Central Point School District #6

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Address: 300 Ash Street
Central Point, OR 97502
Phone: (541) 494-6200
Fax: (541) 664-1637
Email Contact Form


District Office Hours

Monday – Thursday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM


Test results for all District 6 schools indicate lead levels below EPA standards

June 16th, 2016 by amy.shipley@district6.org

Like many of you, we were concerned about drinking water after seeing news about unhealthy levels of lead in some elementary schools in Portland.  Currently, Oregon law does not require schools to test drinking water, however, District 6 collected water samples, on June 2, 2016, from all district facilities (except Sams Valley—that facility was tested in September of 2015 as part of routine required testing for well water)  to test for lead and copper.  Although some samples contained small amounts of lead, all samples were below EPA standards.  Samples were taken from a variety of sources in each building and collected according to the protocols established by Neilson Research.  Neilson also conducted the analysis of each sample and their reports, by building, are linked below.

Central Point Elementary

Jewett Elementary

Mae Richardson Elementary

Patrick Elementary

Hanby Middle School

Scenic Middle School

Crater High School

District Office

2014-15 Special Education Report Card

May 6th, 2016 by amy.shipley@district6.org

District Report Card in English

District Report Card in Spanish

2015-2016 School & District Report Cards

January 14th, 2016 by Julie Petersen


Elementary Schools



Middle Schools



High Schools


District 6 New Email

July 27th, 2015 by admin

District Staff

It is now official, we have migrated off of Gmail and onto Microsoft Exchange. What does that mean? What that means is that Gmail is no longer available for staff. Don’t worry, all of your emails have been migrated over to the new mail server and can be viewed using any web browser (mail.district6.org), smart phone or using Outlook. Please click on one of the HOW-TO’s for setting up your devices.

Outlook 2013 Setup

Outlook Android Setup

Outlook iPhone Default Mail Setup

Outlook iPhone Outlook Mail Setup

2016-17 Budget Message

May 12th, 2015 by Samantha Steele

The Central Point School District is where “tradition meets innovation” and as such, we are traditionally underfunded yet innovative in managing our schools and programs efficiently. The 2015-17 biennium promised a slow turn toward increased revenue and stability and, after 6 years of relying on our cash carryover to close the gap, our revenue finally exceeded our expenditures. In fact, our revenue is expected to exceed projections by 1.7 million.

Our increased revenue for 2015-16 was the result of two factors- increased enrollment and an uptick in the economy (primarily state tax revenues and increased property tax receipts). Last year we opened enrollment in our district-a strategy designed to allow for the retention of students on existing inter-district transfers and to increase the number of new students who enroll in our district. We were cautious and did not project any additional revenue attributed to open enrollment, but we did see an increase in revenue resulting from additional students who enrolled and remained in the district-nearly a million dollars. Further, local real estate receipts were higher than expected due to increased assessed property values and the district also received Federal Forest Fees-a revenue source that was completely unexpected.


The 2016-17 school year is the second year in the biennium and unlike previous years, the funding for the second year is relatively flat (usually the funding is split 49/51 to allow for annual roll up costs). Additionally, economic reports indicate modest growth in the Oregon economy which supports a more stable outlook on future funding. Although we expect to see the increase in local real estate receipts to continue, we do not expect to receive Federal Forest Fees in 2016-17.

Our projected beginning fund balance is $3.3 million (8%) and our projected revenue is $43.3 (including beginning fund balance). Our revenue projections are based on flat enrollment going into 2016-17. Even though our open enrollment policy significantly increased our ADM and revenue in 2015-16, we expect a stable enrollment to slight increase for 2016-17 (changes in OARs have restricted inter-district transfers and the impact of our open enrollment policy will stabilize after the first year).


The 2016-17 budget is status quo-we are neither reducing programs nor adding any significant programs. We will maintain the staffing increases from last year to support additional enrollment and full day kindergarten.

Additions to the budget include:  1.0 Campus Security and .5 FTE in college counseling. We have also budgeted for 2.0 FTE in contingency positions in the event  that enrollment does increase. Our roll up costs for existing contractual obligations in personnel (STEPS, COLAs and increased benefit costs) are accounted for in the 2016-17 budget. We have also budgeted for $150K in bond planning expenses. Overall expenditures for 2016-17 represent an increase of $2.8 million above the 15-16 budget.

Challenges and Opportunities

  • Special Education costs continue to increase. Last year we moved some programs out of the regional services offered through SOESD and into our district in an effort to reduce costs and increase services to our students. In 2016-17 we will continue to determine where we can serve our students in our own schools in a more cost efficient way. However, the 2016-17 budget reflects an increase in Special Education costs.
  • Class sizes continue to be above average for both Oregon and the region. Our district operates with fewer dollars per student than our neighboring districts and fewer dollars than the Oregon average; there is nowhere that this gap is more obvious than in class size. Increased enrollment will allow us to retain current staffing levels and add additional staff.
  • Our facilities continue to be a challenge: heating and cooling issues; school safety; universal design for student access; classroom space in our in-town schools; and many other issues that emerge from well worn and well loved facilities. The district will conduct a demographic study and building assessment to determine how we might best improve our school facilities.

