Mountain Elementary School


  • Mountain School, located in the town of Gasquet, is one of eleven schools in the Del Norte County Unified School District. Gasquet is located on Highway 199,  within the Smith River National Recreation Area, about 25 miles east of Crescent City. The area offers many outdoor recreational activities utilizing the proximity of the Pacific Ocean, the  Smith and Klamath Rivers, Redwood National and State  Parks, and the Six Rivers National Forest Area. The natural beauty of the area and the abundant wildlife provide a basis for a strong tourism sector of the local economy. The area’s largest employers are federal, state, and local government agencies. Mountain Elementary offers three mulit-grade classrooms with a TK-2nd grade, 3rd - 5th grade, and 6th - 8th grade. Previously, Mountain  School was named a  California Distinguished School. We continue to maintain high standards for our students and work to provided individualized instruction to meet the needs of each student. We employ three full-time teachers, a part-time principal, part-time secretary, and two half-time instructional aids. Additionally, the district provides additional supports and services including Counseling, Health Services, Special Education/ Resource, instructional coaching, and Speech Therapy. Our focus is STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) with an emphasis on environmental science. We implment Project Lead the Way Engineering curriculum along with all state-adopted curriculum.