark College, is a community college providing two-year transfer degree studies, technical training and basic skills classes to more than 12,500 full-time and part-time students each quarter. It is the third largest college in the Washington State system of 35 community and technical colleges. Clark College is located on an 80-acre arboretum in Vancouver's historic Central Park, and 93% of its student body comes from the College's service area which includes Clark, Skamania and west Klickitat counties. It has a Cooperative Agreement for Transfer (CAT) with WSU, which enables students to take lower division studies leading to a transfer degree.

Washington State University Vancouver began offering courses in Southwest Washington in 1983, and was formally established as a branch campus of the state's land grant institution in 1989. As a branch campus, WSU-Vancouver is on a semester system, and offers junior, senior and graduate-level courses. The Washington Higher Education Teleconferencing System (WHETS) allows WSU Vancouver to originate and receive classes and meetings from other WSU campuses and sites throughout the state. Campus facilities also include science laboratories, a 200-seat lecture hall, a gallery and a cafeteria, as well as a system of biking and pedestrian paths.

 

COMMUNITY POPULATION SCHOOL
INFORMATION*

Upper Washougal/ Cape Horn Skye/

Mt. Pleasant

2,500

Cape Horn Skye (K-5)
Canyon Creek Middle School (6-8)

(360) 954-3500
Mt. Pleasant (K-7)
(360) 835-3371

Skamania/ Prindle   500 Skamania School (K-8)
(509) 427-8239
Stevenson High School
(509) 427-5631
North Bonneville 1,000 Stevenson-Carson
School Dist.
(K-12)
(509) 427-5674
Stevenson  1,450 Stevenson-Carson
School Dist.
(K-12)
(509) 427-5674
Carson/Home Valley 2,150 Stevenson-Carson
School Dist.
(K-12)
(509) 427-5674 
Stabler 1,050  Stevenson-Carson
School Dist.
(K-12)
(509) 427-5674
Mill A/Cook/Willard 
 
300

Mill A School (K-8)

(509) 538-2522
Stevenson High School
(509) 427-5631

Underwood 1,385 

White Salmon
School District
(K-12)

(509) 493-1500 
 

*(Numbers listed are for schools located in individual communities. Options are available in neighboring areas.)

 

 
PRIVATE SCHOOLS:
 
1171 Wind River Road, Carson WA  98610
(509) 427-7033
www.cityofgrace.carson
 
 


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