Superintendent's Message

Welcome to our Butte Falls Charter School website!

Our school has a long tradition of serving students and families for multiple generations. Our teachers teach Kindergarten through Grade 12 students on two campuses – elementary and secondary. While our school mascot, the Loggers, reflects our heritage in the timber industry, our charter school takes advantage of our rural setting, focusing on the broader theme of Natural Resources. The acquisition and repurposing of a nearby decommissioned fish hatchery allows teaching and learning to spill outside our classrooms to this Natural Resources learning lab. Our students benefit directly from hands-on project-based learning.

Our unique approach to learning strengthens our relationships with various public and private natural resource agencies along with Rogue Community College, Southern Oregon University, and the Southern Oregon Education Service District. Strong community support ensures student access to our public library (across the street from our secondary campus), our community health center (adjacent to the School District Office), and our community center, the Landing, sponsored by our Butte Falls Community School Partnership.

The design of our charter school allows students residing outside our district to enroll and participate in our educational program. Our class sizes range between eight (Kindergarten) and twenty-five; the average class-size for the school is 14. We have highly-trained educational assistants who provide additional support for our students. We operate our own fleet of buses with stops in Eagle Point and Shady Cove. We offer breakfasts and lunches that are prepared on-site with personal attention to nutrition, flavor and variety.

Butte Falls Charter School offers all of this and more in a safe, supportive community setting. If your child is currently enrolled, thank you for letting us partner with you; if you are looking for a welcoming, supportive, encouraging place for your student to grow and learn, please come visit.

Sincerely,

Dr. Phil Long, Superintendent
plong@buttefalls.k12.or.us
Office: 541-865-3563