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Welcome to Ferndale Elementary School.
We are a small 2-3 grade school set in the countryside between Milton-Freewater, Oregon and Walla Walla, Washington. Our school is situated on just under 5 acres, with a science land lab, and our very own weather station. We have twelve classroom teachers plus specialists that teach Music, Physical Education, Reading, and English as a Second Language. There are six classes for each grade. Ferndale strives to maintain a warm, close, and inviting school atmosphere where every student feels welcome, challenged, and supported.

We welcome you to come and visit us and see what great things are happening here!

Ferndale Office
Our Office wild be closing June 29th. If you want to register your child please go to the District Office or call 541-938-3551.
Enjoy your Summer.

School Hours: 7:45 am - 2:55 pm
Friday Early Release: 12:55 pm

Office Hours:
Monday- Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Phone: 541-938-5412
Fax: 541-938-0503


  • Our Mission
    As a Ferndale School Community we strive for all students to achieve excellence and maintain positive attitudes to become lifelong learners and contributing
Student: iReady and STAR Assessment

Bullying Prevention and Incident Reporting

2 months ago


logo: SafeOregon


SafeOregon is a program created for Oregon students, parents, school staff and community members to report and respond to student safety threats. Tips can be submitted through email, phone call or text, mobile app or the web portal. Tips are confidential and can be made anonymously.

What kind of tips?

Tips may include bullying, violence, threat of violence, harassment, intimidation, cyber bullying, self-harm, etc.


The goal of SafeOregon is to prevent school safety threats from occurring by providing schools and communities with a tool to report potential threats.


Specially trained technicians are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for all of Oregon’s public schools Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade. The Oregon State Police provides this service through a contracted vendor.

Submit a tip:

Your school district is providing this resource through Oregon HB 4075 as a result of recommendations from the Oregon Task Force on School Safety.

You can get more information by going to:

You can also choose to download, print and complete the District Incident Reporting Form:

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Milton-Freewater, OR

Renaissance Place

about 1 year ago


Staff and Community - 9/16/18
Friday was a very different day for all of us. Reading the email early Friday morning that a student had threatened to shoot up Mac-Hi starting with the Science Wing was extremely concerning. That note created a level of apprehension that I have rarely experienced. I contacted the two law enforcement agencies that were involved. Both agencies were knowledgeable of the situation and actively investigating the matter; but the individual involved was not in custody.

The decision to have school needed to be made before the first bus went out, i.e., 6:00 a.m. After consulting with a couple people, I made the decision to cancel school. We also made the decision to close all buildings to staff. It was the only plausible choice to make.

Later that morning, we were told the individual was taken into custody and we could all breathe a sigh of relief. We opened the buildings at that time and made the decision to have the football and soccer games this weekend.

We can take pride in the fact that some of our students reported the incident to law enforcement. We can take pride in our law enforcement agencies (Milton-Freewater City Police and Umatilla County Sheriff’s Department). We hope it reminded you that student and staff safety is our top priority.

Our goal at MFUSD is to be as transparent as possible. That said, sometimes the transparency has to come later as opposed to sooner. We have to wait until we have all the information and the investigation is complete. I will tell you this situation had nothing to do with gang activity and/or the altercation at Mac-Hi on Wednesday, September 12th.

We have been asked who the individual is and will they be allowed to attend schools in Milton-Freewater again. We cannot divulge the individual’s name because they are a minor. There is a legal process in Oregon that outlines the suspension/expulsion process for individuals that commit serious threats. We will follow the law. At this time, we have to wait for that process to come to fruition.

We will have school at the regular time on Monday. There will be law enforcement at Mac-Hi more often than you have seen in the past. We are thankful the situation ended as it did.

If you have questions, I am available by email or at 541-938-3551.

Thank you,

Dr. Rob Clark, Superintendent
Milton-Freewater Unified School District