Our District

Orcas Island, the gem of the San Juan Islands, is located in Northern Puget Sound, Washington. It is one of four islands in the San Juans served by the Washington State Ferry System . The Orcas Island School District includes Orcas, Waldron, Crane, Blakely and several smaller islands. The district operates a high school, middle school and elementary school in Eastsound on Orcas Island and a K-8 school on Waldron Island. The Eastsound campus, with total of 59 acres including the 17 acre Buck Recreational Park, is a complex including baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds and walking trails. Orcas Island High School was built in 1993, and the Orcas Island Elementary School was enlarged and renovated in the same year.

The Orcas Island School District has 464 students in grades K-12 and offers an academic curriculum that is aligned with the Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements. The Class of 2000 had 73% of its members advance to college or university. Advanced placement and advanced technology applications courses are offered at the high school level. The district is governed by a five-member board of directors and operated by a superintendent and two principals and their staffs, including 41 certificated teachers.

Orcas Island students enjoy competition in both academic and athletic events and have opportunities for service to the community. The natural beauty of the island offers additional recreational opportunities including biking, hiking and camping in Moran State Park, sailing, sea kayaking and watching an abundance of wildlife from virtually anywhere on the island.


To contact the district:

Orcas Island School District No. 137
557 School Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
Ph. (360) 376-2284