Graduation Rate

Pend Oreille County proudly boasts a 83.2 percent on-time graduation rate in the 2011-’12 school year; in comparison, the State of Washington’s rate was 76.5 percent.

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Our Schools

Nine public schools in Pend Oreille County serve more than 1,600 students. Attention to individual students’ success is a priority, and the student/teacher ratio in Pend Oreille County is 16:1:, which is notably less than the state average of 19:1.

Pend Oreille County – Students:Teachers


Washington – Students:Teachers


Pend Oreille County is home to three school districts:

Newport School District
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Cusick School District
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Selkirk School District
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Spokane Community College Satellite Campuses

The SCC Newport and SCC IONE Centers are satellite campuses of Spokane Community College and offer a wide variety of classes for numerous academic goals. Adult Basic Education classes are offered to help students with work placement opportunities or acquiring a GED. Also offered are: Associated of Arts transfer degrees for students planning on attending four-year universities, including the Running Start option for high school students who wish to earn college credits; one-year certificates and two-year degrees in business and related programs and non-credit community enrichment classes. The dynamic offerings at the Newport Center were designed to specifically serve the rural Newport area which in turn benefits the entire community and surrounding areas. Please call 509.279.6954, or visit us at 1204 W. Fifth St. or check out our websites for Newport or Ione.

Career Training

Kalispel Career Training Center provides vocational training and work-based learning to any community member who wants to increase their skill set in preparation for self-sustaining employment opportunities. In addition, the Training Center partners with the above school districts for Career and Technical Education classes.

Training Center