This is an amazing school. It is located in a very small community that shows fantastic support of the school and students. The teachers are hands on and obviously genuine in their care for the students academically and personally. I can't say enough about how lucky we are to have this school in Eastern Oregon. The staff, parents and community all make it an exceptional school by which to measure others.
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April 25, 2011
Haines Elementary is your quintessential small school. Enrollment is only about 70 students in K-6. However, every student is personally known by the teachers and office staff. They offer some great individualized learning through assistants and volunteers. The PTCO is very active, and typically raises $7,000 to $9,000 for educational equipment, playground equipment, additional field trips. The PTCO even buys ALL school supplies, so parents don't have to go shopping with that list - the teacher buys what they want. Both of our sons attend Haines, and we are so grateful to have a school like this in our community !