A great place to go to school…a great place to live!
Deer Park is located in the beautiful Inland Northwest. Surrounded by fields, forests, lakes and wildlife our city sits in the middle of a large valley, with mountains in three directions and Spokane approximately 20 miles to the south (view Spokane area map). Deer Park is a growing community with a population of over 4,000 within the city limits, while an additional 13,000 live within 15 minutes of the city center.
The Deer Park School District encompasses the City of Deer Park and stretches north to the Loon Lake and Newport School Districts, west to the Nine Mile Falls and Mary Walker School Districts, east to the Riverside School District and south to the Mead School District. Overall, the District covers approximately 173 square miles, serving approximately 10,000 households.
Over the past several years, strong community support through passage of bond issues and levies has provided the school district with mostly new and remodeled buildings to keep pace with the growing student population. Student population in Deer Park continues to grow, as it has for the past sixteen years. In September 2004, enrollment was at 2040 students. Currently, we educate over 2,500 students in pre-school through grade twelve.
Our district consists of five schools, housed in six buildings. Preschool through second grade students are served at Deer Park Elementary School. Arcadia Elementary School is home to students in grades three through five and Deer Park Middle School has a grade six through eight configuration. Deer Park High School is a four-year high school, serving students in grades nine through twelve. DPHS also has an alternative high school program. Our District’s fifth school is “Home-Link,” a very successful parent partnership program serving 500 students in grades K – 12. Home-Link runs out of two sites, the newly remodeled Clayton School (listed on the National Historic Register) and the A.R. Hegre Building in Deer Park. The Hegre Building also serves as the school district’s central office; the district office administrators have offices in a portion of this building, remodeled in 2003.
If you are interested in viewing the physical boundaries of the Deer Park School District you can download the Deer Park School District Boundary map (in .pdf format); this map is intended to give a general idea of district boundaries – specific street and road names are not included. To get a more granular view of district boundaries – including the ability to zoom into street level views – we encourage you to use the US School Districts Map provided by Google Maps and based on data from US Census 2010 TIGER/Line Shapefiles. The district boundary data on the map is accurate and provides a helpful tool for obtaining very precise views of district boundaries. If you have questions about district boundaries, please call Sonja Rosenthal, Deer Park’s Transportation Director at (509) 464-5530.