Colton School District




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The Colton School Board has approved a new inter district transfer process.

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Deputy Strand, School Resource Officer (SRO) on the move!


Deputy Strand has been busy keeping Colton Schools and Community safe. He often speaks in classrooms. Recently, Deputy Strand assisted with a lesson regarding Search and Seizure law. In another class he fielded questions the students had prepared regarding future careers in Law Enforcement and in another, he discussed traffic laws and safe driving practices. He often fields student and community questions about various things (including but not limited to) the law, his equipment and possible careers in law enforcement.

On Deputy Strand’s first day of school a person non-related to the school approached his patrol car. The person placed a used cigarette on his patrol car; Principal Crane talked with the person. This person then caused a disturbance by removing his shirt and swinging it above his head while yelling random statements. The person was cited regarding this incident. Deputy Strand has made several other non-school related arrests in the area of the schools. These arrests in turn help keep the community safe which helps keep the schools safe.

In addition to the arrests, Deputy Strand took a juvenile runaway into protective custody and transported him to Clackamas County Juvenile for his parents to come pick him up. There have been several traffic accidents that he was able to respond quickly to, assist injured people and help with the investigation that followed. Some of these accidents have involved Colton students and their families. Deputy Strand has also assisted our school with investigations related to child abuse, assault/harassment and other various crimes involving students. These investigations may occur on or off campus. He is able to investigate threats made by students against other students and faculty.

Deputy Strand typically starts his day at CES. He patrols traffic and reminds people to drive slowly in front of the school. He interacts with parents and students whenever possible. He alternates between CHS and CMS during morning arrival times. He watches for drivers violating the traffic code such as disregarding the crosswalk. He has issued citations for traffic related violations. Deputy Strand attends lunch time at each school on a rotating schedule where he talks with students, answers their questions and assists the staff with general supervision. Throughout the afternoon he monitors the campuses. At the end of the student day he is back at the schools watching over the students as they leave school each day.

Based on Deputy Strand’s observations and experiences in Colton so far, he enjoys his time with students and finds Colton to be a very nice community. If you see Deputy Strand be sure to wave hello and if you get a chance introduce yourself.



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Clackamas County has created a School Locator page. This web page allows you to enter in an address and identifies the school district. If you’re thinking of moving to the area and you want to be sure the property is in the Colton School District check out this web site by Clackamas County:

At the Colton School District office we often receive calls regarding our District boundaries. Working with Clackamas County Information Services GIS Division, the District had a District Map created. Each of our buildings have a poster size of this map to view as well as this pdf format which enables you to zoom in and out.

Disclaimer - While continuous efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of school district boundaries and school locations, it must be stressed that these are approximations and are for general information purposes only. to verify legal descriptions of boundaries or to determine school locations or attendance before relocating, please contact your local tax assessor's office or check with Colton School District Administration Office 503-824-3535.



The award winning Colton School District is located in the foothills of the Mt. Hood National Forest, approximately 45 miles from the centers of Salem and Portland in the foothills of the Cascades. It is a progressive school district consisting of grades K-12, in a K-5, 6-8, and 9-12 configuration with an enrollment of approximately 690 students. There has been a history of strong support of the school district by its patrons.

The area of Colton is located between Molalla and Estacada. The school district encompasses 189 square miles consisting mostly of public and private timberland. The district’s students come from areas that represent four different zip codes, five fire districts and four telephone exchanges (Beavercreek, Colton, Estacada and Molalla). Most students take school-provided transportation to and from school.


Colton School District is a proud member of Oregon StRUT

Students Recycling Used Technology (StRUT) is a program incorporated into schools where students take donated computers and computer components and upgrade them for the use in schools. Students involved in StRUT evaluate, repair and refurbish donated computers and in turn donate those computers to local schools. Students gain valuable skills and schools get free computers. More information can be found on their website:



Do you know of any children who have physical, mental or emotional problems who are not receiving an education?  No matter what the problem, nor its severity; the child is entitled to an education.  It's the law!

To comply with the Federal laws, Colton School District offers a number of special programs for handicapped children, many of which are incorporated into regular school programs.

Help us find children with handicaps who are not receiving an education.  For more information call the district office at 824-3535.

¿Conoce Ud. a un niño que no esté recibiendo servicios educativos a causa de deshabilidad, sea esta física, mental o emocional?  Según la ley, todo niño merece una educación, sin importar la severidad de las deshabilidades que tenga.
Con el fin de cumplir con las leyes federales, Colton School District (Distrito Escolar de Colton) ofrece variedad de programas para niños con deshabilidades; muchos de estos permiten que el alumno permanezca en su propio salón.

Ayúdenos a encontrar a niños con deshabilidades que no estén matriculados en la escuela.  Para informes favor de llamar al 824-3535.



It is the policy of the Local Board of Education and a priority of the Colton School District that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, age or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Superintendent at Colton School District Office, 503-824-3535.