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Juniper Elementary School

Welcome to Juniper Elementary School!

It's Choice Options Lottery season!

Grades 1 - 12 : Open for waitlist applications

Kindergarten : Tuesday, January 2 to Friday, March 22

Please visit our Choice Options website for more information and instructions on how to apply.

Welcome to Juniper School

Diverse Culture of Learners

Have you ever heard the old saying "it takes a whole village to raise a child"? Welcome to Juniper School where we believe the same is true for your child's education. Juniper is a unique school in that we are a technology magnet, home to the district’s fourth- and fifth-grade grade Talented And Gifted program and include a Life Skills and a Speech and hearing-impaired program. These programs, in addition to our regular education, create a diverse culture of learners at a rare school location.

Neighborhood School

Built in 1965, Juniper was once called Pilot Butte Elementary. We are located on the west side of Pilot Butte and have a creative campus of five separate buildings at different levels and wonderful activity areas. A true neighborhood school, many of our students walk or ride bikes to school.


Juniper's vision is for our students to exit with grade-level mastery in reading, writing, and math. We do this through providing a viable and consistent curriculum in each content area that is accessible to all students. Science, social studies, art, and other enrichment areas are taught through direct lessons and/or integrated units. As a technology magnet school, we teach, a computer science curriculum, KG through 5th grade. Students learn programming, coding, and develop critical thinking skills that will prepare them for the future. The goal is to teach students not only what is happening on the screen but what is happening behind the screen. All Juniper students have PE, music, and library time each week.

Here to Serve

The Juniper staff is here to serve you. We are dedicated to developing a love of learning in all of our children. Students are most successful when school personnel work closely with parents to meet the unique needs of each individual student. You are invited and encouraged to participate in, and get involved with, your child's education in any way possible. We look forward to working with you to ensure your child's success. If you have any questions about anything, please don't hesitate to call or stop by the office for a visit. Our door is always open.


Meet The Staff


  • Mr. Wolnick - Principal
  • Ms. Karpstein - FAN Advocate
  • Ms. Scott - Assistant Principal
  • Ms. Clark - Office Secretary
  • Ms. Blackburn - Nurse
  • Ms. Stein - Office Manager


  • Mr. Donohue
  • Mr. Jacobson


  • Ms. Cole,
  • Ms. Lapham
  • Ms. Spencer


  • Ms. Sultzer


  • Mr. Tico

School Location

1300 NE Norton Avenue
Bend, OR 97701

School Hours:

Office Hours:

  • 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

School Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    7:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Applying to Juniper

Juniper Elementary School, a technology magnet school, is one of Bend-La Pine Schools' school choice options. Learn how to apply, upcoming parent tour dates and more at Choice Options.

Walking Zone

JES Suggested Walking and Rolling Map

Learn more about safe routes to your school from Commute Options


For information on volunteering guidelines and how to register to become a school volunteer - please visit our volunteer webpage.


Each year the Oregon Department of Education provides:

Parental Notification

Your school is a Title I school. Learn more about the designation and what it means for you.

Immunization Info

Learn your school's immunization rates here.

Additional immunization information available here.

ODE Resources

Find annual statewide reports, notices, testing and opt out information by visiting our Oregon Department of Education Resources website.