Welcome to Elgin School District

2016-17 Information

Stella Mayfield

District

2016 Crystal Apple Winners

Elgin School District is proud to announce our Crystal Apple Award winners for 2016: Robert Shell and Tucker Murphey! The winners were recognized in a ceremony in La Grande. Please join us in congratulating these great Elgin School District employees!


Robert Shell is a high school Social Studies Teacher who “goes above and beyond to help students not only learn history, but also to see the reality of the world they will have to navigate on their own.”  A teacher in Elgin for eight years, Robert is adept at interpreting material for easy understanding and helping students grow in their academic independence. From teaching about the reality of the world wars and the way government operates to his projects like the Ford Factory and Aqueducts, he teaches students to try harder and test their own abilities.


Tucker Murphey has brought back the district music program with excitement and purpose and quickly elevated the program to great heights in the two years he has worked there. Tucker provides music instruction to grades K-12, including choir classes in 6th and 8th grades and high school band and choir. In only the second year of the music program returning, the Pep Band is already performing at local games and events, and he has involved community members. Tucker has ensured that music is back in our schools with great momentum and enthusiasm.

About Elgin, Oregon

Elgin is nestled at the foot of the Blue Mountains on the northern edge of the Grande Ronde Valley. It is within 20 minutes north of driving time of La Grande, the site of Eastern Oregon University. Both La Grande and Eastern provide outstanding cultural and education opportunities for Elgin residents.

Approximately 2,000 citizens reside in the growing Elgin community. Many community members actively participate in school programs and provide continued support for school activities.

Elgin citizens, including school staff, work together to build a supportive community. Activities include:

  • Youth Sports Programs
  • Public Library
  • Community Center
  • Swimming Pool
  • Booster Club
  • Nine Churches

For more information about our community and the city of Elgin, visit www.visitelginoregon.com or click below:

 Elgin City Panoramic

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