Our Community

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New Families

Families who are new to Central Oregon — or those considering moving to the area — may want to check out these helpful links. Bend-La Pine Schools is the fifth largest school district in Oregon and includes 32 schools serving more than 18,000 students. Our schools are dedicated to excellence and aim to serve every child.

  • Learn what school your student would attend through our Attendance Area Information page.
  • Learn more about our schools and what makes each one unique through our Schools page.
  • Explore the district's academic philosophy and programs on our Academics Overview page.

Beautiful Setting

Bend-La Pine Schools is located in Deschutes County in the heart of Oregon. Our 31 schools serve three distinct communities: Bend, Sunriver and La Pine. Nestled at the base of the Cascade Mountain Range, our district borders the alpine forest and the High Desert. Our schools serve a population of more than 18,000 students, kindergarten through grade 12.

Fast Growing

Deschutes County is one of the fastest-growing counties in the state of Oregon and offers abundant year-round recreational activities. The scenery is breathtaking. Many points of interest lie within the county's boundaries.

La Pine Area

La Pine is located 30 miles south of Bend. Four schools — La Pine Elementary, Rosland Elementary, La Pine Middle School and La Pine High School — serve the close-knit community.

Sunriver Area

The Sunriver area includes Fall River and Spring River. Three Rivers School serves students K-8. Students from this area continue to either Bend or La Pine schools for high school.

Bend Area

Bend is the largest of the communities within the district and includes 14 elementary schools, two K-8 schools, six middle schools and four high schools.