Curlew School District 50

    Our Mission Statement

    Students achieving their highest potential

          Curlew School is located in Curlew, Washington.  We are a small unincorporated town in northeast section of the state and we are about ten miles from the Canadian border. Our school site houses all students from grades Pre-school through 12th grade. Our enrollment is slightly under 175 students. Main employers of our area are involved in mining, logging, the school, border patrol, and a Job Corp center.  Our area has great fishing and hunting, as well as snowmobiling and cross-country skiing in the winter months.

          In sports our mascot is the Cougar. We belong to District 7 of our state structured WIAA organization and are a member of the Northeast 1B league which features eleven schools.  Our classification is "1B".  Classifications are figured by number of students in grades 9-11.






    Curlew School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of trained dog guide, or service animals and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Coordinator, Section 504/ADA Coordinator and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator Mr. Wyatt Ladiges, Principal at Curlew School.  509-779-4931


  • Hello Curlew School Families,


    I hope that you are all doing well. The school closure has generated several questions and complications around providing educational services to our community.


    It is Curlew School District’s goal to provide stability and resources to our community during this time. Meal deliveries have begun and plans are being made to identify and support educational opportunities for our students. Curlew staff will continue to work during the school closure. We are adhering to the Governor’s mandates and requests for safety, including social distancing, groups of ten or less, and working from home whenever possible. We encourage you to do the same.


    During this time teachers will not be able to continue to teach their course material. Essentially, we have "pressed pause". As a result, I have asked staff to think about enrichment opportunities for students that fit the following criteria:

    1. Optional content only.
    2. Non-graded/not collected.
    3. Activities-enrichment, explorations.

    Information on how we will get these items to students will be worked out and communicated to parents in the coming days.


    We are planning for school to reopen on April 27th. Many of you have questions about graduation, credits, requirements, etc. Please know that we are working to answer these questions, many of which require action taken by state agencies. The State Board of Education (SBE) will be providing guidance toward graduation requirements on Monday. Information around College in the High School may not come out until late April. We will be ready to act in each of these areas when we receive the necessary information.


    Our staff is committed to serving students and helping them get the best education possible. When making decisions, Curlew School works to consider many circumstances and factors, and we believe that our approach is reasonable, sustainable, and equitable for all students. Simply put, we will continue to do what is best for our students and community.


    Please keep up to date regarding any school changes due to the current COVID-19 state of affairs by accessing our Facebook page and school website, As always, please feel free to contact the main office if you have any questions, 509-779-4931.


    For more information on meal delivery service or childcare, contact the main office, 509-779-4931 or email,


    Curlew School- We are stronger together!

    Wyatt Ladiges

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