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Glide School District

About Us

Glide School District, nestled in a beautiful rural area along the world-famous wild and scenic North Umpqua River, offers a unique combination of academic excellence, outdoor adventures, and a strong sense of community. Located 20 minutes east of Roseburg in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains of southwestern Oregon, our district comprises an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school, with an enrollment of about 715 students attending school four days per week.
With a dedication to creating future leaders, Glide School District provides a comprehensive curriculum that prepares students for success in college and beyond. Our partnership with multiple colleges and universities offers additional resources, including Dual Credit and Expanded Options courses. In addition to academics, we offer a variety of sports programs, extracurricular activities, and a thriving FFA program. Embracing the outstanding outdoor recreational activities in our area, students and staff can enjoy hiking, biking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, fishing, and hunting.
The district boasts a high graduation rate year after year, well above the state and county averages, and is unofficially considered a "destination" district for our size, sports, and location. Our small class sizes, supportive staff relationships, and numerous staff engagement activities outside the work environment make Glide School District a place where students can be proud to graduate from and staff members can be proud to retire from.
At Glide School District, our dedication to academic excellence, small-town charm, and access to outdoor adventures make it a truly special place for students to learn, grow, and succeed. We are always looking for talented educators and staff members to join our team and help us continue providing the best possible education for our students.
Students and parents

Students and parents

If you're looking for a school district that prioritizes academic excellence, community, and adventure, look no further than Glide School District! Our welcoming and inclusive atmosphere, supported by a caring staff, creates an environment where students can thrive. Our district is dedicated to creating future leaders with strong academic skills to lead them to a better future. Our comprehensive curriculum, partnered with multiple colleges and universities, prepares our students for success in college and beyond, focusing on developing critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills.
Glide School District offers an impressive range of Dual Credit courses provided by Umpqua Community College and Southern Oregon University, taught by district staff. These courses include Writing, Fire Science, Chemistry, and an Electrical Apprenticeship program. Expanded Options courses are taken directly through UCC for both college credit and high school credit, giving students a head start on their college education and career aspirations.
Our district, spread out over 1,264 miles, comprises an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school, with a combined enrollment of about 715 students. Our small class sizes and better student-to-teacher ratios ensure personalized attention and support for each student. The district's high graduation rate, consistently above the state and county averages, highlights our commitment to academic success.
In addition to our academic focus, we offer a variety of sports programs, extracurricular activities, and clubs to round out our students' education and help them develop well-rounded skills. Our athletic programs include wrestling, basketball, football, baseball, soccer, and track and field events. Students can also participate in drama, music classes, the Pay It Forward Club, Lit Club, Outdoor Club, Archery Club, and more.
Our hands-on wood and metal shop provides students with real-world experience in building large-scale projects that are sold to the community, as well as teaching welding and small engine repair. The FFA program is an area of high interest for middle and high school students, with many participating in state-level competitions and several students advancing to national events each year. Career and Technical Education courses in agriculture and health sciences are popular among students as they prepare for their futures after leaving school.
Glide School District's beautiful location offers unparalleled access to outdoor recreation for all ages and abilities. Students and their families can enjoy hiking, biking, whitewater rafting and kayaking, fishing, and hunting in the picturesque foothills of the Cascade Mountains.
The strong camaraderie among staff members and supportive community create an environment where students and their families can thrive. Numerous activities throughout the year foster engagement and connections within the Glide community.
Join the Glide School District family and experience the perfect blend of academic excellence, outdoor adventure, and a nurturing community for students to learn, grow, and succeed.


Are you a passionate and dedicated educator seeking a supportive community that champions academic excellence, equality, adventure, and work-life balance? Glide School District might be the perfect place for you to thrive!
At Glide School District, we take pride in offering our staff members an exceptional work environment. We are committed to nurturing future leaders with robust academic skills, while also prioritizing the development of creativity, athleticism, and personal growth in our students. Joining our team means collaborating with some of the most inspiring and talented young people in the region.
We recognize the unique challenges that come with teaching in a rural district. We remain steadfast in our commitment to ensuring equal access to education and resources for all students, regardless of their background or home life. We achieve this through a comprehensive curriculum that equips our students for success in college and beyond, emphasizing critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills. To expand educational horizons, we partner with multiple colleges and universities, offering a wide array of Dual Credit and Expanded Options courses. This collaboration allows our students to earn both college and high school credits, propelling them ahead in their academic journey.
Supporting our educators is a priority, and to that end, we equip our team with cutting-edge technology and tools, including personal laptops and viewboards, for classroom use and professional development. This is complemented by a 1-to-1 device program for students, ensuring that you have the resources necessary to deliver engaging and effective lessons.
Crucially, we prioritize work-life balance for our staff members. Our four-day school week (three times a month) allows educators ample opportunities to recharge and relish in the stunning surroundings and outdoor activities our region has to offer. The tight-knit community and camaraderie among staff, combined with numerous staff engagement events held throughout the year, make Glide School District much more than a workplace – it's a community where you can form lasting friendships, make a meaningful impact on students' lives, and take pride in your professional home. We also provide competitive compensation, retirement options, and health insurance for our staff members.
Furthermore, one of the unique benefits of joining Glide School District is our stellar mentorship program. This program is a testament to our belief that the success of teachers is integral to the success of our students, staff, and the district as a whole. As a collaboration between the Glide Education Association and Glide School District, our mentorship program is designed to provide new educators, both to the profession and to our district, with an invaluable support system. This program aligns with our mission statements, emphasizing unity, professional growth, and community-building. As a new educator, you will be matched with veteran mentors within the district, providing you with guidance and fostering a spirit of collaboration. This network of experienced teachers is dedicated to helping you acclimate to our profession and our teaching community. The mentorship program is not just about guidance - it's a community-building initiative. Through grade level or departmental teams, monthly luncheons, relationship-building activities, and professional development opportunities tailored to teacher input, we foster a sense of unity and mutual growth among our staff.
Join us today at Glide School District, nestled in the picturesque foothills of the Cascade Mountains, and discover the ideal fusion of academic excellence, outdoor adventure, and a nurturing community. Help us shape a brighter future for all of our students – and for yourself!