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Our School
Highland Hills Elementary was built in 1980 on a seven-acre plot of land. It is currently the second-oldest building in the district and serves approximately 550 elementary students from the Hermiston area.

The staff at Highland work together every day to serve students by guiding them toward a love of learning and discovery of their individual potential. By fostering creativity and problem solving, we create an engaging academic environment that emphasizes the importance of working together.

Our District
The Hermiston School District is the largest district in Eastern Oregon, exceeding 5,300 students, and continues to experience steady enrollment growth. It serves students in grades kindergarten through 12 with a broad range of programs from foundational learning skills to comprehensive vocational programs to an exhaustive array of post-secondary college credit-bearing opportunities. The school district includes a 9-12 senior high school, two 6-8 middle schools, five K-5 elementary schools, an alternative school, and a robust online learning program option for students and families.

Support for the school district has been strong from the community. In 2001 voters approved a $39 million building program which included the reconstruction of the high school, an additional elementary school, and various district-wide renovations. The voters also approved a $69.9 million bond in 2008. The bond served to replace Armand Larive Middle School, West Park Elementary, and Sunset Elementary.

Learn more at the District Website.