Greater Albany Public School District

Education in Albany, Oregon, United States is coordinated by Greater Albany Public School District 8J (GAPS 8J). Established in 1979 and encompassing 154 sq mi (400 km2), this educational district aims to educate the children of Albany from grades K through 12. GAPS has an enrollment of just over 10,000 students.

School ratingsEdit

All schools are graded according to the Oregon Department of Education Annual Year Report and Report Card. All schools were graded as "satisfactory", with eight graded "strong" and one as "exceptional".

Faculty ratingsEdit

Nearly nine-tenths of educators within the GAPS district hold bachelor's degrees or educational certificates while one in two have a master's degree, including an overall total average teaching experience of more than five years.


The Superintendent is Rob Saxton. His predecessor was Melissa Goff.

Albany schoolsEdit

Elementary schoolsEdit

Grades K-2; grades 3-5 attend Central.

Middle schoolsEdit

  • Calapooia MS
    • Built in 1962.
    • Student body of approximately 750 students.
  • Memorial MS
    • Established in 1963 next to West Albany High School.
    • Student body of approximately 665 students.
    • 3 sports programs and over 5 clubs and groups.
  • North Albany MS
    • Established in North Albany in 1966.
    • Student body of approximately 600 students.
    • Reward/Incentive programs (Top Tiger, Gold Cards, Tiger Eyes Are On You) for exceptional attendance and final grades.

High schoolsEdit

  • West Albany High School
    • Established 1953 as Albany Union High School
    • 53-acre (210,000 m2) campus includes 1/4 mile running track, Memorial Stadium, and large, grass, sports fields and softball and tennis courts.
    • Student body of approximately 1350 students.
    • Over 25 clubs and groups and over 10 athletic sports.
    • Mascot: Bulldog [1]
    • School colors: Navy & Gold
  • South Albany High School
    • Established in 1970 to meet the growing educational needs of Albany.
    • 167,000 square feet (15,500 m2) of instructional space and supplemental buildings (this is the largest educational area within Albany)
    • Student body of approximately 1200 students.
    • Over 15 athletic sports and over 22 clubs and groups.
    • Owns and operates a community pool/aquatic facilities for South Albany High School and the Albany Community at large.
    • Mascot: RedHawks [2]
    • School colors: Red and Grey

Alternative schoolsEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "West Albany High School". Oregon School Activities Association. Retrieved 2010-08-05.
  2. ^ "South Albany High School". South Albany High School. Retrieved 2018-09-07.