Orleans Elementary School is a part of the Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District and serves children in the community of Orleans and the surrounding area. Orleans lies in the heart of Karuk country on the Klamath River in Northern California.
Orleans Elementary School is a multi-grade school consisting of four regular education teachers, Indian Education and Special Education aide, one-on-one aide, a one day per week music teacher, secretary/librarian and an administrator. Thirty percent of our teaching staff have advanced graduate degrees. They provide the extra care and time for each of our students.
We are proud of the diversity of our students, who are 45% American Indian, 4% Hispanic, and 51% White. School enrollment fluctuates between 70 and 80 students. We want all students in our school to be proud of their heritage and to develop educational and social skills that will enable them to succeed in school and in life. We continue to partnership with the Karuk Tribe in environmental education and with the California Indian Basket Weavers Association.
Our mission is to provide our students with the skills necessary to function successfully in today's world: how to learn, to think critically, and to solve problems. We are committed to high standards of excellence for our students and ourselves, both academically and behaviorally. We work together in partnership with students, staff, parents, community, and Tribe to empower our students to be the best they possibly can be—academically, socially and emotionally.
Although small, we are a school rich in staff and strong with community and Tribal support.