In spite of the challenges above, we continue to consider how we can better serve students and families, increase efficiencies and invest our few dollars in the programs and services with the best return on investment.


District 6 is dedicated to helping each student reach his or her full potential. The outcomes identified in our strategic planning process in 2014 remain our focus:  Core Knowledge; Creative Problem Solving; Collaboration; Transition; Communication and Character. Our 2016-17 budget reflects the programs and talented staff that we know will make a difference in every child’s success.

Samantha Steele


Central Point School District 6

January 20th, 2015 by kimbra.lecornu@district6.org
Central Point School District 6
Central Point – Gold Hill – Sams Valley



Late Start / Early Release

July 9th, 2013 by darlene.rambo@district6.org

The Central Point School District will continue on a one-hour late start/early release schedule on Wednesdays during the 2016-2017 school year for the purpose of teacher collaboration time.  Elementary schools (Central Point Elementary, Mae Richardson Elementary, Patrick Elementary, Jewett Elementary and Sams Valley Elementary) will release one hour earlier than regular dismissal time every Wednesday.  Scenic Middle School, Hanby Middle School, Crater Renaissance Academy, Crater School of Business Innovation and Science and Crater Academy of Health and Public Service will start one hour later than regular dismissal times on Wednesdays.

Research provides a strong rationale for regular collaboration time that allows teachers to engage in data analysis and instructional planning to meet the needs of all learners.  Further, our schools are tasked with implementing the Common Core Curriculum Standards and preparing for a new statewide assessment (Smarter Balanced Assessment).  District 6 schools have made significant gains in student achievement over the past seven years, even during times of budget reductions, and that success is the direct result of educators working collaboratively to improve instruction.   However, we have much more to accomplish and recognize that providing dedicated, consistent time for that work is imperative.

We recognize that the early release/late start schedule on Wednesdays may present challenges for some families.  We will communicate with local community organizations and childcare providers to ensure that they are prepared to provide services to families for an additional hour on Wednesdays.  Further, First Student can provide transportation to some day care providers after school on Wednesdays (please contact your school regarding the possibility of transportation).  We also recognize that time devoted to collaborative work results in improved student achievement and we appreciate the support from our families to provide this opportunity for our staff and ultimately, for our students. 


CENTRAL POINT ELEMENTARY Monday – Friday Wednesday
Kindergarten (extended day) 7:45 am     1:15 pm 7:45 am     1:15 pm
Grades 1 – 3 7:55 am       2:20 pm 7:55 am     1:20 pm
Grades 4 – 5 7:55 am       2:25 pm 7:55 am     1:25 pm
JEWETT ELEMENTARY Monday – Friday Wednesday
Kindergarten (full day) 7:55 am       2:20 pm 7:55 am       1:20 pm
Grades 1 – 3 7:55 am       2:20 pm 7:55 am       1:20 pm
Grades 4 – 5 7:55 am       2:25 pm 7:55 am       1:25 pm
RICHARDSON ELEMENTARY Monday – Friday Wednesday
Kindergarten (extended day) 7:55 am      1:30 pm 7:55 am      1:20 pm
Grades 1 – 3 7:55 am        2:20 pm 7:55 am       1:20 pm
Grades 4 – 5 7:55 am        2:25 pm 7:55 am       1:25 pm
PATRICK ELEMENTARY Monday – Friday Wednesday
Kindergarten (full day) 7:45 am        2:10 pm 7:45 am       1:10 pm
Grades 1 – 3 7:45 am        2:10 pm 7:45 am       1:15 pm
Grades 4 – 5 7:45 am        2:15 pm 7:45 am       1:15 pm
SAMS VALLEY ELEMENTARY Monday – Friday Wednesday
Kindergarten (full day) 7:45 am        2:10 pm 7:45 am       1:10 pm
Grades 1 – 3 7:45 am        2:10 pm 7:45 am       1:10 pm
Grades 4 – 5 7:45 am        2:15 pm 7:45 am      1:15 pm
HANBY MIDDLE SCHOOL Monday – Friday Wednesday
9:00 am        3:45 pm 10:00 am        3:45 pm
SCENIC MIDDLE SCHOOL 8:50 am        3:25 pm 9:50 am        3:25 pm
CRATER CAMPUS Monday – Friday Wednesday
7:50 am – Early Bird 8:50 am        3:45 pm 9:50 am         3:45 pm