The first Port Orford grade school when it was situated on Jackson Street across from the Nygren Hotel, built in abt. 1880 and use was discontinued in 1913. You can see the school in an early “panoramic” image of the town taken ca. 1902 mapped for posterity by Pat Masterson and Alan Mitchell.
The next photo is the Elementary through High School built in 1913 on the corner of 11th and Oregon Street where the current grade school’s (Driftwood) ball field is.
in 1927, the High School relocated to a new building on Oregon Street (photos below) while the Junior High and Elementary School continued daily operations in the 1913 building.
We’re still working on this page to include the history of when our current schools (Pacific High School, Driftwood and Blanco School which closed in 2010) were built. If you have any interesting history to share about our school buildings like when the Port Orford High School ( also known as Battle Rock Jr. High) was damaged during the Columbus Day Storm) … please contact us!